William Jerome

Real Name:
William Jerome Flannery
Profile:
b. September 30, 1865, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York (USA)
d. June 25, 1932, New York (USA)

William Jerome was the stage name for this Tin Pan Alley lyricist who gained some notoriety as a comic actor in the Vaudeville circuits in the 1890's before he began to achieve success as a parody singer, lyricist and songwriter on Broadway. Known for his keen wit, versatility and originality, he is credited with furnishing songwriter Harry Dacre with the phrase "a bicycle built for two". He worked with Jean Schwartz on many songs and Broadway shows in the 1900s and early 1910s. He was the husband of popular songwriter Maude Nugent.
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Writing & Arrangement

8389 I Wonder Why Bill Bailey Won't Come Home — William Jerome Arthur Collins I Wonder Why Bill Bailey Won't Come Home Arthur Collins - I Wonder Why Bill Bailey Won't Come Home(Cyl, 2min) Edison Gold Moulded Records 8389 US 1903 Sell This Version
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2538 Bedelia — William Jerome Arthur Collins Bedelia Arthur Collins - Bedelia(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Monarch Record 2538 US 1903 Sell This Version
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32375 Bedelia — William Jerome Edward M. Favor Bedelia Edward M. Favor - Bedelia(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32375 US 1904 Sell This Version
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3277 Good Bye, Sweet Old Manhattan Isle — William Jerome Unknown Artist Good Bye, Sweet Old Manhattan Isle Unknown Artist - Good Bye, Sweet Old Manhattan Isle(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Standard Disc Record 3277 US 1905 Sell This Version
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4580 My Irish Molly-O — William Jerome Harry Tally My Irish Molly-O (as Jerome) Harry Tally - My Irish Molly-O(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM, S/Sided) Victor 4580 US 1906 Sell This Version
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623 Sweet Anastasia Brady — William Jerome Billy Murray Sweet Anastasia Brady Billy Murray - Sweet Anastasia Brady(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Zon-o-phone Record 623 US 1906 Sell This Version
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9195 Henny Klein — William Jerome Ada Jones Henny Klein Ada Jones - Henny Klein(Cyl, 2min) Edison Gold Moulded Records 9195 US 1906 Sell This Version
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4607 I'm A Woman Of Importance — William Jerome Miss Ada Jones* I'm A Woman Of Importance (as Jerome) Miss Ada Jones* - I'm A Woman Of Importance(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 4607 US 1906 Sell This Version
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16695 Silver Bell / Honey Love Me All The Time — William Jerome That Girl Quartet / Lois Fox Honey Love Me All The Time That Girl Quartet / Lois Fox - Silver Bell / Honey Love Me All The Time(Shellac, 10") Victor 16695 US 1911 Sell This Version
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17149 Nita Gitana / Call Me Back Again — William Jerome Reed Miller / Elsie Baker Call Me Back Again Reed Miller / Elsie Baker - Nita Gitana / Call Me Back Again(Shellac, 10") Victor 17149 US 1912 Sell This Version
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17051 Ring Ting A Ling / Huckleberry Pie — William Jerome Ada Jones / Ada Jones - Billy Murray* Ring Ting A Ling (as Jerome) Ada Jones / Ada Jones - Billy Murray* - Ring Ting A Ling / Huckleberry Pie(Shellac, 10") Victor 17051 US 1912 Sell This Version
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16475 Shine On Harvest Moon Barn Dance / I'm On My Way To Reno — William Jerome Arthur Pryor's Band / Billy Murray I'm On My Way To Reno (as Jerome) Arthur Pryor's Band / Billy Murray - Shine On Harvest Moon Barn Dance / I'm On My Way To Reno(Shellac, 10") Victor 16475 US 1912 Sell This Version
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17295 Melinda's Wedding Day / Row, Row, Row — William Jerome Collins And Harlan / American Quartet Row, Row, Row Collins And Harlan / American Quartet - Melinda's Wedding Day / Row, Row, Row(Shellac, 10") Victor 17295 US 1913 Sell This Version
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17353 I Love Her, Oh! Oh! Oh! / I'd Do As Much For You — William Jerome Will Halley / Ada Jones - Billy Murray* I'd Do As Much For You (as Jerome) Will Halley / Ada Jones - Billy Murray* - I Love Her, Oh! Oh! Oh! / I'd Do As Much For You(Shellac, 10") Victor 17353 US 1913 Sell This Version
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17427 On The Old Fall River Line / Swing, Swing, Swing (He'd Roll His Hammock Up And Say Billy Murray On The Old Fall River Line (as Jerome) Billy Murray - On The Old Fall River Line / Swing, Swing, Swing (He'd Roll His Hammock Up And Say "Good-Night!")(Shellac, 10") Victor 17427 US 1913 Sell This Version
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17205 Row ! Row ! Row !  /  I've Got The Finest Man — William Jerome Ada Jones Row ! Row ! Row ! Ada Jones - Row ! Row ! Row ! / I've Got The Finest Man(Shellac, 10", Single) Victor 17205 US 1913 Sell This Version
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17434 My Boy / A Little Bunch Of Shamrocks (I Am Holding In My Hand) — William Jerome Lyric Quartet (2) / Arthur Clough* A Little Bunch Of Shamrocks (I Am Holding In My Hand) (as Jerome) Lyric Quartet (2) / Arthur Clough* - My Boy / A Little Bunch Of Shamrocks (I Am Holding In My Hand)(Shellac, 10") Victor 17434 US 1913 Sell This Version
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60014 You Can't Get Away From It — William Jerome Nora Bayes You Can't Get Away From It (as Jerome) Nora Bayes - You Can't Get Away From It(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 60014 US 1914 Sell This Version
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17516 Sit Down (You're Rocking The Boat) / Your Mother's Gone Away To Join The Army — William Jerome Billy Murray Sit Down (You're Rocking The Boat) (as Jerome) 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
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11 Where Red Red Roses Grow — William Jerome Peerless Quartette Where Red Red Roses Grow Peerless Quartette - Where Red Red Roses Grow(Shellac, 5½", S/Sided) Little Wonder Record 11 US 1914 Sell This Version
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2334 Hesitate Me Around, Bill — William Jerome Collins And Harlan Hesitate Me Around, Bill Collins And Harlan - Hesitate Me Around, Bill(Cyl, 4min) Edison Blue Amberol Record 2334 US 1914 Sell This Version
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17841 Down In Bom-Bombay / Just Try To Picture Me Back Home In Tennessee — William Jerome Collins And Harlan Just Try To Picture Me Back Home In Tennessee Collins And Harlan - Down In Bom-Bombay / Just Try To Picture Me Back Home In Tennessee Victor 17841 US 1915 Sell This Version
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A1624 Mrs. Sippi You're A Grand Old Girl / Chinatown, My Chinatown — William Jerome Columbia Stellar Quartette / Grace Kerns And John Barnes Wells Chinatown, My Chinatown Columbia Stellar Quartette / Grace Kerns And John Barnes Wells - Mrs. Sippi You're A Grand Old Girl / Chinatown, My Chinatown(Shellac, 10") Columbia A1624 US 1915 Sell This Version
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17684 I Knew Him When He Was All Right / Chinatown, My Chinatown — William Jerome American Quartet Chinatown, My Chinatown American Quartet - I Knew Him When He Was All Right / Chinatown, My Chinatown(Shellac, 10") Victor 17684 US 1915 Sell This Version
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17875 In Blinky, Winky, Chinky, Chinatown / In Alabama, Dear, With You — William Jerome Peerless Quartette In Blinky, Winky, Chinky, Chinatown (as Wm. Jerome) Peerless Quartette - In Blinky, Winky, Chinky, Chinatown / In Alabama, Dear, With You(Shellac, 10") Victor 17875 US 1915 Sell This Version