Paul Dresser  (1857-1906)
Last updated: 06.08.21
According to the Internet source given below, Paul Dresser (born Johann Paul Dreiser, Jr.) was an American singer, songwriter, comedic actor and publisher. He also performed in traveling minstrel and medicine-wagon shows and as a vaudeville entertainer. Becoming very wealthy, Dresser sold his songs through sheet music publishers, especially in Tin Pan Alley. As well as establishing his own business, Paul Dresser Pub. Co., he was also partner in the music publisher Howley, Haviland & Dresser.
A colourful figure, Dresser composed and published more than 150 song his biggest hit being On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away (1897) went on to be the official state song of Indiana in 1913.
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Paul Dresser  (1857-1906) has at least 6 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Blue and the Gray, The Introducing "The Sousa Girl."
Music by: Paul Dresser.
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
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Printed: 1900. Sheet Music.
b0797z8fdh_m.jpgI Wonder Where She Is To-Night?
Music by: Paul Dresser.
Words by: George B Alexander
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
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Printed: 1899. Sheet Music.
b002qquan8_m.jpgMother Told Me So
Music by: Paul Dresser.
Words by: Charles M Fischer
Publisher: Lyon & Healy
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Printed: 1897. Sheet Music.
b07ndnb4mm_m.jpgOn the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away
Music by: Paul Dresser.
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
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  Printed: 1897. Sheet Music.
b0000cv93o_m.jpgTown Where I Was Born, The
Music by: Paul Dresser.
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music 5 pages.
b079dk3spj_m.jpgVoice of the Hudson, The
Music by: Paul Dresser.
Words by: Alfred James Dewey
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music.
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This list is arranged by title and contains 2 lyrics written by Paul Dresser. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by
     Title Attribution Remarks
url15.gif Just Tell Them That You Saw Me Paul Dresser (words & music)
url15.gif My Gal Sal Paul Dresser (words & music)
Louise Dresser (sung by)
     Title Instruments Remarks
pdf15.gif On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away Piano, Voice Paul Dresser (w&m)
pdf15.gif On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away Piano, Voice Paul Dresser (w&m)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 89 works by Paul Dresser (1857-1906). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Curse, The 1887  wvicon.gif
Convict and the Bird :, The 1888  wvicon.gif
Here Lies an Actor 1888  wvicon.gif
I Long to Hear From Home 1888  wvicon.gif
Always Show Respect, Joe 1890  wvicon.gif
Band Played Annie Laurie, The 1890  wvicon.gif
Blue and the Gray - Song, The (w&m) 1890 Richard J. José (sung by)
Arthur Loftus (sung by)
Did You Ever Hear a Nigger Say ''Wow''? 1890
Little Fannie McIntyre 1890
Lone Grave, The 1890  wvicon.gif
There'll Be Weeping, There'll Be Wailing 1890
You Spoke Unkindly to Your Mother, Jack 1890
I'll Keep These Letters For Her Sake 1891 Julian Holmes (words)  wvicon.gif
Just to See Mother's Face Once Again 1891  wvicon.gif
Pardon Came Too Late, The 1891 Peter Tranchell (words)  wvicon.gif
We've Not Met in Years 1891  wvicon.gif
He Was a Soldier 1892  wvicon.gif
I'm Going Far Away, Love 1892  wvicon.gif
My Flag! My Flag! 1892  wvicon.gif
There's a Ship 1892  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
When Mother First Taught Me to Pray 1892
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (w&m) 1893
I Told Her the Same Old Story (w&m) 1893
Once Ev'ry Year 1894
Three Old Sports From Oklahoma 1894  wvicon.gif
Battery, The 1895 Leo C Evans (words)  wvicon.gif
I Was Looking For My Boy 1895  wvicon.gif
Just Tell Them That You Saw Me (w&m) 1895  wvicon.gif
Don't Tell Her That You Love Her 1896 Joe M Woods (words)  wvicon.gif
Dream of My Boyhood's Days, A 1896  wvicon.gif
He Brought Home Another 1896 Raymon Moore (words)  wvicon.gif
He Fought For the Cause He Thought Was Right 1896 Harry Sheldon (words)  wvicon.gif
Honest Little Dollar 1896 William McKinley (sung by)
I Wish That You Were Here To-Night 1896 Jay Hambidge (words)  wvicon.gif
I'se Your Nigger if You Wants Me Liza Jane 1896 Verona Jarbeau (sung by)
Say Yes, Love 1896  wvicon.gif
Yes I'll Wait Awhile 1896  wvicon.gif
Baby Slumbers 1897  wvicon.gif
Don't Forget Your Old Parents at Home 1897 Charles M Fischer (words)  wvicon.gif
If You See My Sweetheart 1897  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
In the Sweet Summer Time 1897  wvicon.gif
Mother Told Me So 1897 Charles M Fischer (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away (w&m) 1897  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sailor's Grave by the Sea, A 1897  wvicon.gif
You're Going Far Away, Lad 1897  wvicon.gif
Come Tell Me What's Your Answer, Yes or No 1898 Theodore F Morse (words)  wvicon.gif
Every Night There's a Light 1898  wvicon.gif
On the Shores of Havana, Far Away 1898 Andrew B. Sterling (words)  wvicon.gif
Our Country, May She Always Be Right, But Our Country, Right or Wrong 1898  wvicon.gif
Path That Leads the Other Way, The 1898  wvicon.gif
Perhaps You'll Regret Someday 1898 Theo F. Morse (words)
We Are Coming Cuba, Coming : 1898  wvicon.gif
We Fight To-Morrow, Mother 1898  wvicon.gif
You'se Just a Little Nigger, Still You'se Mine, All Mine 1898 Kitty Mitchell (sung by)
Benjamin H. Jefferson (sung by)
Your God Comes First, Your Country Next, Then Mother Dear 1898  wvicon.gif
Come Home Dewey, We Won't Do a Thing to You 1899  wvicon.gif
I Wonder Where She Is To-Night? 1899 George B Alexander (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
In Good Old New York Town 1899
Bethlehem 1900  wvicon.gif
Blue and the Gray, The 1900 Arr. by Benjamin M Jerome  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Give Us Just Another Lincoln 1900  wvicon.gif
I Ain't Got No Happy Home to Leave 1900
I'd Still Believe You True 1900 Charles Kent (words)  wvicon.gif
If You Love Your Baby Make Goo Goo Eyes 1900
Two Irish Eyes of Tender Blue 1900  wvicon.gif
When the Moon Comes Up Behind the Hill 1900 Edgar Keller (words)  wvicon.gif
Wrap Me in the Stars & Stripes 1900 Richard Jose (words)  wvicon.gif
In the Great Somewhere 1901
Mr. Volunteer 1901  wvicon.gif
My Heart Still Clings to the Old First Love 1901 C S Crane (words)  wvicon.gif
There's No North or South Today 1901
Way Down in Old Indiana 1901
When the Birds Have Sung Themselves to Sleep 1901
In Dear Old Illinois 1902
When You Come Back They'll Wonder Who the -- You Are 1902 Alfred James Dewey (words)  wvicon.gif
Lincoln, Grant and Lee 1903  wvicon.gif
Voice of the Hudson, The 1903 Alfred James Dewey (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Where Are the Friends of Other Days? 1903
She Went to the City 1904  wvicon.gif
When I'm Away From You, Dear 1904 Richard Jose (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
After the Battles (w&m) 1905  wvicon.gif
Day That You Grew Colder, The 1905  wvicon.gif
Evalyne 1905 George Primrose (words)  wvicon.gif
Jim Judson 1905
My Gal Sal (w&m) 1905 Louise Dresser (sung by)  wvicon.gif
Niggah Loves His Possum 1905  wvicon.gif
Town Where I Was Born, The 1905  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Judgment Is at Hand, The 1906
Lincoln, Grant and Lee 1908