Joe Young (lyricist)
|Born||July 4, 1889|
April 21, 1939 49) (aged|
New York City, United States
|Associated acts||Mort Dixon, Harry Warren, Sam M. Lewis|
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
- "Ooh! That Kiss"
- "Love Me Forever"
- "That Torch Song"
- "Joseph Young III"
- "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.