WHERE THE RIVER SHANNON FLOWS by James I. Russell 1906
WHERE THE RIVER SHANNON FLOWS (Sung by JOHN RUSSELL). Words & Music by JAMES I. RUSSELL, M. Witmark & Sons, New York, 1906.
Sheet Music - Large Format
Vintage from the 1900s
James Russell wrote the song to brighten up The Irish Servant Girls sketch that he, and his brother John, had put on the stages of the theatres of New York since 1870. The Irish Servant Girls sketch, also known as Maids to Order, was a knockabout in which the brothers were dressed as housemaids.
Cover cleanly detached at spine edge. Light surface creases and small edge tears. A small inset photo of the Russells in women's dress. The brothers specialized in a comedy routine parodying Irish serving girls. They switched to Swedish girls after anti-defamation forces complained.