Abe Olman  (1888-1984)
Last updated: 20.02.17
Abe Olman was an American songwriter and composer of popular music born in Cincinnati. He was very active in the American Society ASCAP and was its director between 1946 and 1956. As a co-founder of the Songwriters Hall of Fame he is honoured there by having its highest award, The Abe Olman Award, named after him. His most successful songs were Down Among The Sheltering Palms (1915) and Oh Johnny, Oh! (1917). Of ragtime interest is his Red Onion Rag (1912) which was one of around half-a-dozen of such pieces. He died in Rancho Mirage, California.
In common with many of his contemporaries he also used a pseudonym namely Arthur Manlowe.


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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 92 works by Abe Olman (1888-1984). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Moon Face (1907) wvicon.gif
In a Garden of Shadows and Tears (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: George A. Little
as Arthur Manlowe
Honeymoon Rag (1908) wvicon.gif
In the Days of A.B.C (1917) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman
Violetta (1908) wvicon.gif
Just a Little Love, By the Way (1917) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman
High Life (1909) wvicon.gif
My Rose of Palestine (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Dave Radford
Candle-Stick Rag (1910) wvicon.gif
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Rose
I Want to Powder My Nose (1910) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman
Old Fashioned Rose, My Mother (1917)
Words by: Joe Lyons
as Arthur Manlowe
Sea Weeds Rag (1910) wvicon.gif
An Old Horse That Knows His Way Home (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Rose
Egyptia (1911) wvicon.gif
Over the Phone (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Will J. Hart
Hallowe'en Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
as Arthur Manlowe
She Never Kissed Anything Else Except the Blarney Stone (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Lew Hayes, Will J. Hart
Star of Love (1911) wvicon.gif
Some Sweet Day (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed Rose, Tony Jackson
Red Onion Rag (1912) wvicon.gif
Sweetheart, I'm Calling You (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Earl Haubrich
Winter Garden Rag (1912) wvicon.gif
Wedding of the Flowers (1917) wvicon.gif
Rock-A-Bye Land (1913) wvicon.gif
When I Get Back to Home Sweet Home (1917) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman
Sweetest Little Sweetheart of Them All (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: H.L. Becker
When the Girl You Love Lives in California (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: David Berg
Blue Birds (1914) wvicon.gif
You're Breaking My Heart With Good-Bye (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Raymond B Egan
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1914) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. Brockman
Faugh-A-Ballagh (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed Rose
I'm Going Back to My Little Country Home (1914) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. B. Walsh
I Am Waiting For the Message of the Rose (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: David Berg
If They Were All Like You (1914) wvicon.gif
Words by: William A. Dillon
The Meaning of Y.M.C.A. (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Rose
Lucille Love Waltzes (1914) wvicon.gif
My Dreamy Little Lotus Flower (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jesse G. M. Glick
Tango Rag (1914) wvicon.gif
Oh! Susie Behave (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Rose
Telephone For Me (1914) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. B. Walsh, G. Clarke
Pick a Little Four Leaf Clover and Send It Over to Me (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: C. Francis Reisner, E. Rose
I Love them All (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Brennan, Earl Carrol
When You Sang "Hush-A-Bye Baby" to Me (1918) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: F.K. Logan Words by: Jesse G. M. Glick
I'd Rather Be in a Shower of Kisses (1915) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman
Cootie Tickle (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
If You've Got a Little Bit Hang On to it (1915) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman
I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
In Our Little Loveland Bungalow (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: James F. Hanley
I've Found the Nesting Place of the Blue Bird (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Sooner or Later (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Rose
Karavan (1919) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman Co-Author: Rudy Wiedhoft
There's a Girl Down South in Dixie Land (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. B. Walsh
The Land of Lullaby (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen, Joseph Sauter
Valse Ellis (1915) wvicon.gif
Nesting Place of the Bluebird (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Your Absence Makes Me Lonely (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: Marvin Lee
Poppy Blossom (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Come Along to Caroline (1916) wvicon.gif
Words by: Will J. Harris
Who Wants a Baby? (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Come Back to Wai-Ki-Ki (1916) wvicon.gif
Words by: Roger Lewis
Ask the Rose (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Dancing Down in Dixieland (1916) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman Co-Author: I.M. Bibo
Down by the O - Hi - O, O, My, O! (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
The Lily and The Frog (1916)
Moonlight in Mandalay (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Not So Very Far from Zanzibar (1916) wvicon.gif
Words by: Joe McCarthy, Ed Rose
Ragadora (1920) wvicon.gif
The Red Circle (1916) wvicon.gif
Mississippi Cradle (1921) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Spring Bird (1916) wvicon.gif
Curly Head (1922) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: M. Ager Words by: Jack Yellen
Step Along Henry (1916) wvicon.gif
Down Old Virginia Way (1922) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Gladys Gillette Words by: Jack Yellen, Vernon T. Stevens
All I Need is Just a Girl Like You (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Addison Burkhardt
Every Wednesday Night (1922) wvicon.gif
Words by: Cliff Friend
At Seven, Seventeen and Seventy Daddy Loved the Same Sweet Girl (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Raymond B. Egan
I Thank You (1922) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Walter Donovan Words by: Jack Yellen
Cheerful Blues (1917) wvicon.gif
I Wanna Go Home (1922) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen
Climbing the Ladder of Love (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ray Sherwood, Raymond Walker
Remember the Waltz (1923) wvicon.gif
Words by: Sidney D Mitchell
Colleen Machree (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Mahoney
Ev'rything You Do (1924) wvicon.gif
Daddy Found You Down Beside the Garden Wall (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jessie Greer, Raymond Egan
I Left Her on the Shores of the Minnetonka (1925) wvicon.gif
Words by: Robert Levenson
Dear Old Home (1917) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman
as Arthur Manlowe
Pleasant Dreams Good-Night (1925) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman
as Arthur Manlowe
He Just Twiddled His Thumbs (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ed Rose
Sweet Blue Bird Take My Love a Message (1925) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
I Wish You All the Luck in the World (1917) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Olman
Give a Smile, to Get a Smile (1942) wvicon.gif
Words by: Nelson Ingham