An American composer, lyricist, and music publisher. Among his compositions is Sweet Georgia Brown, a popular standard for decades after its composition and famous as the theme of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.
Don't cry, little girl, don't cry,
Don't sigh, little girl, don't sigh,
Remember a smile, is always worthwhile,
When one comes to say "good-bye",
Someday when your dreams come true,
They'll bring happy thoughts to you,
Your tears as they fall,
Hurt my heart most of all,
Please don't cry, little girl, don't cry.