George W. Meyer

George William Meyer (January 1, 1884– August 28, 1959) was an American Tin Pan Alley songwriter. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1884. He graduated from Roxbury High School, and began working in accountancy for Boston department stores, before moving to New York City in his mid-20s.

He wrote the music for the songs "For Me and My Gal", "In the Land of Beginning Again", "There Are Such Things", and many others. Meyer had a publishing company, Geo. W. Meyer Co., located at the Exchange Building, 143 West 45th Street, New York City, where he published his songs and the songs of other songwriters. He collaborated with eminent lyricists of his era, including Joe Young, Grant Clarke, Roy Turk, Arthur Johnston, Al Bryan, Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz, Pete Wendling, Abel Baer and Stanley Adams.

Meyer also wrote the score for a Broadway show, Dixie to Broadway, and songs for films, such as Footlights and Fools (1929).

He died in New York City in 1959, aged 75. Meyer was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1, 1884 (Boston), Died August 28, 1959 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 498 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 77329 10-in. 9/12/1917 Hello, aloha, hello! Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with guitar, steel guitar, and orchestra composer  
Columbia 77396 10-in. 10/2/1917 In the land of wedding bells Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77402 10-in. 10/3/1917 Homeward bound Greek Evans Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77617 10-in. 1/8/1918 Bring back my daddy to me Robert Lewis Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77676 10-in. 2/18/1918 There'll be a hot time for the old men (while the young men are away) Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77755 10-in. 4/4/1918 Just like Washington crossed the Delaware (General Pershing will cross the Rhine) Arthur Fields ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77777 10-in. 4/20/1918 If he can fight like he can love Farber Sisters Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77822 10-in. 5/13/1918 I'm sorry I made you cry Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 77954 10-in. 7/22/1918 Everything is peaches down in Georgia Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78030 10-in. 8/29/1918 You'll find old Dixieland in France Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78055 10-in. 9/18/1918 In the land of beginning again Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78075 10-in. 9/25/1918 Some lonesome night Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78108 10-in. 10/10/1918 You'll find old Dixieland in France Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78274 10-in. 1/27/1919 Johnny's in town Arthur Fields ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78368 10-in. 3/24/1919 Chong (He come from Hong Kong) Columbia Saxophone Sextette [i.e., Master Saxophone Sextet] Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 78375 10-in. 4/1/1919 Anything is nice if it comes from Dixieland Harry Fox Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78399 10-in. 4/18/1919 Friends Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 78419 10-in. 5/8/1919 Friends George Hamilton Green ; Joe Green Xylophone duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78799 10-in. 11/6/1919 At the high brown babies ball Columbia Saxophone Sextette Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 78837 10-in. 12/3/1919 There's a lot of blue-eyed Marys down in Maryland Cliff Edwards ; Pierce Keegan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78987 10-in. 2/20/1920 Only a dream of the past Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78988 10-in. 2/20/1920 I'm always falling in love with the other fellow's girl Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79015 10-in. 3/3/1920 Hiawatha's melody of love Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79057 10-in. 3/19/1920 Yaddie, kaddie, kiddie, kaddie, koo Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia 79300 10-in. 6/22/1920 Nobody to love Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 226-250 of 498 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, George W.," accessed April 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

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