Grace le Boy  (1890-1983)
Last updated: 17.10.18
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: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
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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.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 38 works by Grace le Boy (1890-1983). 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
         
I Wish I Had a Girl 1907 G. Kahn  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Are You Lonesome? 1909 G. Kahn  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
June, July and August 1909 Gus Kahn  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Pretty Soft For Me 1909 G. Kahn  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Say Boys! I've Found a Girl 1909 G. Kahn  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
What's the Use of Moonlight 1909 G. Kahn  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Has Anybody Got a Kiss to Spare? 1910 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
It's Tough When Izzy Rosenstein Loves Genevieve Malone 1910 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Only a Man 1910  wvicon.gif
Over the Heather 1910 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
A Little Bit of Irish 1911 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Music Vot's Music Must Come From Berlin 1911 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
When Jack Came Sailing Home Again 1911 Gus Kahn  wvicon.gif
Dublin Bay 1912 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Henry Oh Henry 1912 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
I'm on the Jury 1913 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Moonlight on the Mississippi 1913 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Pass the Pickles 1913  wvicon.gif
Everybody Rag With Me 1914  wvicon.gif
Everybody Rag With Me - Song 1914 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
The Good Ship Mary Ann 1914 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Love and Springtime 1914 Gus Kahn  wvicon.gif
Oh How That Woman Could Cook 1914 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
That's a Lovely Evening 1914 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Bring Along Your Dancing Shoes 1915 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Kentucky Sal 1915 Will Mar  wvicon.gif
Lay Down Your Arms 1915  wvicon.gif
Early in the Morning 1916 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Breath O' Spring 1917  wvicon.gif
Those Olden Golden Days of Long Ago 1917 Daisy Sullivan  wvicon.gif
You All Got to Be Born and Bred in Kentucky 1917
Liking's Not a Bit Like Loving 1918 G. Kahn  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Will You Be Sorry? 1928 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
My Love for You 1930 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Lazy Day 1932 George Posford Gus Kahn, Earl Martin  wvicon.gif
Twas Only a Summer Night's Dream 1932 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Ev'ry Night at Eight 1941 G. Kahn  wvicon.gif
Dream a Little Longer ? G. Kahn
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youtube15.jpg Pass the Pickles (2:45) Ragtime Dorian Henry