Milton Ager  (1893-1979)
Last updated: 20.02.17
According to the Internet source given below, Milton Ager was an American composer of popular music and was born in Chicago. He was the 6th of nine children and began his musical education on his sister's piano with his mother's encouragement. After only three year at McKinley High School, New York, he dropped out to become a pianist in the silent film cinemas. From there he went an the vaudeville circuit finishing up writing hit songs for Hollywood. His hits include "Nobody's Baby", "Ain't She Sweet?" ,"Happy Days Are Here Again" which became the theme song for Roosevelt's first inauguration in 1932 and has been the Democratic Party's theme ever since. He was elected to membership in the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. Ager died in Los Angeles aged 86.

Websites :
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Books :
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Own Library :
[§] Happy Days Are Here Again D/A/T/B
Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
Milton Ager  (1893-1979) has at least 6 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

China, We Owe a Lot to You Song
Music by Milton Ager. Words by: Howard E. Johnson.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music 3 pages. Limited availability.
Thank God You're Here, Mother Mine Song
Music by Milton Ager. Words by: Howard Johnson.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
There's Something in the Name of Ireland Song
Music by Milton Ager. Words by: Howard Johnson.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music 3 pages. Limited availability.
Three Faces East Song
Music by Milton Ager. Words by: Howard Johnson, Bernard Granville.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
b0000cs4c7_m.jpgTom, Dick and Harry and Jack Song
Music by Milton Ager. Words by: Howard Johnson.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music:. Limited availability..
You Said the Same Thing to Me Song
Music by Milton Ager. Words by: Howard Johnson.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music 3 pages. Limited availability.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 3"
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Runnin' Wild (1921-1926)" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Nola" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Jim Kweskin on "Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band: Acoustic Swing & Jug" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Back Home in Tennessee" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Johnny Maddox: King of Ragtime" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Red Hot Ragtime Volume 2" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Gennett Rarities" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Gods Are in the House" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Hits of '23: Dreamy Melody" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Honky Tonk Piano" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Key One Up" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Life Is Good Sometimes" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "That Devilin' Tune" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Knuckles O'Toole on "Knuckles O'Toole: Plays Honky Tonk Piano" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Joan Reynolds on "Deep Hollow" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Craig Ventresco on "The Past Is Yet To Come" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 103 works by Milton Ager (1893-1979). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Rockaway Hunt (1915) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: P. Wendling
Falling Star (1928)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Steeple Chase (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: Pete Wendling
Feelin' Good (1928)
Erin Is Calling (1916) wvicon.gif
Forever (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Turn to the Right (1916) wvicon.gif
Words by: William Jerome
Forever and Ever (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
China, We Owe a Lot to You (1917) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: H.E. Johnson
I Still Love You (1928) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Jack Yellen
If You Saw All That I Saw in Arkansas (1917)
If You Don't Love Me (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
There's Something in the Name of Ireland (1917) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: H.E. Johnson
It's a Pleasure (1928)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Tom, Dick and Harry and Jack (1917) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: H.E. Johnson
My Pet (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
You Said the Same Thing to Me (1917) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: H.E. Johnson
Oh Baby (1928)
Co-Author: Owen Murphy
Everything Is Peaches Down in Georgia (1918) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: G.W. Meyer Words by: Grant Clarke
Rain or Shine (1928)
Co-Author: Owen Murphy
France We Have Not Forgotten You (1918) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Ager Words by: Grant Clarke, Howard E. Rogers
Everybody Tap (1929)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Arr. by Dan Dougherty
Anything Is Nice (1919)
Co-Authors: Grant Clarke, Geo. W Meye
Glad Rag Doll (1929) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Dan Dougherty Words by: Jack Yellen
Freckles (1919)
Co-Authors: Cliff Hess, Howard E Johnson
Happy Days Are Here Again (1929) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Jack Yellen
Thank God You're Here, Mother Mine (1919) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: H.E. Johnson
He's a Good Man to Have Around (1929)
Words by: Jack Yellen
There's a Lot of Blue-Eyed Marys Down in Maryland (1919)
I May Be Wrong (1929)
Words & Music: Ager Co-Author: Henry Sullivan
Three Faces East (1919) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: H.E. Johnson, Bernard Granville
I'm Doing What I'm Doing For Love (1929) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
I'm in Heaven When I'm in My Mother's Arms (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: Howard Johnson, Cliff Hess
A Man of My Own (1929) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
It's the Smart Little Feller Who Stocked Up His Cellar (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: Grant Clarke
That's the Good Old Sunny South (1929) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Mother's Hands (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: Grant Clarke
Wait For the Happy Ending (1929)
Words by: Jack Yellen
What's in a Name? (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: John Murray Anderson, Jack Yellen
A Bench in the Park (1930)
Words by: Jack Yellen
A Young Man's Fancy (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen, John Murray Anderson
Happy Feet (1930)
Words by: Jack YelIen
I'm Nobody's Baby (1921)
Co-Authors: Benny Davis, Lester Santly
I Like to Do Things For You (1930)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Curly Head (1922)
Co-Author: Abe Olman Words by: Jack Yellen
Lucky Me, Lovable You (1930)
Words by: Jack Yellen
High Brown Blues (1922)
Song of the Dawn (1930) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Lovin' Sam (1922) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
If I Didn't Have You (1931)
Words by: E.Y. Harburg
Who Cares? (1922) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
What Good Am I Without You? (1931)
Louisville Lou (1923) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear (1932)
Co-Authors: Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman, Ed Nelson
Mama Goes Where Papa Goes (1923) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Night (1932)
Words by: Edgar Yipsel
Bagdad (1924) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Sing a New Song (1932) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ned Wever
Big Boy! (1924) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
Some Day We'll Meet Again (1932)
Hard Hearted Hannah (1924)
Words & Music: Ager Co-Authors: Bob Bigelow, Chas. Bates
Dancing and Dreaming (1934)
Co-Authors: J. Fred Coots, Benny Davis
I Want to See My Tennessee (1924) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
I Hate Myself (1934)
Words by: Benny Davis, Joe Young
I Wonder What's Become of Sally (1924) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Ager Co-Author: Jack Yellen
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
In a Little Red Barn (1934)
Words by: Jean Schwartz, Joe Young
Are You Sorry? (1925) wvicon.gif
Words by: Benny Davis
I Threw' a Bean Bag at the Moon (1935)
Words by: Stanley Adams
Away From You (1925)
Co-Author: Benny Davis
Seein' Is Believin' (1935)
Words by: Stanley Adams
Don't Be Afraid to Come Home (1925) wvicon.gif
Co-Authors: Jack Yellen, Alfred Bryan
It's No Fun (1936)
Words by: Grant Clarke
No One (1925)
Words by: Jack Yellen
West Wind (1936)
Words by: Murray Mencher, Charles Newman
Could I? I Certainly Could (1926) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
You Can't Pull the Wool Over My Eyes (1936) wvicon.gif
Co-Authors: Charles Newman, Murray Mencher
Hard-To-Get Gertie (1926)
You're Giving Me a Song and a Dance (1936)
Words by: Marty Symes
I Certainly Could (1926)
Words by: Jack Yellen
If I Can Count on You (1937)
Co-Author: Jack Meskill
I Wish I Had My Old Gal Back Again (1926)
Words by: L. Pollack, Jack Yellen
Trust in Me (1937)
Words by: J. Schwartz, Ned Wever
In Your Green Hat (1926)
Words by: Jack Yellen
You Can Tell She Comes From Dixie (1937)
Words by: Marry Symes
Lay Me Down to Sleep in Carolina (1926)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Arr. by May Singhi Breen;
Sweet Stranger (1938)
Words by: Jerry Livingston, Ned Wever
Ain't She Sweet? (1927) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now (?)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Ain't That a Grand and Glorious Feeling? (1927) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Dream Man Make Me Dream Some More (?)
Words by: Joe Young
Are You Happy? (1927) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Heartbreaking Doll (?)
Crazy Words - Crazy Tune (1927) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Ager Words by: Jack Yellen
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mammas (?)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Forgive Me (1927) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Music Has Charms (?)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Is She My Girl-Friend? (1927) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Arr. by May Singhi Breen;
Nobody's Baby (?)
She Don't Wanna (1927) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Arr. by May Singhi Breen;
Sugar (?)
Words by: Jack Yellen, Frank Crum, Red Nichols
Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues (1927)
Words by: Jack Yellen
That's What I Call Sweet Music (?)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Who-Oo? You-Oo! That's Who! (1927)
Words by: Jack Yellen
Arr. by May Singhi Breen