Harold A. Robe
Harold A. Robe (1881-1946) was an early 20th century American lyricist. He is known for penning several popular songs, most notably Dear Old Pal of Mine. For many of his songs, Robe collaborated with composer Gitz Rice. Other notable songs include, Because You're Here, Mary Lee (Merrily I'll Come to You), and Never Swap Horses When You're Crossing a Stream.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1881, Died January 1st, 1946
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 38 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-15306||10-in.||10/27/1914||Tennessee, I hear you calling me||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-17205||10-in.||2/24/1916||When I get back, back to County Kerry||Marie Cahill||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-17705||10-in.||5/18/1916||Honolulu Lou||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with mandolin and orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-21811||10-in.||5/1/1918||Dear old pal of mine||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22517||10-in.||1/6/1919||A rose, a kiss and you||Enrico Caruso||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22678||10-in.||4/9/1919||A rose, a kiss and you||John Steel||Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, bells, and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-23283||10-in.||10/1/1919||Lovely summertime||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||B-23760||10-in.||3/5/1920||Because you're here||Edward Johnson||Tenor vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-33016||10-in.||6/23/1925||The golden dawn||Lambert Murphy||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-39568||10-in.||8/15/1927||Shamrock leaves||Colin O'More||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-41543||10-in.||1/13/1928||Dear old pal of mine||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-41750||10-in.||2/24/1928||Dear old pal of mine||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-058265||10-in.||12/17/1940||Dear old pal of mine||Barry Wood||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-071917||10-in.||2/16/1942||Dear old pal of mine||Ken Curtis ; New Music [Shep Fields]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-071950||10-in.||2/19/1942||Dear old pal of mine||Dick Todd||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||[Trial 1915-04-30-01]||Not documented||4/30/1915||In Honolulu Lou||Harry Fox||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1918-01-16-04]||Not documented||1/16/1918||From someone in France||Forest Huff||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||39640||10-in.||11/25/1914||Tennessee, I hear you calling me||Billy Burton||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78168||10-in.||10/29/1918||Dear old pal of mine||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78196||10-in.||12/11/1918||Dear old pal of mine||Oscar Seagle||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||79196||10-in.||5/20/1920||Dear old pal of mine||Charles Hackett||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||79535||10-in.||11/24/1920||Rose of Athlone||Howard Marsh||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W140577||10-in.||5/2/1925||Shamrock leaves||William A. Kennedy||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||lyricist|
|Columbia||W140578||10-in.||5/2/1925||A window in old Athlone||William A. Kennedy||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||lyricist|
|Columbia||W142254||10-in.||5/27/1926||A rose, a kiss and you||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robe, Harold A.," accessed October 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109923.
Robe, Harold A.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109923.
"Robe, Harold A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 October 2021.
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