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

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Sheet Music

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I Can't Think of Nothin' in the Wide, Wide World But You

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Publisher. Info. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1907. Plate 5878.
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Misc. Notes Lyrics by Bob Cole
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There's Always Something Wrong

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Publisher. Info. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1907. Plate 5639.
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I Think an Awful Lot of You (Jordan)

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Publisher. Info. New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1907. Plate 8092.
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Misc. Notes Music by Joe Jordan
Lyrics by Alfred Anderson
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Floating Down the Nile

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Publisher. Info. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1906. Plate 5136.
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The Ghost of Deacon Brown

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Publisher. Info. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1906. Plate 5137.
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Just How Much I Love You

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Publisher. Info. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1906. Plate 5139.
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Who Do You Love?

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Publisher. Info. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1906. Plate 5151.
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On the Gay Luneta (Europe)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1906. Plate 5156.
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Misc. Notes Music by James Reese Europe
Lyrics by Bob Cole.
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If Adam Hadn't Seen the Apple Tree (Cole)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1906. Plate 5150.
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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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General Information

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
Librettist Bob Cole (1868-1911)
Alfred Anderson
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)<br<Jas. W. Johnson
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
External Links ibdb.com

Misc. Comments

  • 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.