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The George M. Cohan Song Page
American Patriot and Song Composer
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(1878-1942)

George M. Cohan was the reknowned American playwright, actor, songwriter and manager of his day. Cohan perfected a style of light comedic drama that influenced early 20th-Century popular American theatre. Some of his many plays are Seven Keys to Baldpate, The Little Millionaire (1911), Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway (1906), and Little Nellie Kelly (1923). He also wrote the popular World War One song "Over There" and acted in Eugene O'Neil's Ah, Wilderness! (1933) and Rodgers and Hart's I'd Rather be Right (1937).
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You Remind Me Of My Mother

Words and Music by George M. Cohan (1922)
For his Broadway hit Little Nellie Kelly
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Over There

Words and Music By George M. Cohan.
    Publication: New York: Leo. Feist, Inc., 1917.
George M. Cohan's most famous song; he was
awarded a Congressional citation for penning it.
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You're A Grand Old Flag

Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Publication: New York: F.A. Mills, 48 West 29th St., 1906.
Probably the most patriotic song ever written. It was initially titled, "You're A Grand Old Rag",
but then Cohan thought better and dumped the "rag"...and are we glad he did!
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Yankee Doodle Boy

Words and Music By George M. Cohan.
    Publication: New York: F.A. Mills, 48 West 29th St., 1904.
James Cagney made this wonderful patriotic song even more
famous than it already was, by his buoyant portrayal of
George M. Cohan in the 1942 film "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
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Give My Regards To Broadway

Words and Music By George M. Cohan.
    Publication: New York: F.A. Mills, 48 West 29th St., 1904.
Start tapping your foot; this is the best Broadway song ever
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Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway

Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Publication: New York: F.A. Mills, 48 West 29th St., 1906.
This charming song was written by Mr. Cohan
after he moved to Westchester County; the differences
between his working environment on Broadway,
and the serenity of places like New Rochelle were such
a contrast that of course he had to pen a song about it,
and this is the result.
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Mary

or Mary's a Grand Old Name.
     Lyrics and Music By George M. Cohan.
     Publication: New York: F.A. Mills, 48 West 29th St., 1905.
George could also write a lovely ballad.
I've always loved this song, it's so sweet
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So Long Mary

Lyrics and Music By George M. Cohan.
     Publication: New York: F.A. Mills, 48 West 29th St., 1905.
Seeing someone off on a journey soon, or are you traveling away from home?
Then this is the song for you...very pretty, too.
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Harrigan

Lyrics and Music By George M. Cohan.
    Publication: New York: F.A. Mills, 32 West 29th St., 1907.
From Cohan's Musical Play "Fifty Miles From Boston", this
song is his tribute to the inherent blarney of Irish men ;)
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