Joe Young (lyricist)

Joe Young (Lyricist)

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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.

The Laugh Parade

For the 1931 Broadway show The Laugh Parade, Young collaborated with co-lyricst Mort Dixon and composer Harry Warren on his most enduring hit "You're My Everything". The show also included:
  • "Ooh! That Kiss"
  • "Love Me Forever"
  • "That Torch Song"
  • "Joseph Young III"


Later efforts



His last work was the famous Fats Waller 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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