Irving = Isaiah?

Talking about Isaiah Berlin the other day, I almost said Irving Berlin. But has anyone ever seen them together?

For instance, consider the lost first draft of the lyrics to the American standard "Let Yourself Go" from Follow the Fleet. (Note: Before doing this, you may want to read the comments to this post.)

Crooked timber
Means that all things built are limber
Nichts Gerades wird gezimmer'
Let yourself go

I'm just saying, is all.

Israel Krakowski (mail):
The link to the Story of Wiston Churchill inviting the wrong Berlin over needs a little background. At the time Isiah Berlin was the British representative (not sure of of the prcise official capacity) in Washington. Churchill had been extremely impressed by his brilliant and incisive dispatches. His disappointment in the conversation is somewhat understandable.
10.17.2006 11:48am
Irving was the son of a rabbi, while Isaiah - of a timber merchant! Go figure.
10.17.2006 12:04pm
arthur (mail):
Once Isaiah and Irving were distinct, but the wall dividing one from the other was torn down in 1989, and now there is but one Berlin.
10.17.2006 12:20pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
Arthur: Indeed.
10.17.2006 1:48pm
Mike BUSL07 (mail) (www):
Irving Berlin is sometimes confused with Isaiah Berlin. Isaiah Berlin is occasionally mistaken for Isaiah Thomas. Isaiah Thomas is...
10.17.2006 6:04pm
that explains 6 degrees of separation, I think...
10.17.2006 6:18pm