Robert A. King  (1862-1932)
Last updated: 20.09.20
According to the Internet source given below, Robert A. King [born Robert Keiser] was a prolific American composer and songwriter of popular music; born and died in New York. He published using both names, anonymously and also used a pseudonym, Mary Earl. His total output will probably never be known.
He worked at Ditson's music store as a child before entering Tin Pan Alley at the publisher, Leo Feist, where he produced his first hit Anona (1903). In 1918, he was contracted to Shapiro-Bernstein Music Publishers to write 4 songs per month. These included the hits Beautiful Ohio (1918) and Dreamy Alabama (1919). Of ragtime interest, is his very early Everything is Ragtime Now (1899) written as Robert Keiser


Robert A. King  (1862-1932) has at least 17 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

Aristocratic Annie Song
By: Robert A. King. Words by: Geo. Totten Smith.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Autumn Breezes
By: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Blushing Beauty Intermezzo
By: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Unknown
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Dewdrop and the Rose, The Song
By: Robert A. King. Words by: Geo. Totten Smith.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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  Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Has Your Mother Any More Like You? Song
Words and Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1902. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
I Have Something to Say to You Song
By: Robert A. King. Words by: Carroll Fleming.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Just Plain Jane Song
By: Robert A. King. Words by: Geo. Totten Smith.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
Musket or the Sword, The Song
By: Robert A. King. Words by: Carroll Fleming.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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  Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Spring Dreams
By: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Squaw Man, The Indian intermezzo.
By: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Summer Zephyrs Idylle
By: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Sunshine Song
By: Robert A. King. Words by: Samuel Honest.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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  Printed: 1905. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
When the Woodbine Leaves Turned Red Song
By: Robert A. King. Words by: La Touche Hancock.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Wintry Winds
By: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Zenobie
By: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Zenobie - Song
Words and Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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  Printed: 1904. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Zingaloo Idylle
By: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
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Jazz Music CDs:
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Palm Court Theatre Orchestra Down Peacock Alley CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif George Lewis George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 01 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif George Lewis George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 02 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Joe "Fingers" Carr Honky Tonk Hits of Joe "Fingers" Carr flag15us.gif
This list is arranged by title and contains 1 lyric written by Robert A. King. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Why Did I Kiss That Girl? Ray Henderso (words)
Ella Shields (sung by)
 
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 95 works by Robert A. King (1862-1932). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Cora, Won't You Tell Me That You Love Me Too? 1899 George Totten Smith (words)
as Robert Keiser
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Everything Is Ragtime Now 1899 Geo. Totten Smith (words)
as Robert Keiser
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You're the Only One 1899 George Totten Smith (words)  wvicon.gif
Beyond the Gates of Paradise 1900 Henry V. Neal (words)  wvicon.gif
De Sandman's Comin' 'round 1900 as Robert A. Keiser  wvicon.gif
My Moon-Beam Babe 1900 George Totten Smith (words)
as Robert Keiser
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Sunbeam Sue: Serenade 1900 as Robert Keiser
Daisy and the Butterfly, The 1901 as Robert Keiser
Sesame 1901  wvicon.gif
Sunbeams and Shadows 1901 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
Has Your Mother Any More Like You? 1902 as Robert Keiser  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
National Airs 1902 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
Anona 1903
Dewdrop and the Rose, The 1903 George Totten Smith (words)
as Robert A. Keiser
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I Have Something to Say to You 1903 as Robert Keiser  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Just Plain Jane 1903 Geo. Totten Smith (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Musket or the Sword, The 1903 Carroll Fleming (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
When the Woodbine Leaves Turned Red 1903 La Touche Hancock (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Zenobie 1904  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Zenobie - Song 1904  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Americana 1905 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
Aristocratic Annie 1905 Geo. Totten Smith (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Flowers and Ferns 1905 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
German Airs 1905 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
Irish Airs 1905
as Robert Keiser
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My Lady's Eyes (w&m) 1905  wvicon.gif
Rosary, The 1905  wvicon.gif
Squaw Man, The 1905  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Sunshine 1905 Samuel Honest (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Zingaloo 1905  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
French Airs 1906 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
In Starlight 1906  wvicon.gif
Blushing Beauty 1907 as Robert Keiser  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Fanella 1907 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
Autumn Breezes 1908  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Spring Dreams 1908  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Summer Zephyrs 1908  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Wintry Winds 1908  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Garden of Allah, The 1912  wvicon.gif
Heart O' Mine: Coeur De Mon Coeur 1913 Eugene Platzmann (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Neath the Shadow of the Pyramids (w&m) 1914 Harry Carroll (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson 1916 Andrew B. Sterling (words)
as Robert Keiser
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Hawaii and You 1916 Robert F. Roden (words)
as Robert A. Keiser
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My Old Gal 1916 Bartley Costello (words)  wvicon.gif
When Grandma Sings the Songs She Loved at the End of a Perfect Day 1916 Bartley Costello (words)
as Robert Keiser
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Gee! What a Wonderful Time We'll Have
when the Boys Come Home
1917 as Mary Earl  wvicon.gif
Granada 1917 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
My Sweetheart Is Somewhere in France (w&m) 1917 as Mary Earl  wvicon.gif
Beautiful Ohio 1918 Ballard MacDonald (words)
as Mary Earl
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Cheer Up, Mother (w&m) 1918 as Mary Earl  wvicon.gif
From Valley Forge to France 1918 as Mary Earl  wvicon.gif
Lafayette 1918 as Mary Earl  wvicon.gif
Broken Blossoms 1919 Ballard MacDonald (words)  wvicon.gif
Dreamy Alabama 1919 Ballard MacDonald (words)
as Mary Earl
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Hawaiian Smiles 1919 as Mary Earl  wvicon.gif
Hearts 1919 Ballard MacDonald (words)  wvicon.gif
Ruspana One Step 1919 Thomas Field (words)
as Mary Earl
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Sweet Siamese 1919 Edward Madden (words)
as Mary Earl
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In Old Manila (w&m) 1920 as Mary Earl  wvicon.gif
Isle of Paradise 1920 Ted Fiorito (co-author)

as Mary Earl
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Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Mohammed 1920 Ballard MacDonald (words)  wvicon.gif
Angelus Lullaby, The 1921 Walter Hirsch (words)
as Mary Earl
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By the Old Ohio Shore 1921 Ballard Macdonald (words)
as Mary Earl
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I Ain't Nobody's Darling 1921 Elmer Hughes (words)  wvicon.gif
Just Like a Rainbow (w&m) 1921 Ted Fiorito (co-author)
as Mary Earl
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Love Bird (w&m) 1921 Ted Fiorito (co-author)
as Mary Earl
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Honeymoon Chimes 1922 Lew Brown (words)
as Mary Earl
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Toot, Toot, Tootsie 1922
I've Got the Yes! We Have No Banana Blues 1923
All Because of You 1924 Darl MacBoyle (words)  wvicon.gif
Peter Pan I Love You 1924 Ray Henderson (words)  wvicon.gif
Why Did I Kiss That Girl? 1924 Ray Henderson (words)
Lew Brown (words)
Ella Shields (sung by)
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Ain't My Baby Grand? 1925 Ray Henderson (co-author)
Lew Brown (words)
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I Scream You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream 1925 Howard E. Johnson (words)
Billy Moll (words)
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Keep Your Skirts Down, Mary Ann 1925 Andrew B. Sterling (words)  wvicon.gif
Seminola 1925 Harry Warren (words)  wvicon.gif
Bridget O'Flynn Where've Ya Been? 1926 Andrew B Sterling (words)  wvicon.gif
Charlie Boy 1927 as Mary Earl  wvicon.gif
Heart of Kentucky 1927 H.E. Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif
Fashionette 1928 J. Glogau (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
California Sunshine 1929 Tom Ford (words)
as Mary Earl
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Moonlight on the Colorado 1930
I Love You in the Same Sweet Way 1931 Billy Moll (words)  wvicon.gif
Sweethearts at Sweet Sixteen 1931 Billy Moll (words)  wvicon.gif
Let's Dine Alone Tonight 1936 Ruth Sylvia Keil (words)  wvicon.gif
Apple Blossoms ?
Beautiful Hawaii ?
College Airs ? as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
English Airs ? as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
Enid Waltz ? as Mary Earl
I Need Some Pettin' ? Ted Fio Rito (words)
Gus Kahn (words)
Little Ball of String, A ?
as Robert Keiser
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Plantation Airs ? as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
Romany Waltz ? as Robert Keiser
Scotch Airs ? as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif