Milton Ager  (1893-1979)
Last updated: 17.10.18
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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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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Books:
  M. Ager    
book15.gif  Happy Days: My Mother, My Father, My Sister & Me Shana Alexander flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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 James P. Johnson on "Runnin' Wild (1921-1926)" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Craig Ventresco on "The Past Is Yet To Come" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.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  Sue Keller on "Nola" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Joan Reynolds on "Deep Hollow" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Budapest Ragtime Band on "Caravan" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Knuckles O'Toole on "Knuckles O'Toole: Plays Honky Tonk Piano" flag15us.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 "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 3"
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Happy Days Are Here Again D/A/T/B
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: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Rockaway Hunt 1915 P. Wendling  wvicon.gif
Steeple Chase 1915 Pete Wendling  wvicon.gif
Erin Is Calling 1916  wvicon.gif
Turn to the Right 1916 William Jerome  wvicon.gif
China, We Owe a Lot to You 1917 H.E. Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
If You Saw All That I Saw in Arkansas 1917
There's Something in the Name of Ireland 1917 H.E. Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Tom, Dick and Harry and Jack 1917 H.E. Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
You Said the Same Thing to Me 1917 H.E. Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Everything Is Peaches Down in Georgia 1918 G.W. Meyer Grant Clarke  wvicon.gif
France We Have Not Forgotten You 1918 Words & Music by Ager Grant Clarke, Howard E. Rogers  wvicon.gif
Anything Is Nice 1919 Grant Clarke, Geo. W Meye
Freckles 1919 Cliff Hess, Howard E Johnson
Thank God You're Here, Mother Mine 1919 H.E. Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
There's a Lot of Blue-Eyed Marys Down in Maryland 1919
Three Faces East 1919 H.E. Johnson , Bernard Granville  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I'm in Heaven When I'm in My Mother's Arms 1920 Howard Johnson, Cliff Hess  wvicon.gif
It's the Smart Little Feller Who Stocked Up His Cellar 1920 Grant Clarke  wvicon.gif
Mother's Hands 1920 Grant Clarke  wvicon.gif
What's in a Name? 1920 John Murray Anderson, Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
A Young Man's Fancy 1920 Jack Yellen, John Murray Anderson  wvicon.gif
I'm Nobody's Baby 1921 Benny Davis, Lester Santly
Curly Head 1922 Abe Olman Jack Yellen
High Brown Blues 1922
Lovin' Sam 1922 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Who Cares? 1922 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Louisville Lou 1923 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Mama Goes Where Papa Goes 1923 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Bagdad 1924 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Big Boy! 1924 Jack Yellen Arr. by May Singhi Breen wvicon.gif
Hard Hearted Hannah 1924 Bob Bigelow, Chas. Bates
I Want to See My Tennessee 1924 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
I Wonder What's Become of Sally 1924 Jack Yellen Arr. by May Singhi Breen wvicon.gif
Are You Sorry? 1925 Benny Davis  wvicon.gif
Away From You 1925 Benny Davis
Don't Be Afraid to Come Home 1925 Jack Yellen, Alfred Bryan  wvicon.gif
No One 1925 Jack Yellen
Could I? I Certainly Could 1926 Jack Yellen Arr. by May Singhi Breen wvicon.gif
Hard-To-Get Gertie 1926
I Certainly Could 1926 Jack Yellen
I Wish I Had My Old Gal Back Again 1926 L. Pollack , Jack Yellen
In Your Green Hat 1926 Jack Yellen
Lay Me Down to Sleep in Carolina 1926 Jack Yellen Arr. by May Singhi Breen;
Ain't She Sweet? 1927 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Ain't That a Grand and Glorious Feeling? 1927 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Are You Happy? 1927 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Crazy Words - Crazy Tune 1927 Words & Music by Ager Jack Yellen Arr. by May Singhi Breen wvicon.gif
Forgive Me 1927 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Is She My Girl-Friend? 1927 Jack Yellen Arr. by May Singhi Breen; wvicon.gif
She Don't Wanna 1927 Jack Yellen Arr. by May Singhi Breen; wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues 1927 Jack Yellen
Who-Oo? You-Oo! That's Who! 1927 Jack Yellen Arr. by May Singhi Breen
Falling Star 1928 Jack Yellen
Feelin' Good 1928
Forever 1928 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Forever and Ever 1928 Jack Yellen Arr. by May Singhi Breen wvicon.gif
I Still Love You 1928 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
If You Don't Love Me 1928 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
It's a Pleasure 1928 Jack Yellen
My Pet 1928 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Oh Baby 1928 Owen Murphy
Rain or Shine 1928 Owen Murphy
Everybody Tap 1929 Jack Yellen Arr. by Dan Dougherty
Glad Rag Doll 1929 Dan Dougherty Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Happy Days Are Here Again 1929 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
He's a Good Man to Have Around 1929 Jack Yellen
I May Be Wrong 1929 Henry Sullivan
I'm Doing What I'm Doing For Love 1929 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
A Man of My Own 1929 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
That's the Good Old Sunny South 1929 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Wait For the Happy Ending 1929 Jack Yellen
A Bench in the Park 1930 Jack Yellen
Happy Feet 1930 Jack YelIen
I Like to Do Things For You 1930 Jack Yellen
Lucky Me, Lovable You 1930 Jack Yellen
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Song of the Dawn 1930 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
If I Didn't Have You 1931 E.Y. Harburg
What Good Am I Without You? 1931
Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear 1932 Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman, Ed Nelson
Night 1932 Edgar Yipsel
Sing a New Song 1932 Ned Wever  wvicon.gif
Some Day We'll Meet Again 1932
Dancing and Dreaming 1934 J. Fred Coots, Benny Davis
I Hate Myself 1934 Benny Davis, Joe Young
In a Little Red Barn 1934 Jean Schwartz, Joe Young
I Threw' a Bean Bag at the Moon 1935 Stanley Adams
Seein' Is Believin' 1935 Stanley Adams
It's No Fun 1936 Grant Clarke
West Wind 1936 Murray Mencher, Charles Newman
You Can't Pull the Wool Over My Eyes 1936 Charles Newman, Murray Mencher  wvicon.gif
You're Giving Me a Song and a Dance 1936 Marty Symes
If I Can Count on You 1937 Jack Meskill
Trust in Me 1937 J. Schwartz , Ned Wever
You Can Tell She Comes From Dixie 1937 Marry Symes
Sweet Stranger 1938 Jerry Livingston, Ned Wever
Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now ? Jack Yellen
Dream Man Make Me Dream Some More ? Joe Young
Heartbreaking Doll ?
I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mammas ? Jack Yellen
Music Has Charms ? Jack Yellen
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Nobody's Baby ?
Sugar ? Jack Yellen, Frank Crum, Red Nichols
That's What I Call Sweet Music ? Jack Yellen