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Dave Franklin (September 28, 1895 – February 2, 1970)[1] was an accomplished American songwriter and pianist. A member of Tin Pan Alley, Franklin co-wrote "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down," which was adopted as the theme song to the Looney Tunes cartoon series. His primary collaborator was lyricist Cliff Friend. His other collaborators included Al Dubin, Isham Jones, Irving Taylor. Franklin worked in vaudeville and night clubs in the U.S. and Europe. According to The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900–1950, by Roger Kinkle, he left school at 13 to work as a pianist in a publishing house. Some of his songs were recorded by Glen Gray, Isham Jones, Guy Lombardo and Frankie Trumbauer![2]

Dave Franklin
Born(1895-09-28)September 28, 1895
OriginNew York, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 2, 1970(1970-02-02) (aged 74)
Occupation(s)Songwriter
InstrumentsPiano
Associated actsTin Pan Alley

Contents

Shows and filmsEdit

  • Paramount on Parade
  • That's Right—You're Wrong

SongsEdit

Unknown dateEdit

  • Cincinnati Rag
  • If I Had a Magic Carpet
  • Rhythm of the Tambourine (in 1929 Broadway Scandals)

1930Edit

  • I'm Isidore the Toreador

1934Edit

  • Blue Lament
  • I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreaming
  • It's Funny to Everyone But Me

1935Edit

  • Give a Broken Heart a Break
  • I Woke Up Too Soon

1936Edit

  • Breakin' in a New Pair of Shoes
  • I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
  • When My Dreamboat Comes Home

1937Edit

  • Everything You Said Came True
  • Never Should Have Told You
  • The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
  • Two Dreams Got Together
  • You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming

1938Edit

  • I Come From a Musical Family
  • I Must See Annie Tonight
  • There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame
  • Who Do You Think I Saw Last Night?

1939Edit

  • Happy Birthday to Love
  • I'm Building a Sailboat of Dreams
  • The Concert in the Park
  • You Don't Know How Much You Can Suffer

1941Edit

  • El vals del aniversario

1942Edit

  • The Penny Arcade

1943Edit

  • It's Like Old Times

1944Edit

  • By The Old Corral

1945Edit

  • Lily Belle

1946Edit

  • One-zy Two-zy

1947Edit

  • Dreamer's Holiday
  • Lone Star Moon

1949Edit

  • California Orange Blossom
  • The Golden Sands of Hawaii

1950Edit

  • A Good Time Was Had By All
  • A Man Wrote a Song
  • You Are My Love

1954Edit

  • Still You'd Break My Heart

1958Edit

  • The Voice in My Heart

Audio recordings of songsEdit

1956– John Serry Sr. recorded When My Dreamboat Comes Home for Dot Records (See Squeeze Play (album).

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