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 51-75 of 498 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15135 10-in. 8/17/1914 When you're a long, long way from home Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15266 10-in. 10/9/1914 Corker Pietro Deiro Accordion solo composer  
Victor C-15836 12-in. 3/26/1915 Don't take my darling boy away Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-16585 10-in. 10/4/1915 There's a little lane without a turning (On the way to home sweet home) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16870 12-in. 12/9/1915 I'm simply crazy over you Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-16979 10-in. 1/6/1916 My mother's rosary Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra composer  
Victor B-17006 10-in. 1/12/1916 I'm a lonesome melody Olive North Female vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-17239 10-in. 3/1/1916 Oh promise me (That you'll come back to Alabam') Billy Murray ; Will Oakland Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17240 10-in. 3/1/1916 Long live the ladies Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17241 10-in. 3/1/1916 Roll your Yiddish eyes for me Rhoda Bernard Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-17430 12-in. 4/4/1916 Yaaka hula hickey dula Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-17474 10-in. 4/10/1916 Where did Robinson Crusoe go with Friday on Saturday night? American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17814 10-in. 6/7/1916 My mother's rosary Avon Comedy Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18184 10-in. 8/7/1916 Since Maggie Dooley learned the hooley-hooley Marguerite Farrell Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18186 10-in. 8/7/1916 Come on and baby me Marguerite Farrell Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18554 10-in. 10/17/1916 Way down in Iowa, I'm going to hide away Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18892 10-in. 12/29/1916 Yaddie kaddie kiddie kaddie koo Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19057 10-in. 1/17/1917 Yaddie kaddie kiddie kaddie koo Louise and Ferera Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-19065 10-in. 1/18/1917 For me and my gal Wright and Dietrich Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19145 10-in. 1/30/1917 Dance and grow thin Gene Greene Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19319 10-in. 2/28/1917 Let's all be Americans now American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-19328 10-in. 3/1/1917 Dance and grow thin Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19329 10-in. 3/1/1917 For me and my gal Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19367 10-in. 3/13/1917 From here to Shanghai Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-19779 10-in. 5/14/1917 Dance and grow thin Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 51-75 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.

Meyer, George W.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

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