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Jimmy Kennedy

James Kennedy, OBE (20 July 1902 – 6 April 1984), was a Northern Irish songwriter, predominantly a lyricist, putting words to existing music such as “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” and “My Prayer”, or co-writing with the composers Michael Carr, Wilhelm Grosz (sometimes under the pen name Hugh Williams), and Nat Simon, among others. In a career spanning more than fifty years, he wrote some 2000 songs, of which over 200 became worldwide hits and about 50 are popular music classics.

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