Robert A. King  (1862-1932)
Last updated: 17.10.18
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
Music by Robert A Keiser. 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.
Editor/Arr.: Alfred Roth
Publisher: Unknown
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
The Dewdrop and the Rose Song
Music by Robert A Keiser. 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 Keiser.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1902. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
I Have Something to Say to You Song
Music by Robert A Keiser. Words by: Carroll Fleming.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Just Plain Jane Song
Music by Robert A Keiser. Words by: Geo. Totten Smith.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
The Musket or the Sword Song
Music by Robert A Keiser. 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.
The Squaw Man Indian intermezzo.
By Robert A Keiser.
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
Music 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
Music by Robert A Keiser. 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 Keiser.
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:
cd15.gif Big Tiny Little on "Best of Honky Tonky Piano Vol. 1" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Palm Court Theatre Orchestra on "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 on "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 on "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 on "Honky Tonk Hits of Joe "Fingers" Carr" flag15us.gif
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. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Cora, Won't You Tell Me That You Love Me Too? 1899 George Totten Smith as Robert Keiser wvicon.gif
Everything Is Ragtime Now 1899 Geo. Totten Smith as Robert Keiser wvicon.gif
You're the Only One 1899 George Totten Smith  wvicon.gif
Beyond the Gates of Paradise 1900 Henry V. Neal  wvicon.gif
De Sandman's Comin' 'round 1900 as Robert A. Keiser wvicon.gif
My Moon-Beam Babe 1900 George Totten Smith as Robert Keiser wvicon.gif
Sunbeam Sue: Serenade 1900 as Robert Keiser
The Daisy and the Butterfly 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
The Dewdrop and the Rose 1903 George Totten Smith as Robert A. Keiser amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I Have Something to Say to You 1903 as Robert Keiser amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Just Plain Jane 1903 Geo. Totten Smith  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Musket or the Sword 1903 Carroll Fleming  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
When the Woodbine Leaves Turned Red 1903 La Touche Hancock  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Zenobie 1904  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Zenobie - Song 1904  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Americana 1905 as Robert Keiser wvicon.gif
Aristocratic Annie 1905 Geo. Totten Smith  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 wvicon.gif
My Lady's Eyes 1905 Words & Music by King  wvicon.gif
The Rosary 1905  wvicon.gif
The Squaw Man 1905  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Sunshine 1905 Samuel Honest  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
Heart O' Mine: Coeur De Mon Coeur 1913 Eugene Platzmann  wvicon.gif
Neath the Shadow of the Pyramids 1914 Harry Carroll  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson 1916 Andrew B. Sterling as Robert Keiser wvicon.gif
Hawaii and You 1916 Robert F. Roden as Robert A. Keiser wvicon.gif
My Old Gal 1916 Bartley Costello  wvicon.gif
When Grandma Sings the Songs She Loved at the End of a Perfect Day 1916 Bartley Costello as Robert Keiser wvicon.gif
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 1917 Words & Music by King as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Beautiful Ohio 1918 Ballard MacDonald as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Cheer Up, Mother 1918 Words & Music by King 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  wvicon.gif
Dreamy Alabama 1919 Ballard MacDonald as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Hawaiian Smiles 1919 as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Hearts 1919 Ballard MacDonald  wvicon.gif
Ruspana One Step 1919 Thomas Field as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Sweet Siamese 1919 Edward Madden as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
In Old Manila 1920 Words & Music by King as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Isle of Paradise 1920 Ted Fiorito
as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Mohammed 1920 Ballard MacDonald  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
The Angelus Lullaby 1921 Walter Hirsch as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
By the Old Ohio Shore 1921 Ballard Macdonald as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
I Ain't Nobody's Darling 1921 Elmer Hughes  wvicon.gif
Just Like a Rainbow 1921 Ted Fiorito as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Love Bird 1921 Ted Fiorito as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Honeymoon Chimes 1922 Lew Brown as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Toot, Toot, Tootsie 1922
I've Got the Yes! We Have No Banana Blues 1923
All Because of You 1924 Darl MacBoyle  wvicon.gif
Peter Pan I Love You 1924 Ray Henderson  wvicon.gif
Why Did I Kiss That Girl? 1924 Ray Henderson, Lew Brown  wvicon.gif
Ain't My Baby Grand? 1925 Ray Henderson Lew Brown  wvicon.gif
I Scream You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream 1925 Howard E. Johnson, Billy Moll  wvicon.gif
Keep Your Skirts Down, Mary Ann 1925 Andrew B. Sterling  wvicon.gif
Seminola 1925 Harry Warren  wvicon.gif
Bridget O'Flynn Where've Ya Been? 1926 Andrew B Sterling  wvicon.gif
Charlie Boy 1927 as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Heart of Kentucky 1927 H.E. Johnson  wvicon.gif
Fashionette 1928 J. Glogau  wvicon.gif
California Sunshine 1929 Tom Ford as Mary Earl wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Moonlight on the Colorado 1930
I Love You in the Same Sweet Way 1931 Billy Moll  wvicon.gif
Sweethearts at Sweet Sixteen 1931 Billy Moll  wvicon.gif
Let's Dine Alone Tonight 1936 Ruth Sylvia Keil  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
Garden of Allah ?
I Need Some Pettin' ? Ted Fio Rito, Gus Kahn
A Little Ball of String ?
as Robert Keiser wvicon.gif
Plantation Airs ? as Robert Keiser wvicon.gif
Romany Waltz ? as Robert Keiser
Scotch Airs ? as Robert Keiser wvicon.gif