Grace le Boy  (1890-1983)
Last updated: 12.12.21
Very little is known about Grace Le Boy. The daughter of Russian immigrants she was born in New York, She composed a number of popular songs such as I Wish I Had A Girl (1908), lyrics by Gus Kahn, the copyright of which she sold for the then record sum of $10,000. Others include Early in the Morning (1916) and The Good Ship Mary Ann (1914).
She met Gus Kahn in 1908, married in 1916 and had two children. She was his collaborator from 1908 until 1932 and they were the subjects of the film I'll See You in My Dreams (1951) starring Doris Day. Of ragtime interest is her Everybody Rag With Me (1914).

Many thanks to Alison Brown of Carmel, Indiana, who kindly sent biographical details by Email in August, 2013.


Grace le Boy  (1890-1983) has at least 7 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Are You Lonesome?
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: The Thompson Music Company
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 4 pages. Limited Availability.
I Wish I Had a Girl
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
June, July and August
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Unknown
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 4 pages. Limited Availability.
Liking's Not a Bit Like Loving
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Victor Kremer Co.
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  Printed: 1918. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Pretty Soft For Me
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Maurice Shapiro Music Publisher
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Say Boys! I've Found a Girl
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Maurice Shapiro Music Publisher
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
What's the Use of Moonlight  When There's No One 'round to Love
Words and Music by: Grace le Boy.
Co-Author: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 6 pages. Limited Availability.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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     Title Performer Comments
       
audio15.gif I Wish I Had a Girl Manuel Romain at USCB
audio15.gif Music Vot's Music Must Come From Berlin Maurice Burkhart at USCB
audio15.gif Music Vot's Music Must Come From Berlin Maurice Burkhart at USCB
audio15.gif Oh, How That Woman Could Cook Maurice Burkhart Edison Blue Amberol: 2647 at USCB
audio15.gif To the Strains of That Wedding March Walter Van Brunt Cylinder18014 at USCB
audio15.gif To the Strains of That Wedding March Marguerite E. Farrell Edison Blue Amberol: 4280 at USCB
audio15.gif What's the Use of Moonlight Walter Van Brunt Indestructible Record: 1133 at USCB
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
pdf15.gif Are You Lonesome? (1909) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Dublin Bay Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Everybody Rag With Me (1914) Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Everybody Rag With Me - Song Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Good Ship Mary Ann, The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Good Ship Mary Ann, The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I Wish I Had a Girl Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I Wish I Had a Girl Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Little Bit of Irish (1911), A Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Over the Heather (1910) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Pass the Pickles (1913) Piano
pdf15.gif Those Olden Golden Days of Long Ago (1917) Piano, Voice
pdf15.gif What's the Use of Moonlight (1909) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 39 works by Grace le Boy (1890-1983). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I Wish I Had a Girl 1907 G. Kahn (words)
Manuel Romain (perf.)
A. Jolson (perf.)
Ida Burt Laurence (perf.)
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Are You Lonesome? 1909 G. Kahn (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
June, July and August 1909 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Pretty Soft For Me 1909 G. Kahn (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Say Boys! I've Found a Girl 1909 G. Kahn (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
What's the Use of Moonlight (w&m) 1909 G. Kahn (co-author)
Kahn & Le Boy (perf.)
Walter Van Brunt (perf.)
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Has Anybody Got a Kiss to Spare? 1910 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
It's Tough When Izzy Rosenstein Loves Genevieve Malone 1910 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Only a Man 1910  wvicon.gif
Over the Heather 1910 G. Kahn (words)
Grace Hazard (perf.)
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Little Bit of Irish, A 1911 G. Kahn (words)
Maggie Cline (perf.)
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Music Vot's Music Must Come From Berlin 1911 G. Kahn (words)
Maurice Burkhart (perf.)
Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
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To the Strains of That Wedding March 1911 G. Kahn (words)
Marguerite E. Farrell (perf.)
Walter Van Brunt (perf.)
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When Jack Came Sailing Home Again 1911 Gus Kahn (words)
Louise Dresser (perf.)
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Dublin Bay 1912 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Henry Oh Henry 1912 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I'm on the Jury 1913 G. Kahn (words)
Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
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Moonlight on the Mississippi 1913 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Pass the Pickles 1913  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Everybody Rag With Me 1914  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Everybody Rag With Me - Song 1914 G. Kahn (words)
A. Jolson (perf.)
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Good Ship Mary Ann, The 1914 G. Kahn (words)
B. Seeley (perf.)
E.F. Cochran (perf.)
Rae Samuels (perf.)
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Love and Springtime 1914 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Oh, How That Woman Could Cook 1914 G. Kahn (words)
Maurice Burkhart (perf.)
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That's a Lovely Evening 1914 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Bring Along Your Dancing Shoes 1915 G. Kahn (words)
A. Jolson (perf.)
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Early in the Morning 1915 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Kentucky Sal 1915 Will Mar (words)  wvicon.gif
Lay Down Your Arms 1915  wvicon.gif
Breath O' Spring 1917  wvicon.gif
Those Olden Golden Days of Long Ago 1917 Daisy Sullivan (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
You All Got to Be Born and Bred in Kentucky 1917
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Liking's Not a Bit Like Loving 1918 G. Kahn (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Will You Be Sorry? 1928 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
My Love for You 1930 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Lazy Day 1932 George Posford (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
Earl Martin (words)
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Twas Only a Summer Night's Dream 1932 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Ev'ry Night at Eight 1941 G. Kahn (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Dream a Little Longer (w&m) 1950 G. Kahn (co-author)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Pass the Pickles 2:45 Ragtime Dorian Henry G. le Boy