Originally Posted by John W. Kennedy
No, those lyrics are from “Something sort of grandish” from Finian’s Rainbow, and from “The eagle and me” from Bloomer Girl. (The first song is sung by a leprechaun who is slowly turning mortal and finds it both terrifying and exciting—he’s just discovered girls—, and the second by a runaway slave tasting Northern freedom.) But they’re by the same lyricist (though not all by the same composer), E. Y. "Yip" Harburg, who was indeed devoted to the sport of Extreme Rhyming.
Thanks John....I absolutely should have been clearer. I was using some of Harburg's other musicals as support for the fact that he just crammed in words that "felt" right, whether the word was appropriate (or even real