James Royce Shannon  (1881-1946)
Last updated: 31.08.21
According to the Internet source given below, James Royce Shannon [James Royce] was an American actor, composer and songwriter of popular music. Born in Adrian; Michigan he established a theatrical company which toured the US and Europe. He was also a long-time drama critic for the Detroit Free Press. His most popular song was Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (1913) for the musical production Shameen Dhu (New York, 1914). He wrote the lyrics to The Missouri Waltz (1916) by Frederic Knight Logan which eventually became the official Missouri State Song. Of ragtime interest are his Waiman Rag (1910) and Log Cabin Rag (1914).

     Title Instruments Remarks
pdf15.gif Mister Moving Picture Man Piano, Voice James Royce Shannon (Music)
Geo. J. Moriarity (words)
pdf15.gif Something Tells Me You're the Girl Piano, Voice James Royce Shannon (Music)
George J. Moriarty (words)
pdf15.gif Tale of the Fireside, A Piano, Voice James Royce Shannon (Music)
J. J. Thornton (words)
pdf15.gif That's an Irish Lullaby Piano, Voice James Royce Shannon (Music)
pdf15.gif Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral Piano, Voice James Royce Shannon (Music)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 36 works by James Royce Shannon (1881-1946). 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
Shadowland 1907  wvicon.gif
Ye Barn Dance 1908  wvicon.gif
My Old Girl (w&m) 1909  wvicon.gif
Coster Rag 1910 Jack O'Malley (words)
Alice Lloyd (perf. by)
I'd Rather Have Folks Say ''How That Man Did Run!'' Than ''There He Lies!'' 1910  wvicon.gif
Waiman Rag 1910  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Where the Desert Meets the Nile (w&m) 1910  wvicon.gif
Back to Tennessee (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
Mammy's Angel Chile 1911  wvicon.gif
My Pretty Eileen Good Night (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
Mister Moving Picture Man 1912 Geo. J. Moriarity (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Something Tells Me You're the Girl 1912 George J. Moriarty (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Clover Time (w&m) 1913  wvicon.gif
Dixie Lou (w&m) 1913  wvicon.gif
That's an Irish Lullaby 1913  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Co-Ed 1914 J.S.Zamecnik (words)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Log Cabin Rag 1914  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Meet Me in Blossom Time 1914 Geo. J Moriarty (words)
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (w&m) 1914 C.C. Olcott (perf. by)
Bing Crosby (perf. by)
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Zudora (w&m) 1914  wvicon.gif
This Wide World Has Only One You 1915
U.S.S. Michigan March 1915  wvicon.gif
What's the Use to Have a Heart When You Have No One to Love 1916  wvicon.gif
Cradle Time (w&m) 1917  wvicon.gif
Longing For My Dixie Home (w&m) 1917  wvicon.gif
Love's Melody (w&m) 1917  wvicon.gif
Sunshine Valley 1917
Tale of the Fireside, A 1918 J.J. Thornton (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
There's a Red Bordered Flag in the Window 1918 Fred Ziemer (words)  wvicon.gif
When the Roses Bid Summer Goodbye 1919
Daddy's Doll ?
Dance of the Hop-Alongs ?
Title Year Attribution Remarks
El Triunfo ?
Gee! But I've Got the Blues ?
I've Just Got Time to Say Goodbye ?
My Spanish Rose ?
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Log Cabin Rag 1:42 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Shannon 
youtube15.jpg Waiman Rag 2:31 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Shannon