J. Rosamond Johnson  (1873-1954)
Last updated: 31.08.21
According to the Internet source given below, John Rosamond Johnson [J. Rosamond Johnson] was an American composer and singer during the Harlem Renaissance, born in Jacksonville, Florida. He lived mostly in New York City and is remembered as the composer of the hymn Lift Every Voice and Sing, which has come to be known in the United States as the "Negro National Anthem". It was first performed live by 500 Black American students from the segregated Stanton School (elementary/middle/junior high-level), Jacksonville, Florida, in 1900. The song was published by Jos. W. Stern & Co., Manhattan, New York (later Edward B. Marks Music Company). J. Rosamond Johnson was the younger brother of poet and activist James Weldon Johnson who wrote the lyrics for Lift Every Voice and Sing .
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This list is arranged by title and contains 1 lyric written by J. Rosamond Johnson. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall
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url15.gif Up Came John J. Rosamond Johnson (music)
Bob Cole (words)
T. Woottwell (perf. by)
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audio15.gif Phoebe Brown Maude Raymond Edison Amberol: 505 at USCB
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pdf15.gif Big Indian Chief Piano, Voice J. Rosamond Johnson (Music)
Bob Cole (words)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 66 works by J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
On the Chattahoochee 1897  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
I Ain't Gwinter Work No Mo' 1900 J. W Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
If Dat's Society, Excuse Me 1900 Bob Cole (words)
WIll JOhns (words)
Lift Every Voice and Sing 1900 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Magdaline, My Southern Queen 1900 Bob Cole (words)
M. Irwin (perf. by)
My Creole Belle 1900
Ain't Dat Scan'lous 1901 M. Irwin (perf. by)
Come Out, Dinah, on the Green 1901 J. W Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
Gin 1901 Peter F. Dailey (perf. by)
Maiden With the Dreamy Eyes, The 1901 Bob Cole (words)
My Castle on the Nile 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
My Heart's Desiah Is Miss Mariah 1901 Christie MacDonald (perf. by)
Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
Old Flag Never Touched the Ground 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
Owl and the Moon, The 1901 Bob Cole (words)
Tell Me, Dusky Maiden 1901 Bob Cole (words)
James Weldon Johnson (words)
Animals' Convention, The 1902
Lit'l Gal (w&m) 1902  wvicon.gif
Oh, Didn't He Ramble? 1902 Bob Cole [as Will Handy] (words)
When the Moon Comes Peeping O'Er the Hill 1902 Irene Bentley (perf. by)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Congo Love Song 1903 J. W. Johnson (words)
M. Cahill (perf. by)
Flowers of Dixie Land, The 1903 Edgar Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
Lazy Moon 1903 Bob Cole (words)  wvicon.gif
Maid of Timbuctoo, The 1903 Lillian Russell (perf. by)
Marie Cahill's Congo Love Song 1903 M. Cahill (perf. by)
Mudder Knows 1903 M. Cahill (perf. by)
My Mississippi Belle 1903 Bob Cole (words)
There's a Very Pretty Moon To-Night 1903
Two Eyes 1903 M. Cahill (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Fishing 1904 J. W. Johnson (words)
F. Templeton (perf. by)
On Lalawana's Shore 1904 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Pretty Little Squaw, From Utah, The 1904
Pussy and the Bow-Wow, The 1904
Dem Lovin' Words Sound Mighty Good to Me 1905
Hello My Lulu! 1905 Peter F. Dailey (perf. by)
Big Indian Chief 1906 Bob Cole (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
De Bo'd of Education 1906
Floating Down the Nile 1906  wvicon.gif
Ghost of Deacon Brown, The 1906
I'll Keep a Warm Spot in My Heart For You 1906 J. W Johnson (words)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Just How Much I Love You 1906
My Lady's Fan 1906
Who Do You Love? 1906  wvicon.gif
I Can't Think of Nothin' in the Wide, Wide World But You 1907 Bob Cole (words)
Sugar Babe 1907
There's Always Something Wrong 1907
Big Red Shaw, The 1908
Bleeding Moon, The 1908
Sweetest Gal in Town 1908
As Long As the World Goes Round 1909
Hoola-Woola 1909
Love Me Baby Mine 1909
Phoebe Brown 1909 Maude Raymond (perf. by)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audio15.gif
Same Old Silv'ry Moon Is Shining, The 1909
I Love My Babe 1911
Siberian Dip, The 1911  wvicon.gif
Excuse Me Mister Moon 1912 James W Johnson (words)
If You'll Be My Eve 1912 James W. Johnson (words)
Alice Lloyd (perf. by)
Saint Vitus Rag, The (w&m) 1912  wvicon.gif
Roll Them Cotton Bales 1914 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Trixie McCoy (perf. by)
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Three Questions 1917  wvicon.gif
Mississippi River 1932 Frank Abbott (words)  wvicon.gif
Johnnie Get Your Hair Cut 1935 Edward Bennett (co-author)
J. Rosamond Johnson (words)
Edward Bennett (words)
Merango (El Merengue), The ?
Sweetness - I Love You the Best of All ?
Up Came John ? Bob Cole (words)
T. Woottwell (perf. by)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg On the Chattahoochee 3:10 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Johnson 
youtube15.jpg Phoebe Brown 3:56 Maude Raymond J.R. Johnson