J. Fred Helf  (1870?-1915?)
Last updated: 20.02.17
J. Fred Helf was an American composer, songwriter and publisher of popular music. His best known piece was probably If Money Talks, It Ain't On Speaking Terms With Me ( 1902). His Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon (1900), interesting for its social comment, Texas Tommy's Dance (1911) and The Fatal Rose of Red (1900) also enjoyed limited popularity. Whilst scarcely ragtime, his A Bit O'Blarney - An Irish Intermezzo (1904) is also interesting.
After several years of success, his publishing business went bankrupt through a dispute with songwriter Ballard Macdonald over Play That Barbershop Chord (1910) which he worked on together with Lewis F. Muir and William Tracey.


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Contentment Song
Music by J. Fredric Helf. Words by: Leonard G. Vance.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 67 works by J. Fred Helf (1870?-1915?). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Please Mr. Conductor Don't Put Me Off (1898) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf Co-Author: E.P. Moran
When the Whippoorwill Sings Marguerite (1906) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf
Tillie Tootie the Coney Island Beauty (1898) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
When You Know You're Not Forgotten by the Girl You Can't Forget (1906) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed. Gardenier
The Two Sweethearts of Mine (1898) wvicon.gif
Words by: E.P. Moran
Contentment (1907) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Leonard G. Vance
I Ain't Got No Happy Home to Leave (1899) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf
I'm Tying the Leaves So They Won't Come Down (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. S. S. Huntington
Only a Hard Boiled Egg From Home (1899) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf
Neath the Old Acorn Tree, Sweet Estelle (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: C. Marion Denison
A Picture No Artist Can Paint (1899) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf
Somebody's Always Willin' to Do Somethin' For Somebody (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed. Gardenier
Every Race Has a Flag But the Coon (1900) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf Co-Author: Will. A. Heelan
When It's Moonlight Mary Darling 'neath the Old Grape Arbor Shade (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Bertley Costello
The Fatal Rose of Red (1900) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed Gardenier
When Summer Tells Autumn Good-Bye (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J Lamb
In the House of Too Much Trouble (1900) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf Co-Author: Will A. Heelan
When the Bluebirds Nest Again Sweet Nellie Gray (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Bartley Costello
Set 'Em Up in the Other Alley (1900) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ren. Shields, Andrew B. Sterling
When the Sheep Are in the Fold, Jennie Dear (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: C. Marion Denison
Tobie I Kind O' Likes You (1900) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf Co-Author: Will A. Heelan
When the Springtime Brings the Roses, Jessie Dear (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Robert F Roden
I'll Be Your Rain-Beau (1902) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed. Gardenier
Won't You Come Over to Chilly Willie? (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed Gardenier
If Money Talks, It Ain't on Speaking Terms With Me (1902) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf
The Booker T's Are on Parade To-Day (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed. Moran
My Mother Was a Northern Girl (1902) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf
Daddy's Little Tom Boy Girl (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: Robert F Roden
Please Leave the Gate Ajar (1902) wvicon.gif
Words by: Rob't F. Roden
I Don't Want the Morning to Come (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
Ev'ry Man Is a Volunteer (1903) wvicon.gif
Words by: Will A Heelan
I Lost My Heart When I Saw Your Eyes (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (1903) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf
When Darling Bess First Whispered Yes (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: Robert F Roden
Since Sally Left Our Alley (1903) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Will A. Heelan
When We Listened to the Chiming of the Old Church Bell (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: Robert F Roden
The Battle of the Daisies & the Ferns (1904) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf Co-Author: Heelan
Whoop! Whoop!! Whoop!!! Make a Noise Like a Hoop and Roll Away (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ren Shields
A Bit O' Blarney (1904) wvicon.gif
Go Easy Mabel (1909) wvicon.gif
Words by: Will D, Cobb, Ren Shields, Eddie Moran
Bit O' Blarney, A - Song (1904) wvicon.gif
Words by: Will A Heelan
When the Bloom Is on the Cotton Dixie Lee (1909) wvicon.gif
Words by: C.M Dennison
A Sprig O'Shillalah (1904) wvicon.gif
When the Evening Bells Are Chiming Songs of Auld Lang Syne (1909) wvicon.gif
Words by: Robert F Roden
Stingy (1904) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed. Gardenier
My Love Is Greater Than the World (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
When the Coons Have a Dreamland of Their Own (1904) wvicon.gif
Teddy Da Roose (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Moran
Everybody Works But Father (1905) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf
When a Boy From Old New Hampshire Loves a Girl From Tennessee (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: William Cahalin, Robert F. Roden
I'll Be Waiting in the Gloaming, Sweet Genevieve (1905) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf
Hands Up (1911) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
Mamma's Boy (1905) wvicon.gif
Words by: Harry Sinclair
You're Just As Sweet at Sixty As You Were at Sweet Sixteen (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: Will A. Heelan
Someone Thinks of Someone (1905) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed. Gardenier
On a Barnyard Honeymoon (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: Wm Tracey
The Waltz Must Change to a March Marie (1905) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
When an Old School Boy Meets an Old School Girl (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
Afloat on a Five Dollar Note (1906) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
When God Gave Me You (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: Edgar Leslie
Ain't You Coming Back to Old New Hampshire, Molly (1906) wvicon.gif
Words by: Robert F. Roden
When the Maid You've Made Your Sweetheart (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
The Bee That Gets the Honey (1906) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed Rose
In the Valley of the Shannon (1914) wvicon.gif
Words by: Bartley Costello
Captain Baby Bunting (1906) wvicon.gif
Words by: Will D Cobb, Ed Gardenier
Pick Up the Pieces and Bring Them Home (1914) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J Lamb
Colleen Bawn (1906) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Helf Words by: Ed Madden