Grace le Boy  (1890-1983)
Last updated: 02.05.22
Very little is known about Grace Le Boy. The daughter of Russian immigrants she was born in New York, She composed a number of popular songs such as I Wish I Had A Girl (1908), lyrics by Gus Kahn, the copyright of which she sold for the then record sum of $10,000. Others include Early in the Morning (1916) and The Good Ship Mary Ann (1914).
She met Gus Kahn in 1908, married in 1916 and had two children. She was his collaborator from 1908 until 1932 and they were the subjects of the film I'll See You in My Dreams (1951) starring Doris Day. Of ragtime interest is her Everybody Rag With Me (1914).

Many thanks to Alison Brown of Carmel, Indiana, who kindly sent biographical details by Email in August, 2013.


Grace le Boy  (1890-1983) has at least 7 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Are You Lonesome?
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: The Thompson Music Company
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 4 pages. Limited Availability.
I Wish I Had a Girl
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: The Thompson Music Company
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
June, July and August
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Unknown
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 4 pages. Limited Availability.
Liking's Not a Bit Like Loving
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Victor Kremer Co.
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  Printed: 1918. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Pretty Soft For Me
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Maurice Shapiro Music Publisher
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Say Boys! I've Found a Girl
Music by: Grace le Boy.
Words by: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Maurice Shapiro Music Publisher
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
What's the Use of Moonlight  When There's No One 'round to Love
Words and Music by: Grace le Boy.
Co-Author: Gus Kahn
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 6 pages. Limited Availability.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif I Wish I Had a Girl Manuel Romain
audioextmp315.gif Music Vot's Music Must Come From Berlin Maurice Burkhart
audioextmp315.gif Music Vot's Music Must Come From Berlin Maurice Burkhart
audioextmp315.gif Oh, How That Woman Could Cook Edison Blue Amberol: 2647 Maurice Burkhart
audioextmp315.gif To the Strains of That Wedding March Cylinder18014 W.V. Brunt
audioextmp315.gif To the Strains of That Wedding March Edison Blue Amberol: 4280 Marguerite E. Farrell
audioextmp315.gif What's the Use of Moonlight Indestructible Record: 1133 W.V. Brunt
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif It's Tough When Izzy Rosenstein Loves Genevieve Malone (1910) Midi James Pitt-Payne
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
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     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Are You Lonesome? (1909) G. le Boy (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Dublin Bay G. le Boy (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Everybody Rag With Me (1914) G. le Boy (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Everybody Rag With Me - Song G. le Boy (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Good Ship Mary Ann, The G. le Boy (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Rae Samuels (perf.)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Good Ship Mary Ann, The G. le Boy (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif I Wish I Had a Girl G. le Boy (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif I Wish I Had a Girl G. le Boy (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Little Bit of Irish (1911), A G. le Boy (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Maggie Cline (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Over the Heather (1910) G. le Boy (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Grace Hazard (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Pass the Pickles (1913) G. le Boy (music) Piano Ragtime Piano Pub.
pdf15.gif Those Olden Golden Days of Long Ago (1917) G. le Boy (music)
Daisy Sullivan (words)
Piano, Voice Ragtime Piano Pub.
pdf15.gif  What's the Use of Moonlight (1909) G. le Boy (words & music)
G. Kahn (coauth.)
Kahn & Le Boy (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 39 works by Grace le Boy (1890-1983). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I Wish I Had a Girl 1907 G. Kahn (words)
Manuel Romain (perf.)
A. Jolson (perf.)
Ida Burt Laurence (perf.)
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Are You Lonesome? 1909 G. Kahn (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
June, July and August 1909 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Pretty Soft For Me 1909 G. Kahn (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Say Boys! I've Found a Girl 1909 G. Kahn (words)
Lulu Beeson (perf.)
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What's the Use of Moonlight (w&m) 1909 G. Kahn (co-author)
Kahn & Le Boy (perf.)
W.V. Brunt (perf.)
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Has Anybody Got a Kiss to Spare? 1910 G. Kahn (words)  Pub.
It's Tough When Izzy Rosenstein Loves Genevieve Malone 1910 G. Kahn (words)  Pub. audiomidi15.gif
Only a Man 1910  wvicon.gif
Over the Heather 1910 G. Kahn (words)
Grace Hazard (perf.)
 Pub.
Little Bit of Irish, A 1911 G. Kahn (words)
Maggie Cline (perf.)
 Pub.
Music Vot's Music Must Come From Berlin 1911 G. Kahn (words)
Maurice Burkhart (perf.)
Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
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To the Strains of That Wedding March 1911 G. Kahn (words)
Marguerite E. Farrell (perf.)
W.V. Brunt (perf.)
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When Jack Came Sailing Home Again 1911 Gus Kahn (words)
Louise Dresser (perf.)
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Dublin Bay 1912 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Henry Oh Henry 1912 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I'm on the Jury 1913 G. Kahn (words)
Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
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Moonlight on the Mississippi 1913 G. Kahn (words)  Pub.
Pass the Pickles 1913  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Everybody Rag With Me 1914  Pub.
Everybody Rag With Me - Song 1914 G. Kahn (words)
A. Jolson (perf.)
 Pub.
Good Ship Mary Ann, The 1914 G. Kahn (words)
B. Seeley (perf.)
E.F. Cochran (perf.)
Rae Samuels (perf.)
 Pub.
Love and Springtime 1914 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
Oh, How That Woman Could Cook 1914 G. Kahn (words)
Maurice Burkhart (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
That's a Lovely Evening 1914 G. Kahn (words)  Pub.
Bring Along Your Dancing Shoes 1915 G. Kahn (words)
A. Jolson (perf.)
 Pub.
Early in the Morning 1915 G. Kahn (words)  Pub.
Kentucky Sal 1915 Will Mar (words)  Pub.
Lay Down Your Arms 1915  Pub.
Breath O' Spring 1917  Pub.
Those Olden Golden Days of Long Ago 1917 Daisy Sullivan (words)  Pub.
You All Got to Be Born and Bred in Kentucky 1917
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Liking's Not a Bit Like Loving 1918 G. Kahn (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Will You Be Sorry? 1928 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
My Love for You 1930 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Lazy Day 1932 George Posford (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
Earl Martin (words)
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Twas Only a Summer Night's Dream 1932 G. Kahn (words)  Pub.
Ev'ry Night at Eight 1941 G. Kahn (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Dream a Little Longer (w&m) 1950 G. Kahn (co-author)
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Pass the Pickles 2:45 Ragtime Dorian Henry