[Dixielandjazz] Composer please.....

Jim O'Briant jobriant at garlic.com
Wed Sep 7 16:59:25 PDT 2005

Brian Harvey asks:

> Can anyone please give me the composer's name 
> for "River stay 'way from my door"?

Google searches bring up the names of Harry Woods and Mort Dixon.  I believe
that Woods wrote the music and Dixon wrote the words, but I won't wager any
money on that.

> ... suspect that it might have been penned in response 
> to the 1920's New Orleans great flood.

The flood was in 1927, and it affected most of the Lower Mississippi River.

Jim O'Briant
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