Charles H. Roth 
Last updated: 28.08.18
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 9 works by Charles H. Roth. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

My Dream of U.S.A. (1908) wvicon.gif
I Wants to Live While I'm Living (?) wvicon.gif
When Your Heart Grows Weary Dearie (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: M.M. Redding
My Lady of the Embassy Waltzes (?) wvicon.gif
The Virginia Creeper (1909) wvicon.gif
Rosie O'Moore (?) wvicon.gif
Alone (?) wvicon.gif
That's What the Daisy Said (?) wvicon.gif
I Love You, I Can't Forget (?) wvicon.gif