James "Jimmy" Campbell (1903–1967) and Reg Connelly (1895 (or 1898) – September 23, 1963) were British music publishers and songwriting team (1920s and 1930s). Primarily lyricists, they generally worked in collaboration with composers.
For some songs (most notably "Show Me the Way to Go Home") they used the pseudonym Irving King and Irving and Ivor King.
Campbell was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and Connelly in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Campbell died in London and Connelly in Bournemouth, Dorset.
Their publishing company Campbell, Connelly & Co, Ltd. was founded in 1929.
Their compositions included the Froth Blowers' anthem, "The More We Are Together", the famous "Show Me the Way to Go Home" (1925), "If I Had You" (1928, written with Ted Shapiro), "Goodnight Sweetheart" (1931, with Ray Noble) and "Try a Little Tenderness" (1933, written with Harry M. Woods).
- ^ a b Fuld, James J., The Book of World-Famous Music: Classical, popular and Folk, Published by General Publishing Company, Ltd, Canada (2000) pg 256
- ^ Connelly on the All Music website
- ^ Irving King discography at Discogs
- ^ companiesintheuk.co.uk: Campbell, Connelly & Co, Ltd.
- ^ musicsalesfilmtv.co.uk: Campbell, Connelly history
- ^ "The Ancient Order Of Froth Blowers Anthem". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30., Friends of the Froth Blowers