Ballard MacDonald

Ballard MacDonald
October 15, 1882
November 17, 1935
United States
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Tin Pan Alley lyricist, composer, film director, and screenwriter. A charter member of ASCAP, MacDonald wrote the lyrics for "Beautiful Ohio", which is Ohio's state anthem. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.


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Songs written by Ballard MacDonald

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Another Good Man Gone Wrong Ballard MacDonald, Nat Orborne Captain Frank Tinney and 100 Overseas Boys Covered by (2 artists)
Beautiful Ohio Ballard MacDonald, Robert King Prince's Orchestra September 4, 1918 Covered by (34 artists)
Breeze (Blow My Baby Back to Me) Ballard MacDonald, James Hanley, Joe Goodwin Jack Kaufman and Arthur Fields June 21, 1919 Covered by (32 artists)
Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie Ballard MacDonald, Billy Rose, Joseph Meyer The Dixie Stompers November 23, 1925 Covered by (22 artists)
Down in Bom-Bombay Harry Carroll, Ballard MacDonald Collins and Harlan July 16, 1915 Covered by (4 artists)
If I Should Plant a Tiny Seed of Love Ballard MacDonald, James W. Tate Covered by (6 artists)
On the Mississippi Harry Carroll, Ballard MacDonald, Arthur Fields American Quartet February 1913 Covered by (3 artists)
Rose of Washington Square Ballard MacDonald, James Hanley Covered by (40 artists)
She Is the Sunshine of Virginia Harry Carroll, Ballard MacDonald Albert Campbell and Henry Burr 1916 Covered by (3 artists)
Somebody Loves Me George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald, B.G. DeSylva Winnie Lightner Covered by (244 artists)
Ten Little Bottles Ballard MacDonald, Jimmy Monaco Bert Williams April 18, 1920 Covered by Jack Norworth
The Convict and the Rose Ballard MacDonald, Robert King Vernon Dalhart August 26, 1925 Covered by (22 artists)
There's a Girl in the Heart of Maryland (With a Heart That Belongs to Me) Harry Carroll, Ballard MacDonald Henry Burr and Edgar Stoddard June 1913 Covered by (4 artists)
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Harry Carroll, Ballard MacDonald Albert Campbell and Henry Burr March 1913 Covered by (16 artists)

Adapted songs