Little List of Popular Tin Pan Alley Lyricists

Little List of Popular Tin Pan Alley Lyricists

This list was compiled as part of a presentation about Jewish Lyricists in American popular music during the Tin Pan Alley Era.  It is certainly very incomplete, but of interest to those who attend our presentations.

Charles K. Harris
After the Ball
Hello Central Give Me Heaven
Break the News To Mother

Irving Berlin
Blue Skies
Alexander’s Ragtime
Cheek To Cheek
God Bless America
White Christmas (# 1 All Time)
Easter Parade

Irving Caesar
Children’s Songs of Safety
My Dog Loves Your Dog
Tea For Two (dummie lyrics)

Gus Kahn
Pretty Baby
Making Whoopee
Yessir That’s My Baby
It Had To Be You

Burt Kalmar
Everyone Says I Love You
Never the Less
Who’s Sorry Now
I Wanna Be Loved By You

Yip Harburg
Brother Can You Spare a Dime
How Are Things in Glocca Morra
April in Paris
Wizard of Oz
Paper Moon

Jack Yellen
Hard Hearted Hannah
Happy Days Are Here Again
Ain’t She Sweet
Are You From Dixie
Alabama Jubilee

Dorothy Fields
A Fine Romance
Sunny Side of the Street
Exactly Like You
I’m In The Mood for Love
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

Oscar Hammerstein II
Sound of Music
South Pacific
Showboat – (After the Ball)

Herb Magidson
Singing in the Bathtub
The Continental
How Long Has This Been Going On
Gone With the Wind

Con Conrad
The Continental
You Gotta See Mama Every Night (with Billy Rose)

Ira Gershwin
Tchaikovsky (as seen in film)
I Got Rhythm
Embraceable You
Our Love is here to Stay

Lorenz Hart
Pal Joey
Blue Moon
My Funny Valentine
This Can’t Be Love

Sammy Cahn
Bei Mir Bis Du Schein
Let it Snow, Let It Snow
Love and Marriage
Three Coins in a Fountain
High Hopes

Frank Loesser
Guys and Dolls
Hans Christian Anderson
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