Stephen R. Henry  (1874-1966)
Last updated: 17.10.18
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!


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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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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sm15.gif By Heck (1914) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
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 55 works by Stephen R. Henry (1874-1966). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
I'll Be Your Friend Just the Same 1899 Words & Music by Henry  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Colored Major (1900) 1900  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Don't Forget the Girl That Loves You 1900 M. B. Edwards  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Crack O' the Whip 1901  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Jolly Friars 1901  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Lindoo, My Hindoo-Queen 1902 Ralph Bicknell  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Colored Ragamuffins 1903  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Polly Prim (1904) 1904  wvicon.gif
When the Harvest Moon Is Shining on the River 1904 Arthur J. Lamb  wvicon.gif
In the Golden Autumn Time My Sweet Elaine 1905 Richard H. Gerard  wvicon.gif
Peter Piper (1905) 1905  wvicon.gif
Priscilla (1905) 1905  wvicon.gif
After They Gather They Hay 1906 J. J. Walker  wvicon.gif
Red Domino (1906) 1906  wvicon.gif
We Have No One to Care For Us Now 1906 Wm. Cahill  wvicon.gif
Down in the Old Cherry Orchard 1907 Alfred Bryan  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Down Our Way 1907 Janet Allen  wvicon.gif
Punch and Judy (1907) 1907  wvicon.gif
She Was a Grand Old Lady 1907 Wm. Cahill  wvicon.gif
When My Girl From Tipp'rary Tips Me 1907 William Cahill  wvicon.gif
S.R.Henry's Barn Dance (1908) 1908  wvicon.gif
We'll All Go There Together 1908 Ralph Bicknell  wvicon.gif
When It's Moonlight on the Prairie 1908 Robert F. Roden  wvicon.gif
Down at the Huskin' Bee 1909 Monroe H. Rosenfeld  wvicon.gif
Father Was a Grand Old Man 1909 Wm Cahill  wvicon.gif
My Husband's in the City 1909 C.F. Zittel  wvicon.gif
My Way to Heaven Is Through Your Love Sweetheart 1909 Arthur J. Lamb  wvicon.gif
Under the Maples With Mary-O 1909 Edgar Malone  wvicon.gif
Down in Yucatan 1910  wvicon.gif
I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow Who Is Looking For a Nice Young Girl 1910 Jeff T. Branen  wvicon.gif
I've Got the Time - I've Got the Place 1910 Ballard MacDonald  wvicon.gif
T.P.G. Barn Dance 1910  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
The Wreck of the Good Ship "Love" 1910 Arthur J. Lamb  wvicon.gif
Yucatana Man 1910 Monroe H. Rosenfeld  wvicon.gif
The Treasures of the World Are Mine 1911  wvicon.gif
When a Fellow Who Is Lonesome Meets a Girl Who's Feeling Blue 1911 Ballard Macdonald  wvicon.gif
Au Revoir, Sweet Marie 1912 Ballard MacDonald  wvicon.gif
That Raggedy Rag 1912 Gene Hodgkins  wvicon.gif
The Globe Trotters 1913 E. Platzmann  wvicon.gif
By Heck (1914) 1914 Fox Trot wvicon.gif
Parfum D'amour 1914  wvicon.gif
Queen of the South Sea Isles 1915 L. Wolfe Gilbert  wvicon.gif
Indianola (1917) 1917 D Onivas  wvicon.gif
Kentucky Dream 1917 David Onivas Frank H. Warren  wvicon.gif
Indianola - Song 1918 D. Onivas Frank H Warren  wvicon.gif
The Sister of Rosie O'Grady 1918 Frank H. Warren  wvicon.gif
Tears of Love 1918 Frank H. Warren  wvicon.gif
Good Night Dearie 1919 D. Onivas Frank H. Warren  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Himalya (1919) 1919 D. Onivas  wvicon.gif
Now I Know 1919 D Onivas Frank H Warren  wvicon.gif
Pahjamah (1919) 1919 D Onivas  wvicon.gif
Pahjamah - Song 1919 D. Onivas Frank H. Warren  wvicon.gif
My Electric Girl 1923 Helmburgh-Holmes Harry Bache Smith, Francis Wheeler  wvicon.gif
I'm Crazy For Love 1940 Gene Hodgkins  wvicon.gif
By Heck - Song 1942 L. Wolfe Gilbert  wvicon.gif
     Title Performer Score/Song
       
youtube15.jpg Indianola (3:00) Ragtime Dorian Henry Indianola (1917)