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 June 11th, 1991 (Badenweiler)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter


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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reisfeld, Bert," accessed August 6, 2020,

Reisfeld, Bert. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 6, 2020, from

"Reisfeld, Bert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 6 August 2020.

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