J. Fred Helf  (1870?-1915?)
Last updated: 24.11.21
J. Fred Helf was an American composer, songwriter and publisher of popular music. His best known piece was probably If Money Talks, It Ain't On Speaking Terms With Me ( 1902). His Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon (1900), interesting for its social comment, Texas Tommy's Dance (1911) and The Fatal Rose of Red (1900) also enjoyed limited popularity. Whilst scarcely ragtime, his A Bit O'Blarney - An Irish Intermezzo (1904) is also interesting.
After several years of success, his publishing business went bankrupt through a dispute with songwriter Ballard Macdonald over Play That Barbershop Chord (1910) which he worked on together with Lewis F. Muir and William Tracey.


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J. Fred Helf  (1870?-1915?) has at least 1 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Contentment Song
Music by: J. Fred Helf.
Words by: Leonard G. Vance
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
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url15.gif Up the Rickety Stairs J. Fred Helf (words & music)
Jen Latona (perf.)
 
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audio15.gif Fables Bob Roberts Edison Blue Amberol: 1632 at USCB
audio15.gif Father Is a Judge Fred Duprez Indestructible Record: 970 at USCB
audio15.gif Father Is a Judge Edward Meeker Edison Standard Record: 10043 at USCB
audio15.gif Go Easy Mabel Edward Meeker Edison Standard Record: 10173 at USCB
audio15.gif Make a Noise Like a Hoop, and Roll Away Arthur Collins
Byron George Harlan
Edison Standard Record: 10122 at USCB
audio15.gif Set 'Em Up in the Other Alley Arthur Collins
Byron George Harlan
Edison Standard Record: 10194 at USCB
audio15.gif Tipperary Stella Tobin ram File provided by tinfoil.com
audio15.gif When You Know You're Not Forgotten by the Girl You Can't Forget Frank C. Stanley ram File provided by tinfoil.com
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pdf15.gif Ain't You Coming Back to Old New Hampshire, Molly? Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Ain't You Coming Back to Old New Hampshire, Molly? Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif Bit O' Blarney (1904), A Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Every Race Has a Flag But the Coon (1900) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Farewell Mavourneen Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Here's to Our Absent Brothers (1905) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I'd Rather Say Hello Than Goodbye Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif I'll Be Waiting in the Gloaming, Sweet Genevieve Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif I'm Tying the Leaves So They Won't Come Down (1907) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif If Money Talks, It Ain't on Speaking Terms With Me (1902) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Make a Noise Like a Hoop, and Roll Away Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Make a Noise Like a Hoop, and Roll Away Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif Neath the Old Acorn Tree, Sweet Estelle Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif No One Can Take Your Place Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif  Somebody That I Know and You Know Too Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif Somebody's Always Willin' to Do Somethin' For Somebody (1907) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif When a Boy From Old New Hampshire Loves a Girl From Tennessee (1910) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif When It's Moonlight Mary Darling 'neath the Old Grape Arbor Shade Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif When the Bloom Is on the Cotton Dixie Lee Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif When the Maid You've Made Your Sweetheart (1913) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif When the Whip-Poor-Will Sings Marguerite Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif When the Whip-Poor-Will Sings Marguerite Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif When You Know You're Not Forgotten by the Girl You Can't Forget Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif Won't You Come Over to Philly Willie? Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 97 works by J. Fred Helf (1870?-1915?). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
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How'd You Like to Be the Iceman? (w&m) 1898 Moran (co-author)
P. Eldridge (perf.)
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Please, Mr. Conductor, Don't Put Me Off the Train (w&m) 1898 E.P. Moran (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Tillie Tootie the Coney Island Beauty 1898 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Two Sweethearts of Mine, The 1898 E.P. Moran (words)  wvicon.gif
I Ain't Got No Happy Home to Leave (w&m) 1899  wvicon.gif
Only a Hard Boiled Egg From Home (w&m) 1899  wvicon.gif
Picture No Artist Can Paint, A (w&m) 1899  wvicon.gif
Every Race Has a Flag But the Coon (w&m) 1900 Will. A. Heelan (co-author)
Lottie Gilson (perf.)
Marie Dressler (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Many Others (perf.)
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Fatal Rose of Red, The 1900 Ed Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif
In the House of Too Much Trouble (w&m) 1900 Will A. Heelan (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Set 'Em Up in the Other Alley 1900 Ren. Shields (words)
Andrew B. Sterling (words)
Arthur Collins (perf.)
Byron George Harlan (perf.)
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Tobie I Kind O' Likes You (w&m) 1900 Will A. Heelan (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Ha-Le Ha-Lo 1901
When the Irish Are on Parade 1901
I'll Be Your Rain-Beau 1902 Ed. Gardenier (words)
Emma Carus (perf.)
Minnie Emmett (perf.)
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If Money Talks, It Ain't on Speaking Terms With Me (w&m) 1902 Tascott (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
My Mother Was a Northern Girl (w&m) 1902  wvicon.gif
Please Leave the Gate Ajar 1902 Rob't F. Roden (words)  wvicon.gif
Ev'ry Man Is a Volunteer 1903 Will A Heelan (words)  wvicon.gif
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (w&m) 1903  wvicon.gif
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Since Sally Left Our Alley 1903 Will A. Heelan (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Under the Mistletoe Bough 1903
Battle of the Daisies & the Ferns, The (w&m) 1904 Heelan (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Bit O' Blarney, A 1904  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Bit O' Blarney, A - Song 1904 Will A Heelan (words)
Madge Fox (perf.)
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No One Can Take Your Place 1904 Ed Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sprig O'Shillalah, A 1904  wvicon.gif
Stingy 1904 Ed. Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif
When the Coons Have a Dreamland of Their Own 1904  wvicon.gif
Everybody Works But Father (w&m) 1905  wvicon.gif
Here's to Our Absent Brothers (w&m) 1905  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
I'll Be Waiting in the Gloaming, Sweet Genevieve (w&m) 1905 Wilbur Held (perf.)
Mitchell &. Marron (perf.)
Manuel Romain (perf.)
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Mamma's Boy 1905 Harry Sinclair (words)
Mamie Harnish (perf.)
Louis Powers (perf.)
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Someone Thinks of Someone 1905 E. Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif
Waltz Must Change to a March Marie, The 1905 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Afloat on a Five Dollar Note 1906 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Ain't You Coming Back to Old New Hampshire, Molly? 1906 Robert F. Roden (words)
Sadie Helf (perf.)
J. Aldrich Libbey (perf.)
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Bee That Gets the Honey Doesn't Hang Around the Hive, The 1906 Ed Rose (words)  wvicon.gif
Captain Baby Bunting 1906 Will D Cobb (words)
Ed Gardenier (words)
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Colleen Bawn (w&m) 1906 Ed Madden (words)  wvicon.gif
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Is There Any Room in Heaven For a Little Girl Like Me? 1906
Lavengro 1906
Meet Me Sweet Kathleen in Honeysuckle Time 1906 Robert F. Roden (words)
Hamilton Hill (perf.)
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They Handed Me a Lemon 1906 Elsa Ryan (perf.)
We Never Seemed So Far Apart Before 1906 Ed Gardenier (words)
Bert Swor (perf.)
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When the Whip-Poor-Will Sings Marguerite 1906 C. M. Denison (words)
Willard Dyer (perf.)
Edward A. Warden (perf.)
Bonita (perf.)
J. Aldrich Libbey (perf.)
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When You Know You're Not Forgotten by the Girl You Can't Forget 1906 Ed. Gardenier (words)
F.C. Stanley (perf.)
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Auf Wiedersehn Fräulein 1907
Contentment 1907 Leonard G. Vance (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Farewell Mavourneen 1907 Ed Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Gesundheit 1907
I'm Tying the Leaves So They Won't Come Down 1907 E. S. S. Huntington (words)
Dave Carter (perf.)
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Neath the Old Acorn Tree, Sweet Estelle 1907 C. Marion Denison (words)
Trixie Friganza (perf.)
Sam Hyams (perf.)
E. Kenney Brown (perf.)
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Somebody's Always Willin' to Do Somethin' For Somebody 1907 E. Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
When It's Moonlight Mary Darling 'neath the Old Grape Arbor Shade 1907 Bertley Costello (words)
J. Aldrich Libbey (perf.)
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When Summer Tells Autumn Good-Bye 1907 Arthur J Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
When the Bluebirds Nest Again Sweet Nellie Gray 1907 Bartley Costello (words)
Roger &. Deely (perf.)
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When the Sheep Are in the Fold, Jennie Dear 1907 C. Marion Denison (words)  wvicon.gif
When the Springtime Brings the Roses, Jessie Dear 1907 Robert F Roden (words)
Charles O. Nast (perf.)
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Won't You Come Over to Philly Willie? 1907 E. Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
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Booker T's Are on Parade To-Day, The 1908 Ed. Moran (words)  wvicon.gif
Daddy's Little Tom Boy Girl 1908 Robert F Roden (words)
S. Tobin (perf.)
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Go Easy Mabel 1908 Will D. Cobb (words)
Ren Shields (words)
Eddie Moran (words)
Lew Dockstader (perf.)
Edward Meeker (perf.)
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I Don't Want the Morning to Come 1908 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
I Lost My Heart When I Saw Your Eyes 1908 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Kiltie's March, The 1908  wvicon.gif
Make a Noise Like a Hoop, and Roll Away 1908 Ren Shields (words)
Lew Dockstader (perf.)
Emma Carus (perf.)
Arthur Collins (perf.)
Byron George Harlan (perf.)
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Needles and Pins 1908 Ed Moran (words)
Trixie Friganza (perf.)
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Somebody That I Know and You Know Too 1908 Ed Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Tipperary 1908 Leo J Curley (words)
James M Fulton (words)
S. Tobin (perf.)
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When Darling Bess First Whispered Yes 1908 Robert F Roden (words)  wvicon.gif
When We Listened to the Chiming of the Old Church Bell 1908 Robert F Roden (words)  wvicon.gif
Whoop! Whoop!! Whoop!!! Make a Noise Like a Hoop and Roll Away 1908 Ren Shields (words)  wvicon.gif
Arrah, Come in Out of the Rain 1909
Father Is a Judge 1909 Frederick W Hager (words)
F. Duprez (perf.)
Edward Meeker (perf.)
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If You've Won the Only One 1909 Ed Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif
Wedding Bells 1909 Robert F Roden (words)  wvicon.gif
When the Bloom Is on the Cotton Dixie Lee 1909 C.M Dennison (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
When the Evening Bells Are Chiming Songs of Auld Lang Syne 1909 Robert F Roden (words)  wvicon.gif
I'd Rather Say Hello Than Goodbye 1910 Alfred Bryan (words)
Ila Grannon (perf.)
Mabel Webb (perf.)
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My Love Is Greater Than the World 1910 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Teddy Da Roose 1910 E. Moran (words)  wvicon.gif
When a Boy From Old New Hampshire Loves a Girl From Tennessee 1910 William Cahalin (words)
Robert F. Roden (words)
Harry A. Ellis (perf.)
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Hands Up 1911 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Lord! Have Mercy on a Married Man 1911 Edgar Leslie (words)
Lew Dockstader (perf.)
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Up the Rickety Stairs 1911 Arthur J Lamb (words)
Lew Dockstader (words)
Jen Latona (perf.)
Florrie Forde (perf.)
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Lincoln's College Flag 1912
Wee Little Drop O' the Cruiskeen Lawn, A 1912
You're Just As Sweet at Sixty As You Were at Sweet Sixteen 1912 Will A. Heelan (words)  wvicon.gif
Fables 1913 Jeff T Branen (words)
Bob Roberts (perf.)
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On a Barnyard Honeymoon 1913 Wm Tracey (words)  wvicon.gif
When an Old School Boy Meets an Old School Girl 1913 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
When God Gave Me You 1913 Edgar Leslie (words)  wvicon.gif
When the Maid You've Made Your Sweetheart 1913 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
In the Valley of the Shannon 1914 Bartley Costello (words)  wvicon.gif
Pick Up the Pieces and Bring Them Home 1914 Arthur J Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Wanted! a Harp Like the Angels Play na EBE Bessey (words)  wvicon.gif
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youtube15.jpg I'll Be Your Rain-Beau (1902) 2:10 Minnie Emmett J.F. Helf