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 126-150 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 3767 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 I'm afraid to come home in the dark Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3955 10-in. ca. 1908 Alabam' Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4038 10-in. between January and June 1909 Golden arrow Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4128 10-in. between January and August 1909 Liza Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4165 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1909 I've lost my gal Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4168 10-in. ca. 1909 Heinz is pickled again Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4175 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1909 Then we'll all go home Eddie Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4197 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1909 A little China doll Elise Stevenson Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4198 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1909 What makes the world go 'round Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4288 10-in. between 1909 and February 1910 Zoo Lou Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19657 10-in. 11/8/1911 Oh that Navajo rag Dolly Connolly Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19742 10-in. 1/30/1912 When I was twenty-one and you were sweet sixteen Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39189 10-in. 1/20/1914 Don't blame it all on Broadway Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39556 10-in. 9/11/1914 Let by-gones be by-gones Albert Campbell ; Irving Gillette Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39557 10-in. 9/11/1914 You're the same old girl Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39585 10-in. 10/16/1914 It's a long, long way to Tipperary Prince's Band Band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Columbia 78045 10-in. 9/10/1918 Mickey Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78950 10-in. 1/28/1920 Peggy Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80717 10-in. 12/13/1922 Medley of "old timers" Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 30048 12-in. ca. 1906 I'm going right back to Chicago Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 30385 12-in. 3/12/1910 Linder green (Opening chorus) Arthur Collins ; Minstrels [Columbia Records group] Minstrels and male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 37045 12-in. 10/16/1914 It's a long, long way to Tipperary Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson Band, with vocal chorus songwriter  
Columbia 37086 12-in. ca. 1914 It's a long, long way to Tipperary David Scull Bispham Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 49405 12-in. 12/31/1918 In Monterey Dorothy Brunton Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W140691 10-in. 6/16/1925 Won't you come over to my house? Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
(Results 126-150 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Harry," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

Williams, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

"Williams, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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