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George A. Norton


(1880 - 1923)

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George A. Norton is little known beyond the fact that he added lyrics to a melody called “Melancholy,” written by Ernie Burnett in 1911. The tune became “My Melancholy Baby” and has remained a favorite over some 90 years. It has been recorded by numerous artists such as Teddy Wilson, Sonny Rollins, and Frank Sinatra.

- Sandra Burlingame

My Melancholy Baby

Teddy Wilson

Rollins Plays for Bird

Sonny Rollins

47 Original Classics

Frank Sinatra
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