Maurice Scott (1878?–1933)


Maggie JaneMaurice Scott, the brother of composer Bennett Scott, was the writer of Swing Me Higher, Obadiah; Ellaline Terriss’s I’ve Got Rings On My Fingers (Mumbo Jumbo Jijiboo J. O’Shea) (with R.P. Weston and Fred J. Barnes, 1909); and perhaps most famously, Oh! It’s A Lovely War (with John P. Long, 1917).

Scott wrote with Fred Godfrey sporadically over nearly two decades: La Belle France (with Harry Gifford, 1913); Somewhere In Sometown (with A.J. Mills, 1914); They All Did The Goose-Step Home (with A.J. Mills, 1915); A Little Dutch Heaven For Two (Anna, My Anna) (with A.J. Mills, 1916); My Little Dutch Doll (with A.J. Mills, 1916); They All Look Alike In The Dark (with A.J. Mills, 1918); If We Can’t Be Sweethearts, Let’s Be Friends (1929); Maggie Jane (You’ve Been At It Again) (1931); and The Tripper’s Lullaby (There’s No Place Like Home) (1931).