Stephen R. Henry  (1874-1966)
Last updated: 24.06.17
For such a relatively prolific composer of popular music, it is a little surprising than virtually nothing is known about Stephen R. Henry. Some 40 odd works are attributed to him written between 1900 and 1923. In the ragtime world he is perhaps best known for his That Raggedy Rag (1912) and Indianola (1917), also published as a song.

Since writing the above in 2007, surfer Ken Bawden sent me the following which he gleaned from Oregon University site:

Henry R. Stern (1874-1966) was a music composer and music publishing executive. Stern wrote ballads, novelty and comic tunes under the pseudonym of S. R. Henry. Many of his compositions were published in the "Tin Pan Alley" era when the home piano and sheet music were at their height.
In his thirty-five year career Stern produced several Broadway plays and vaudeville sketches. Stern retired in 1920 and joined the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1921. He moved to Dallas, Texas in 1941, where he remained for the rest of his life. While in Dallas, Stern continued song writing and devoted considerable time to charitable work with the Boys Ranch at Bedfort, Texas. He wrote the official Boys Ranch Song and was a member of the Variety Club of Dallas, the sponsor of the ranch.

Thanks a lot Ken!



Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
Stephen R. Henry  (1874-1966) has at least 7 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

b0000cxaf7_m.jpgThe Colored Major Characteristic March And Two - Step
By Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1900. Sheet Music.
The Colored Ragamuffins
By Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music.
Crack O' the Whip
By Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1901. Sheet Music.
Don't Forget the Girl That Loves You
Music by Stephen R. Henry. Words by: M. B. Edwards.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1900. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
I'll Be Your Friend Just the Same
Words and Music by Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1899. Sheet Music 6 pages. Limited availability.
The Jolly Friars Waltzes
By Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1901. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
Lindoo, My Hindoo-Queen
Music by Stephen R. Henry. Words by: Ralph Bicknell.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1902. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif James Reese Europe on "James Reese Europe's 369th US Infantry Hell FightersBand" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James Reese Europe on "Too Much Mustard" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Cowboys & Indians" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "That Devilin' Tune" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Wilbur Sweatman on "Jazzin' Straight Thru' Paradise" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Symphonic Winds on "Ragging the Baby to Sleep" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE777 By Heck (1914) - Eccentric Fox Trot
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
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DBE778 The Colored Major (1900) - Characteristic March & Two Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
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DBE779 Himalya (1919) - One Step Intermezzo Fox Trot
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2 mins.
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DBE780 Indianola (1917) - Instrumental Novelty and Fox Trot
A/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
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DBE781 Pahjamah (1919) - Oriental Novelty: One Step - Intermezzo - Fox Trot
A/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
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DBE782 Peter Piper (1905) - Two Step & Characteristic March
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
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DBE783 Polly Prim (1904) - Characteristic March and Two - Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
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 DBE784 Priscilla (1905) - Colonial Intermezzo
A/T/T/T+D/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
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DBE785 Punch and Judy (1907) - Intermezzo Two-Step
A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
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DBE786 Red Domino (1906) - March - Two - Step
A/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
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DBE787 S.R.Henry's Barn Dance (1908)
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
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sm15.gif The Colored Major (1900) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Himalya (1919) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Indianola (1917) A/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Pahjamah (1919) A/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Peter Piper (1905) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Polly Prim (1904) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Priscilla (1905) A/T/T/T+D/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Punch and Judy (1907) A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Red Domino (1906) A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif S.R.Henry's Barn Dance (1908) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 53 works by Stephen R. Henry (1874-1966). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

I'll Be Your Friend Just the Same (1899) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Henry
Under the Maples With Mary-O (1909) wvicon.gif
Words by: Edgar Malone
The Colored Major (1900) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Down in Yucatan (1910) wvicon.gif
Don't Forget the Girl That Loves You (1900) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: M. B. Edwards
I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow Who Is Looking For a Nice Young Girl (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jeff T. Branen
Crack O' the Whip (1901) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I've Got the Time - I've Got the Place (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ballard MacDonald
The Jolly Friars (1901) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Wreck of the Good Ship "Love" (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
Lindoo, My Hindoo-Queen (1902) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Ralph Bicknell
Yucatana Man (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Monroe H. Rosenfeld
The Colored Ragamuffins (1903) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Treasures of the World Are Mine (1911) wvicon.gif
Polly Prim (1904) wvicon.gif
When a Fellow Who Is Lonesome Meets a Girl Who's Feeling Blue (1911) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ballard Macdonald
When the Harvest Moon Is Shining on the River (1904) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
Au Revoir, Sweet Marie (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ballard MacDonald
In the Golden Autumn Time My Sweet Elaine (1905) wvicon.gif
Words by: Richard H. Gerard
That Raggedy Rag (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: Gene Hodgkins
Peter Piper (1905) wvicon.gif
By Heck (1914) wvicon.gif
Fox Trot
Priscilla (1905) wvicon.gif
Parfum D'amour (1914) wvicon.gif
After They Gather They Hay (1906) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. J. Walker
Queen of the South Sea Isles (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: L. Wolfe Gilbert
Red Domino (1906) wvicon.gif
Indianola (1917) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: D Onivas
We Have No One to Care For Us Now (1906) wvicon.gif
Words by: Wm. Cahill
Kentucky Dream (1917) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: David Onivas Words by: Frank H. Warren
Down in the Old Cherry Orchard (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Alfred Bryan
Indianola - Song (1918) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: D. Onivas Words by: Frank H Warren
Down Our Way (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Janet Allen
The Sister of Rosie O'Grady (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: Frank H. Warren
Punch and Judy (1907) wvicon.gif
Tears of Love (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: Frank H. Warren
She Was a Grand Old Lady (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Wm. Cahill
Good Night Dearie (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: D. Onivas Words by: Frank H. Warren
When My Girl From Tipp'rary Tips Me (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: William Cahill
Himalya (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: D. Onivas
S.R.Henry's Barn Dance (1908) wvicon.gif
Now I Know (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: D Onivas Words by: Frank H Warren
We'll All Go There Together (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ralph Bicknell
Pahjamah (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: D Onivas
When It's Moonlight on the Prairie (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: Robert F. Roden
Pahjamah - Song (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: D. Onivas Words by: Frank H. Warren
Down at the Huskin' Bee (1909) wvicon.gif
Words by: Monroe H. Rosenfeld
My Electric Girl (1923) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Helmburgh-Holmes Words by: Harry Bache Smith, Francis Wheeler
Father Was a Grand Old Man (1909) wvicon.gif
Words by: Wm Cahill
I'm Crazy For Love (1940) wvicon.gif
Words by: Gene Hodgkins
My Husband's in the City (1909) wvicon.gif
Words by: C.F. Zittel
By Heck - Song (1942) wvicon.gif
Words by: L. Wolfe Gilbert
My Way to Heaven Is Through Your Love Sweetheart (1909) wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb