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According to the Internet source given below, Harry Austin Tierney was an American composer of popular music, much for the Broadway musical stage. He was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey in a musical family. His mother was a pianist and who taught him, his father was a trumpeter in a symphony orchestra and one of his uncles taught him harmony and composition. Tierney later studied at the Virgil Conservatory of Music in New York City.
He toured the USA and other countries as a concert pianist in the period before the First world War travelling to London in 1915 where he worked for as a staff composer for a British publisher who published 3 of his songs (King of the Maniac Band, Pass Along and Just For Tonight). He returned to the USA in 1916 to write for Broadway musicals.
His shows included Follow Me (1917), Everything (1918), The Broadway Show (1918), Irene (1919 a top show with 620 performances his greatest hits being Alice Blue Gown and Castle of Dreams adapted from Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin's Minute Waltz), Rio Rita (1927), Dixiana (1929) and Half Shot at Sunrise (1930). ). Of ragtime interest are his The Bumble Bee (1909), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1911) and Variety Rag (1912). His career then declined and he died in New York City in aged 75.
List of Harry Austin Tierney's works.