James Royce Shannon  (1881-1946)
Last updated: 13.04.18
According to the Internet source given below, James Royce Shannon [James Royce] was an American actor, composer and songwriter of popular music. Born in Adrian; Michigan he established a theatrical company which toured the US and Europe. He was also a long-time drama critic for the Detroit Free Press. His most popular song was Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (1913) for the musical production Shameen Dhu (New York, 1914). He wrote the lyrics to The Missouri Waltz (1916) by Frederic Knight Logan which eventually became the official Missouri State Song. Of ragtime interest are his Waiman Rag (1910) and Log Cabin Rag (1914).

This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 35 works by James Royce Shannon (1881-1946). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Shadowland (1907) wvicon.gif
Zudora (1914) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
Ye Barn Dance (1908) wvicon.gif
This Wide World Has Only One You (1915)
My Old Girl (1909) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
U.S.S. Michigan March (1915) wvicon.gif
Coster Rag (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack O'Malley
What's the Use to Have a Heart When You Have No One to Love (1916) wvicon.gif
I'd Rather Have Folks Say "How That Man Did Run!" Than "There He Lies!" (1910) wvicon.gif
Cradle Time (1917) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
Waiman Rag (1910) wvicon.gif
Longing For My Dixie Home (1917) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
Where the Desert Meets the Nile (1910) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
Love's Melody (1917) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
Back to Tennessee (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
Sunshine Valley (1917)
Mammy's Angel Chile (1911) wvicon.gif
A Tale of the Fireside (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: J.J. Thornton
My Pretty Eileen Good Night (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
There's a Red Bordered Flag in the Window (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: Fred Ziemer
Mister Moving Picture Man (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: Geo. J. Moriarity
When the Roses Bid Summer Goodbye (1919)
Something Tells Me You're the Girl (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: George J. Moriarty
Daddy's Doll (?)
Clover Time (1913) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
Dance of the Hop-Alongs (?)
Dixie Lou (1913) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
El Triunfo (?)
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (1913) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Shannon
Gee! But I've Got the Blues (?)
Co-Ed (1914)
Words by: J.S.Zamecnik
I've Just Got Time to Say Goodbye (?)
Log Cabin Rag (1914) wvicon.gif
My Spanish Rose (?)
Meet Me in Blossom Time (1914)
Words by: Geo. J Moriarty
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Log Cabin Rag (1:42) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Waiman Rag (2:31) Ragtime Dorian Henry