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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.

Joe Young
Born(1889-07-04)July 4, 1889
DiedApril 21, 1939(1939-04-21) (aged 49)
New York City, United States
Occupation(s)Lyricist
Years active1911–1930s
Associated actsMort Dixon, Harry Warren, Sam M. Lewis

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WorksEdit

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

The Laugh ParadeEdit

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 effortsEdit

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.

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