J. Fred Helf  (1870?-1915?)
Last updated: 30.01.21
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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Contentment Song
By: J. Fred Helf. Words by: Leonard G. Vance.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
This list is arranged by title and contains 1 lyric written by J. Fred Helf. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall
     Title Attribution Remarks
url15.gif Up the Rickety Stairs Jen Latona (sung by)  
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 89 works by J. Fred Helf (1870?-1915?). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
How'd You Like to Be the Iceman? (w&m) 1898 Moran (co-author)  wvicon.gif
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)  wvicon.gif
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)
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 (sung by)
If Money Talks, It Ain't on Speaking Terms With Me (w&m) 1902  wvicon.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
Title Year Attribution Remarks
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
Bit O' Blarney, A - Song 1904 Will A Heelan (words)
Madge Fox (sung by)
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
I'll Be Waiting in the Gloaming, Sweet Genevieve (w&m) 1905 Wilbur Held (sung by)
Mitchell &. Marron (sung by)
Mamma's Boy 1905 Harry Sinclair (words)
Mamie Harnish (sung by)
Louis Powers (sung by)
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)  wvicon.gif
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)
Colleen Bawn (w&m) 1906 Ed Madden (words)  wvicon.gif
Is There Any Room in Heaven For a Little Girl Like Me? 1906
Lavengro 1906
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Meet Me Sweet Kathleen in Honeysuckle Time 1906 Robert F. Roden (words)
Hamilton Hill (sung by)
They Handed Me a Lemon 1906 Elsa Ryan (sung by)
We Never Seemed So Far Apart Before 1906 Ed Gardenier (words)
Bert Swor (sung by)
When the Whippoorwill Sings Marguerite (w&m) 1906 Willard Dyer (sung by)
Edward A. Warden (sung by)
When You Know You're Not Forgotten by the Girl You Can't Forget 1906 Ed. Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif
Auf Wiedersehn Fräulein 1907
Contentment 1907 Leonard G. Vance (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Gesundheit 1907
I'm Tying the Leaves So They Won't Come Down 1907 E. S. S. Huntington (words)  wvicon.gif
Neath the Old Acorn Tree, Sweet Estelle 1907 C. Marion Denison (words)
Trixie Friganza (sung by)
Somebody's Always Willin' to Do Somethin' For Somebody 1907 E. Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif
When It's Moonlight Mary Darling 'neath the Old Grape Arbor Shade 1907 Bertley Costello (words)  wvicon.gif
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 (sung by)
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 (sung by)
Won't You Come Over to Chilly Willie? 1907 E. Gardenier (words)  wvicon.gif
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)  wvicon.gif
I Don't Want the Morning to Come 1908 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
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 (sung by)
Emma Carus (sung by)
Needles and Pins 1908 Ed Moran (words)
Trixie Friganza (sung by)
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
Go Easy Mabel 1909 Will D. Cobb (words)
Ren Shields (words)
Eddie Moran (words)
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
When the Evening Bells Are Chiming Songs of Auld Lang Syne 1909 Robert F Roden (words)  wvicon.gif
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 (sung by)
Hands Up 1911 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Lord! Have Mercy on a Married Man 1911 Edgar Leslie (words)
Lew Dockstader (sung by)
Up the Rickety Stairs 1911 Arthur J Lamb (words)
Lew Dockstader (words)
Jen Latona (sung by)
Florrie Forde (sung by)
Lincoln's College Flag 1912
Title Year Attribution Remarks
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
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
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