Lyricist with partner Harry von Tilzer for 30 years

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Andrew B. Sterling

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Many turn of the century hit tunes

Lyricist Andrew B. Sterling was born in New York City on August 26, 1874. After graduating from high school, he began writing song and special material for vaudeville acts. In 1898, he met composer Harry Von Tilzer and the two began a songwriting partnership that would last three decades.

Other than von Tilzer, Sterling collaborated with Frederick Allen Mills, James Hanley, Raymond Sterling, M.K. Jerome, Ray Henderson, Bernie Grossman, Edward Moran and Bartley Costello.

Highlights from the Sterling catalog include “My Old New Hampshire Home”, “Strike Up the Band, Here Comes a Sailor”, “Hell, Ma Baby”, “Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie”, “On a Sunday Afternoon”, “When My Baby Smiles at Me”, “Meet Me in St. Louis”, “Under the Anheuser Bush”, “Last Night Was the End of the World”, “in the Evening by the Moonlight”, “What You Gonna Do When the Rent Comes “Round”, “All the Boys Love Mary”, “All Aboard for Dreamland”, “Take Me Back to New York Time”, “Goodbye Boys” and “On the Old Fall River Line.”

Andrew Sterling died in Stamford Connecticut on August 11, 1955.

Wrote lyric for "Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis"

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Acknowledgements

Biography & Discography:

ASCAP Ace Database (www.ascap.com)

ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 3rd Edition. Copyright 1966.

Pop Memories: 1890-1954
Whitburn, Joel.
Record Research, Inc. Copyright 1986.