The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published by The Leonard Lopate Show A Fine Romance Listen 22 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/59771/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Poet, editor, and cultural critic David Lehman looks at the origins of the American songbookâjazz standards, iconic love songs, and famous movie sound tracks. In his book A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, explores the fact that the majority of this music was written exclusively by Jews.