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Henry Clay Work (1832–1884)


American composer and songwriter. His popular song "Grand-Father's Clock" (1875) sold nearly one million copies, a total unprecedented at that time. See more trivia »

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A Prairie Home Companion
The Conspirator
The Conspirator Soundtrack
The Civil War
The Civil War Soundtrack
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Soundtrack


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 2013 Saving Lincoln (writer: "Marchin' Through Georgia")
 2010 The Conspirator (lyrics: "Marching Through Georgia" - as Henry C. Work) / (music: "Marching Through Georgia" - as Henry C. Work)
 2009 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dallas Frazier (2009) ... (writer: "Grandfather's Clock")
 2006 A Prairie Home Companion (lyrics: "Grandfather's Clock") / (music: "Grandfather's Clock")
 1999 Histeria! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Super Amazing Constitutions (1999) ... (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1992 Kira kira hikaru (music: "ÔKINA FURUDOKEI (GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK)")
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "Kingdom Coming", "Marching Through Georgia")
 1977 A Concert: Behind Prison Walls (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Wreck of the Old 97")
 1965 The Drifter (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Return to the Saloon (1965) ... (writer: "Grandfather's Clock')
 1964 Circus World (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1964 Freudy Cat (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ninety Years Without Slumbering (1963) ... (writer: "My Grandfather's Clock" - uncredited)
 1959 The Rookie (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1959 The Sound and the Fury (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (music: "Kingdom Coming" (1862) - uncredited)
 1957 Fox-Terror (Short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock" - uncredited)
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River (writer: "Father, Dear Father")
 1953 Shane (music: "Marching through Georgia" - uncredited)
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright (writer: "Marching Through Georgia" - uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1952 Who's Kitten Who? (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1949 4 Songs by the 4 Gentlemen (Short) (writer: "My Grandfather's Clock")
 1949 Calling on Michigan (Documentary short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock" - uncredited)
 1949 Mississippi Hare (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1948 Silver River (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1948 Nothing But the Tooth (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1948 Bill and Coo (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1948 What's Brewin', Bruin? (Short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock" - uncredited)
 1946 Book Revue (Short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock" - uncredited)
 1945 Radio Stars on Parade (writer: "My Grandfather's Clock")
 1945 Wagon Heels (Short) (music: "Kingdon Coming" - uncredited)
 1945 Hare Trigger (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1945 The Unruly Hare (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1944 Buckaroo Bugs (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1943 Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk (Short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock" - uncredited)
 1943 The Yankee Doodle Mouse (Short) (music: "Marching Through Georgia" - uncredited)
 1941 Saddle Silly (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1941 The Bug Parade (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1941 The Nifty Nineties (Short) (music: "Father, Dear Father")
 1940 Bedtime for Sniffles (Short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock" (1876) - uncredited)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (lyrics: "Come Home, Father" (1864) - uncredited) / (music: "Come Home, Father" (1864) - uncredited)
 1940 Tom Turkey and His Harmonica Humdingers (Short) (writer: "Marching Through Georgia")
 1940 Virginia City (music: "Kingdom Coming" (1862) - uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (writer: "Marching Through Georgia" (1865) - uncredited)
 1939 Porky's Hotel (Short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock" - uncredited)
 1939 Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock" (1876) - uncredited)
 1939 Hobo Gadget Band (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1939 The Bear That Couldn't Sleep (Short) (writer: "Grandfather's Clock")
 1939 Dodge City (writer: "Marching Through Georgia" (1865) - uncredited)
 1938 Injun Trouble (Short) (music: "Kingdon Coming" - uncredited)
 1937 The Case of the Stuttering Pig (Short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock")
 1937 They Won't Forget (music: "Kingdom Coming" (1862) - uncredited)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun (lyrics: "My Grandfather's Clock") / (music: "My Grandfather's Clock")
 1937 He Was Her Man (Short) (music: "My Grandfather's Clock" - uncredited)
 1936 Boulevardier from the Bronx (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1935 La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1935 The Blue and the Gray (Documentary short) (writer: "Marching Through Georgia" - uncredited)
 1934 My Grandfather's Clock (Short) (music: "Marching Through Georgia") / (writer: "Grandfather's Clock")
 1934 Rhythm in the Bow (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1934 Smoked Hams (Short) (writer: "Marching Through Georgia" - uncredited)
 1934 A Duke for a Day (Short) (music: "Song of a Thousand Years" - uncredited)
 1934 The Big Idea (Short) (writer: "Marching Through Georgia" (1865))
 1933 Little Women (lyrics: "Marching Through Georgia" (1865) - uncredited) / (music: "Marching Through Georgia" (1865) - uncredited)
 1933/I I Like Mountain Music (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1932 The Under Dog (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1929 When the Cat's Away (Short) (writer: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
 1929 Paul Tremaine and His Aristocrats (Short) (music: "Kingdom Coming" - uncredited)
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