Harry Puck  (1891-1964)
Last updated: 20.04.24
According to the Internet source given below, Harry Puck was variously a vaudeville performer, composer and publisher of popular music. Born in Brooklyn, New York he commenced his career aged just some seven years with his sister Eva as a brother/sister vaudeville act known as the Two Pucks from about 1898 until his sister's marriage in 1911. During this period they were featured artists on numerous song sheets, several by Harry von Tilzer. Between 1913 and 1918 Harry Puck was involved mostly with song writing and publishing. When Eva returned to the stage, they worked briefly together as a vaudeville act before pursuing solo careers on Broadway musical stage. In his later years, Harry worked for the Shubert brothers in New York as well as Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. Of his songs he probably best remembered for his My Parcel Post Man (1913) when the US Post Office inaugurated its parcel post service. Of ragtime interest is his The Foot-Warmer (1914). He performed in a number of Broadway shows including Tangerine (1921), Lollipop (1924). Twinkle Twinkle (1926) and Three Little Girls (1930). He died in Metuchen, New Jersey.

  Title (Release Year) Co-Author(s) Performers Issue
cylinder15.gif Where Did You Get That Girl? (1913) Billy Murray Edison Blue Amberol: 2035
  Title Co-Author(s) Sequencer
audiomidi15.gif Johnny Get a Girl (1916) James Pitt-Payne
  Title (Release Year) Performers Instruments
audiodbemp315.gif Foot Warmer (1914), The Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE946 The Foot Warmer (1914) - One Step or Two Step
T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 5¼ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Foot Warmer (1914), The T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif California and You (1914) H. Puck (music)
E. Leslie (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Dancing 'neath the Irish Moon (1915) H. Puck (music)
B. MacDonald (words)
Bessie Wynn (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
Where Did You Get That Girl? (1913) H. Puck (music)
B. Kalmar (words)
Piano, Voice Greer
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 18 works by Harry Puck (1891-1964). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Loving Eyes (w&m) 1907 Geo. W. Meyer (co-author)
Julian Eltinge (perf.)
Everybody Snap Your Fingers With Me 1913
Kiss Me Like You've Never Been Kissed Before 1913
My Hidden Treasure 1913  wvicon.gif
My Parcel Post Man 1913 Bert Kalman (words)  wvicon.gif
Over the Garden Wall 1913
That's Why I Never Go Home 1913
When the Silver Threads Were Not Among the Gold 1913 Bert Kalmar (words)
Where Did You Get That Girl? 1913 Bert Kalmar (words)
June Havoc (perf.)
Dorothy Herman (perf.)
Edythe Livingston (perf.)
Billy Murray (perf.)
 Pub.  cylinder15.gif
California and You 1914 Edgar Leslie (words)
Calvin & Vincent (perf.)
Lottie Collins (perf.)
Mable Russell (perf.)
Eva Shirley (perf.)
Foot Warmer, The 1914 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  Pub. youtube15.jpg  audiodbemp315.gif
On Ranch 101 1914 Ballard MacDonald (words)  wvicon.gif
They Don't Hesitate Any More 1914 Helene Vincent (perf.)  Pub.
Dancing 'neath the Irish Moon 1915 Ballard MacDonald (words)
Daisy Dormer (perf.)
Bessie Wynn (perf.)
Killaloo 1915 Stanley Murphy (words)
Jack Wise (perf.)
Johnny Get a Girl 1916 Stanley Murphy (words)
Dawson & Dawson (perf.)
Harry & Eva Puck (perf.)
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On the Shore of Samoa 1916 Stanley Murphy (words)  wvicon.gif
It Took a Small Town Girl Like You ? Dave Berg (words)
Stanley Murphy (words)
     Composer Title Performer
youtube15.jpg H. Puck Dancing 'Neath The Irish Moon (1915) (3:03) Daisy Dormer
youtube15.jpg H. Puck The Foot Warmer (4:14) Ragtime Dorian Henry