Ace Crawford, Private Eye (sitcom, starring Tim Conway)

    (CBS Primetime, 1983)

    [this was the fifth of five efforts to provide a vehicle for 
     the talented comedian and star of "McHale's Navy" after he 
     left the great ensemble cast of "The Carol Burnett Show";

     He had previously tried "Rango" (1967), "The Tim Conway
     Show" (a 1970 sitcom), "The Tim Conway Comedy Hour" (1970);
     and "The Tim Conway Show" (a 1980 comedy-variety show);

     In this series, he played a bumbling Private Eye with a sidekick 
     named "Toomey" played by Joe Regalbuto; and Billy Barty played
     a little person named "Inch"; the series was produced by Viacom
     and filmed in San Diego]

Theme: "Ace Crawford, Won't You Please Go Away?"

    [above is title as registered; It was apparently
     based upon the 1902 standard pop song --
    "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" made famous
     in tracks recorded by Louis Armstrong and Pearl Bailey.
     The original composer Hughie Cannon wrote "Bill Bailey"
     when he was just 16 years old.]

     Composers: music & lyrics by Hugo ("Hughie") Cannon (predates ASCAP & BMI), and
                adapted by Peter Matz (ASCAP/BMI)

     Orig. Publisher [of "Bill Bailey..."]: Howley, Haviland & Dresser (ASCAP)
                                            of New York, NY

     2001 Publisher [of "Bill Bailey..."]: [In the public domain]

     2001 Publishers [of "Ace Crawford..."]: Chioria Music (BMI)
                                             of Brandon, FL;
                                          Sunstroke Music, Inc. (BMI)
                                             of Los Angeles, CA; and
                                          ASCAP publishers (ASCAP)
     Composition Date: 1902;

    [registered as "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"]:
     Copyright Date: April 5, 1902; C 24 607.
     Renewal   Date: [not found]

    [registered as "Ace Crawford, Won't You Please Go Away?"]:
     Copyright Date: April 28, 1983; PAu-503-691.


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