Johnny's In Town

Album: The Great War: An American Musical Fantasy (1919)


  • Co-written by lyricist Jack Yellen (of "My Yiddishe Momme" fame) and George. W. Meyer and Abe Olman (who supplied the music), this is a novelty song from World War I - the Great War as it was then known. Copyright 1919 by Leo. Feist Inc, New York, it retailed for 15c.

    Although written about a soldier who returns home after a two month stint in Paris, according to the Melbourne correspondent of the London Times, it was sung on the arrival of Amy Johnson in Australia after her record breaking flight of May 1930. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


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