Joe Young

born on 4/7/1889 in New York City, NY, United States

died on 21/4/1939 in New York City, NY, United States

Joe Young (lyricist)

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Joe Young (lyricist)

Joe Young (July 4, 1889 – April 21, 1939) was a lyricist. He was born in New York. Young was most active from 1911 through the late-1930s, beginning his career working as a singer and songplugger for various music publishers. During World War I, he entertained the U.S. Troops, touring Europe as a singer.

The Laugh Parade

For the 1931 Broadway show The Laugh Parade, Young collaborated with co-lyricist Mort Dixon and composer Harry Warren on "You're My Everything". The show also included:

  • "Ooh! That Kiss"
  • "Love Me Forever"
  • "That Torch Song"
  • "Joseph Young III"

Later efforts

  • "In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town"
  • "Lullaby of the Leaves"
  • "Snuggled On Your Shoulder, Cuddled In Your Arms"
  • "Was That the Human Thing To Do?"
  • "Something in the Night"
  • "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
  • "I'm Growing Fonder of You"
  • "You're a Heavenly Thing"
  • "Sing an Old Fashioned Song"
  • "Dancing with You"
  • "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight"
  • "Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away"

His last work was the famous standard "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter", written with Fred Ahlert in 1935.

Joe Young died in New York. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

External links

  • Joe Young's entry at the Songwriters' Hall of Fame
  • Joe Young at the Internet Movie Database
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