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Tot Seymour

Lyricist Tot Seymour was born in New York City on October 23, 1889. She was educated at Miss Ely’s School and became one of the first female lyricist on Tin Pan Alley.

She worked as a staff lyricist for various publishing companies and before long was writing special material for singers Fannie Brice, Mae West, Belle Baker and Sophie Tucker. She moved to Hollywood under contract with Paramount and contributed songs to many films.

Among her chief collaborators are Vee Lawnhurst, Pete Wendling and Jean Schwartz. She had many hit songs during the 1910’s through the 1930’s including “Sunday Go to Meetin’ Time”, “What’s the Name of that Song?”, “Us on a Bus”, “And Then Some”< “Accent on Youth”, “Cross Patch”, “No Other One”, “The Bride Comes Home”, “You Don’t Love Right”, “Please Keep Me in Your Dreams”, “When the Leaves Bid the Trees Goodbye”, “Swingin’ in a Hammock”, “I’m Making Hay in the Moonlight”, “Pretending You Care”, “Watching the Trains Go By”, “I Miss a Little Miss” and “Good Evenin’.”

Seymour also wrote the lyrics to the Broadway productions Innocent Eyes (1924) and Summer Wives (1936).

Tot Seymour died on August 31, 1966.