Ellis R. Ephraim 
Last updated: 27.04.22
There is very little known about Ellis R. Ephraim, composer, songwriter and publisher, other than the bald facts given on his published sheet music covers. Internet searches have uncovered some 21 pieces composed by him and published by an astonishing no less than 10 publishers, including himself, located in Baltimore and New York. His works include marches, cakewalks, intermezzi, sentimental songs such as She's Gone to the Land of Santa Claus (DBE 469 - 1904) and comic songs such as The Goose Step (1901) which pokes fun of the marching styles of the then European powers compared with that of the American. Of ragtime interest is his amusing He Won't Come Back No Never-- A Syncopated Stutter (1898).


  Title Instruments Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Bedouin Attack (1900), The S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Bedouin Attack (1900), The S+D/A/T/B Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Coon Behind the Gun (1900), The A+D/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Hop Lee (1901) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif In Old Egypt Land (1904) T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Iris (1900) A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif On the Rocky Road to Dublin (1906) A/T/T/T+B/B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif On to Victory (1897) D/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif She's Gone to the Land of Santa Claus (1904) T/T/T/B/GB(B)/V(OT) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Uncle Rufus' Cake-Walk (1898) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Coon Behind the Gun (1900), The Midi J. Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Hop Lee (1901) Midi J. Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif In Old Egypt Land (1904) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Iris (1900) Midi J. Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif On the Rocky Road to Dublin (1906) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif  On to Victory (1897) Midi J. Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif She's Gone to the Land of Santa Claus (1904) Midi Benjamin Robert Tubb
audiomidi15.gif Uncle Rufus' Cake-Walk (1898) Midi J. Pitt-Payne
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE462 The Bedouin Attack (1900) - Characteristic March
S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE462D The Bedouin Attack (1900) - Characteristic March
S+D/A/T/B, approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE463 The Coon Behind the Gun (1900) - Characteristic March and Two Step
A+D/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE464 Hop Lee (1901) - A Chinese Cake Walk
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx 3. mins.
1-2 days
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DBE465 In Old Egypt Land (1904) - Intermezzo Two Step
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE466 Iris (1900) - A Greek Intermezzo
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE467 On the Rocky Road to Dublin (1906) - Irish Intermezzo and Two Step
A/T/T/T+B/B/B/GB(B), approx. 5 mins.
1-2 days
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 DBE468 On to Victory (1897) - March and Two Step
D/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE469 She's Gone to the Land of Santa Claus (1904) - Song
T/T/T/B/GB(B)/V(OT), approx. 3½ mins.
out-of-print €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE470 Uncle Rufus' Cake-Walk (1898) - Characteristic March and Two Step
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Bedouin Attack (1900), The S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Bedouin Attack (1900), The S+D/A/T/B dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Coon Behind the Gun (1900), The A+D/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Hop Lee (1901) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif In Old Egypt Land (1904) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Iris (1900) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif On the Rocky Road to Dublin (1906) A/T/T/T+B/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif On to Victory (1897) D/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif She's Gone to the Land of Santa Claus (1904) T/T/T/B/GB(B)/V(OT) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Uncle Rufus' Cake-Walk (1898) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Contrary Mary (1903) E.R. Ephraim (music)
M.E. Rourke (words)
Felix Haney (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif On the Rocky Road to Dublin (1906) E.R. Ephraim (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 22 works by Ellis R. Ephraim. 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
       
On to Victory 1897  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif
Belle of Klondike, The 1898 J. Dannenberg (words)  wvicon.gif
He Won't Come Back No Never 1898 Leonard K. Hirshberg (words)  Pub.
Uncle Rufus' Cake-Walk 1898  Pub. audiomidi15.gif
Bedouin Attack, The 1900  wvicon.gif
Coon Behind the Gun, The 1900  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif
Iris 1900  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif
Some Day You Will Ask Me to Come Back 1900 Jean C. Havez (words)  wvicon.gif
Goose Step, The 1901 R.L. Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif
Hop Lee 1901  Pub. youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
My Little Honey Dove (w&m) 1901  Pub.
T'is God's Way 1901 Rida Johnson Young (words)  wvicon.gif
Coming Down Love Lane 1902 Rida Johnson Young (words)  Pub.
Bon Bons 1903  wvicon.gif
Contrary Mary 1903 M.E. Rourke (words)
Felix Haney (perf.)
 wvicon.gif
In Old Egypt Land 1904  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif
She's Gone to the Land of Santa Claus 1904 Percy Campbell Mason (words)  Pub. audiomidi15.gif
Dervishes Patrol, The 1905  Pub.
Hello - Alright - Goodbye 1905 Robt. B. Morris (words)
Louise Temple Swi (perf.)
 Pub.
Injun Gal 1905  Pub.
Injun Gal - Song 1905 P.C. Mason (words)
Eleanor Falk (perf.)
 Pub.
On the Rocky Road to Dublin 1906  Pub. audiomidi15.gif
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Hop Lee 2:56 Ragtime Dorian Henry