Fred E. AhlertPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
A Shack In the Back of the Hillsa Decca recording
Words and Music by Fred E. Ahlert and Joseph Young
With Ted Weems & His Orchestra
Recorded February 23, 1938 for Decca in New York
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young, 1936, 1957
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
a Decca recordinga Decca recording

Notes: ~ Fred E. Ahlert (19 September 1892 - 20 October 1953) was an American composer and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Fats Waller. Ahlert most frequently collaborated with lyricist Roy Turk, but he also wrote with others including Joe Young and Edgar Leslie.

A lifelong New Yorker, Fred Ahlert was born and died in the City.

Fred E. Ahlert was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1970. 

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