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 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 36 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 [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  
Columbia W145097 10-in. 11/3/1927 Dear old pal of mine Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Columbia 76763 12-in. approximately 1/20/1920 Dear old pal of mine Tom Burke ; Hamilton Harty ; London Symphony Orchestra Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robe, Harold A.," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109923.

Robe, Harold A.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109923.

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