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Fred's compositions are listed in chronological order, with co-composer (if any), lyricist(s) and other notes, such as where the songs were performed or recorded.

She's Got the War Bride Blues, with Roy Atwell, 1919

You've Such a Lot, lyrics by Austin Melford, sung in The Co-Optimists, London, 1923

Shake Your Feet, lyrics by Jock Whitney and Jim Altemus, sung in musical revue Tappin' The Time, 1927

Not My Girl, with Van Phillips, lyrics by Desmond Carter, recorded with Al Starita and his Boy Friends, 5 April, 1929; ; Also recorded with Verve small combo, December 1952; Also recorded with EMI Studio Orchestra conducted by Pete Moore, London, 30 July 1975

More and More, with Richard Myers, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, performed in musical revue Tattle Tales, 1930

Blue Without You, with Jim Altemus, lyrics by Mitchell Parish, debuted by the Embassy Orchestra, London, 1931

I'll Never Let You Go, lyrics by Dave Dreyer, Jack Ellis, 1936

I'm Building Up To An Awful Let-Down, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, sung in London musical Rise and Shine, 1936; Reached #4 on US charts; Also recorded with Verve small combo, December 1952; Also recorded with EMI Studio Orchestra conducted by Pete Moore, London, 21 July 1975

Just One More Dance, Madame, lyrics by Dave Dreyer and Paul Francis Webster, 1936

Tappin' The Time, lyrics by Gladys Shelley, 1936

Rise and Shine, lyrics by Gladys Shelley, 1936

Sweet Sorrow, lyrics by Gladys Shelley, 1940; Recorded with Buddy Bregman Orchestra, 30 March 1956

Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby, lyrics by Gladys Shelley, Recorded with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, 9 May, 1940; Also recorded with the Buddy Bregman Orchestra, 30 March 1956

If Swing Goes, I Go To, lyrics by Fred Astaire, performed by Fred Astaire in the M-G-M movie Ziegfeld Follies, but deleted at Fred's request, recorded on sound stage 20 March, 1944; Recorded with Albert Sack Orchestra 13 December 1944

Oh, My Achin' Back, lyrics by Willie Shore, Morey Amsterdam, recorded by Fred with the Albert Sack Orchestra, 6 April, 1945

Rhythmic Boogie Woogie, dance number for Paramount movie Blue Skies, 1946

Piano Dance, with Tommy Chambers, Mason Van Cleave, dance number for Paramount movie Let's Dance, 1950

There's No Time Like The Present, lyrics by Walter Ruick, 1952; Recorded with Buddy Bregman Orchestra, 30 March, 1956

Hello, Baby, lyrics by Moe Jaffe, Walter Ruick, recorded with Buddy Bregman Orchestra, 30 March, 1956

Lovely Melody, lyrics by Gladys Shelley, 1956

Calypso Hooray, lyrics by Fred Astaire, recorded with Buddy Bregman Orchestra, 30 March, 1956

The Afterbeat, with Johnny Mercer, lyrics by Fred Astaire. Written for and performed in Another Evening With Fred Astaire; Also recorded with the Pete King Orchestra, 1959

You Worry Me, lyrics by Fred Astaire, recorded with the Dick Hazard Orchestra, 15 November, 1962; Also recorded with EMI Studio Orchestra conducted by Pete Moore, London, 23 July 1975

Girls Like You, with Tommy Wolf, lyrics by Tommy Wolf, 1962

I Love Everybody But You, lyrics by Fred Astaire and Ava Astaire, 1962; Recorded with EMI Studio Orchestra conducted by Pete Moore, London, 30 July 1975

Life Is Beautiful, with Tommy Wolf, lyrics by Tommy Wolf, 1974; Recorded with EMI Studio Orchestra conducted by Pete Moore, London, 22 July 1975

City of the Angels, with Tommy Wolf, lyrics by Tommy Wolf, 1974; Recorded with EMI Studio Orchestra conducted by Pete Moore, London, 22 July 1975

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