Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He wrote the music for many songs, but rarely wrote the lyrics.
== Quotes ==
You sittin' here chained to your rockin' chair.
Song: Rockin’ Chair (1930).It's the story of a very unfortunate colored manWho got arrested down in Old Hong KongHe got twenty years' privilege taken away from himWhen he kicked old Buddha's gong.
Song: Hong Kong Blues (1939).I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin’ Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues
1947 song title, generally agreed to be the longest title of any commercially published song.
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