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 TitleV=Verse   C=Chorus   N=Note   P=Production
w=Words   m=Music
1 - 3  $5 ea
4 up  $4 ea
99 BluesSee Ninety-Nine Blues
Aba Daba Honeymoon 1914 - w.m. Arthur Fields, Walter Donaldson V - Way down in the Congo land lived a happy chimpanzee, She loved a monkey with a long tail, (Lordy, how she loved him!) C - 'Aba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab' Said the chimpie to the Monk. 'Baba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab' Said the Monkey to the Chimp. PD Reprint
After the Ball 1892 - w.m. Charles K. Harris V - A bright little maiden climbed an old man's knee. Begged for a story, 'Do Uncle please?' Why are you single, why live alone? C - After the ball is over, After the break of morn, After the dancers leaving, After the stars have gone; PD Reprint
After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It 1920 - w.m. Irving Berlin V - Listen to me honey dear, Something's wrong with you I fear. It's getting harder to please you, Harder and harder each year. C - After you get what you want you don't want it, If I gave you the moon, You'd grow tired of it soon. You're like a baby You want what you want when you want it. PD Reprint
After You've Gone 1918 - m. Turner Layton, w. Henry Creamer V - Now won't you listen honey while I say How could you tell me that you're going away C - After you've gone and left me crying, After you've gone There's no denying, you'll feel blue, You'll feel sad PD Reprint
Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life 1910 - m. Victor Herbert (1859-1924), w. Rida Johnson Young (1875-1926) P - Naughty Marietta - 1910, Operetta V - Ah! Sweet Mysteryt of life, at last I've found thee. Ah! I know at last the secret of it all; All the longing, seeking, striving, waiting . . . C - . . . For it is love alone that rules for aye! PD Reprint
Ain't We Got Fun 1921 - m. Richard Whiting, w. Gus Kahn, Raymond Egan V - Bill collectors gather 'Round and rather, Haunt the cottage next door. Men the grocer and butcher sent, Men who call for the rent. C - Ev'ry morning, ev'ry evening, Ain't we got fun. Not much money Oh but honey Ain't we got fun. The rents unpaid dear, We haven't a bus . . . PD Reprint
Alexander's Ragtime Band 1911 - w.m. Irving Berlin V - Oh, ma honey, Better hurry and let's meander, Ain't you goin', To the leader man, ragged meter man? Oh, ma honey. C - Come on and hear, Come on and hear Alexander's ragtime band, Come and hear, Come on and hear, It's the best band in the land. PD Reprint
Alice Blue Gown 1919 - m. Harry Tierney, w. Joe McCarthy V - I once had a gown it was almost new, Oh, the daintiest thing, it was sweet Alice Blue C - In my sweet little Alice Blue Gown, When I first wandered down into town PD Reprint
All Alone 1911 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Will Dillon PD Reprint
All By Myself 1921 - w.m. Irving Berlin PD Reprint
All She'd Say Was Umh-Umn 1920 - w.m. Jack Dill, Mac Emery, Gus Van, Joe Schenck V - I never cared for birds or flowers or buzzing ot eh bees until today C - Like a sweet coooin' dove I'm just bbbling with love Umh Hum Umh-Hum PD Reprint
Allah's Holiday 1916 - m. Rudolf Friml, w. Otto Harbach PD Reprint
Any Little Girl That's A Nice Little Girl 1910 - m. Fred Fischer, w. Thomas J. Gray V - Said she, C - Amy little girl that's a nice little girl is the right little girl for me PD Reprint
Any Time 1921 - w.m. Herbert Happy Lawson V - I'm sad and blue 'bout nobody but you, Why you don't seem the same to me. I told you that I love'd you right from the start . . . C - Any time that you are lonely, Any time that you are blue, Any time you feel down hearted, That will prove to you my love is true . . . PD Reprint
April Showers 1921 - m. Louis Silvers, w. Bud DeSylva PD Reprint
Are You From Dixie ('Cause I'm From Dixie Too) 1915 - m. George L. Cobb, w. Jack Yellen PD Reprint
Avalon 1920 - w.m. Al Jolson, Vincent Rose V - Ev'ry morning mem'ries stray Across the sea where flying fishes play And as the night is falling I find that I'm recalling C - I found my love in Avalon Beside the bay. I left my love in Avalon and sail'd away. I dream of her and Avalon From dusk 'till dawn PD Reprint
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home 1919 - w.m. Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield PD Reprint
Back Home Again in IndianaSee Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Ballin' the Jack 1913 - m. Chris Smith, w. Jim Burris V - Folks in Georgia's 'bout to go insane Since that new dance down in Georgia came, I'm the only person who's to blame I'm the party introduced it there, so! C - First you put your two knees close up tight, Then you swing 'em to the left, then you sway em to the right PD Reprint
Band Played On 1895 - m. Charles B. Ward, w. John F. Palmer V - Matt Casey formed a social club that beat the town for style, And hired for a meeting place a hall. C - Casey would waltz with a strawberry blond, and the band played on. He'd glide cross the floor with the girl he adored, and the Band played on. PD Reprint
Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee 1912 - m. Henry I. Marshall, w. Stanley Murphy PD Reprint
Beale Street Blues 1917 - w.m. W.C. Handy PD Reprint
Beautiful Dreamer 1864 - Stephen Collins Foster V - Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Starlight and dew drops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight, have all pass'd away! C - Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me. PD Reprint
Beautiful Ohio 1918 - m. Robert A. King, w. Ballard MacDonald PD Reprint
Because ~ Guy d'Hardelot 1902 - w. Edward Teschemacher, m. Guy d'Hardelot N - m. pseudonym of Helen Guy or Mrs. W.I. Thodes PD Reprint
Because You're You 1906 - m. Victor Herbert, w. Henry Blossom P - The Red Mill V - Love is a queer little elfin sprite, Blest with the deadliest aim! Shooting his arrow to left and right C - So I know I love you, dear, Because you're you. PD Reprint
Bells of St Mary's 1917 - m. A. Emmett Adams, w. Douglas Furber PD Reprint
Bicycle Built for TwoSee Daisy Bell
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home 1902 - w.m. Hughie Cannon, Johnnie Queen PD Reprint
Bird In A Gilded Cage 1900 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Arthur Lamb PD Reprint
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me 1919 - m. Carey Morgan, w. Charles McCarron V - What is that song about kisses, What is that song about smiles, If I could have my way I'd sing a song today C - There are Blues that you get from worry. There are Blues that you get from pain. And there are Blues when you're lonely PD Reprint
Brighten the Corner Where You Are 1913 - m. Charles H. Gabriel, w. Ima Duley Ogdon PD Reprint
Bully of the Town 1895 - w.m. Charles E. Trevathan P - Widow Jones - 1895, Musical V - Have yo' heard about dat bully dat's just come to town. He's round among de niggers a layin' their bodies down C - When I walk dat levee round, round, round , round . . . I'm a lookin' for dat bully an' he must be found. N - a.k.a. Bully Song, May Irwin's Bully Song PD Reprint
By the Beautiful Sea 1914 - m. Harry Carroll, w. Harold Atteridge PD Reprint
By the Light of the Silvery Moon 1909 - m. Gus Edwards, w. Edward Madden PD Reprint
By the Waters of Minnetonka 1914 - w. J.M. Cavanass, m. Thurlow Lieurance N - a.k.a. Moon Dear PD Reprint
Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon 1910 - w.m. Irving Berlin V - Nellie Green met Harry Lee At a masquerade the other night C - Call me up some rainy afternoon, I'll arrange for a quiet little spoon PD Reprint
Camptown Races 1850 - Stephen Collins Foster V - De Camptown ladies sing dis song Doo-dah! doo-dah! De Camptown race-track five miles long. Oh! doo-dah day! C - Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day! I'll bet my money on de bobtail nag, Somebody bet on de bay. PD Reprint
Can't Yo' Heah Me Callin' Caroline 1914 - m. Caro Roma, w. William H. Gardner PD Reprint
Carolina in the Morning 1922 - m. Walter Donaldson, w. Gus Kahn PD Reprint
Carry Me Back To Old Virginny 1878 - w.m. James A. Bland PD Reprint
Casey Jones 1909 - m. Eddie Newton, w. T. Lawrence Seibert PD Reprint
Casey Would Waltz with the Strawberry BlondeSee The Band Played On
Chicago, That Toddlin' Town 1922 - w.m. Fred Fisher V - I got a gal, I got a pal, I got a chance, I got a dance, waiting for me. I'm goin' to make, right to the lake, There with the boys, in Illinois, I'll want to be. C - Chicago, Chicago, That todd'ling town, That todd'ling town. Chicago, Chicago, I'll show you around. I love it PD Reprint
Chicken Reel 1910 - m. Joseph M. Daly, w. Joseph Mittenthal PD Reprint
Chinatown My Chinatown 1910 - m. Jean Schwartz, w. William Jerome V - When the town is fast asleep, And it's midnight in the sky C - Chinatown, my Chinatown, Where the lights are low PD Reprint
Colonel Bogey March 1916 - m. Kenneth J. Alford N - March used in 1957 Movie, Bridge on the River Kwai PD Reprint
Come Back to Erin 1866 - Claribel PD Reprint
Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine 1910 - m. Fred Fisher, w. Alfred Bryan PD Reprint
Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Lovey Mine 1908 - m. Karl Hoschna, w. Otto Harbach PD Reprint
Curse of an Aching Heart 1913 - m. Al Piantadosi, w. Henry Fink PD Reprint
Daisy Bell 1892 - w.m. Henry Dacre C - Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true. I'm half crazy over the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, 'Cause I can't afford a carriage . . . N - a.k.a. Bicycle Built For Two PD Reprint
Danny Boy 1913 - m. Old Irish Air, w. Fred E. Weatherly V - Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen, and down the mountain side. The summer's gone, and all the roses falling, It's you, it's you must go, and I must abide. PD Reprint
Daring Young Man on the Flying TrapezeSee The Flying Trapeze
Darktown Strutters' Ball 1917 - w.m. Shelton Brooks PD Reprint
Darling Nelly Gray 1856 - w.m. B. R. Hanby V - There's a low green vallen on the old Kentucky shore C - Oh, my poor Nelly Gray, they have taken you away PD Reprint
Daughter of Rosie O'Grady 1918 - m. Walter Donaldson, w. Monty C. Brice PD Reprint
Dear Little Boy of Mine 1918 - m. Ernest Ball, w. J. Keirn Brennan PD Reprint
Dear Old Pal of Mine 1918 - m. Lt. Gitz Rice, w. Harold Robe PD Reprint
Do You Ever Think of Me 1920 - m. Earl Burtnett, w. Harry D. Kerr, John Cooper PD Reprint
Don't Wake Me Up, I'm Dreaming 1910 - m. Henry Ingraham, w. Beth Slater Wilson V - Dreaming I stray, back love's sweet way, Ev'ry where I find but gladness. C - Don't wake me up I am dreaming, Dreaming of one I love. PD Reprint
Down Among the Sheltering Palms 1915 - m. Abe Olman, w. James Brockman PD Reprint
Down By the Old Mill Stream 1910 - w.m. Tell Taylor PD Reprint
Down on the FarmSee I Want To Go Back To Michigan (Down On The Farm)
Down Where the Wurzburger Flows 1902 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Vincent Bryan PD Reprint
Down Yonder 1921 - w.m. L. Wolfe Gilbert V - Railroad train, Railroad train, Hurry some more. Put a little steam on, just like never before. C - Down yonder someone beckons to me, Down yonder someone reckons on me. I seem to see a race in memory. Between the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee. PD Reprint
Drill Ye, Tarriers, Drill 1888 - w.m. Thomas F. Caset V - Oh ev'ry morn at seven o'clock There are twenty tarriers on the rock, The boss come along and says 'be still And put all your power in the cast steel drill'. C - Then, drill, ye tarriers, drill . . . Oh it's work all day without sugar in your tay when ye work beyant on the railway, And drill, ye tarriers, drill. and drill, and drill! PD Reprint
East Side, West SideSee The Sidewalks of New York
El Choclo A. G. Villoldo N - Tango Argentino PD Reprint
Entry Of The Gladiators 1897 - m. Julius Fucik N - Well known circus theme, March, a.k.a. The Gladiator's Entry, Thunders and Blazes PD Reprint
Erie CanalSee Low Bridge Everybody Down
Everybody Works But Father 1905 - w.m. Jean Havez V - Every morning at siz o'clock I go to my work, Overcoat buttoned up 'round my neck no job would I shirk. C - Everybody works but father And he sits around all day, Feet in front of the fire Smoking his pipe of clay. Mother takes in washing So does sister Ann, Everybody works at my house but my old man. PD Reprint
Everybody's Doing It Now 1911 - w.m. Irving Berlin V - Honey, honey, cant you hear? Funny, funny music dear; Ain't the funny strain Goin' to your brain? Like a bottle of wine, fine C - Ev'rybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it . . . See that ragtime couple over there, Watch them throw their shoulders in the air PD Reprint
Fifteen Miles on the Erie CanalSee Low Bridge Everybody Down
Flying Trapeze 1868 - m. Alfred Lee, w. George Leybourne V - Once I was happy, but now I'm forlorn. Like an old coat that is tatter'd and torn. C - He'd float through the air with the greatest of ease. A daring young man on the flying Trapeze. PD Reprint
For Me and My Gal 1917 - m. George Meyer, w. Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz PD Reprint
Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway 1905 - w.m. George M. Cohan V - The West, so they say, is the home of the jay, And Missouri's the state that can grind them. This may all be, but just take it from me, You don't have to go out West to find them. C - Only forty-five minutes from Broadway, think of the changes it brings. For the short time it takes, what diff'rence it makes,In the ways of the people and things. PD Reprint
From the Land of the Sky Blue Water 1909 - m. Charles W. Cadman, w. Nellie R. Eberhart PD Reprint
Give My Regards to Broadway 1904 - w.m. George M. Cohan PD Reprint
Glow-Worm 1907 - m. Paul Lincke, w. Lilla Cayley Robinson V - When the night falls silently, the night falls silently on forests dreaming, Lovers wander forth to see, they wander forth to see the bright stars gleaming; C - Shine, little glow-worm glimmer, shine little glow-worm glimmer! Lead us, lest too far we wander, Love's sweet voice is calling yonder! PD Reprint
Goin' Home 1922 - Anton Dvorak (1841-1904) V - Goin' home, goin' home. I'm a-goin' home; Quiet like, some still day, I'm jes goin' home. N - From the Largo of the New Work Symphony PD Reprint
Good Bye Broadway, Hello France 1917 - m. Billy Baskette, w. C. Francis Reisner, Billy Davis PD Reprint
Good Man Is Hard to Find 1918 - w.m. Eddie Green V - My heart's sad and I am all forlorn, My man's treating me mean, I regret the day that I was born, And that man of mine I've ever seen. C - A good man is hard to find, You always get the other kind. Just when you think that he is your pal, You look for him and find him fooling 'round some other gal. PD Reprint
Great Rock Island Line 1882 - w.m. J.A. Roff N - Early version of The Wabash Cannonball. Very similar chorus, but not the same tune as best known today. PD Reprint
Green Grass Grew All Around 1912 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. William Jerome V - Little Johnnie Green, Little Sallie Brown spooning in the park with the grass all around. Underneath a tree, they were making love, Gazing at the silver stars above. C - And the green grass grew all around, All a round, All around, And each little bird in the tree-top high said 'Oh You Kid', and winked his eye. PD Reprint
Gwine to Run All NightSee Camptown Races
Hail Hail the Gang's All Here 1908 - m. Theodore F. Morse, Arthur Sullivan, w. D.A. Esrom PD Reprint
Harrigan 1907 - w.m. George m. Cohan PD Reprint
Has Anybody Seen Kelly? 1909 - w.m. C.W. Murphy, Will Letters, William C. McKenna PD Reprint
He's a Devil In His Own Home Town 1914 - w.m. Grant Clarke, Irving Berlin V - I've got an Uncle by the name of Jerry. He's got a farm a great big farm C - He's a devil in his own home town, on the level, He's as funny as a clown PD Reprint
Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl 1909 - m. Baldwin Sloane, w. Edgar Smith PD Reprint
Hello! Ma Baby 1899 - w.m. Howard and Emerson V - I've got a little baby, but she's out of sight. I talk to her across the telephone. C - Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello ma ragtime gal! Send a kiss by wire. Baby my heart's on fire! PD Reprint
Hindustan 1918 - m. Harold Weeks, w. Oliver G. Wallace PD Reprint
Home Sweet Home 1823 - Bishop V - Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home. C - Home! Home! Sweet, sweet home. There's no place like home. PD Reprint
Hot Lips 1922 - w.m. Henry Busse, Henry Lange, Lou Davis V - There's a boy that's in out band And how he blows that horn C - He's got hot lips When he plays Jazz, He draws out steps, Like no one has. PD Reprint
How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm 1919 - m. Walter Donaldson, w. Sam Lewis, Joe Young PD Reprint
Hush-A-Bye, Ma BabySee Missouri Waltz
I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me) m. Spencer Williams, Dave Peyton, w. Roger Graham V - Say, had a sweetheart once I loved, And I was happy as could be; But now he's gone and left me here For someone else, you see. C - I Ain't Got Nobody, And Nobody Cares for Me. That's why I'm sad and lonely. Say, won't you take a chance with me? N - Early publications credited words David Young, music Charles Wakefield which is believed to be in error. PD Reprint
I Don't Want To Get Well 1917 - m. Harry Jentes, w. Harry Pease, Howard Johnson PD Reprint
I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard 1894 - m. Philip Wingate, w. H. W. Petrie V - Once there lived side by side, two little maids. Used to dress just alike, hair down in braids C - I don't want to play in your yard, I don't like you any more. You'll be sorry when you see me, sliding down our cellar door. You can't holler down our rain barrel, you can't climb our apple tree . . . PD Reprint
I Just Can't Make My Eyes Behave 1906 - m. Gus Edwards, w. Will D. Cobb PD Reprint
I Love A Piano 1915 - w.m. Irving Berlin PD Reprint
I Love You Truly 1906 - w.m. Carrie Jacobs-Bond PD Reprint
I Want A Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad 1911 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Will Dillon PD Reprint
I Want To Go Back To Michigan (Down On The Farm) 1914 - w.m. Irving Berlin N - a.k.a. Down on the Farm PD Reprint
I Want What I Want When I Want It 1905 - m. Victor Herbert, w. Henry Blossom PD Reprint
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 1922 - w.m. Armand J. Piron V - Went to a dance with my sister Kate, ev'ry one there said she danced so great C - I Wish I could Shimmy like my sister Kate, She shivers like the Jelly on a plate PD Reprint
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 1909 - m. Joseph E. Howard, Harold Orlob, w. Wil M. Hough, Frank R. Adams P - Prince Of To-Night - 1909, V - You have loved lots of girls in the sweet long ago, And each one has meant heaven to you You have vowed your affection to each one in turn, And have sworn to them all you'd be true; C - I wonder who's kissing her now, I wonder who's teaching her how, Wonder who's looking into her eyes, Breathing sighs, telling lies; PD Reprint
I'd Love To Live In Loveland With A Girl Like You 1910 - w.m. W.R. Williams, Leon M. Block, Harry I. Alford PD Reprint
I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time 1920 - m. Albert Von Tilzer, w. Neville Fleeson V - I'm writing you dear, just to tell you, In September, you remewmber . . . C - I'll be with you in apple blosson time, I'll be with you to change your name to mine PD Reprint
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen 1876 PD Reprint
I'm a Yankee Doodle DandySee The Yankee Doodle Boy
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows 1918 - m. Harry Carroll, w. Joe McCarthy V - At the end of the rainbow there's happiness, And to find it how often I've tried, But my life is a race, just a wild goose chase, And my dreams have all been denied. C - I'm always chasing rainbow, Watching for clouds drifting by. My schemes are just like all my dreams, Ending in the sky. PD Reprint
I'm Falling in Love with Someone 1910 - m. Victor Herbert, w. Rida Johnson Young PD Reprint
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles 1919 - m. John W. Kellette, w. James Kendis, James Brockman, Nat Vincent V - I'm dreaming dreams I'm scheming schemes I'm building castles high. They're born a new their days are few Just like a sweet butterfly. C - I'm forever blowing bubbles. Pretty bubbles in the air. They fly so high nearly reach the sky, Then like my dreams they fade and die. PD Reprint
I'm Just Wild About Harry 1921 - w.m. Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake PD Reprint
I'm Nobody's Baby 1921 - w.m. Benny Davis, Milton Ager, Lester Santly V - I used to be my mother's baby, When I was near my Dad went wild C - I'm Nobody's baby, I wonder why, Each night and day I pray the Lord up above, Please send me down somebody to love PD Reprint
I've Got A Pain In My Sawdust 1909 - m. Herman Wade, w. Henry Warner PD Reprint
I've Got Rings On My Fingers 1909 - m. Maurice Scott, w. R.P. Weston, F.J. Barnes PD Reprint
Ida Sweet As Apple Cider 1903 - w.m. Eddie Leonard V - In the region where the roses always bloom C - Ida Sweet as Apple Cider, Sweeter than all I know PD Reprint
If I Had My Way 1913 - m. James Kendis, w. Lou Klein PD Reprint
If I Knock the L Out of Kelly 1916 - m. Bert Grant, w. Joe Young, Sam Lewis PD Reprint
If You Were The Only Girl in the World PD Reprint
In My Merry Oldsmobile 1905 - m. Gus Edwards, w. Vincent Bryan PD Reprint
In Old New YorkSee The Streets of New York (In Old New York)
In the Evening By the Moonlight 1878 PD Reprint
In The Shade of the Old Apple Tree 1905 - m. Egbert Van Alstyne, w. Harry H. Williams PD Reprint
Indiana (Back Home Again In) 1917 - m. James.F. Hanley, w. Ballard MacDonald PD Reprint
It's A Long, Long Way to Tipperary 1912 - w.m. Jack Judge, Harry H. Williams PD Reprint
Italian Street Song 1910 - m. Victor Herbert, w. Rida Johnson Young V - Ah! my heart is back in Napoli, Dear Napoli C - Zing, Zing, zizzy, zizzy,zing, zing, Boom, boom aye PD Reprint
Ja-Da 1918 - w.m. Bob Carleton V - You've heard all about your raggy melodies, Ev'ry thing from opera down to harmony, But I've a little song that I will sing to you C - Ja Da, Ja Da, Ja Da, Ja Dah, Jing, Jing, Jing. . . . That's a funny little bit of melody. It's so soothing and appealing to me. PD Reprint
Japanese Sandman 1920 - m. Richard Whiting, w. Raymond Egan V - Won't you stretch imagination for the moment and come with me. Let us hasten to a nation lying over the western sea. C - Here's the Japanese Sandman Sneaking on with the dew. Just an old second hand man He'll buy your old day from you. He will take every sorrow Of the day that is through PD Reprint
Jazz Me Blues 1921 - w.m. Tom Delaney V - Down in Louisiana in that sunny clime, They play a class of music that is super fine, And it makes no difference if it's rain or shine C - Jazz me, Come on professor and Jazz me. You know I like my dancin' both day and night, And if I don't get my jazzin I Don't feel right PD Reprint
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair 1854 - w.m. Stephen Collins Foster PD Reprint
Jelly Roll Blues 1915 - Ferd [Ferdinand] Morton N - No lyrics. PD Reprint
Joe Turner Blues 1915 - w.m. W.C. Handy V - You'll never miss the water till your well runs dry, You'll never miss Joe Turner tile he say 'Good Bye'. Sweet Babe, I'm goin' to leave you and the time ain't long C - You will be sorry, be sorry from your heart. Sorry to your heart, Some day when you and I must part. And ev'ry time you hear a whisle blow PD Reprint
Joys of Love (Plaisir d'Amour) w. 1890's, - w. English, m. French V - Pleasures of love last but a moment, Sorrows of love last while we live.
Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment. Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.
C - In one brief hour the joys of love depart; The grief of love to the end enduring. N - a.k.a. Joy of Love, Plaisir d'amour
PD Reprint
Just A Song At TwilightSee Love's Old Sweet Song
K-K-K-Katy 1918 - w.m. Geoffrey O'Hara PD Reprint
Kashmiri Love Song PD Reprint
Kathleen Mavoureen 1840 - m. F. Nicholls Crouch, w. Mrs. Crawford V - Kathleen Mavoureen! the grey dawn is breaking, The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill C - . . thou voice of my heart? It may be for years, and it may be forever, Then why art thou silent Kathleen Mavoureen? PD Reprint
L'Amour Toujours L'Amour 1922 - m. Rudolf Friml, w. Catherine Chisholm Cushing V - Ah, love, you've found me at last In my heart is a song. C - L'amour Toujours l'Amour. Love, now last, you've found me. PD Reprint
La Paloma 1864 PD Reprint
Last Rose of Summer m. Sir John Stevenson, w. Thomas Moore V - Tis the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions are faded and gone. N - Well Known Arrangements also by Beethoven Op. 105, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (Fantasy in E Major), and Friedrich von Flowtow (Martha) PD Reprint
Let Me Call You Sweeetheart 1910 - m. Leo Friedman, w. Beth Slater Whitson V - I am dreaming Dear of you Day by day. Dreaming when the skies are blue When they're gray C - Let me call you 'Sweetheart' I'm in love with you. Let me hear you whisper that you love me too. Keep the lovelight glowing in your eyes so true. . . PD Reprint
Let the Rest of the World Go By 1919 - m. Ernest Ball, w. J. Keirn Brennan PD Reprint
Li'l Liza Jane 1916 - w.m. Ada DeLachau PD Reprint
Listen to the Mocking Bird 1855 - Winner PD Reprint
Little Annie Rooney 1890 - Nolan PD Reprint
Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call it Ireland) 1914 - m. Ernest R. Ball, w. J. Keirn Brennan V - A little bit of heaven fell from out the sky one day, and it nestled in the ocean in a spot so far away C - Shure they called it Ireland. PD Reprint
Little Brown Church 1865 - w.m. William S. Pitts V - There's a church in the valley by the wildwood, No lovelier place in the dale. No spot is so dear to my childhood, as the liitle brown church in the vale. C - Come to the church by the wildwood, Oh come to the church in the dale. No spot is so dear to my childhood, as the liitle brown church in the vale. PD Reprint
Londonderry AirSee Danny Boy
Long Long Ago 1843 - m. T. H. Bayly V - Tell me the tales that to me were so dear, Long, long ago, Long, long ago, Sing me the songs I delighted to hear C - Long, long ago, long ago. PD Reprint
Look for the Silver Lining 1920 - m. Jerome Kern, w. Bud DeSylva V - Please don't be offended if I preach to you a while, Tears are out of place in eyes that were meant to smile. C - Look for the silver lining When e'er a cloud appears in the blue. Remember somewhere the sun is shininn And so the right thing to do is make it shine for you. PD Reprint
Lorena 1857 - m. J. P. Webster, w. Rev. H. D. L. Webster V - The years creep slowly by, Lorena, More than we ever dared to tell; The snow is on the grass again, The sun's low down the sky, Lorena, The frost gleams where the flow'rs have been. PD Reprint
Lost Chord 1877 - Sullivan PD Reprint
Love's Old Sweet Song 1884 - w. G. Clifton Bingham V - Once in the drear dead days beyond recall, When on the world the mist began to fall C - Just a song at twilight, when the lights are low, And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go PD Reprint
Low Bridge Everybody Down 1913 P - Thomas S. Allen V - I got a mule and her name is Sal C - Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal PD Reprint
M-O-T-H-E-R 1915 - m. Theodore F. Morse, w. Howard Johnson PD Reprint
Mandy Lee 1899 - w.m. Thurland Chattaway V - Many years ago today Wedding bells were ringing gay, Seemed as if they sang a song of love to me. At the meeting house in town All the folks were gathered 'round C - Mandy Lee I loves you deed I do my Mandy Lee. Your eyes they shine like diamonds, love to me. Seems as though my heart would break without you Mandy Lee. PD Reprint
Margie 1920 - m. Con Conrad, J. Russel Robinson, w. Bennie Davis PD Reprint
Mary's A Grand Old Name 1905 - w.m. George M. Cohan PD Reprint
Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis 1904 - m. Kerry Mills, w. Andrew Sterling PD Reprint
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland 1909 - m. Leo Friedman, w. Beth Slater Whitson PD Reprint
Merry Widow Waltz 1908 - m. Franz Lehar PD Reprint
Mighty Lak' a Rose 1901 - m. Ethelbert Nevin, w. Frank Stanton PD Reprint
Missouri Waltz 1914 - m. Procured By John Valentine Eppel, w. James R. Shannon V - Hush-a-bye, ma baby, slumber time is comin' soon; Rest yo' head up on ma breast while Mammy hums a tune; N - a.k.a. Hush-a-bye, Ma Baby PD Reprint
Mister Dooley 1902 PD Reprint
Moonlight Bay 1912 - m. Percy Weinrich, w. Edward Madden PD Reprint
My Gal Sal 1905 - w.m. Paul Dresser PD Reprint
My Melancholy Baby PD Reprint
My Old Kentucky Home 1853 - w.m. Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864) V - The sun shines bright in my old Kentucky home, 'Tis summer, the darkies are gay C - Weep no more, my lady, Oh! Weep no more today! PD Reprint
My Wild Irish Rose 1899 - Chauncy Olcott V - If you listen I'll sing you a sweet little song, Of a flower that's now droped and dead. Yet dearer to me, yes, than all of its mates, Tho' each holds aloft it's proud head. C - My wild Irish Rose, the sweetest flow'r that grows. You may search everywhere, but none can compare, with my wild Irish Rose. PD Reprint
Narcissus 1891, 1899 - Etherbert Nevin PD Reprint
Nelly Bly 1850 - w.m. Stephen Colllins Foster V - Nelly Bly! Nelly Bly! bring de broom along, We'll sweep de kitchen clean, my dear, and hab a little song. C - Heigh! Nelly Ho! Nelly, listen lub to me, I'll sing for you, play for you, a dulcem melody. PD Reprint
Ninety-Nine Blues 1920 - w. Henry McCurdy, m. S. Gordon Saunders V - The other night I felt so lonely I had such awful blues Then I went to the phone to try and find her alone C - I've got the blues those 99 blues such awful blues I don't know what to do. But that's my fate Ev'ry time I call that place PD Reprint
Nola 1916 - m. Felix Arndt N - A Silhouette for the Piano PD Reprint
O Dry Those Tears 1901 - w.m. Teresa Del Riego V - O dry those tears, And calm those fears, Life is not made for sorrow. 'Twill come alas, But soon twill pass, Clouds will be sunshine tomorrow. C - O dry those tears, Life is not made for sorrow. PD Reprint
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! 1917 - m. Abe Olman, w. Ed Rose PD Reprint
Oh Promise Me 1889 - m. Reginal De Koven, w. Clement Scott V - Oh, promise me that someday you and I will take our love together to some sky PD Reprint
Oh You Beautiful Doll 1911 - m. Nat D. Ayer, w. A. Seymour Brown PD Reprint
Oh! Susanna 1848 - Stephen Collins Foster PD Reprint
Oh! What A Pal Was Mary 1919 - m. Pete Wendling, w. Edgar Leslie, Bert Kalmar PD Reprint
Old Black Joe 1860 - Stephen Collins Foster V - Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay; Gone are my friends from the cotton fields away. C - I'm coming, I'm coming, For my head is bending low; I hear those gently voices calling "Old Black Joe" PD Reprint
Old Dan Tucker 1843 - Dan Emmett PD Reprint
Old Folks at Home V - Way down upon the Swanee ribber, Far, far away C - All de world am sand and dreary' Eb'ry whar I roam N - a.k.a. Way Down Upon the Swanee River PD Reprint
Old Grey Mare 1918 - m. Traditional PD Reprint
Old Oaken Bucket w. Woodworth Poem V - How dear to my heart are the scense of my childhood, When fond recollections present them to view. PD Reprint
On The Beach at Waikiki 1915 - m. Henry Kailimai, w. G.H. Stover PD Reprint
On the Road to Mandalay PD Reprint
Over There 1917 - w.m. George m. Cohan PD Reprint
Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile Smile Smile 1915 - m. Felix Powell, w. George Asaf V - Private Perks is a funny little codger With a smile a funny smile. Five feet none, he's an artful little dodger with a smile a funny smile. C - Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile. While you've a lucifer to light your fag, Smile, boys, that's the style. N - World War 1 marching song. Lucifer was a match, fag was a cigarette, and a kit bag was a canvas duffle bag. PD Reprint
Peg O' My Heart 1913 - m. Fred Fisher, w. Alfred Bryan PD Reprint
Plaisir d'AmourSee The Joys of Love (Plaisir d'Amour)
Play A Simple Melody 1914 - w.m. Irving Berlin V - The different lays of now-a-days All set my brain a-whirl. They're not the kind of songs they sang When mother was a girl C - Won't you play a simple melody Like my mother sang to me. One with good old fashioned harmony. Play a simple melody. N - a.k.a. Won't You Play a Simple Melody PD Reprint
Pretty Baby 1916 - m. Tony Jackson, Egbert Van Alstyne, w. Gus Kahn PD Reprint
Pretty Girl is Like a Melody 1919 - w.m. Irving Berlin PD Reprint
Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet 1909 - m. Percy Weinrich, w. Stanley Murphy PD Reprint
Put Your Arms Around Me. Honey 1910 - m. Albert Von Tilzer, w. Junie McCree PD Reprint
Ragtime Cowboy Joe 1912 - m. Lewis F. Muir, Maurice Abrahams, w. Grant Clarke PD Reprint
Red Wing 1907 - m. Kerry Mills, w. Thurland Chattaway PD Reprint
Rings on My FingersSee I've Got Rings On My Fingers
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 1918 - m. Jean Schwartz, w. Sam Lewis, Joe Young PD Reprint
Row, Row, Row 1912 - m. James V. Monaco, w. William Jerome PD Reprint
Say It With Music 1921 - w.m. Irving Berlin V - Music is a language lovers understand, Melody and romance wander hand in hand. C - Say it with music, Beautiful music. Somehow they'd rather be kissed To the strains of Chopin or Liszt. PD Reprint
School Days 1906 - m. Gus Edwards, w. Will D. Cobb PD Reprint
Second Hand Rose 1921 - m. James F. Hanley, w. Grant Clarke PD Reprint
Shine On, Harvest Moon 1908 - w.m. Jack Norworth, Nora Bayes V - The night was mighty dark so you could hardly see, For the moon refused to shine, Couple sitting underneath a willow tree, For love they pine. C - Oh, sing one, shine on harvest moon up in the sky, I ain't had no lovin' since April, January, June or July PD Reprint
Shure They Call It IrelandSee A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call it Ireland)
Sidewalks of New York 1894 PD Reprint
Silver Threads Among The Gold 1873 - m. H.P. Danks, w. Eben E. Rexford V - When your hair is silver white, And your cheeks no longer bright, With the roses of the May; I will kiss your lips and say C - Darling, I am growing old, Silver threads among the gold, Shine upon my brow today, Life is fading fast away PD Reprint
Sipping Cider Thru A Straw 1919 - w.m. Carey Morgan and Lee David V - When sweetest girl I ever saw, Was selling cider in a groc'ry store. C - Thipping thider thru a thtraw, We sat there for hours or more. PD Reprint
Smiles 1917 - m. Lee G. Roberts, w. J. Will Callahan PD Reprint
Some of These Days 1910 - w.m. Shelton Brooks PD Reprint
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child V - Sometimes I feel like a motherless child . . . a long ways from home. True believer. C - A long ways from home, a long ways from home PD Reprint
Song of Songs 1914 - m. Harold Vickers, w. Clarence Lucas PD Reprint
St. Louis Blues 1914 - w.m. William C. Handy V - I hate to see de evening sun go down . . .Cause ma baby he done lef dis town. Feelin' tomorrow lak ah feel today I'll pack my trunk make ma git away C - Got de St. Louis Blues jes blue as ah can be. Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea. Or else he woulden't gone so far from me. N - a.k.a. Saint Louis Blues PD Reprint
Streets of New York (In Old New York) N - a.k.a. In Old New York PD Reprint
Swanee 1919 - m. George Gershwin, w. Irving Caesar PD Reprint
Swanee River Moon 1921 - w.m. H. Pitman Clarke PD Reprint
Sweet and Low 1863 - Barnby V - Sweet and Low, sweet and low, Wind of the western sea. PD Reprint
Sweet By and By 1868 - m. Joseph P. Webster, w. Sanford F. Bennett V - There's a land that is fairer than day, And by faith you can see it afar. For the Father waits over the way, To prepare us a dwelling place there. C - In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore. In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore. N - a.k.a. In The Sweet By and By PD Reprint
Sweet Rosie O'Grady 1896 - w.m. Maude Nugent V - Just down around the corner of the street where I reside, There lives the cutest little girl that I have ever spied. C - Sweet Rosie O'Grady, My dear little Rose, She's my steady lady, Most ev'ry one know, And when we are married, How happy we'll be PD Reprint
Sweet Violets - Fritz in Ireland 1882 N - Popular song of 1951 recorded by Dinah Shore PD Reprint
Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay 1891 PD Reprint
Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do w.m. Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins PD Reprint
Take Me Out To The Ball Game 1908 - m. Albert Von Tilzer, w. Jack Norworth PD Reprint
That Tumbledown Shack in Athlone 1918 - m. Monte Carlo, Alma M. Sanders, w. Richard W. Pascoe PD Reprint
That's an Irish LullabySee Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral
That's Why They Call Me 'Shine' PD Reprint
There Is a Tavern in the Town 1883 PD Reprint
They Called Her Frivolous SalSee My Gal Sal
This Old Man 1906 V - This old man, he played one, he played nick nack on my drum. C - With a nick nack paddy whack, give a dog a bone, this old man cam rolling home. PD Reprint
Tiger Rag 1917 - m. Nick LaRocca, Original Dixieland Jazz Band PD Reprint
Till We Meet Again 1918 - m. Richard A. Whiting, w. Raymond B. Egan PD Reprint
Tis the Last Rose of SummerSee The Last Rose of Summer
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral 1914 - w.m. James.Royce Shannon PD Reprint
Toot, Toot, Tootsie 1922 - w.m. Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Dan Russo PD Reprint
Toyland 1903 - m. Victor Herbert, w. Glen MacDonough V - When you've grown up my dears, And are as old as I, You'll often ponder on the years That roll so swiftly by, my dears, That roll so swiftly by . . . C - Toyland. Toyland. Little girl and boy land. While you dwell within it, You are ever happy then. Childhood's joy-land. Mystic merry Toyland, Once you pass it's borders, You can never return again. PD Reprint
Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1913 - m. Harry Carroll, w. Ballard MacDonald PD Reprint
Turkey in the Straw 1834 N - Originally known as Zip Coon PD Reprint
Twelfth Street Rag 1916 - m. Euday L. Bowman N - Ragtime Arrangement Only - No Lyrics PD Reprint
Twelfth Street Rag - Song 1919 - m. Euday L. Bowman, w. James S. Sumner V - In a certain city where the girls are cute and pretty C - First you slide and then you glide, then shimmie for a while PD Reprint
Under The Anheuser Bush 1903 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Andrew Sterling V - Talk about the shade of the sheltering palms, Praise the bamboo tree and its wide spreading charms, There's a little bush that grows right here in town . . . C - Come, come, come and make eyes with me, Under the Anheuser Bush. Come, Come, drink some PD Reprint
Vive la Compagnie 1844 PD Reprint
Waiting for the Robert E. Lee 1912 - m. Lewis F. Muir, w. L. Wolfe Gilbert PD Reprint
Waltz Me Around Again, Willie 1906 - m. Ren Shields, w. Will D. Cobb PD Reprint
Wang Wang Blues 1921 - m. Gus Mueller, Buster Johnson, Henry Busse, w. Leo Wood PD Reprint
Washington and Lee Swing PD Reprint
Way Down Upon the Swanee RiverSee Old Folks at Home
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans 1922 - w.m. Henry Creamer, Turner Layton PD Reprint
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1912 - m. Ernest Ball, w. Chauncey Olcott, George Graff V - There's a tear in your eye, And I'm wondering why, For it never should be there at all. C - When Irish eyes are smiling, Sure it's like a morn in Spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter, You can hear the angels sing. PD Reprint
When Johnny Comes Marching Home 1863 - w.m. Louis Lambert, pseudonymn of Patrick Sarsfield Gil V - When Johnny comes marching home again, Hurrah! Hurrah! We'll give him a hearty welcome then. Hurrah! Hurrah! C - . . . And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home. N - Possibly derived from Irish Anti-War Song "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye" PD Reprint
When You and I Were Young, Maggie 1866 - w. George W. Johnson, m. James Austin Butterfield V - I wandered today to the hill, Maggie, To watch the scene below! The creek and the creaking old mis, Maggie, As we used to long a go. C - Maggie, Since you and I were young. PD Reprint
Whiffenpoof Song 1909 - m. Tod Galloway, w. Meade Minnigerode, George S. Pomeroy V - From the tables down at Mory's, to the place where Judas dwells, to the dear old Temple Bar we love so well. C - We are poor little lambs who have gone astray. Baa Baa Baa. We are little black sheep who have lost our way. Baa Baa Baa. PD Reprint
Whispering 1920 - m. John Schonberger, w. Malvin Schonberger V - Honey I have something to tell you And it's worthwhile listening to C - Whispering while you cuddle near me, Whispering so no one can hear me. PD Reprint
Whispering Hope 1868 PD Reprint
Wild Irish RoseSee My Wild Irish Rose
Woodman! Spare That Tree 1837 - m. Henry Russell, w. George Pope Morris V - Woodman, spare that tree! Touch not a single bough. In youth it shelter'd me, And I'll protect it now. PD Reprint
World Is Waiting for the Sunrise 1919 - m. Ernest Seitz, w. Eugene Lockhart PD Reprint
Yankee Doodle Boy 1904 - w.m. George M. Cohan V - I'm the kid that's all the candy, I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy. I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy, I'm glad I am. So's Uncle Sam. C - I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy, A Yankee Doodle, do or die; A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam's, born on the Fourth of July. N - a.k.a. Yankee Doddle Dandy PD Reprint
Yellow Rose of Texas 1853 PD Reprint
You're A Grand Old Flag 1906 - w.m. George M. Cohan V - There's a feeling comes a-stealing, And it set my brain a-reeling. C - You're a grand old flag, You're a high flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave. PD Reprint
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