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 76-100 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14516 10-in. 2/26/1914 Let by-gones be by-gones (And let us be sweethearts again) Henry Burr ; Helen Clark Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14525 10-in. 2/27/1914 He's working in the movies now Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14894 10-in. 5/25/1914 That Reuben tango huskin' bee Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15190 10-in. 9/15/1914 It's a long, long way to Tipperary American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-15197 10-in. 9/18/1914 My little tango girl Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15254 10-in. 10/5/1914 It's a long, long way to Tipperary Victor Military Band Band songwriter  
Victor B-15415 10-in. 11/23/1914 It's a long, long way to Tipperary John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-15422 10-in. 11/24/1914 Tipperary medley one-step Victor Band Band songwriter  
Victor C-15422 12-in. 12/14/1914 Tipperary Victor Military Band Band songwriter  
Victor B-16629 10-in. 10/8/1915 In Monterey Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-17364 12-in. 3/23/1916 Songs of the past, no. 11 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22365 10-in. 1/28/1919 Mickey Joseph C. Smith Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-23275 10-in. 9/25/1919 Peggy Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor B-23485 10-in. 11/20/1919 Slow and easy Esther Walker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor PBVE-42065 10-in. 3/5/1928 Rose Room Van Fleming ; Herman Kenin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-62367 10-in. 7/22/1930 It's a long, long way to Tipperary Victor Novelty Band Band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BRC-69927 10-in. 6/11/1931 Dr. Cheer Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo and talk, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-77806 10-in. 9/12/1933 I want to ring bells Williams' Washboard Band Washboard band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-77807 10-in. 9/12/1933 I would if I could but I can't Williams' Washboard Band Washboard band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-77808 10-in. 9/12/1933 Hard corn Williams' Washboard Band Washboard band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-77809 10-in. 9/12/1933 Kelsey's Williams' Washboard Band Washboard band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-77811 10-in. 9/12/1933 Shoutin' in the amen corner Williams' Washboard Band Washboard band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-94520 10-in. 8/14/1935 Rose room Boots and his Buddies Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-07768 10-in. 4/12/1937 Mickey The Riversiders Male vocal quartet, with steel guitar and piano lyricist  
Victor BS-028612 10-in. 10/25/1938 It's a long, long way to Tipperary Oklahoma Playboys ; Jimmie Revard String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 76-100 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Harry," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

Williams, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

"Williams, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

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