Byron Gay  (1886-1945)
Last updated: 27.10.19
According to the Internet source given below, Byron Sturges Gay was an American songwriter. His best-known songs is probably Four or Five Times. Byron also worked with Richard A. Whiting, writing such songs as Horses (1926) and Fire (1926), both popular dance and comedy songs.
Of ragtime interest is his The Vamp (1919) published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 69 works by Byron Gay (1886-1945). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
Little Ford Rambled Right Along, The 1914 Words & Music by Gay C. R Foster  wvicon.gif
Funny Moon 1915
Gasoline Gus and His Jitney Bus 1915 Charley Brown  wvicon.gif
Happy Tom O'Day 1915 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Shoot Me Back to California Land 1915 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Dragon's Eye 1916  wvicon.gif
My Sweet Dream and You 1916
Somewhere on the Rio Grande 1916
I'm Always Happy Sunday 1917 Al Dubin  wvicon.gif
It's a Rambling Flivver 1917 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Sons of Liberty 1917
When the Fields Are White With Daisies I'll Come Back to You 1917  wvicon.gif
My Angel of the Flaming Cross 1918 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Sand Dunes 1918  wvicon.gif
Sand Dunes - Song 1918 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Soldier's Dream, A 1918  wvicon.gif
Cleopatra Had a Little Song 1919 Will Hough  wvicon.gif
Fast Asleep in Poppyland 1919 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Honeymoon Town 1919  wvicon.gif
My Buddy 1919 Charles N. Daniels Charles N. Daniels as Neil Morét
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
Oh! a New Jazz Hit! 1919 Arnold Johnson  wvicon.gif
Snuggle, Snuggle, Snuggle 1919 Will Hough  wvicon.gif
Sunshine 1919 Charles N. Daniels, /Louis Weslyn
There's Everything Waiting For You 1919 Will Hough  wvicon.gif
Vamp - Song, The 1919 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Vamp, The 1919  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Waiting in Vain 1919 Herbert B. Marple
Western Land 1919 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Wonderful Night With You 1919 Will Hough
I Like to Do It 1920
Murder! 1920 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Near to Your Heart 1920
Susan Doozan 1920 L. Frank Baum
To Love in Vain 1920 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Catalina 1921 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Navy Goat, The 1921  wvicon.gif
Fate 1922 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Two Little Eyes 1922
Vamp Me 1922
Keep A-Goin' 1923  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
Soul of a Rose, The 1923 Marian Gillespie
I Lost My Pal 1924
Radio 1924
Song of My Dream, The 1924
World is Mine (For I Have You), The 1924
Just a Little Drink 1925  wvicon.gif
Mr Cozy Corner Man 1925. Arthur Freed  wvicon.gif
Fire! 1926 Richard A. Whiting  wvicon.gif
First Time You Kissed Me (I Belonged to You), The 1926
Horses 1926 Richard A. Whiting  wvicon.gif
No One Else 1926 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
No! 1926 Richard A Whiting  wvicon.gif
Someday You'll Be Sorry (Pal O' Mine) 1926 W.C. Polla, Paul Whiteman
Westward! 1926 W.C. Polla
Four or Five Times 1927 Marco H. Hellman  wvicon.gif
Moonlight on the Danube 1927 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Rose of Monterey 1927 Charles N. Daniels
When Shadows Creep 1927 Bertram P Hargrave  wvicon.gif
Wide Open Space 1927 Richard Whiting, Paul Whiteman
Chicago Butterfly 1928 Words & Music by Gay  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
Your Good-bye Kiss 1928
Who in the 'L' are You 1929
To Make a Long Story Short (I Love You) 1930
Sittin' on a Log - Pettin' My Dog 1933 Zez Confrey  wvicon.gif
Somebody's Birthday 1935 Cliff Gordon, Jimmie Grier
Swaying 1939 Cliff Gordon, Jimmie Grier
Navigator's Holiday 1942 /Chick Johnson, Ole Olson
Let's Sow a Wild Oat ?
Love Shadows Waltzes ?
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg The Vamp 2:48 Ragtime Dorian Henry