Arthur Lynn Sizemore  (1891-1954)
Last updated: 01.02.24
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.

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  Title Co-Author(s) Sequencer
audiomidi15.gif Climbers (1911), The Colin McDonald
  Title (Release Year) Performers Instruments
audiodbemp315.gif Climbers (1911), The Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. T/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE1577 The Climbers (1911) - Rag
T/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Climbers (1911), The T/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 15 works by Arthur Lynn Sizemore (1891-1954). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Blue Blazes Rag 1909  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Spanish Glide, The 1910
Climbers, The 1911 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif audiodbemp315.gif
Oak Leaf Rag 1911  wvicon.gif
Mississippi Shore (w&m) 1919 Egbert A. van Alstyne (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Moppin' Up Rag 191?
Right or Wrong 1921 Paul Biese (co-author)
Haven Gillespie (words)
After the Rain 1922 Guy Shrigley (co-author)
Gu Kahns (words)
By the Light of the Stars (w&m) 1925 George A. Little (co-author)
Larry Shay (co-author)
Boyd Senter (perf.)
So Tired 1927 George A Little (words)
Gene Austin (perf.)
Arr. by Rube Bennett;
Before the Rain 1928 Bernie Grossman (words)  wvicon.gif
Mississippi Here I Am 1928 Bernie Grossman (words)  Pub.
We'll Find Our Shelter Before the Rain 1928 Bernie Grossman (words)  Pub.
Kiddies Kabaret (w&m) 1929 Bernie Grossman (co-author)
Sverre Elsmo (co-author)
So Comfy 1929 Bernie Grossman (words)  Pub.
     Composer Title Performer
youtube15.jpg A.L. Sizemore Blue Blazes Rag (0:00) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg A.L. Sizemore The Climbers (0:00) Ragtime Dorian Henry