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Bud Green


Wrote "Sentimental Journey" (Doris Day hit)

Bud Green was born in Austria on November 19, 1897 and as an infant he and his family immigrated to the US where they settled in New York City.

As a young adult, Green began writing special material for vaudeville shows. Working as a staff writer for music publishers from 1920 through 1927, he also wrote Broadway stage scores and songs for musicals for such renowned singers as Sophie Tucker, Cleo Mayfied, Winnie Lightner and Cecil Lean.

With collaborators such as Les Brown, Buddy De Sylva, Al Dubin, Ella Fitzgerald, Slim Gaillard, Ray Henderson, Ben Homer, Raymond Scott, Sam Stept and Harry Warren, Bud Green is the writer behind such popular standards as “Alabamy Bound”, “That’s My Weakness Now”, “I Love My Baby”, “Oh Boy, What A Girl”, “In My Gondola”, “Away Down South in Heaven”, “I’ll Always Be In Love With You”, “Do Something”, “Congratulations”, “Good Little, B ad Little You”, “My Mother’s Evening Prayer”, “Simple and Sweet”, “Dream Sweetheart”, “Moonlight on the River”, “Swingy Little Thingy”, Blue Fedora”, “More Than Ever”, “You Showed Me the Way”, “Tia Juana”, “Once in a While”, “The Man who Comes Around”, “Flat Foot Floogie”, “Sentimental Journey”, “Speed Limit”, “Who Can Tell”, “All the Days of Our Years”, “My Number One Dream Came True” and “On Account I Love You”.

He was commissioned by Hollywood during the 30’s and 40’s and Green songs can be heard in the Hollywood musicals Syncopation, Mother’s Boy, Lucky in Love, Big Boy, Show in Hollywood and Baby Take a Bow.

Bud Green died in Yonkers, New York on January 2, 1981.

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