C. W. Murphy
Clarence Wainwright Murphy, is a misidentification of Charles William Murphy (1870–1913), who as C. W. Murphy was a prolific British composer of music hall and musical theatre tunes. He was born in Manchester on 14 February 1870 and died in Blackpool on 18 or 19 June 1913. He is perhaps best known for the song "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" with lyric by Will Letters (1908). In 1926, "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" was made into an animated short of the same title directed by Dave Fleischer, and in 1928 into a feature film directed by William Wyler. The song was also performed in the 1943 film Hello Frisco, Hello. With frequent collaborator Dan Lipton (1873–1935) he also wrote "My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl", mentioned by James Joyce in his novel Ulysses and also turned into a 1909 short sound film of the same name. Another song, "Little Yellow-bird", (aka "Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird") written with lyricist W. Hargreave, can be seen performed by Scottish comedian Charlie Naughton in the 1938 film Alf's Button Afloat and by Angela Lansbury in the 1945 film The Picture of Dorian Gray and again by Lansbury in the 1985 episode "Sing a Song of Murder" from her TV series Murder, She Wrote.
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Birth and Death Data: Born 1875, Died 1913
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||0154||7-in.||5/19/1899||On Sunday night it was Barney McHugh||Dan W. Quinn||Male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-3955||10-in.||11/1/1906||If the world were ruled by girls||Burt Shepard||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-6488||10-in.||9/30/1908||I would still love you||Ada Jones ; Billy Murray||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-8571||10-in.||1/21/1910||Has anybody here seen Kelly?||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-8700||10-in.||3/7/1910||Has anybody here seen Kelly?||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-9038||10-in.||6/1/1910||Has anybody here seen Kelly?||Ada Jones||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-14211||10-in.||12/17/1913||I've a garden in Sweden||Nora Bayes ; Hal Clark||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||C-15183||12-in.||9/11/1914||Gems from The girl from Utah||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-30558||10-in.||8/11/1924||I've a garden in Sweden||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39173||10-in.||9/13/1927||I've a garden in Sweden||Frank Crumit||Male vocal solo, with saxophone and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-45088||10-in.||6/4/1928||Has anybody here seen Kelly?||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1915-03-12-01]||Not documented||3/12/1915||I've a garden in Sweden||Irving Fisher||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||426||10-in.||ca. 1901-Sept. 1902||Mrs. Carter||Edward M. Favor||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||426||7-in.||ca. 1901-Sept. 1902||Mrs. Carter||Edward M. Favor||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||4355||10-in.||between January and April 1910||Has anybody here seen Kelly?||Ada Jones||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||4469||10-in.||between January and April 1910||Has anybody here seen Kelly?||Ada Jones||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||19921||10-in.||6/5/1912||The singer was Irish||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||W147376||10-in.||11/1/1928||Has anybody here seen Kelly||Dan Hornsby Novelty Quartet||Male vocal and instrumental quartet||lyricist|
|OKeh||8567||10-in.||3/17/1924||Christine||Original Crescent City Jazzers||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||S-72930||10-in.||Oct. 1924||The singer was Irish||Gerald Griffin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||songwriter|
|Edison||3784||10-in.||May 1915||Hold your hand out, naughty boy||Glen Ellison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||9853||10-in.||11/18/1924||I've a garden in Sweden||Golden Gate Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Murphy, C. W.," accessed June 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101469.
Murphy, C. W.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101469.
"Murphy, C. W.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: Clarence Wainwright Murphy
Discogs: C. W. Murphy
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Murphy, C. W. (Charles William), 1870-1913 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2009065938
Wikidata: Clarence Wainwright Murphy - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5126804
MusicBrainz: C.W. Murphy - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/91dbb3c1-28a9-4108-b45d-10ff07baa522
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