Byron Gay  (1886-1945)
Last updated: 12.12.21
According to the Internet source given below, Byron Sturges Gay was an American songwriter. His best-known songs is probably Four or Five Times. Byron also worked with Richard A. Whiting, writing such songs as Horses (1926) and Fire (1926), both popular dance and comedy songs.
Of ragtime interest is his The Vamp (1919) published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists Black Secular Vocal Groups Vol. 1: The Twenties (1923-1929) CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bill Edwards T-Model Tunes
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audio15.gif Gasoline Gus and His Jitney Bus Billy Murray Edison Blue Amberol: 2684 at USCB
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pdf15.gif Catalina (1921) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Dragon's Eye (1916) Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Fate (1922) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Happy Tom O'Day (1915) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I Lost My Pal (1924) Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif It's a Rambling Flivver (1917) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Just a Little Drink (1925) Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Little Ford Rambled Right Along (1914), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Murder! Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Sand Dunes - Song (1918) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Soldier's Dream (1918), A Piano, Orchestra wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Vamp (1919), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Vamp Me (1922) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Vamp, The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif  When the Fields Are White With Daisies I'll Come Back to You (1917) Piano wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 69 works by Byron Gay (1886-1945). 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
Little Ford Rambled Right Along, The (w&m) 1914 C. R Foster (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Funny Moon 1915
Gasoline Gus and His Jitney Bus (w&m) 1915 Charley Brown (co-author)
Ray Samuels (perf.)
Billy Murray (perf.)
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Happy Tom O'Day (w&m) 1915 Kathryn Durkin (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Shoot Me Back to California Land (w&m) 1915  wvicon.gif
Dragon's Eye 1916 Nonette (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
My Sweet Dream and You 1916
Somewhere on the Rio Grande 1916
I'm Always Happy Sunday 1917 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
It's a Rambling Flivver (w&m) 1917  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sons of Liberty 1917
When the Fields Are White With Daisies I'll Come Back to You (w&m) 1917  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
My Angel of the Flaming Cross (w&m) 1918  wvicon.gif
Sand Dunes 1918  wvicon.gif
Sand Dunes - Song (w&m) 1918 Norma Brandt (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Soldier's Dream, A (w&m) 1918  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Cleopatra Had a Little Song 1919 Will Hough (words)  wvicon.gif
Fast Asleep in Poppyland (w&m) 1919 Grace Moy (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Honeymoon Town 1919  wvicon.gif
My Buddy 1919 Charles N. Daniels (words)
Charles N. Daniels as Neil Morét
Title Year Attribution Remarks
O (w&m) 1919 Arnold Johnson (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Oh! a New Jazz Hit! (w&m) 1919 Arnold Johnson (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Snuggle, Snuggle, Snuggle 1919 Will Hough (words)  wvicon.gif
Sunshine 1919 Charles N. Daniels (words)
/Louis Weslyn1 (words)
There's Everything Waiting For You 1919 Will Hough (words)  wvicon.gif
Vamp, The (w&m) 1919 Marie Wells (perf.)
Dolly Sisters (perf.)
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Waiting in Vain 1919 Herbert B. Marple (words)
Western Land (w&m) 1919  wvicon.gif
Wonderful Night With You 1919 Will Hough (words)
I Like to Do It 1920
Murder! (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Near to Your Heart 1920
Susan Doozan 1920 L. Frank Baum (words)
To Love in Vain (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif
Catalina (w&m) 1921  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Navy Goat, The 1921  wvicon.gif
Fate (w&m) 1922 T. Lewis (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Two Little Eyes 1922
Vamp Me (w&m) 1922  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Keep A-Goin' 1923  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Soul of a Rose, The 1923 Marian Gillespie (words)
I Lost My Pal (w&m) 1924  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Radio 1924
Song of My Dream, The 1924
World is Mine (For I Have You), The 1924
Just a Little Drink (w&m) 1925  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Mr Cozy Corner Man 1925. Arthur Freed (words)  wvicon.gif
Fire! (w&m) 1926 Richard A. Whiting (co-author)  wvicon.gif
First Time You Kissed Me (I Belonged to You), The 1926
Horses (w&m) 1926 Richard A. Whiting (co-author)
Harvey Marburger (perf.)
No One Else (w&m) 1926  wvicon.gif
No! 1926 Richard A Whiting (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Someday You'll Be Sorry (Pal O' Mine) 1926 W.C. Polla (words)
Paul Whiteman (words)
Westward! 1926 W.C. Polla (words)
Four or Five Times 1927 Marco H. Hellman (words)  wvicon.gif
Moonlight on the Danube (w&m) 1927  wvicon.gif
Rose of Monterey 1927 Charles N. Daniels (words)
When Shadows Creep 1927 Bertram P Hargrave (words)  wvicon.gif
Wide Open Space 1927 Richard Whiting (words)
Paul Whiteman (words)
Chicago Butterfly (w&m) 1928  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Your Good-bye Kiss 1928
Who in the 'L' are You 1929
To Make a Long Story Short (I Love You) 1930  wvicon.gif
Sittin' on a Log - Pettin' My Dog (w&m) 1933 Zez Confrey (co-author)
Jeanie Lang (perf.)
Somebody's Birthday 1935 Cliff Gordon (words)
Jimmie Grier (words)
Swaying 1939 Cliff Gordon (words)
Jimmie Grier (words)
Navigator's Holiday 1942 /Chick Johnson1 (words)
Ole Olson (words)
Let's Sow a Wild Oat ?
Love Shadows Waltzes ?
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg The Vamp 2:48 Ragtime Dorian Henry B. Gay