Ed Rose (lyricist)

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Ed Rose (née Edward Smackels, Jr.; 24 November 1875 Chicago — 29 April 1935 Evanston, Illinois), was an American lyricist who wrote the words to Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! composed in 1917 by Abe Olman.[1]

Rose & Snyder Co. Incorporated[edit]

In 1906, George M. Krey (a music publisher from Boston), Ted Snyder, and Ed Rose formed the music publishing company, Rose & Snyder Co., located in Tin Pan Alley.[2] In May 1908, the firm was incorporated in the state of New York. The directors were Edward Smackels, George M. Krey, and Maurice H. Rosenzweig, an entertainment lawyer. That same month (May 1908), Ed Snyder severed his affiliation with Ed Rose and Ted Snyder.[3] And, in June 1909, Ted Snyder severed his connection with the firm to form his own music publishing company, the Ted Snyder Company, which evolved into Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, Inc., in 1918. In 1909, composer Thomas Lemonier (1870–1945) joined the staff of Rose & Snyder.[4]

Selected works[edit]

F.A. Mills, 48 West 29 Street, New York City

  • There Must Be Somethin' the Matter with Me, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1904) OCLC 63928070
  • The Man in the Moon Was Wise, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1904) OCLC 498291813
  • The Goblin Man, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1904) OCLC 498291708
  • Here's My Friend, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1904) OCLC 26009129, 498291728
  • Heinie, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1904) OCLC 498291716
  • I Wonder If You Miss Me as I Miss You, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1904) OCLC 14553576
  • Nothin' From Nothin' Leaves You, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1905) OCLC 26007035, 180858330
  • Don't Notice Me, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1906) OCLC 61928330
  • I Marched Around Again, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1907)
  • Take a Car, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1908) OCLC 726894183

Ted Snyder Company

  • If You Cared For Me As I Cared for You, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1908)

Rose & Snyder Co. Incorporated, New York

  • Don't Worry: It May Not All Be True, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1907) OCLC 57298897, 643088322
  • What You Goin' to Tell Old St. Peter: When You Meet Him at the Golden Gate? lyrics & music by Rose (1908) OCLC 44880558
  • Some Heart is Sighing, lyrics and music by Rose (1908) OCLC 19228974
  • Honey Lou: The Suicide Song, lyrics by Rose, music by Tom Lemonier (1908) OCLC 50253570
  • Play Dat Rag, words by Rose & Dunston; music by Thomas Lemonier (1870–1945) (1908) OCLC 51742798
  • Move On Mr. Moon, lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1908) OCLC 726903831

F.A. Mills, 48 West 29 Street, New York City

La Salle Music Publishers, Inc., Chicago

  • Sooner or Later Your Heart Will Cry "I Want You," lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1915) OCLC 10613420
  • If You've Got A Little Bit Hang On To It, It's Hard To Get a Little Bit More' lyrics by Rose, music by Ted Snyder (1915) OCLC 499115466

McCarthy & Fisher, Inc.

Sheet music cover for Good Gracious Annabelle

Forster Music Publisher, Inc.

Version with patriotic lyrics by Raymond A. Sherwood (1917) OCLC 741366211
  • Goodnight, Moonlight, lyrics by Rose, music by Frank Magine (1924) OCLC 367790557

Milton Weil Music Co., Chicago

Joe Davis, Inc., New York (Joseph Morton Davis; 1896–1978)

Family[edit]

Ed's Brother, Eugene Smackels (1870–1939), was a singer, vaudevillian actor, and alumnus of Northwestern University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ASCAP Biographical Dictionary — Listed under "Ed Rose"
    1st Edition, 1948, pg. 312
    2nd Edition, 1952, pg. 421
    3rd Edition, 1966, pg. 621
    4th Edition, 1980, pg. 429
  2. ^ That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast, by David A. Jasen & Gene Jones, Schirmer Books (2000) OCLC 41311379
  3. ^ Rose & Snyder Co. Incorporated, The Music Trade Review, Vol. 46, No. 22, May 30, 1908, pg. 48
  4. ^ Advertisement: Rose & Snyder Music Publishing Co., The New York Age, February 4, 1909