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Virtually nothing is known about Charles H. Roth other than those bare facts which can be gleaned from the covers of his original sheet music. He was apparently a composer and publisher of popular music based in Washington, D.C. The back cover of his only known rag, The Virginia Creeper (1909) proclaims in the flamboyant language of the day that:
"Charles H. Roth and M. M. Redding [Roth's partner and lyricist], two of America's most popular composers of Songs of the People, have won fame and distinction as writers of popular songs of the higher class, and stand alone in this particular style of Heart Lyrics and Melodies". He describes his My Lady of the Embassy Waltzes as: "The most popular waltzes ever composed". Whatever else may be said about him, modesty was not amongst his virtues.
List of Charles H. Roth's works.