James Royce Shannon  (1881-1946)
Last updated: 29.04.22
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 Performers
       
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Coster Rag (1910), The Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Where That Ragtime River Flows (1912) Midi James Pitt-Payne
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Cradle Time J.R. Shannon (words & music) Piano YorkSpace wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I'm Going Back to Tennessee (1911) J.R. Shannon (words & music)
Clark & Adler (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Log Cabin Rag (1914) J.R. Shannon (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Loves Melody J.R. Shannon (words & music) Piano YorkSpace Pub.
pdf15.gif Meet Me in Blossom Time (1914) J.R. Shannon (music)
Geo. J Moriarty (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Mister Moving Picture Man J.R. Shannon (music)
Geo. J. Moriarity (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Something Tells Me You're the Girl J.R. Shannon (music)
George J. Moriarty (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Tale of the Fireside, A J.R. Shannon (music)
J.J. Thornton (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Tale of the Fireside, A J.R. Shannon (music)
J.J. Thornton (words)
Piano, Voice YorkSpace Pub.
pdf15.gif That's an Irish Lullaby J.R. Shannon (music) Piano Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif There's a Red Bordered Flag in the Window (1918) J.R. Shannon (music)
Fred Ziemer (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral J.R. Shannon (words & music) Piano Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif  Waiman Rag (1910) J.R. Shannon (music)
Waiman (perf.)
Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Where that Ragtime River Flows (1912) J.R. Shannon (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Ye Barn Dance (1908) J.R. Shannon (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 37 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  Pub.
My Old Girl (w&m) 1909  Pub.
Coster Rag 1910 Jack O'Malley (words)
Alice Lloyd (perf.)
 Pub. audiomidi15.gif
I'd Rather Have Folks Say ''How That Man Did Run!'' Than ''There He Lies!'' 1910  wvicon.gif
Waiman Rag 1910 Waiman (perf.)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Where the Desert Meets the Nile (w&m) 1910  Pub.
I'm Going Back to Tennessee (w&m) 1911 Clark & Adler (perf.)  Pub.
Mammy's Angel Chile 1911  Pub.
My Pretty Eileen Good Night (w&m) 1911  Pub.
Mister Moving Picture Man 1912 Geo. J. Moriarity (words)  wvicon.gif
Something Tells Me You're the Girl 1912 George J. Moriarty (words)  Pub.
Where that Ragtime River Flows (w&m) 1912  Pub. audiomidi15.gif
Clover Time (w&m) 1913  Pub.
Dixie Lou (w&m) 1913  Pub.
That's an Irish Lullaby 1913  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Co-Ed 1914 J.S.Zamecnik (words)
Log Cabin Rag 1914  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Meet Me in Blossom Time 1914 Geo. J Moriarty (words)  Pub.
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (w&m) 1914 C.C. Olcott (perf.)
Bing Crosby (perf.)
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Zudora (w&m) 1914  Pub.
This Wide World Has Only One You 1915
U.S.S. Michigan March 1915  Pub.
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  Pub.
Love's Melody (w&m) 1917  Pub.
Sunshine Valley 1917
Tale of the Fireside, A 1918 J.J. Thornton (words)  Pub.
There's a Red Bordered Flag in the Window 1918 Fred Ziemer (words)  Pub.
When the Roses Bid Summer Goodbye 1919
Daddy's Doll ?
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Dance of the Hop-Alongs ?
El Triunfo ?
Gee! But I've Got the Blues ?
I've Just Got Time to Say Goodbye ?
My Spanish Rose ?
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Log Cabin Rag 1:42 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Waiman Rag 2:31 Ragtime Dorian Henry