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American songwriter (May 14, 1891, Akron, Ohio - May 16, 1931, California).

Clarke moved to New York City early in his career, where he worked as an actor and a staff writer for comedians. He began working on Tin Pan Alley, where he contributed music to films such as The Jazz Singer (1927), Weary River (1928), On With the Show (1929), and Is Everybody Happy? (1929).

He wrote the lyrics to the show Dixie to Broadway, and also contributed to the 1921 Ziegfeld Follies and Bombo. Later in his career he became a charter member of ASCAP and was successful in the music publishing business.

Clarke was the author of the lyrics to many popular songs of the 1910s and 1920s, working with composers such as George W. Meyer, Harry Akst, James V. Monaco, Al Piantadosi, Fred Fisher (2), Harry Warren (2), Arthur Johnston, James F. Hanley, Lewis F. Muir and Milton Ager.
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Writing & Arrangement

17090 Grant Clarke - That Slippery Slide Trombone / Ragtime Cowboy Joe album art American Quartet / Bob Roberts (9) Ragtime Cowboy Joe (as Clarke) American Quartet / Bob Roberts (9) - That Slippery Slide Trombone / Ragtime Cowboy Joe(Shellac, 10") Victor 17090 US 1912 Sell This Version
17095 Grant Clarke - Whistle It / A Girl Like Me album art Ada Jones / Elizabeth Wheeler And Lyric Quartet (2) Whistle It (as Clarke) Ada Jones / Elizabeth Wheeler And Lyric Quartet (2) - Whistle It / A Girl Like Me(Shellac, 10") Victor 17095 US 1912 Sell This Version
17514 Grant Clarke - At That Bully Wooly Wild West Show / The Pussy Cat Rag album art Peerless Quartet* At That Bully Wooly Wild West Show Peerless Quartet* - At That Bully Wooly Wild West Show / The Pussy Cat Rag(Shellac, 10") Victor 17514 US 1913 Sell This Version
17516 Grant Clarke - Sit Down (You're Rocking The Boat) / Your Mother's Gone Away To Join The Army album art Billy Murray Sit Down (You're Rocking The Boat) (as Clarke) Billy Murray - Sit Down (You're Rocking The Boat) / Your Mother's Gone Away To Join The Army(Shellac, 10") Victor 17516 US 1914 Sell This Version
17631 Grant Clarke - They Start The Victrola And Go Dancing Around The Floor / What A Wonderful Love That Would Be album art Billy Murray / Ada Jones - Billy Murray They Start The Victrola And Go Dancing Around The Floor (as Clarke) Billy Murray / Ada Jones - Billy Murray - They Start The Victrola And Go Dancing Around The Floor / What A Wonderful Love That Would Be(Shellac, 10") Victor 17631 US 1914 Sell This Version
171 Grant Clarke - He Comes Up Smiling album art Unknown Artist Unknown Artist - He Comes Up Smiling(Shellac, 5½", S/Sided) Little Wonder Record 171 US 1915 Sell This Version
A2108 Grant Clarke - I Know I Got More Than My Share / Just A Word Of Sympathy album art Robert Lewis (9) / Vernon Dalhart I Know I Got More Than My Share Robert Lewis (9) / Vernon Dalhart - I Know I Got More Than My Share / Just A Word Of Sympathy(Shellac, 10", Single) Columbia A2108 USA & Canada 1916 Sell This Version
18068 Grant Clarke - Hello, Summer! / The Honolulu Blues album art Collins And Harlan / Peerless Quartet* The Honolulu Blues Collins And Harlan / Peerless Quartet* - Hello, Summer! / The Honolulu Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 18068 US 1916 Sell This Version
A2091 Grant Clarke - In Florida Among The Palms / There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Little Girl album art Irving Kaufman There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Little Girl (as Clark) Irving Kaufman - In Florida Among The Palms / There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Little Girl(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2091 US 1916 Sell This Version
3095 Grant Clarke - There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Little Girl album art Jaudas' Society Orchestra There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Little Girl Jaudas' Society Orchestra - There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Little Girl(Cyl, 4min) Edison Blue Amberol Record 3095 US 1917 Sell This Version
18458 Grant Clarke - For The Two Of Us / I Hate To Lose You album art Horace Wright - Rene Dietrich / Peerless Quartet* I Hate To Lose You Horace Wright - Rene Dietrich / Peerless Quartet* - For The Two Of Us / I Hate To Lose You(Shellac, 10") Victor 18458 US 1918 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Chong (He Come From Hong Kong) / Waiting album art Columbia Saxophone Sextette Introducing: Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland (as Clarke) Columbia Saxophone Sextette - Chong (He Come From Hong Kong) / Waiting Columbia US 1919 Sell This Version
9161 Grant Clarke - Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland / One And Two And Three And Four Rock-A-Bye album art Billy Murray / Irving Kaufman Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland (as Clarke) Billy Murray / Irving Kaufman - Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland / One And Two And Three And Four Rock-A-Bye(Shellac, 9") Emerson Records (2) 9161 US 1919 Sell This Version
18589 Grant Clarke - Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland / Eyes That Say "I Love You" album art American Quartet / Irving Kaufman And Jack Kaufman (2) Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland (as Clarke) American Quartet / Irving Kaufman And Jack Kaufman (2) - Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland / Eyes That Say "I Love You"(Shellac, 10") Victor 18589 US 1919 Sell This Version
18692 Grant Clarke - Tired Of Me / I'd Love To Fall Asleep And Wake Up In My Mammy's Arms album art Henry Burr / Peerless Quartet* Tired Of Me Henry Burr / Peerless Quartet* - Tired Of Me / I'd Love To Fall Asleep And Wake Up In My Mammy's Arms(Shellac, 10") Victor 18692 US 1920 Sell This Version
18668 Grant Clarke - Mother's Hands / When The Harvest Moon Is Shining album art Henry Burr / Charles Hart (2) - Lewis James Mother's Hands Henry Burr / Charles Hart (2) - Lewis James - Mother's Hands / When The Harvest Moon Is Shining(Shellac, 10") Victor 18668 US 1920 Sell This Version
20029 Grant Clarke - Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle album art Al Bernard My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle (as Clarke) Al Bernard - Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle(Shellac, 10") Paramount 20029 US 1920 Sell This Version
216103 Grant Clarke - O My Lady / Just For Me And Mary album art Sterling Trio Just For Me And Mary (as Clark) Sterling Trio - O My Lady / Just For Me And Mary(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice 216103 Canada 1920 Sell This Version
18698 Grant Clarke - Chili Bean / My Little Bimbo album art The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago Introducing, and 2 more… The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago - Chili Bean / My Little Bimbo(Shellac, 10") Victor 18698 US 1920 Sell This Version
18677 Grant Clarke - Tiddle-Dee Winks (At All The Men) / I Love The Land Of The Old Black Joe album art Billy Murray / Billy Murray And Peerless Quartet* I Love The Land Of The Old Black Joe Billy Murray / Billy Murray And Peerless Quartet* - Tiddle-Dee Winks (At All The Men) / I Love The Land Of The Old Black Joe(Shellac, 10") Victor 18677 US 1920 Sell This Version
18691 Grant Clarke - My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle / The Broadway Blues album art Aileen Stanley My Little Bimbo Down On Bamboo Isle Aileen Stanley - My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle / The Broadway Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 18691 US 1920 Sell This Version
2946 Grant Clarke - In The Land Of Beginning Again / Tulip Time album art Mabel Lee (3) And Unity Quartette* / Geo. F. Murray* And Unity Quartette* In The Land Of Beginning Again (as Clarke) Mabel Lee (3) And Unity Quartette* / Geo. F. Murray* And Unity Quartette* - In The Land Of Beginning Again / Tulip Time(Shellac, 10") Columbia 2946 UK 1920 Sell This Version
4129 Grant Clarke - When A Peach In Georgia Weds A Rose From Alabam / I Love The Land Of Old Black Joe album art Hart James / The American Quartette* I Love The Land Of Old Black Joe (as Grant Clark) Hart James / The American Quartette* - When A Peach In Georgia Weds A Rose From Alabam / I Love The Land Of Old Black Joe(Shellac, 10") Okeh 4129 US 1920 Sell This Version
216204 Grant Clarke - Avalon / Hiawatha's Melody Of Love album art Raderman's Novelty Orchestra Hiawatha's Melody Of Love (as Clarke) Raderman's Novelty Orchestra - Avalon / Hiawatha's Melody Of Love(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice 216204 Canada 1920 Sell This Version
10191 Grant Clarke - My Sahara Rose / Old Man Jazz album art Sanford's Famous Dance Orchestra / George Hamilton Green's Novelty Orchestra My Sahara Rose (as Clarke) Sanford's Famous Dance Orchestra / George Hamilton Green's Novelty Orchestra - My Sahara Rose / Old Man Jazz(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 10191 US 1920 Sell This Version