Stephen R. Henry  (1874-1966)
Last updated: 01.11.21
For such a relatively prolific composer of popular music, it is a little surprising than virtually nothing is known about Stephen R. Henry. Some 40 odd works are attributed to him written between 1900 and 1923. In the ragtime world he is perhaps best known for his That Raggedy Rag (1912) and Indianola (1917), also published as a song.

Since writing the above in 2007, surfer Ken Bawden sent me the following which he gleaned from Oregon University site:

Henry R. Stern (1874-1966) was a music composer and music publishing executive. Stern wrote ballads, novelty and comic tunes under the pseudonym of S. R. Henry. Many of his compositions were published in the "Tin Pan Alley" era when the home piano and sheet music were at their height.
In his thirty-five year career Stern produced several Broadway plays and vaudeville sketches. Stern retired in 1920 and joined the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1921. He moved to Dallas, Texas in 1941, where he remained for the rest of his life. While in Dallas, Stern continued song writing and devoted considerable time to charitable work with the Boys Ranch at Bedfort, Texas. He wrote the official Boys Ranch Song and was a member of the Variety Club of Dallas, the sponsor of the ranch.

Thanks a lot Ken!


Stephen R. Henry  (1874-1966) has at least 7 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
b0000cxaf7_m.jpgColored Major, The Characteristic March And Two - Step
Music by: Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1900. Sheet Music.
Colored Ragamuffins, The
Music by: Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music.
Crack O' the Whip
Music by: Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1901. Sheet Music.
Don't Forget the Girl That Loves You
Music by: Stephen R. Henry.
Words by: M. B. Edwards
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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  Printed: 1900. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
I'll Be Your Friend Just the Same
Words and Music by: Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1899. Sheet Music 6 pages. Limited availability.
Jolly Friars, The Waltzes
Music by: Stephen R. Henry.
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1901. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
Lindoo, My Hindoo-Queen
Music by: Stephen R. Henry.
Words by: Ralph Bicknell
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1902. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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DBE777 By Heck (1914) - Eccentric Fox Trot
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
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DBE778 The Colored Major (1900) - Characteristic March & Two Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
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DBE779 Himalya (1919) - One Step Intermezzo Fox Trot
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2 mins.
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DBE780 Indianola (1917) - Instrumental Novelty and Fox Trot
A/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
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DBE781 Pahjamah (1919) - Oriental Novelty: One Step - Intermezzo - Fox Trot
A/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
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DBE782 Peter Piper (1905) - Two Step & Characteristic March
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
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DBE783 Polly Prim (1904) - Characteristic March and Two - Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
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 DBE784 Priscilla (1905) - Colonial Intermezzo
A/T/T/T+D/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
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DBE785 Punch and Judy (1907) - Intermezzo Two-Step
A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
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DBE786 Red Domino (1906) - March - Two - Step
A/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
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DBE787 S.R.Henry's Barn Dance (1908)
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif By Heck (1914) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Colored Major (1900), The A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Himalya (1919) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Indianola (1917) A/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Pahjamah (1919) A/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Peter Piper (1905) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Polly Prim (1904) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Priscilla (1905) A/T/T/T+D/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Punch and Judy (1907) A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Red Domino (1906) A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif S.R.Henry's Barn Dance (1908) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Performer Comments
       
audio15.gif Colored Major, The Vess L. Ossman
William B. Farmer
Columbia Phonograph Co.: 31590 at USCB
audio15.gif Down at the Huskin' Bee Arthur Collins
Byron George Harlan
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audio15.gif He Lost Her in the Subway Ada Jones Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9678 at USCB
audio15.gif I Like the Hat, I Like the Dress Edward M. Favor Edison Amberol: 792 at USCB
audio15.gif I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow Who Is Looking For a Nice Young Girl Minnie Emmett U.S. Everlasting Record: 1235 at USCB
audio15.gif I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow Who Is Looking For a Nice Young Girl Ada Jones Indestructible Record: 3238 at USCB
audio15.gif I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow Who Is Looking For a Nice Young Girl Ada Jones Edison Amberol: 605 at USCB
audio15.gif I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow Who Is Looking For a Nice Young Girl Ada Jones Edison Blue Amberol: 1853 at USCB
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pdf15.gif I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow Who Is Looking For a Nice Young Girl Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif I've Got the Time, I've Got the Place Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif In a Lonely Cabin, on a Lonely Road Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif In the Golden Autumn Time My Sweet Elaine Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Indianola - Song Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif My Way to Heaven Is Through Your Love, Sweetheart Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 61 works by Stephen R. Henry (1874-1966). 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
       
I'll Be Your Friend Just the Same (w&m) 1899  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Colored Major, The 1900 V.L. Ossman (perf.)
William B. Farmer (perf.)
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Don't Forget the Girl That Loves You 1900 M. B. Edwards (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Crack O' the Whip 1901  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Jolly Friars, The 1901  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Lindoo, My Hindoo-Queen 1902 Ralph Bicknell (words)  wvicon.gif
Colored Ragamuffins, The 1903  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Polly Prim 1904  wvicon.gif
When the Harvest Moon Is Shining on the River 1904 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
In the Golden Autumn Time My Sweet Elaine 1905 Richard H. Gerard (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Peter Piper 1905  wvicon.gif
Priscilla 1905  wvicon.gif
After They Gather the Hay 1906 J. J. Walker (words)  wvicon.gif
It's Always Nice Weather Indoors 1906 Raymond Hitchcock (perf.)
Red Domino 1906  wvicon.gif
We Have No One to Care For Us Now 1906 Wm. Cahill (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Down in the Old Cherry Orchard 1907 Alfred Bryan (words)  wvicon.gif
Down Our Way 1907 Janet Allen (words)  wvicon.gif
He Lost Her in the Subway 1907 Alfred Bryan (words)
Ada Jones (perf.)
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Punch and Judy 1907  wvicon.gif
She Was a Grand Old Lady 1907 Wm. Cahill (words)  wvicon.gif
When My Girl From Tipp'rary Tips Me 1907 William Cahill (words)
Elinore Sisters (perf.)
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S.R.Henry's Barn Dance 1908  wvicon.gif
We'll All Go There Together 1908 Ralph Bicknell (words)
Rosie Lloyd (perf.)
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When It's Moonlight on the Prairie 1908 Robert F. Roden (words)  wvicon.gif
Your Picture Says Remember Though Your Letter Says Forget 1908 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Down at the Huskin' Bee 1909 Monroe H. Rosenfeld (words)
Arthur Collins (perf.)
Byron George Harlan (perf.)
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Father Was a Grand Old Man 1909 Wm Cahill (words)  wvicon.gif
My Husband's in the City 1909 C.F. Zittel (words)  wvicon.gif
My Way to Heaven Is Through Your Love, Sweetheart 1909 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Under the Maples With Mary-O 1909 Edgar Malone (words)  wvicon.gif
Down in Yucatan 1910  wvicon.gif
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I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow Who Is Looking For a Nice Young Girl 1910 Jeff T. Branen (words)
Minnie Emmett (perf.)
Mindell Kingston (perf.)
Ada Jones (perf.)
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I've Got the Time, I've Got the Place 1910 Ballard MacDonald (words)
Hetty King (perf.)
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T.P.G. Barn Dance 1910 Mabel Normand (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Wreck of the Good Ship ''Love'', The 1910 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Yucatana Man 1910 Monroe H. Rosenfeld (words)  wvicon.gif
I Like the Hat, I Like the Dress 1911 Alfred Bryan (words)
Edward M Favor (words)
Edward M. Favor (perf.)
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Treasures of the World Are Mine, The 1911  wvicon.gif
When a Fellow Who Is Lonesome Meets a Girl Who's Feeling Blue 1911 Ballard Macdonald (words)  wvicon.gif
Au Revoir, Sweet Marie 1912 Ballard MacDonald (words)  wvicon.gif
Harvest Days Are Coming Jennie 1912 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
In a Lonely Cabin, on a Lonely Road 1912 George A. Norton (words)
Charlotte Baird (perf.)
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That Raggedy Rag 1912 Gene Hodgkins (words)  wvicon.gif
Globe Trotters, The 1913 E. Platzmann (co-author)  wvicon.gif
By Heck 1914 Fox Trot  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Parfum D'amour 1914  wvicon.gif
Queen of the South Sea Isles 1915 L. Wolfe Gilbert (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Indianola 1917 D Onivas (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Kentucky Dream 1917 David Onivas (co-author)
Frank H. Warren (words)
Mabel Normand (perf.)
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Indianola - Song 1918 D. Onivas (co-author)
Frank H Warren (words)
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Sister of Rosie O'Grady, The 1918 Frank H. Warren (words)
Mabel Normand (perf.)
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Tears of Love 1918 Frank H. Warren (words)  wvicon.gif
Good Night Dearie 1919 D. Onivas (co-author)
Frank H. Warren (words)
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Himalya 1919 D. Onivas (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Now I Know 1919 D Onivas (co-author)
Frank H Warren (words)
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Pahjamah 1919 D Onivas (co-author)
Alla Nazimova (perf.)
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Pahjamah - Song 1919 D. Onivas (co-author)
Frank H. Warren (words)
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My Electric Girl 1923 Helmburgh-Holmes (co-author)
Harry Bache Smith (words)
Francis Wheeler (words)
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I'm Crazy For Love 1940 Gene Hodgkins (words)  wvicon.gif
By Heck - Song 1942 L. Wolfe Gilbert (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg By Heck 2:32 Ragtime Dorian Henry S.R. Henry 
youtube15.jpg Indianola 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry S.R. Henry  Indianola (1917)