Lyricist William G. Tracey was born in New York City on July 19, 1893.
Tracey was a staff member for various publishing companies where he collaborated with composers such as Lewis Muir, George Meyer, Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber and Nat Vincent. He was also a charter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
The Tracey catalog includes standards such as “Gee, But It’s Great to Meet a friend from Your Home Town”, “Them There Eyes”, “Brink Back My Daddy to Me”, “Mammy o’ Mine”, “He’s Had No Lovin’ For a Long, Long Time”, “Dixie is Dixie Once More”, “Give a Little Credit to Your Dad” and “Is My Baby Blue Tonight.”
William Tracey died on September 5, 1957.