Jimmy Kennedy

Real name
James B. Kennedy
July 20, 1902
April 6, 1984
United Kingdom
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Jimmy Kennedy was a prolific popular songwriter, with an estimated 2000 songs in career spanning 50 Years. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, he moved to London where he established his long successful career. In the 1950s he resided in the United States, but returned to England. In 1983, Kennedy was made an officer of the British Empire for his contributions to music, and he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of fame in 1997.
Hamilton Kennedy Brother


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Songs written by Jimmy Kennedy

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Chapter in My Life Called Mary Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (6 artists)
An Apple Blossom Wedding Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (4 artists)
—And Mimi Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (5 artists)
At the Café Continental Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Covered by (3 artists)
Beyond the Horizon Bob Dylan, Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Bob Dylan August 29, 2006 Covered by (2 artists)
Did Your Mother Come from Ireland Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Roy Fox and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Denny Dennis October 29, 1936 Covered by (16 artists)
Down the Trail of Achin' Hearts Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Patti Page with Jack Rael Quartet January 4, 1951 Covered by (7 artists)
Enter and Rest and Pray Jimmy Kennedy Jean Campbell with Orchestra conducted by Philip Green October 1953 Covered by Jimmy Wakely
Harbour Lights Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Roy Fox and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Barry Gray January 28, 1937 Covered by (140 artists)
Her Name Was Rosita Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Jan Savitt and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Allan De Witt April 29, 1940 Covered by (4 artists)
Hometown Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Flanagan and Allen 1937 Covered by (17 artists)
Isle of Capri Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Lew Stone and His Band - Vocal Chorus by Nat Gonella July 25, 1934 Covered by (141 artists)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy The Four Lads August 12, 1953 Covered by (64 artists)
Last Night My Heart Crossed the Ocean Jimmy Kennedy, Cliff Sundin Kitty Kallen with Orchestra conducted by George Siravo February 1951 Covered by (3 artists)
Let England Shake Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy, PJ Harvey PJ Harvey February 14, 2011 Covered by (2 artists)
Moon Above Malaya Jimmy Kennedy, John Turner Joyce Frazer with Orchestra conducted by Ray Martin November 1952 Covered by (2 artists)
My Arms Are a House Jimmy Kennedy, Alex Alstone Hank Snow May 30, 1957 Covered by (4 artists)
My Heart Was Sleeping Willi Kollo, Jimmy Kennedy Roy Fox and His Band (With Vocal Chorus by Denny Dennis) December 2, 1934 Unverified
Never Goodbye Jimmy Kennedy Karl Denver February 1962 Covered by The Memories
Oh Nicholas Don't Be So Ridiculous Jimmy Kennedy, Harry Castling Tommy Trinder 1939 Covered by (2 artists)
On the Old Spanish Trail Jimmy Kennedy, Kenneth Leslie-Smith Roy Rogers with Spade Cooley and His Western Swing Band May 18, 1947 Covered by (5 artists)
Poor Little Angeline Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Covered by (8 artists)
Red Sails in the Sunset Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Lew Stone and His Band July 18, 1935 Covered by (225 artists)
Roll Along, Covered Wagon Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (15 artists)
South of the Border Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Billy Cotton and His Band May 5, 1939 Covered by (208 artists)
Ten Pretty Girls Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Ambrose and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Sam Browne July 27, 1937 Covered by (19 artists)
(The Angels Are Lighting) God's Little Candles Jimmy Kennedy Jimmy Boyd February 10, 1952 Covered by (8 artists)
The Bells of Memory Jimmy Kennedy Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders with Merv Shiner April 2, 1954 Covered by (2 artists)
The Magic Tango Jimmy Kennedy, Philippe-Gérard Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus and a Friend June 1954 Covered by (3 artists)
The Mistletoe Kiss Jimmy Kennedy, Constance Carpenter Primo Scala and His Banjo and Accordion Band with The Keynotes 1948 Covered by (2 artists)
The Phantom Stage-Coach Jimmy Kennedy, Louis C. Singer, louis singer Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra June 1950 Unverified
There's a New World Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Covered by (5 artists)
The Sunset Trail Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Maurice Winnick & His Orchestra March 1936 Covered by (7 artists)
Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Jimmy Kennedy, Tommie Connor, Hamilton Kennedy Covered by (8 artists)
We're Gonna Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Covered by (25 artists)
Why Did She Fall for the Leader of the Band Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Covered by (5 artists)
Write to Me from Naples Jimmy Kennedy, Alex Alstone Dean Martin May 22, 1957 Covered by Elvis Presley

Adapted songs