Dave Franklin

Dave Franklin
Dave Franklin
Born September 28, 1895(1895-09-28)
Origin NY, NY, United States
Died February 2, 1970(1970-02-02)
Occupations Songwriter
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Tin Pan Alley

Dave Franklin (Born: September 28, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA; Died: February 2, 1970 (age 74) in Los Angeles, California, USA per IMDB) was an accomplished songwriter and pianist. A member of Tin Pan Alley, Franklin co-wrote "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down", the theme song to the Looney Tunes cartoon series. His primary collaborator was lyricist Cliff Friend. Other collaborators: Al Dubin, Isham Jones, Irving Taylor. Franklin worked in vaudeville and night clubs in the U.S. and Europe. According to The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900–1950, by Roger Kinkle, he left school at 13 to work as a pianist in a publishing house. Some of his songs were recorded by Glen Gray, Isham Jones, Guy Lombardo and Frankie Trumbauer.


Shows and Movies

  • Paramount on Parade
  • That's Right—You're Wrong


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  • Cincinnati Rag
  • Dreamer's Holiday
  • If I Had a Magic Carpet


I'm Isidore the Toreador


  • Blue Lament
  • I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreaming
  • It's Funny to Everyone But Me


  • Give a Broken Heart a Break
  • I Woke Up Too Soon


  • Breakin' in a New Pair of Shoes
  • I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
  • When My Dreamboat Comes Home


  • Everything You Said Came True
  • Never Should Have Told You
  • The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
  • Two Dreams Got Together
  • You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming


  • I Come From a Musical Family
  • I Must See Annie Tonight
  • There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame
  • Who Do You Think I Saw Last Night?


  • Happy Birthday to Love
  • I'm Building a Sailboat of Dreams
  • The Concert in the Park
  • You Don't Know How Much You Can Suffer


The Anniversary Waltz


The Penny Arcade


Lily Belle


One-zy Two-zy


Lone Star Moon


  • California Orange Blossom
  • The Golden Sands of Hawaii


  • A Good Time Was Had By All
  • A Man Wrote a Song
  • You Are My Love


Still You'd Break My Heart


The Voice in My Heart

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