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Charles O'Flynn was an American twentieth century songwriter, who was active during the Tin Pan Alley era; specifically from 1921 to 1947. One of O'Flynn's most famous lyrics was for the popular song "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile", which later appeared in Robert Zemeckis's Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Partial list of published songsEdit

  • 1921: "Dr. Jazz's Raz-Ma-Taz" (c Joe Rose)
  • 1925: "Play Me Slow" (c Hagen)
  • 1926: "When You Waltz With The One You Love" (m: Al Sherman and w: Charles O'Flynn)
  • 1929: "Where The Bab Bab Babbling Brook (Goes Bub Bub Bubbling By)" Words, Harry Pease & Charles O'Flynn ~ Music, Ed G. Nelson
  • 1930: "Roses are Forget-Me-Nots" (c/l O'Flynn, Will Osborne and Al Hoffman)
  • 1930: "Swinging in a Hammock" (lyric O'Flynn and Tot Seymour; c. Pete Wendling)
  • 1930: "Jungle Drums" (c. Ernesto Lecuona; lyric O'Flynn and Carmen Lombardo. This song was used in the 1939 movie Dancing Co-Ed, starring Lana Turner)
  • 1930: "Good Evening" (Tot Seymour, O'Flynn, and Al Hoffman)
  • 1930: "In My Heart, It's You" (Charles O'Flynn with Max Rich and Al Hoffman)
  • 1930: "I'm Tickled Pink With a Blue-Eyed Baby" (c. Pete Wendling)
  • 1930: "On a Blue and Moonless Night" (c/l O'Flynn, Will Osborne and Al Hoffman)
  • 1931: "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile" (lyric: O'Flynn and Jack Meskill; c. Max Rich)
  • 1931: "Yes or No" (c. Max Rich. From the 1931 movie, "Road to Singapore" starring William Powell. Not related to the 1940 "Road" movie with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour.)
  • 1932: "I'm Sure of Everything But You" (c. Pete Wendling and George W. Meyer)
  • 1932: "Strangers" (c. J. Fred Coots)
  • 1933: "Three of Us" (c. Lee David, Pete Wending)
  • 1934: "Sweetie Don't Grow Sour On Me (c: Thomas "Fats" Waller)
  • 1934: "Neighbors" (lyric O'Flynn and James Cavanaugh; c. Frank Weldon)
  • 1935: "Gypsy Violin", (W&M: Charles O'Flynn, Jack Betzner)
  • 1939: "After All I've Been to You" (c. David and Redmond)
  • 1947: "Something For Nothing" (m: Willard Robison & w: Charles O'Flynn)

Other songsEdit

  • "Hawaiian Sandman" (Words: Charles O'Flynn- Music: F. Henri Klickmann)