James Royce Shannon  (1881-1946)
Last updated: 17.10.18
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).

This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 35 works by James Royce Shannon (1881-1946). 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
Shadowland 1907  wvicon.gif
Ye Barn Dance 1908  wvicon.gif
My Old Girl 1909 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Coster Rag 1910 Jack O'Malley  wvicon.gif
I'd Rather Have Folks Say "How That Man Did Run!" Than "There He Lies!" 1910  wvicon.gif
Waiman Rag 1910  wvicon.gif
Where the Desert Meets the Nile 1910 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Back to Tennessee 1911 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Mammy's Angel Chile 1911  wvicon.gif
My Pretty Eileen Good Night 1911 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Mister Moving Picture Man 1912 Geo. J. Moriarity  wvicon.gif
Something Tells Me You're the Girl 1912 George J. Moriarty  wvicon.gif
Clover Time 1913 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Dixie Lou 1913 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral 1913 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Co-Ed 1914 J.S.Zamecnik
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
Log Cabin Rag 1914  wvicon.gif
Meet Me in Blossom Time 1914 Geo. J Moriarty
Zudora 1914 Words & Music by Shannon  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 1917 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Longing For My Dixie Home 1917 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Love's Melody 1917 Words & Music by Shannon  wvicon.gif
Sunshine Valley 1917
A Tale of the Fireside 1918 J.J. Thornton  wvicon.gif
There's a Red Bordered Flag in the Window 1918 Fred Ziemer  wvicon.gif
When the Roses Bid Summer Goodbye 1919
Daddy's Doll ?
Dance of the Hop-Alongs ?
El Triunfo ?
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
Gee! But I've Got the Blues ?
I've Just Got Time to Say Goodbye ?
My Spanish Rose ?
     Title Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Log Cabin Rag (1:42) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Waiman Rag (2:31) Ragtime Dorian Henry