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Joe Young (lyricist)

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Occupation(s)  Lyricist
Name  Joe Young
Years active  1911–1930s
Role  Lyricist
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Born  July 4, 1889 (1889-07-04)
Died  April 21, 1939, New York City, New York, United States
Albums  Old Hope, We Will Never Be the Same, Shine Bright (feat. Rick Ross), Cash & Grams
Associated acts  Mort Dixon, Harry Warren, Sam M. Lewis
Similar People  Sam M Lewis, Fred E Ahlert, Ray Henderson, Harry Akst, Walter Donaldson

Joe Young (July 4, 1889 – April 21, 1939) was a lyricist. He was born in New York. Young was most active from 1911 through the late-1930s, beginning his career working as a singer and songplugger for various music publishers. During World War I, he entertained the U.S. Troops, touring Europe as a singer.



An early work is the song "Way Down East" (1911) words by Cecil Mack, music by Joe Young and Harold Norman.

The Laugh Parade

For the 1931 Broadway show The Laugh Parade, Young collaborated with co-lyricist Mort Dixon and composer Harry Warren on "You're My Everything". The show also included:

  • "Ooh! That Kiss"
  • "Love Me Forever"
  • "That Torch Song"
  • "Joseph Young III"
  • Later efforts

  • "In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town"
  • "Lullaby of the Leaves"
  • "Snuggled On Your Shoulder, Cuddled In Your Arms"
  • "Was That the Human Thing To Do?"
  • "Something in the Night"
  • "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
  • "I'm Growing Fonder of You"
  • "You're a Heavenly Thing"
  • "Sing an Old Fashioned Song"
  • "Dancing with You"
  • "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight"
  • "Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away"
  • His last work was the famous standard "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter", written with Fred Ahlert in 1935.

    Joe Young died in New York. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.


    Five Foot Two - Eyes of Blue"
    I'm Sitting on Top of the World
    Build You a Home
    Runaway Joe
    Do It All
    I Don't Wanna Go Back
    Whiskey Women
    You'll Be Fine
    Give Me Hope
    Shed Our Coats
    Life I Chose
    I'm A Rider
    Keep It Cool
    Honey - I
    Ain't Going Nowhere
    Moonlight [feat Lil Wayne]
    City Song
    Ride Where They At
    Don't Fall In Love
    Baby Blue
    Hood Hero
    Get Cake
    NY Report
    Comin' Home


    Joe Young (lyricist) Wikipedia

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