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Joseph Meyer

born March 12, 1894, Modesto, CA
died June 22, 1987, New York, NY

Joseph Meyer's early career alternated the retail business, violin-playing and songwriting.
He wrote with many lyricists, of whom some of the more famous were : Harry Ruby, Buddy de Sylva, Billy Rose, Al Dubin, Yip Harburg, Frank Loesser and Irving Caesar

His most famous song successes were :
California, Here I Come (De Sylva)
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charley (MacDonald and Billy Rose)
If You Knew Susie (De Sylva)

And in 1945 he wrote a song called Sergeant Housewife with Dorothy Fields.

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