Buddy de Sylva
American songwriter, film producer and record executive (1895-1950)
George Gard "Buddy" DeSylva (27 January 1895 – 11 July 1950) was an American songwriter, film producer and record executive. He wrote or co-wrote many popular songs and along with Johnny Mercer and Glenn Wallichs he founded Capitol Records.
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- If April showers
Should come your way,
They bring the flowers
That bloom in May.
- Song: April Showers
- The moon belongs to everyone;
The best things in life are free.
The stars belong to everyone;
They gleam there for you and me.
- Song: The Best Things in Life are Free
- If you knew Susie like I know Susie,
Oh, oh, oh what a girl!
There's none so classy as this fair lassie,
Oh, oh, Holy Moses, what a chassis!
- Song: If You Knew Susie
- You're sent from heaven
And I know your worth.
You made a heaven for me here on the earth.
When I'm old and grey, dear,
Promise you won't stray, dear,
For I love you so, Sonny Boy.
- Song: Sonny Boy (de Sylva wrote the words; Lew Brown and Ray Henderson wrote the music; Al Jolson insisted on being credited too)