Paul Barnes (songwriter)

Paul Barnes (pseudonym of George Franklin Feger; 10 October 1868 Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania – 8 May 1922 New York City) was a vaudeville comedic actor, singer, pianist, and songwriter who, with Will D. Cobb as lyricist, in 1897 composed the Spanish–American War-era hit, "Goodbye, Dolly Gray."[1][2]

Selected works

Cruger Bros., New York[lower-alpha 1]
  1. "The moon and Crescent" (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 681500347
  2. "My Sweetheart Gets Married To Me," ballad (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497648186
  3. "Love Me As I Love You," ballad (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497647638
  4. "A Venetian Lullaby" (©1894)
    Emil Oscar Wolff (1858–1929) (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 498330451
  5. "Forget Me Not," ballad (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497647533
  6. "In the Old Churchyard," ballad (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497647615
  7. "Pretty Little Mary" (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497648251
  8. "Please Come Home," ballad (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497648236
  9. "Thoughts of Thee," ballad (©1894)
    Dox Cruger (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 497779785
  10. "Nellie Mavourneen Sweetheart" (©1894)
    Dox Cruger (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 497779736
  11. "I'm the Boy for Nellie" (©1894)
    Dox Cruger (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 497647600
  12. "Since Katie Moved Away," ballad (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497648272
  13. "A Few Old Broken Playthings," ballad (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497647506
  14. "Pretty Little Mountain Pink," ballad (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497648263
  15. "Nannie Gray," ballad (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497648197
  16. "Darling Nellie" (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497647484
  17. "Dreamland," cradle song (©1894)
    Dox Cruger (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 497779063
  18. "The Ferryman" (©1894)
    Dox Cruger (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 497779071
  19. "The Bellman" (©1895)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497647444
  20. "Heigh-Ho!" (©1894)
    Dox Cruger (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 497779141
  21. "Swinging on de Golden Gate" (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 54688663
  22. "Love by Telephone" (©1894)
    Emil Oscar Wolff (1858–1929) (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 1061988234, 498330382
  23. "What Do You Think of That?" (©1894)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 58561097
Morse Music Publishing Company
  1. "Goodbye, Dolly Gray" (1897)
    Paul Barnes (music)
    Will D. Cobb (words)
Howley, Haviland & Dresser
  1. "Down by the Riverside" (©1900)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 48596907
  2. "Josephine, My Jo" (©1898)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497647625
  3. "For I Want To Be a Soldier," comic song & chorus (©1898)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497647520
  4. "One I Love, Two I Love" (©1900)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497648214
  5. "I Love You Dearly, For I Love No One But You" (©1902)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 497647590
  6. "Buzzin' Around" (©1903)
    Paul Barnes (w&m)
    OCLC 50925255
  7. "Down in the Meadow Where the Green Grass Grows" (©1903)
    Theodore F. Morse (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 1061749760
Paul Dresser Publishing Company
  1. "When the Right Little Girl Comes Along" (©1905)
    E. Ray Goetz (music)
    Paul Barnes (words)
    OCLC 1061711759

Family

Paul Barnes' father, Pvt. William J. Feger, was a musician (E cornetist) and organizer and leader of a band in the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War under the command of Brig. Gen James Nagle.[3]

Notes and references

Notes

  1. Cruger Bros., music publisher, was a New York firm run by three brothers, Bertram Cruger (1859–1943), Melvin Sheppard Cruger (1965–1916), and Randolph "Dox" Cruger (1858–1938), a composer. Their office was located at 39 West 28th Street, between Broadway and 6th Avenue, Manhattan, in what then was Tin Pan Alley.

References

  1. "Composer of 'Dolly Gray' Dies, Blind and a Pauper," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 1, 1922, p. 3 (accessible via Newspapers.com at www.newspapers.com/image/139591870, subscription required)
  2. "Author of 'Goodbye, Dolly Gray,' Did Not Pass Away A Pauper – Paul Barnes and Wife Lived in $10,000 Home – Good Bank Account – One of God's Noblemen, Says Grieving Woman," Boston Globe, June 7, 1922, p. 23 (accessible via Newspapers.com at www.newspapers.com/image/430592887, subscription required)
  3. "Back Pension," Pottsville Republican, March 30, 1986, p. 4 (col 2) (accessible via Newspapers.com at www.newspapers.com/image/449784576, subscription required)
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