Harry Williams

Harry Hiram Williams (August 23, 1879 – May 15, 1922) was an American composer, lyricist, and publisher of popular music from 1903 until his death in 1922.

One of his early hits, written in 1905 with Egbert Van Alstyne, is "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree". He also produced story ideas and directed silent movies with Mack Sennett for Keystone Studios, according to Sennett's biography The King of Comedy. Williams joined The Lambs Club in 1908.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 23, 1879 (Faribault), Died May 15, 1922 (Oakland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, drums

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2577 10-in. 5/26/1905 Bright eyes, good bye Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2717 10-in. 8/9/1905 In dear old Georgia Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-2777 10-in. 9/29/1905 In dear old Georgia Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor A-2838 7-in. 10/24/1905 In dear old Georgia Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2838 10-in. 10/24/1905 In dear old Georgia Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2930 10-in. 12/7/1905 Why don't you try? Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-3002 10-in. 1/15/1906 My Hindoo man Peter Lewin Xylophone solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-3018 10-in. 1/19/1906 Cheyenne Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-3018 8-in. 4/27/1906 Cheyenne Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-3808 10-in. 9/17/1906 Camp meeting time Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-3910 10-in. 10/18/1906 Italian specialty Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene and vocal, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-4037 8-in. 11/14/1906 I'm going right back to Chicago Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-4041 8-in. 11/14/1906 Won't you come over to my house Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-4294 8-in. 3/8/1907 San Antonio Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-4336 8-in. 3/26/1907 Mariar Clarice Vance Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4336 10-in. 1/29/1908 Mariar Clarice Vance Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4393 10-in. 4/11/1907 The tale the church bells tolled Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4610 10-in. 6/20/1907 In the land of the buffalo Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4720 10-in. 7/29/1907 'Neath the old cherry tree, sweet Marie Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4768 10-in. 8/7/1907 I'm wise Clarice Vance Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4969 10-in. 12/12/1907 I'm afraid to come home in the dark Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-5024 10-in. 1/16/1908 Dat friend of mine Clarice Vance Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-5026 10-in. 1/16/1908 I'm afraid to come home in the dark Clarice Vance Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6067 10-in. 3/31/1908 I was a hero too Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6303 10-in. 7/13/1908 It looks like a big night to-night Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 26-50 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Harry," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

Williams, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

"Williams, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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