Nora Bayes  (1880-1928)
Last updated: 29.10.19
Nora Bayes was a popular American entertainer born Leonora Goldberg to a Jewish family in Joliet, Illinois. 18-years old, she was performing professionally in vaudeville in Chicago. After touring from San Francisco, California to New York she became a star both on vaudeville and Broadway. She was an accomplished singer, comedian and actress. After her marriage to singer/songwriter Jack Norworth in 1908 they toured together and were credited for collaborating on a number of tunes, including their huge hit Shine On, Harvest Moon which the pair debuted in Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies of 1908. Later she recorded with the Victor Talking Machine Company and Columbia Records. She died in New York.

     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Various Artists The Great War: Classical And Popular Selections From The Time Of World War I CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Nora Hulse Ragtime Refreshments
cd15.gif Jody Dall'Armi On the Level, You're a Little Devil flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Knuckles O'Toole Knuckles O'Toole: Plays Honky Tonk Piano flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Joe "Fingers" Carr Honky Tonk Hits of Joe "Fingers" Carr flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 2
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE1300 The Nora Bayes Fox Trot (1917)
T/T/T+D/B+A/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1301 Prohibition Blues (1919) - Song
T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
     Title Instruments Remarks
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sm15.gif Prohibition Blues (1919) T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 23 works by Nora Bayes (1880-1928). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
Come Along My Mandy 1907 J. Norworth Original version by Mellor, Lawrence and Giffard. wvicon.gif
Shine on Harvest Moon 1908 J. Norworth  wvicon.gif
Sing Me a Come-All-Ye Like My Daddy Sang to Me 1908
I'm Glad I'm a Boy and I'm Glad I'm a Girl 1909 J. Norworth  wvicon.gif
If It Were Not For Dear Old Father 1909 J. Norworth  wvicon.gif
Let's Get the Umpire's Goat 1909 J. Norworth  wvicon.gif
No More Staying Out Late 1909
Mister Moon-Man Turn Off the Light 1910 Jack Norworth  wvicon.gif
Young America 1910
Ev'ry One in Favor Say Aye 1911 J. Norworth  wvicon.gif
Fairy Tales 1911
I Have Longed So Long 1911
Parlor Games 1911
Please Go Find My Billy Boy 1911
Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon Man 1911 J. Norworth  wvicon.gif
In My Birch Bark Canoe 1912
Pinkerton Detective Moon 1912 J. Norworth  wvicon.gif
She Believes I'm in Brooklyn To-Night 1912
Nora Bayes Fox Trot, The 1917 D. Ganiard  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
All My Life 1918 Irving Fisher, Harry Akst  wvicon.gif
Just Like a Gypsy 1919 Seymour Simons  wvicon.gif
Prohibition Blues 1919 Ring Lardner  wvicon.gif
I'll Tell the World 1920
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg The Nora Bayes Fox Trot 3:06 Ragtime Dorian Henry The Nora Bayes Fox Trot (1917)
youtube15.jpg Prohibition Blues performed by Nora Bayes 3:10 Nora Bayes Prohibition Blues