Robert Morrison Stults  (1861-1933)
Last updated: 30.04.22
When transcribing the two cakewalks Smoky Sam (1898) and Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) , both published by M.D. Swisher, Philadelphia, for recorder ensemble back in 2006, I took the publisher's blurb at its face value. On the front cover of the latter, the publisher proclaims S. M. Roberts to be "the man that perpetrated Smoky Sam and a few other feet wrigglers.". As a result I believed S. M. Roberts to be yet another obscure ragtime era composer of whom nothing was known.
While researching Stults in March, 2015, however, I found that he used S. M. Roberts as a pseudonym for his three ragtime compositions the third piece being A Moonlight Meander (1900).
Websites:
url15.gif Robert Morrison Stults Biography by wikipedia.org.  
  Title Instruments Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Smoky Sam (1898) A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) Midi Colin McDonald
audiomidi15.gif Won't You Love Me as of Old (1898) Midi James Pitt-Payne
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE603 Smoky Sam (1898) - Characteristic Two Step
A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE604 Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) - Cake Walk and Two Step
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Smoky Sam (1898) A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Academic March (1885) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Again (1904) R.M. Stults (music)
Edwin M Abbott (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Amazons (1914), The R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Among the Hills of Maryland (1899) R.M. Stults (music)
Grace & Frank Graham (perf.)
Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Avenge the Good Ship Maine (1898) R.M. Stults (music)
J. Aldrich Libbey (perf.)
Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Battle Monument (1875) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Because You Told Me So (1897) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Bird's Ball (1911), The R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Birds and the Brook (1893), The R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Breathe Those Tender Words Again (1901) R.M. Stults (words & music)
Myra Morella (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Bulls and Bears (1901) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif For Love's Sweet Sake (1910) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Vpice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif  Hollywood Waltzes (1885) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif I Am the Resurrection and the Life (1917) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif I Love Her All Day Long (1895) R.M. Stults (words & music)
Frank J. Taylor (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I Wonder if You Ever Think of Me (1901) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif If Dreams Were Only True (1902) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif In the Golden Long Ago (1897) R.M. Stults (words & music)
Gertrude Rutledge (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Joan of Arc (1895) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Kiss and Say Good-Night (1898) R.M. Stults (words & music)
Joe O'Hare (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Let Me Call You 'Dearie' (1910) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Love's Sweet Story (1891) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif M.A.C. (1897) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Madrienne (1891) R.M. Stults (music)
Marion Lee (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Midnight Meander (1900), A R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  My Clementine (1890) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif My Little Red Rose, Good Night (1897) R.M. Stults (music)
Samuel Minturn Peck (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif My Little Yaller Coon, Good Night (1896) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif My Mother's Favorite Hymn (1892) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif No Sweeter Words Were Ever Said (1897) R.M. Stults (words & music)
Sig. Giannini (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Old First Love Is Best of All (1896), The R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Old Sentinel March (1898), The R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Once in the Bygone Days (1896) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Our Orioles (1894) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Pretty Bright Flowers for Thee (1888) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Redemption R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Redemption (1902) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Smoky Sam (1898) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  St. Valentine's March (1899) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Story of Christmas (1915), The R.M. Stults (music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Sweetest Little Girl I Know (1894), The R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Sweetest Story Ever Told (1892), The R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Sweetest Story Ever Told, The R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Sweetest Words of All (1922), The R.M. Stults (music)
Marion Roberts (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Take Me Back to Dear Old Dixie (1910) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif That Song Divine (1912) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Under the Apple Blossoms (1897) R.M. Stults (words & music)
Frances Hartley (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Under the Stars I Met You, Love (1899) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Visions of the ''Old Folks at Home'' (1888) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Way Down South in Dixie (1908) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  When the Twilight Softly Falls (1908) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Whisper (1900) R.M. Stults (words & music)
Mai Myota (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Won't You Love Me as of Old (1898) R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Words that Made You Mine (1900), The R.M. Stults (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Yes, I Love You (1893) R.M. Stults (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 58 works by Robert Morrison Stults (1861-1933). 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
       
Battle Monument 1875  wvicon.gif
Academic March 1885  Pub.
Hollywood Waltzes 1885  Pub.
Pretty Bright Flowers for Thee (w&m) 1888  wvicon.gif
Visions of the ''Old Folks at Home'' (w&m) 1888  wvicon.gif
My Clementine (w&m) 1890  wvicon.gif
Love's Sweet Story (w&m) 1891  Pub.
Madrienne 1891 Marion Lee (words)  Pub.
My Mother's Favorite Hymn (w&m) 1892  wvicon.gif
Sweetest Story Ever Told, The (w&m) 1892  Pub.
Birds and the Brook, The 1893  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Yes, I Love You 1893  wvicon.gif
Our Orioles 1894  wvicon.gif
Sweetest Little Girl I Know, The (w&m) 1894  Pub.
I Love Her All Day Long (w&m) 1895 Frank J. Taylor (perf.)  Pub.
Joan of Arc 1895  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
My Little Yaller Coon, Good Night 1896  wvicon.gif
Old First Love Is Best of All, The (w&m) 1896  wvicon.gif
Once in the Bygone Days (w&m) 1896  wvicon.gif
Because You Told Me So (w&m) 1897  wvicon.gif
In the Golden Long Ago (w&m) 1897 Gertrude Rutledge (perf.)  wvicon.gif
M.A.C. 1897  wvicon.gif
My Little Red Rose, Good Night 1897 Samuel Minturn Peck (words)  Pub.
No Sweeter Words Were Ever Said (w&m) 1897 Sig. Giannini (perf.)
Frances Hartley (perf.)
 wvicon.gif
Papa's Lullaby 1897  wvicon.gif
Under the Apple Blossoms (w&m) 1897 Frances Hartley (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Avenge the Good Ship Maine 1898 J. Aldrich Libbey (perf.)  Pub.
Kiss and Say Good-Night (w&m) 1898 Joe O'Hare (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Old Sentinel March, The 1898  Pub.
Smoky Sam 1898 as S.M. Roberts  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Won't You Love Me as of Old (w&m) 1898  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif
Among the Hills of Maryland 1899 Grace & Frank Graham (perf.)
Frances Hartley (perf.)
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
St. Valentine's March 1899  wvicon.gif
Under the Stars I Met You, Love (w&m) 1899  wvicon.gif
Walkin' on de Rainbow Road 1899 as S.M. Roberts  Pub. youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Midnight Meander, A 1900 as S.M. Roberts  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Whisper (w&m) 1900 Mai Myota (perf.)  Pub.
Words that Made You Mine, The (w&m) 1900  wvicon.gif
Breathe Those Tender Words Again (w&m) 1901 Myra Morella (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Bulls and Bears 1901  Pub.
I Wonder if You Ever Think of Me (w&m) 1901  wvicon.gif
If Dreams Were Only True (w&m) 1902  wvicon.gif
Redemption (w&m) 1902  wvicon.gif
Again 1904 Edwin M Abbott (words)  Pub.
Way Down South in Dixie 1908  Pub.
When the Twilight Softly Falls 1908  wvicon.gif
For Love's Sweet Sake (w&m) 1910  wvicon.gif
Let Me Call You 'Dearie' (w&m) 1910  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Take Me Back to Dear Old Dixie (w&m) 1910
Bird's Ball, The 1911  wvicon.gif
Sing Me an Old Sweet Song of Love (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
That Song Divine (w&m) 1912  wvicon.gif
Amazons, The 1914  wvicon.gif
Story of Christmas, The 1915  wvicon.gif
I Am the Resurrection and the Life (w&m) 1917  wvicon.gif
Sweetest Words of All, The 1922 Marion Roberts (words)  Pub.
Revel of the Brownies ?
Song For My Little Maid ?
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg The Birds and the Brook 2:39 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg A Midnight Meander 2:57 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Smoky Sam 3:02 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Walkin on De Rainbow Road 3:10 Ragtime Dorian Henry