The Shoo-Fly Regiment (Johnson, J. Rosamond)

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10 more: There's Always Something Wrong • I Think an Awful Lot of You (Jordan) • Floating Down the Nile • The Ghost of Deacon Brown • Just How Much I Love You • Who Do You Love? • On the Gay Luneta (Europe) • If Adam Hadn't Seen the Apple Tree (Cole) • Won't You Be My Little Brown Bear? • Sugar Babe

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Publisher. Info. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1907.
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Misc. Notes #747573, #757206: This file is part of the Submission Project.
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Li'l Gal

See Li'l Gal (Johnson, J. Rosamond)
According to Ibdb, this was used in Rosamund's 1907 The Shoo-Fly Regiment, but one WorldCat entry talks about a "1902 version" and a "1917 version". So it seems to pre-date The Shoo-Fly Regiment and was not conceived specifically for it. Therefore, it will stay on its own page.

The Old Flag Never Touched the Ground

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Originally published in 1901; used in The Shoo-Fly Regiment.

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Work Title The Shoo-Fly Regiment
Alternative. Title
Composer Johnson, J. Rosamond
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJJ 20
Key E-flat major
First Performance. 1907-06-03
First Publication. 1907
Copyright Information Possibly public domain in parts of the EU and other 70 pma territories.
This item, public domain in its country of origin, is possibly likewise public domain in the EU due to the EU's implementation of Rule of the Shorter Term for non-EU works. This EU ruling might be superseded by bilateral treaties still in force between some EU countries and countries outside the EU (notably the USA).
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Librettist Bob Cole (1868-1911)
Alfred Anderson
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
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  • No evidence has been found yet of a chorus in this, but if a full score is found that shows a chorus, the tag will have to be corrected.
  • From Ibdb: "Music by J. Rosamond Johnson; Book by Bob Cole; Lyrics by James W. Johnson; Musical Director: James Reese Europe; Lyrics for "On the Gay Luneta" and "Who Do You Love?" by Robert Cole; Music and Lyrics for "If Adam Hadn't Seen the Apple Tree" by Robert Cole; Lyrics for "Li'l Gal" by Paul Laurence Dunbar; Music for "On the Gay Luneta" by James Reese Europe".
  • Another song that was not by Johnson was On the Gay Luneta by James Reese Europe.