James Alex. Brennan (1885-1956)
Last updated: 31.05.22
According to the Internet source given below, James Alexander Brennan was an American songwriter born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the Massachusetts Normal Art School and was a camouflage artists for the U.S. Shipping Board during World War I.
Brennan collaborated with lyricist Jack Caddigan on several songs and Oliver E. Story. One of his more popular songs was In the Little Red School House (1922).
Of ragtime interest is When the Steamboats on the Swanee Whistle Ragtime (1913) published by O. E. Story Music Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
He died in Middleborough, Massachusetts.

Websites:
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James Alex. Brennan (1885-1956) has at least 4 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Dreaming Sweet Dreams of Mother Song
Music by: James Alexander Brennan.
Words by: Jack Caddigan
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1918. Sheet Music 3 pages. Limited availability.
Please Take Me Back Again Song
Words and Music by: James Alexander Brennan.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music 3 pages. Limited availability.
b0000ctmy8_m.jpgRose of No Man's Land, The La rose sous les boulets
Music by: James Alexander Brennan.
Words by: Jack Caddigan
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1918. Sheet Music 3 pages. Limited availability.
French text by Louis Delamarre
b0000ctmyi_m.jpgWe're All Going Calling on the Kaiser
Music by: James Alexander Brennan.
Words by: Jack Caddigan
Publisher: Leo Feist
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  Printed: 1918. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Rose of the Mountain Trail, The Edison Blue Amberol: 2388 Vernon Archibald
Clementine de Vere
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Rose of No Man's Land, The J.A. Brennan (music)
J. Caddigan (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Rose of No Man's Land, The J.A. Brennan (music)
J. Caddigan (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Rose of No Man's Land, The J.A. Brennan (music)
J. Caddigan (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 37 works by James Alexander Brennan (1885-1956). 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
       
Gee But I'm Crazy For the Summertime (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
Look Out For the Bogie Man 1911 John J. Caddigan (words)  wvicon.gif
Fraidy Cat (w&m) 1912 Mary Young (perf.)  Pub.
I Can't Stop Doing It Now 1912  wvicon.gif
I'll Not Forget You Mary 1912
Strike Up a Two-Step Tune 1912  Pub.
Dreams of Mother 1913 Jack Caddigan (words)
Charlie Crafts (perf.)
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If You Only Knew What I Know 1913 Jack Caddiagan (words)  Pub.
When the Steamboats on the Swanee Whistle Ragtime 1913 Jack Caddigan (words)  Pub.
Hundred Years From Now, A 1914
Poor Little Rich Girl, The 1914 Jack Caddigan (words)  Pub.
Rose of the Mountain Trail, The 1914 Jack Caddigan (words)
Vernon Archibald (perf.)
Clementine de Vere (perf.)
D'Armana & Carter (perf.)
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Sailing Down the River in the Moonlight Mandy and I 1914 Jack Caddigan (words)  Pub.
Scrambled Eggs 1914  Pub.
Brazillian Rose (w&m) 1915 Story (co-author)  Pub.
Dream I Had Last Night, The 1915 Jack Caddigan (words)
O.E. Story (words)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
In the Golden Summertime 1915 Jack Caddigan (words)
Molly My Own (w&m) 1915 Caddigan (co-author)
Myopia Fox Trot 1915  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Come Back to Romany 1916 Story (co-author)
Brennan (words)
Story (words)
Mae (perf.)
Crowley (perf.)
 Pub.
If I Ever Get Back to Birmingham to the Girl Who Waits For Me (w&m) 1916 Story (co-author)  Pub.
If the Can-Canny Cannibals Captured New York Town 1916 Moore (co-author)
Story (co-author)
 Pub.
Mister Edison Is Working on It Now 1917 Jack Caddigan (words)  wvicon.gif
She'll Be There 1917 Jack Caddigan (words)  Pub.
Trail That Leads To You, The 1917  Pub.
Dreaming Sweet Dreams of Mother 1918 Jack Caddigan (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Rose of No Man's Land, The 1918 Jack Caddigan (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
We're All Going Calling on the Kaiser 1918 Jack Caddigan (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
When It's Cotton Pickin' Time in Tennessee 1918 J. Caddigan (words)  Pub.
Gates of Gladness 1919
Please Take Me Back Again 1919 Unknown (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Down at the Old Swimming Hole 1921  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Down by the Old Apple Tree (w&m) 1922 Al Wilson (co-author)  wvicon.gif
In My Old Plantation Home/ I'm Goin' to Plant Myself 1922 Al Wilson (co-author)  Pub.
In the Little Red School House (w&m) 1922 Al Wilson (co-author)  Pub.
Little Red School House (w&m) 1922 Al Wilson (co-author)  Pub.
Oh Boy What Joy We Had in Barefoot Days 1932 Al Wilson (words)  Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Myopia Fox Trot 1:39 Ragtime Dorian Henry