George A. Norton  (1880-1923)
Last updated: 01.02.24
George A. Norton was an American lyricist and composer of popular music. He is chiefly remembered for writing the lyrics to Ernie Burnett's Melancholy (1911) which later became the standard My Melancholy Baby. It has been recorded by the likes of Teddy Wilson, Sonny Rollins and Frank Sinatra amongst many others. Of ragtime interest is his The Black Hand Rag (1910) which he dedicated to "The Rag-time King", Mike Bernard.

  Title Co-Author(s) Sequencer
audiomidi15.gif Black Hand Rag (1910), The James Pitt-Payne
  Title (Release Year) Performers Instruments
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE1049 The Black Hand Rag (1910)
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Black Hand Rag (1910), The A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 5 works by George A. Norton (1880-1923). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Mary From Maryland (w&m) 1903 Irene Bentley (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Early Bird Catches the Worm, The 1906 Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
Galveston (w&m) 1907  wvicon.gif
Black Hand Rag, The 1910 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif audiodbemp315.gif
Round Her Neck She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (w&m) 1917  wvicon.gif
     Composer Title Performer
youtube15.jpg G.A. Norton The Black Hand Rag (3:08) Ragtime Dorian Henry