mayor james j walker

Will You Love Me In December As You Do In May?
John Linnell

James J. Walker, author, lawyer, and former mayor of New York City, was born on this date (the 19th of June) in 1881. He wrote some popular songs, and I admit I only know this one because John Linnell covered it on his bizarre “House of Mayors” EP. There’s something strange-yet-sweet about how Linnell covers it almost perfectly straight.