Robert A. King  (1862-1932)
Last updated: 02.07.22
According to the Internet source given below, Robert A. King [born Robert Keiser] was a prolific American composer and songwriter of popular music; born and died in New York. He published using both names, anonymously and also used a pseudonym, Mary Earl. His total output will probably never be known.
He worked at Ditson's music store as a child before entering Tin Pan Alley at the publisher, Leo Feist, where he produced his first hit Anona (1903). In 1918, he was contracted to Shapiro-Bernstein Music Publishers to write 4 songs per month. These included the hits Beautiful Ohio (1918) and Dreamy Alabama (1919). Of ragtime interest, is his very early Everything is Ragtime Now (1899) written as Robert Keiser


Robert A. King  (1862-1932) has at least 17 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Aristocratic Annie Song
Music by: Robert A. King.
Words by: Geo. Totten Smith
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Autumn Breezes
Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Blushing Beauty Intermezzo
Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Unknown
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Dewdrop and the Rose, The Song
Music by: Robert A. King.
Words by: Geo. Totten Smith
Publisher: Leo Feist
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  Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Has Your Mother Any More Like You? Song
Words and Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1902. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
I Have Something to Say to You Song
Music by: Robert A. King.
Words by: Carroll Fleming
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Just Plain Jane Song
Music by: Robert A. King.
Words by: Geo. Totten Smith
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
Musket or the Sword, The Song
Music by: Robert A. King.
Words by: Carroll Fleming
Publisher: Leo Feist
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  Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Spring Dreams
Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Squaw Man, The Indian intermezzo.
Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Summer Zephyrs Idylle
Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Sunshine Song
Music by: Robert A. King.
Words by: Samuel Honest
Publisher: Leo Feist
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  Printed: 1905. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
When the Woodbine Leaves Turned Red Song
Music by: Robert A. King.
Words by: La Touche Hancock
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Wintry Winds
Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Zenobie
Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Zenobie - Song
Words and Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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  Printed: 1904. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Zingaloo Idylle
Music by: Robert A. King.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Broken Blossoms Edison Blue Amberol: 3922 Helen Clark
George Wilton Ballard
audioextmp315.gif In Old Manila Edison Blue Amberol: 4155 Betsy Lane Shepherd
Lewis James
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Jazz Music CDs:
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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Big Tiny Little Best of Honky Tonky Piano Vol. 1 flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Palm Court Theatre Orchestra Down Peacock Alley CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif George Lewis George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 01 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif George Lewis George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 02 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Joe ''Fingers'' Carr Honky Tonk Hits of Joe "Fingers" Carr flag15us.gif
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Why Did I Kiss That Girl? Robert A. King (music)
Ray Henderso (words)
Ella Shields (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Autumn (1918) R.A. King (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Autumn Breezes (1908) R.A. King (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson (1916) R.A. King (music)
A.B. Sterling (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Beautiful Ohio R.A. King (music)
B. MacDonald (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Beautiful Ohio R.A. King (music)
B. MacDonald (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Beautiful Ohio (1918) R.A. King (music)
B. MacDonald (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Beyond the Gates of Paradise R.A. King (music)
Henry V. Neal (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Broken Blossoms (1919) R.A. King (music)
B. MacDonald (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif By the Old Ohio Shore (1921) R.A. King (music)
Ballard Macdonald (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Dreamy Alabama (1919) R.A. King (music)
B. MacDonald (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Garden of Allah, The R.A. King (music) Piano YorkSpace wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Hawaii and You (1916) R.A. King (music)
Robert F. Roden (words)
I. D'Armond (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  Honeymoon Chimes (1922) R.A. King (music)
L. Brown (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif I Ain't Nobody's Darling (1921) R.A. King (music)
Elmer Hughes (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif In Old Manila R.A. King (words & music) Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Irish Airs R.A. King (music)
Piano YorkSpace wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Lafayette (1918) R.A. King (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Little Ball of String (1929), A R.A. King (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Musket or the Sword, The R.A. King (music)
Carroll Fleming (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif My Sweetheart Is Somewhere in France (1917) R.A. King (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Romany Waltz (1915) R.A. King (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Zenobie - Song (1904) R.A. King (music)
Carroll Fleming (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 110 works by Robert A. King (1862-1932). 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
       
Cora, Won't You Tell Me That You Love Me Too? 1899 George Totten Smith (words)
as Robert Keiser
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Dinah From Carolina 1899  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Everything Is Ragtime Now 1899 Geo. Totten Smith (words)
as Robert Keiser
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You're the Only One 1899 George Totten Smith (words)  Pub.
Beyond the Gates of Paradise 1900 Henry V. Neal (words)  wvicon.gif
De Sandman's Comin' 'round 1900 as Robert A. Keiser  Pub.
My Moon-Beam Babe 1900 George Totten Smith (words)
as Robert Keiser
 Pub.
Sunbeam Sue: Serenade 1900 as Robert Keiser
Daisy and the Butterfly, The 1901 as Robert Keiser
Sesame 1901  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Sunbeams and Shadows 1901 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
Has Your Mother Any More Like You? 1902 as Robert Keiser  amazon15.gif Pub.
National Airs 1902 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
Anona 1903 as Robert A Keiser
Dewdrop and the Rose, The 1903 George Totten Smith (words)
as Robert A. Keiser
 amazon15.gif Pub.
I Have Something to Say to You 1903 as Robert Keiser  amazon15.gif Pub.
Just Plain Jane 1903 Geo. Totten Smith (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Musket or the Sword, The 1903 Carroll Fleming (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
When the Woodbine Leaves Turned Red 1903 La Touche Hancock (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Zenobie 1904  amazon15.gif Pub.
Zenobie - Song 1904 Carroll Fleming (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Americana 1905 as Robert Keiser  Pub.
Aristocratic Annie 1905 Geo. Totten Smith (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Flowers and Ferns 1905 as Robert Keiser  Pub.
German Airs 1905 as Robert Keiser  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Irish Airs 1905
as Robert Keiser
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My Lady's Eyes (w&m) 1905  wvicon.gif
Rosary, The 1905  wvicon.gif
Squaw Man, The 1905 Mabel Morrison (perf.)
Evelyn Wright (perf.)
as Robert A Keiser
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Sunshine 1905 Samuel Honest (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Zingaloo 1905  amazon15.gif Pub.
French Airs 1906 as Robert Keiser  Pub.
In Starlight 1906  Pub.
Blushing Beauty 1907 as Robert Keiser  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Fanella 1907 M. McKinley (perf.)
as Robert Keiser
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Autumn Breezes 1908  amazon15.gif Pub.
Spring Dreams 1908  amazon15.gif Pub.
Summer Zephyrs 1908  amazon15.gif Pub.
Wintry Winds 1908  amazon15.gif Pub.
Garden of Allah, The 1912  wvicon.gif
Heart O' Mine: Coeur De Mon Coeur 1913 Eugene Platzmann (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Neath the Shadow of the Pyramids (w&m) 1914 Harry Carroll (co-author)
as mary earl
 Pub.
Romany Waltz 1915 as Robert Keiser  Pub.
Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson 1916 Andrew B. Sterling (words)
as Robert Keiser
 Pub.
Hawaii and You 1916 Robert F. Roden (words)
I. D'Armond (perf.)
as Robert A. Keiser
 Pub.
My Old Gal 1916 Bartley Costello (words)
as Robert A. Keiser
 Pub.
Old Master's Fox Trot 1916 Eugene Platzmann (co-author)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
When Grandma Sings the Songs She Loved at the End of a Perfect Day 1916 Bartley Costello (words)
as Robert Keiser
 Pub.
Gee! What a Wonderful Time We'll Have
when the Boys Come Home
1917 as Mary Earl  Pub.
Granada 1917 as Robert Keiser  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
My Sweetheart Is Somewhere in France (w&m) 1917 as Mary Earl  wvicon.gif
Alabama Waltz 1918 as Mary Earl  Pub.
Autumn 1918 as Mary Earl  Pub.
Beautiful Ohio 1918 Ballard MacDonald (words)
as Mary Earl
 Pub.
Cheer Up, Mother (w&m) 1918 as Mary Earl  Pub.
From Valley Forge to France 1918 as Mary Earl  Pub.
Lafayette (w&m) 1918 as Mary Earl  Pub.
Beautiful Ohio Blues 1919  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Broken Blossoms 1919 Ballard MacDonald (words)
Helen Clark (perf.)
George Wilton Ballard (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Dreamy Alabama 1919 Ballard MacDonald (words)
as Mary Earl
 Pub.
Hawaiian Smiles 1919 as Mary Earl  Pub.
Hearts 1919 Ballard MacDonald (words)  Pub.
Pleasant Dreams 1919 as Mary Earl  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Ruspana - Song 1919 Thomas Field (words)
as Mary Earl
Ruspana One Step 1919 as Mary Earl  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Salaam 1919  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Sweet Siamese 1919 Edward Madden (words)
as Mary Earl
 Pub. youtube15.jpg
Ting Ling Toy 1919  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Weeping Willow Blues 1919  Pub. youtube15.jpg
In Old Manila (w&m) 1920 Betsy Lane Shepherd (perf.)
Lewis James (perf.)
as Mary Earl
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Isle of Paradise 1920 Ted Fiorito (co-author)

as Mary Earl
 Pub.
Mohammed 1920 Ballard MacDonald (words)
as Mary Earl
 Pub.
Angelus Lullaby, The 1921 Walter Hirsch (words)
as Mary Earl
 Pub.
By the Old Ohio Shore 1921 Ballard Macdonald (words)
as Mary Earl
 Pub.
I Ain't Nobody's Darling 1921 Elmer Hughes (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Just Like a Rainbow (w&m) 1921 Ted Fiorito (co-author)
as Mary Earl
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Love Bird (w&m) 1921 Ted Fiorito (co-author)
as Mary Earl
 Pub.
Rocky Mountain Lullaby 1921 Marvin Lee (words)  Pub.
Connecticut Yankee, A 1922 Walter Hirsch (words)  Pub.
Honeymoon Chimes 1922 Lew Brown (words)
as Mary Earl
 Pub.
Toot, Toot, Tootsie 1922
I've Got the Yes! We Have No Banana Blues 1923
All Because of You 1924 Darl MacBoyle (words)  Pub.
Peter Pan I Love You 1924 Ray Henderson (words)
Marilyn Miller (perf.)
 Pub.
Why Did I Kiss That Girl? 1924 Ray Henderson (words)
Lew Brown (words)
Ella Shields (perf.)
Abbot & White (perf.)
 Pub.
Ain't My Baby Grand? 1925 Ray Henderson (co-author)
Lew Brown (words)
Joe Darcy (perf.)
 Pub.
I Scream You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream 1925 Howard E. Johnson (words)
Billy Moll (words)
 Pub.
Keep Your Skirts Down, Mary Ann 1925 Andrew B. Sterling (words)  Pub.
Seminola 1925 Harry Warren (words)  wvicon.gif
Bridget O'Flynn 1926 Andrew B. Sterling (words)
Billy Murray (perf.)
Aileen Stanley (perf.)
 Pub.
Bridget O'Flynn Where've Ya Been? 1926 Andrew B Sterling (words)  Pub.
Charlie Boy 1927 as Mary Earl  Pub.
Heart of Kentucky 1927 H.E. Johnson (words)  Pub.
Fashionette 1928 J. Glogau (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Mr. Hoover and Mr. Smith 1928 Van & Schenck (perf.)
California Sunshine 1929 Tom Ford (words)
as Mary Earl
 Pub.
Little Ball of String, A 1929 as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Moonlight on the Colorado 1930  Pub.
I Love You in the Same Sweet Way 1931 Billy Moll (words)  Pub.
Sweethearts at Sweet Sixteen 1931 Billy Moll (words)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
One Day in May 1932 Sam M. Lewis (words)
R. Vallée (perf.)
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Let's Dine Alone Tonight 1936 Ruth Sylvia Keil (words)  wvicon.gif
Apple Blossoms ?
Beautiful Hawaii ?
College Airs ? as Robert Keiser  wvicon.gif
English Airs ? as Robert Keiser  Pub.
Enid Waltz ? as Mary Earl
I Need Some Pettin' ? Ted Fio Rito (words)
Gus Kahn (words)
Plantation Airs ? as Robert Keiser  Pub.
Scotch Airs ? as Robert Keiser  Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Beautiful Ohio Blues 4:02 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Dinah from Carolina 3:10 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg A Little Ball of String 2:49 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Old Master's Fox Trot 1:53 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Pleasant Dreams 2:48 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Ruspana One Step 2:06 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Salaam 1:48 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Sesame 2:22 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Sweet Siamese 2:10 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg  Ting Ling Toy 3:28 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Weeping Willow Blues 1:42 Ragtime Dorian Henry