Bert Reisfeld

Berthold Reisfeld (Vienna, 1906 - Badenweiler, 1991) was a lyricist, noted for adapting lyrics to well-known songs either to or from English. The songs he wrote English lyrics for include:

  • "It's Oh So Quiet", adapted from the German song "Und Jetzt ist es Still" by Horst Winter,
  • "The Three Bells", adapted from the French song "Les trois cloches" by Jean Villard Gilles and Marc Herrand
  • "Baciare Baciare (Kissing Kissing)" by Dorothy Collins.

He also co-wrote the instrumental "Morning Mood" with Glenn Miller in 1941 as a trombone solo with piano accompaniment.

He also translated "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" into the German "Die Stiefel Sind Zum Wandern" which was recorded by Eileen Goldsen.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 12th, 1906 (Vienna), Died Badenweiler

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

See Also: Rice, Burt


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E37347 10-in. 10/31/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with accordion composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reisfeld, Bert," accessed September 18, 2020,

Reisfeld, Bert. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from

"Reisfeld, Bert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 18 September 2020.

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