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Harry Von Tilzer

Harry Von Tilzer
Real name
Aaron Gumbinsky
Born
July 8, 1872
Died
January 10, 1946
Country
United States
IPI
00071738076 14 works
Affiliation
ASCAP
Comments
Born in Detroit, Von Tilzer ran away from home at the age of 14 to join the circus. ("Tilzer" was his mother's maiden name, to which Tilzer added the "Von".) Von Tilzer was soon playing piano, calliope and writing incidental music for the circus performances. After a song he had written and sold became a big hit, Von Tilzer became a professional songwriter.
Von Tilzer was one of the original inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Related
Albert Von Tilzer Brother

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Songs written by Harry Von Tilzer

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Bird in a Gilded Cage Harry Von Tilzer, Arthur Lamb Covered by (17 artists)
And the Green Grass Grew All Around William Jerome, Harry Von Tilzer Walter Van Brunt January 3, 1913 Covered by (6 artists)
Do You Take This Woman for Your Lawful Wife? Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. Sterling William Halley January 27, 1914 Covered by (2 artists)
I'll Be There, I'll Be There, Mary Dear Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. Sterling Byron G. Harlan & Frank P. Banta June 15, 1902 Covered by (12 artists)
I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad) Harry Von Tilzer, Will Dillon The Peerless Quartet May 29, 1911 Covered by (64 artists)
Just Around the Corner Harry Von Tilzer, Dolph Singer Walter Scanlan September 3, 1925 Covered by (12 artists)
Old King Tut William Jerome, Harry Von Tilzer Sophie Tucker March 1923 Covered by (4 artists)
Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. Sterling Covered by (8 artists)
The Cubanola Glide Harry Von Tilzer, Vincent Bryan Prince's Orchestra November 1909 Covered by (10 artists)
The Mansion of Aching Hearts Harry Von Tilzer, Arthur Lamb Covered by (10 artists)
Under the Anheuser Bush Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. Sterling Billy Murray January 15, 1904 Covered by (25 artists)
Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. Sterling Byron G. Harlan September 19, 1905 Covered by (50 artists)
When My Baby Smiles at Me Ted Lewis, Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. Sterling, Billy Munro Ted Lewis Jazz Band January 12, 1920 Covered by (30 artists)
When the Harvest Moon Is Shining Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. Sterling Charles Hart & Shaw Elliot November 1919 Covered by (3 artists)

Adapted songs