Harry Puck  (1891-1964)
Last updated: 02.07.22
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 Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Foot Warmer (1914), The T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Where Did You Get That Girl? Edison Blue Amberol: 2035 Billy Murray
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Johnny Get a Girl (1916) Midi James Pitt-Payne
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
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     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 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
pdf15.gif Where Did You Get That Girl? H. Puck (music)
B. Kalmar (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Where Did You Get That Girl? H. Puck (music)
B. Kalmar (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
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.)
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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)
Billy Murray (perf.)
June Havoc (perf.)
Edythe Livingston (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
California and You 1914 Edgar Leslie (words)
Lottie Collins (perf.)
Mable Russell (perf.)
Eva Shirley (perf.)
Calvin & Vincent (perf.)
 Pub.
Foot Warmer, The 1914  Pub.
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)
Bessie Wynn (perf.)
Daisy Dormer (perf.)
 Pub.
Killaloo 1915 Stanley Murphy (words)
Jack Wise (perf.)
 Pub.
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 S. Murphy (words)  wvicon.gif
It Took a Small Town Girl Like You ? Dave Berg (words)
Stanley Murphy (words)
 Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Dancing 'Neath The Irish Moon (1915) 3:03 Daisy Dormer
youtube15.jpg The Foot-Warmer 4:14 Ragtime Dorian Henry