Dave Franklin

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Dave Franklin
Born (1895-09-28)September 28, 1895
Origin New York, New York, U.S.
Died February 2, 1970(1970-02-02) (aged 74)
Occupation(s) Songwriter
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Tin Pan Alley

Dave Franklin (September 28, 1895 – February 2, 1970)[1] was an accomplished American songwriter and pianist. A member of Tin Pan Alley, Franklin co-wrote "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down," which was adopted as the theme song to the Looney Tunes cartoon series. His primary collaborator was lyricist Cliff Friend. His other collaborators included Al Dubin, Isham Jones, Irving Taylor. Franklin worked in vaudeville and night clubs in the U.S. and Europe. According to The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900–1950, by Roger Kinkle, he left school at 13 to work as a pianist in a publishing house. Some of his songs were recorded by Glen Gray, Isham Jones, Guy Lombardo and Frankie Trumbauer.[2]

Shows and films[edit]

  • Paramount on Parade
  • That's Right—You're Wrong

Songs[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

  • Cincinnati Rag
  • If I Had a Magic Carpet

1930[edit]

  • I'm Isidore the Toreador

1934[edit]

  • Blue Lament
  • I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreaming
  • It's Funny to Everyone But Me

1935[edit]

  • Give a Broken Heart a Break
  • I Woke Up Too Soon

1936[edit]

  • Breakin' in a New Pair of Shoes
  • I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
  • When My Dreamboat Comes Home

1937[edit]

  • Everything You Said Came True
  • Never Should Have Told You
  • The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
  • Two Dreams Got Together
  • You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming

1938[edit]

  • I Come From a Musical Family
  • I Must See Annie Tonight
  • There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame
  • Who Do You Think I Saw Last Night?

1939[edit]

  • Happy Birthday to Love
  • I'm Building a Sailboat of Dreams
  • The Concert in the Park
  • You Don't Know How Much You Can Suffer

1941[edit]

  • El vals del aniversario

1942[edit]

  • The Penny Arcade

1943[edit]

  • It's Like Old Times

1944[edit]

  • By The Old Corral

1945[edit]

  • Lily Belle

1946[edit]

  • One-zy Two-zy

1947[edit]

  • Dreamer's Holiday
  • Lone Star Moon

1949[edit]

  • California Orange Blossom
  • The Golden Sands of Hawaii

1950[edit]

  • A Good Time Was Had By All
  • A Man Wrote a Song
  • You Are My Love

1954[edit]

  • Still You'd Break My Heart

1958[edit]

  • The Voice in My Heart


Audio recordings of songs[edit]

1956– John Serry Sr. recorded When My Dreamboat Comes Home for Dot Records (See Squeeze Play (album).

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