Elsie Janis  (1889-1956)
Last updated: 07.04.21
p_janise.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Elsie Janis was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and screenwriter. Entertaining the troops during World War I immortalized her as "The Sweetheart of the AEF" (American Expeditionary Force). Of ragtime interest is her Anti Rag-Time Girl (1913).


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url15.gif Elsie Janis Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
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This list is arranged by title and contains 1 lyric performed by Elsie Janis. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Florrie Was a Flapper Herman Finck (music)
Arthur Wimperis (words)
E. Janis (sung by)
 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 10 songs sung by Elsie Janis who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
sm15.gif For I Love Only You (1911) Hermann E. Darewski E. Janis (sung by)
sm15.gif You're Just a Flower From an Old Bouquet (1924) Lucien Denni Gwynne Denni (words)
E. Janis (sung by)
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sm15.gif Florrie Was a Flapper (1914) Herman Finck Arthur Wimperis (words)
E. Janis (sung by)
Julia Sanderson (sung by)
sm15.gif My Yankee Doodle Girl (1910) John L. Golden Henry Blossom (words)
E. Janis (sung by)
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sm15.gif Fo De Lawd's Sake, Play a Waltz (1912) Elsie Janis(w&m) E. Janis (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif In the Latin Quarter (1919) William B. Kernell E. Janis (sung by)
sm15.gif Just a Little After Taps (1918) William B. Kernell Richard Fechheimer (words)
E. Janis (sung by)
sm15.gif Let's Go (1919) William B. Kernell E. Janis (sung by)
sm15.gif Put Me Amongst the Girls (1907) Dan Lipton E. Janis (sung by)
sm15.gif Bless Your Ever Loving Little Heart (1911) Henry I. Marshall Stanley Murphy (words)
E. Janis (sung by)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 8 works by Elsie Janis (1889-1956). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I'd Rather Love What I Cannot Have (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
Fo De Lawd's Sake, Play a Waltz (w&m) 1912 E. Janis (sung by)  wvicon.gif
Anti Rag-Time Girl (w&m) 1913  wvicon.gif
I Never Knew 1919 Irving Berlin (words)
I've Waited All My Life (w&m) 1922  wvicon.gif
Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere 1929 Edmund Goulding (words)
Anytime's the Time to Fall in Love 1930 Jack King (words)  wvicon.gif
Oh, Give Me Time for Tenderness ? E. Goulding (co-author)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Florrie Was a Flapper (1914) 3:30 Elsie Janis H. Finck