Springfield, Massachusetts. United States
|Died||November 12, 1947 (aged 75)|
Milford, Connecticut, United States
Thurland Chattaway (April 8, 1872 – November 12, 1947) was an American composer of popular music, active from approximately 1898 to 1912. He is best known for writing the words to the popular 1905 hit "Red Wing" with Kerry Mills. Other songs include "Little Black Me" and "Can't You Take It Back and Change It For a Boy".
Chattaway was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and became a boy soprano before going to New York City in 1896, where he worked for a music magazine edited by Paul Dresser. He increasingly devoted his time to songwriting, writing "Mandy Lee" (1899), "When the Blue Sky Turns to Gold" (1901), "My Honey Lou" (1904), and "Red Wing" (1907).
He died in Milford, Connecticut, aged 75.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1907.
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Events in the year 1899 in music.
Kerry Mills(néFrederick Allen Mills; 1 February 1869 in Philadelphia – 5 December 1948 in Hawthorne, California), publishing also as F.A. Mills was an American ragtime composer and music publishing executive of popular music during the Tin Pan Alley era. His stylistically diverse music ranged from ragtime through cakewalk to marches. He was most prolific between 1895 and 1918.
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"Red Wing" is a popular song written in 1907 with music by F.A Mills and lyrics by Thurland Chattaway. Mills adapted the music of the verse from Robert Schumann's piano composition "The Happy Farmer, Returning From Work" from his 1848 Album for the Young, Opus 68. The song tells of a young Indian girl's loss of her sweetheart who has died in battle.
"Sun Bird" is an intermezzo composed by Kerry Mills in 1908. Thurland Chattaway wrote lyrics that appear in some later publications. The chorus is a love song from an Indian warrior to Sun Bird, an Indian maiden:
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