Elsie Janis  (1889-1956)
Last updated: 22.11.21
p_janise.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Elsie Janis was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and screenwriter. Entertaining the troops during World War I immortalized her as "The Sweetheart of the AEF" (American Expeditionary Force). Of ragtime interest is her Anti Rag-Time Girl (1913).


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Elsie Janis
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Florrie Was a Flapper Herman Finck (music)
Arthur Wimperis (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
 
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pdf15.gif Anti Rag-Time Girl (1913) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
This list is arranged by composer and contains 14 songs sung by Elsie Janis who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
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sm15.gif My House Boat Beau (1906) Robert Hood Bowers(w&m) E. Janis (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif For I Love Only You (1911) Hermann E. Darewski E. Janis (perf.)
sm15.gif You're Just a Flower From an Old Bouquet (1924) Lucien Denni Gwynne Denni (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Walter Pidgeon (perf.)
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sm15.gif Florrie Was a Flapper (1914) Herman Finck Arthur Wimperis (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Julia Sanderson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Gretchen Mädchen Mine (1907) John L. Golden(w&m) E. Janis (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif My Yankee Doodle Girl (1910) John L. Golden Henry Blossom (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
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sm15.gif Lady of the Slipper (1912), The Victor Herbert James O'Dea (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Montgomery & Stone (perf.)
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sm15.gif Fo De Lawd's Sake, Play a Waltz (1912) Elsie Janis(w&m) E. Janis (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif My June-Time Rose (1904) Lester Keith John Kemble (words)
Milton Aborn (words)
Sargent Aborn (words)
Reginald De Koven (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
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sm15.gif In the Latin Quarter (1919) William B. Kernell E. Janis (perf.)
sm15.gif  Just a Little After Taps (1918) William B. Kernell Richard Fechheimer (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
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sm15.gif Let's Go (1919) William B. Kernell E. Janis (perf.)
sm15.gif Put Me Amongst the Girls (1907) Dan Lipton E. Janis (perf.)
sm15.gif Bless Your Ever Loving Little Heart (1911) Henry I. Marshall Stanley Murphy (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 9 works by Elsie Janis (1889-1956). 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
       
I'd Rather Love What I Cannot Have (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
Fo De Lawd's Sake, Play a Waltz (w&m) 1912 E. Janis (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Anti Rag-Time Girl (w&m) 1913 Sallie Fisher (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
I Never Knew 1919 Irving Berlin (words)
Regular Girl, A 1919 B. Kalmar (words)
H. Ruby (words)
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I've Waited All My Life (w&m) 1922  wvicon.gif
Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere 1929 Edmund Goulding (words)
Anytime's the Time to Fall in Love 1930 Jack King (words)  wvicon.gif
Oh, Give Me Time for Tenderness ? E. Goulding (co-author)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Florrie Was a Flapper (1914) 3:30 Elsie Janis H. Finck