May Irwin  (1862-1938)
Last updated: 17.10.18
According to Nora Hulse in her 24 Piano Rags, May Irwin was an American entertainer born in Ontario, Canada. Together with her sister Flo sang and played the piano. By 1872 they were performing in the Adelphi theatre in Buffalo, New York. She is said to have been "the first red hot mamma". She enjoyed a long career until 1922 in the course of which she appeared on the New York stage. She is credited with a number of songs but of ragtime interest is her "May Irwin's Ragtime Dance (1906).

 
Websites:
url15.gif May Irwin Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
May Irwin  (1862-1938) has at least 8 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

Dan Song
Music by May Irwin. Words by: Earle C. Jones.
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
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Printed: 1906. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Dreaming Song
Music by May Irwin. Words by: John E. Hazzard.
Publisher: G. W. Setchell
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Printed: 1906. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
I'm Worried to Death About That Song
Words and Music by May Irwin.
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Mamie! Come Kiss Your Honey Boy Plantation Song
Words and Music by May Irwin.
Publisher: Chas. Sheard & Co.
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Printed: 1893. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Mandy A Plantation Song
Words and Music by May Irwin.
Publisher: Chas. Sheard & Co.
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Printed: 1894. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
May Irwin's Ragtime Dance - Song
Words and Music by May Irwin.
Publisher: G. W. Setchell
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Printed: 1906. Sheet Music 7 pages. Limited Availability.
The New Love's Come to Stay Song
Words and Music by May Irwin.
Publisher: White-Smith Music Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1897. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Taint No Sense in Loving Dat Way Song
Words and Music by May Irwin.
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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DBE1095 May Irwin's Ragtime Dance (1906) - Two Step Oddity
T/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1096 The New Bully (1896) - Two-Step
D/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2 mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
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sm15.gif May Irwin's Ragtime Dance (1906) T/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The New Bully (1896) D/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 17 works by May Irwin (1862-1938). 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
         
Mamie! Come Kiss Your Honey Boy 1893 Words & Music by Irwin  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Live Humble 1894
Mandy 1894 Words & Music by Irwin  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
May Irwin's Bully Song 1896
May Irwin's Frog Song 1896
The New Bully (1896) 1896 arr. Theodore F. Morse  wvicon.gif
My Baby, I'll Go Too 1897
The New Love's Come to Stay 1897 Words & Music by Irwin  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
He Cert'ny Was Good to Me 1898
Keep Your Eye on Your Friend Mister Johnson 1898
I'm Worried to Death About That 1904 Words & Music by Irwin  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Taint No Sense in Loving Dat Way 1904 Words & Music by Irwin  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Dan 1906 Earle C. Jones  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Dreaming 1906 John E. Hazzard  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
May Irwin's Ragtime Dance (1906) 1906  wvicon.gif
May Irwin's Ragtime Dance - Song 1906 Words & Music by Irwin  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Never Raise a Razor 'less You Want to Raise a Row 1906
     Title Performer Score/Song
       
youtube15.jpg May Irwin's Ragtime Dance (2:31) Ragtime Dorian Henry May Irwin's Ragtime Dance (1906)
youtube15.jpg May Irwin's Ragtime Dance (2:15) Ragtime Dorian Henry May Irwin's Ragtime Dance (1906)