George W. Meyer

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George William Meyer a.k.a. Geo. W. Meyer (January 1, 1884, Boston, Massachusetts – August 28, 1959, New York City) was an American Tin Pan Alley songwriter, University of Michigan Ph.D. (1941) and a Guggenheim award winner.

Meyer wrote the music for the song "For Me and My Gal" and many others. He had a publishing company Geo. W. Meyer Co. located at the Exchange Bldg, 143 West 45th Street, New York City, where he published his songs and the songs of other songwriters as well.[1][2][3]

Selected songs[edit]

  • "Brass Band Ephraham Jones"
  • "Bring Back My Daddy To Me"
  • "Cover Me Up With The Sunshine Of Virginia"
  • "Everything Is Peaches Down in Georgia"
  • "For Me and My Gal"
  • "The Girl I Left Behind Me"
  • "Homeward Bound"
  • "I Believe in Miracles"
  • "If He Can Fight Like He Can Love, Good Night Germany!"
  • "If You Were the Only Girl in the World"
  • "I'm a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird"
  • "I'm Awfully Glad I Met You"
  • "I'm Growing Fonder of You"
  • "I'm Sure of Everything But You"
  • "Ki-Ki-Koo"
  • "Mandy, Make Up Your Mind"
  • "My Song of the Nile"
  • "Sittin' in a Corner"
  • "Some Lonesome Night" words by Grant Clarke and George Whiting; music by George W. Meyer
  • "Someone Is Losin' Susan"
  • "There Are Such Things"
  • "Tuck Me to Sleep in My Old 'Tucky Home"
  • "When I First Met You"
  • "Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?" (used in the musical Robinson Crusoe, Jr.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Popular Songs, From the Revolutionary War to the Present, edited by David Ewen, Random House, New York (1966)
  2. ^ The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, Third Edition, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, New York (1966)
  3. ^ ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, Fourth Edition, compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers by Jaques Cattell Press; R.R. Bowker (1980)

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