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Jack Norworth

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Jack Norworth
BornJohn Godfrey Knauff
January 5, 1879
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 1, 1959 (age 80)
Laguna Beach, California

Jack Norworth (January 5, 1879 – September 1, 1959) was a songwriter, singer, vaudeville performer, and amatuer magician.[1]


Norworth is credited as co-writer of a number of Tin Pan Alley hits. He wrote the lyrics of the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (music by Albert Von Tilzer) in 1908, his most long lasting hit. His "Shine On, Harvest Moon" was an even bigger hit at the time.

He a Life Member of the Parent Assembly of the Society of American Magicians in New York City, with Membership No. 405. Norworth was a cousin of magician Sedrick Hoyt (Earle G. Heyl, the father of Edgar Heyl).[2]


  1. Jarrow by David Charvet (2013)
  2. No. 5. "SHINE ON HARVEST MOON" - THE STORY OF JACK NORWORTH AND NORA BAYES, Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)
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