Charles H. Roth 
Last updated: 20.11.20
Virtually nothing is known about Charles H. Roth other than those bare facts which can be gleaned from the covers of his original sheet music. He was apparently a composer and publisher of popular music based in Washington, D.C. The back cover of his only known rag, The Virginia Creeper (1909) proclaims in the flamboyant language of the day that:
"Charles H. Roth and M. M. Redding [Roth's partner and lyricist], two of America's most popular composers of Songs of the People, have won fame and distinction as writers of popular songs of the higher class, and stand alone in this particular style of Heart Lyrics and Melodies". He describes his My Lady of the Embassy Waltzes as: "The most popular waltzes ever composed". Whatever else may be said about him, modesty was not amongst his virtues.

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DBE944 The Virginia Creeper (1909) - Characteristic Rag
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¼ mins.
1-2 days
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 12 works by Charles H. Roth. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
My Dream of U.S.A. (w&m) 1908 T. Snyder (co-author)  wvicon.gif
When Your Heart Grows Weary Dearie 1908 M.M. Redding (words)  wvicon.gif
Alone 1909 Madeline M. Redding (words)  wvicon.gif
Virginia Creeper, The 1909  wvicon.gif
There's a Spark of Love Still Burning in the Embers of My Heart 1913 Charlotte P. Austin (words)  wvicon.gif
Humoreske Song, The 1914 Gover M. Kookkogey (words)  wvicon.gif
Cos I'se Going to be a Long Time Dead ?  wvicon.gif
I Love You, I Can't Forget ?  wvicon.gif
I Wants to Live While I'm Living ?  wvicon.gif
My Lady of the Embassy Waltzes ?  wvicon.gif
Rosie O'Moore ?  wvicon.gif
That's What the Daisy Said ?  wvicon.gif