With Fred Godfrey and A.J. Mills, Long wrote Spring-Time Might Have Been Ring-Time (1915).
Writer of I Can’t Do My Belly Bottom Button Up (1916) and
What D’Yer Think Of That (1922), John P. Long also contributed
the great hit Oh! It’s A Lovely War (with Maurice Scott,
1917). He also wrote songs for both George Formby Sr. (I Had My Hands
In My Pocket — with Paul Pelham, 1915) and Jr. (Like The
Big Pots Do — 1929). For George Robey, he wrote It’s
The First Time I’ve Ever Done That (with Robey or possibly Henry
E. Pether — sources differ) and Daisy Dillwater (with
Henry E. Pether), while Albert Whelan sang his Give It A Smile
(with Charles Wilmott, ca. 1923). He continued to write into the 1940s, and had a hit with with Sing,
Everybody, Sing in 1942.