Arthur Lynn Sizemore is known as the composer, collaborator or lyricist of some 70 works held in libraries around the world. He was born in Carterville, Illinois, the third child of a farming family - his elder brother Logan
was the composer of Scizzor Bill
(1909). He wrote 4 rags whilst still a teenager the best known of which are probably Oak Leaf Rag
(1911) and The Climbers Rag
(1911). He worked as a pianist, cut piano rolls and in the 1930's made occasional radio broadcasts. He died in Chicago.