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Best Known Popular Public Domain Songs List of 268


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Popular Songs are on this PD list if we have a pre-1923 PD sheet music publication in our library AND if anyone has asked about PD status of the song in the past 20 years.
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 V - I'm so unhappy. What'll I do, I long for somebody who, will sympathize with me; C - All by myself in the morning, All by myself in the night; I sit alone in a cosy Morris chair, So unhappy there Playing solitaire. 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
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 V - I've got the blues I feel so lonely,I'd give the world if I could only make you understand C - Baby won't you please come home . . . I have tried in vain, nevermore to call your name, When you left you broke my heart, That will never make us part 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 V - I've seen the lights of gay Broadway C - I'd rather be here than any place I know 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 (1877-1912) V - On one summer's day, Sun was shining fine. The lady love of old Bill Bailey was hanging clothes on de line in her back yard, and weeping hard. C - Won't you come home Bill Bailey, won't you come home? She moans the whole day long; I'll do de cooking, darling, I'll pay de rent; I knows I've done you wrong. PD Reprint
Bird In A Gilded Cage
1900 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Arthur Lamb V - The ballroom was filled with fashions throng, It shone with a thousand lights, And there was a woman who passed along, The fairest of all the sights. C - She's only a bird in a gilded cage, A beautiful sign to see, You may think see's happy and free from care, She's not, though she seems to be 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 V - Joe and Jane always together, Said Joe to Jane 'I love Summer weather, So let's go to that beautiful sea.' C - By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea, You and I, you and I, oh! how happy we'll be. When each wave comes a rolling in PD Reprint
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
1909 - m. Gus Edwards, w. Edward Madden V - Place park, Scene dark, Silv'ry moon is shining thro' the trees; Cast two, me, you, Sound of kisses floating on the breeze. C - By the light of the silvery moon, I want to spoon, To my honey I'll croon love's tune. Honeymoon keep a shining in June 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 (1893-1947), w. Gus Kahn (1886-1941) PD Reprint
Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
1878 - w.m. James A. Bland V - Carry me back to old Virginny, There's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow. There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime, There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go. PD Reprint
Casey Jones
1909 - m. Eddie Newton, w. T. Lawrence Seibert V - Come all you rounders if you want to hear a story about a brave Engineer. Casey Jones was the Rounders name On a six eight wheeler boys he won his fame. C - Casey Jones! mounted to the cabin. Casey Jones with his orders in his hand. Casey Jones mounted to the cabin and he took his farewell trip to that Promised land. 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 Nellie Gray
1856 - w.m. B. R. Hanby V - There's a low green valley on the old Kentucky shore Where we whil'd many happy hours away; A-sitting and singing by the little cottage door Where dwelt my lovely Nellie Gray. C - Oh, my poor Nelly Gray, they have taken you away, And I'll never see my darling any more; I am sitting by the river and I'm weeping all the day, For you've gone from the old Kentucky shore. 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
1913 - 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, Thunder 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
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 V - A gang of good fellows are we, are we, are we. With never a worry you see, you see, you see. C - Hail! hail! The gang's all here. What the deuce do we care, what the deuce do we care, Hail! Hail! we're full of cheer, What the deuce do we care, Bill! PD Reprint
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
High Society March
1901 - Porter Steele N - Originally published as a march, became a Jazz standard. Lyrics written by Walter Melrose are not performed. PD Reprint
1918 - m. Harold Weeks, w. Oliver G. Wallace PD Reprint
Home Sweet Home
1823 - m. Henry R. Bishop, w. John Howard Payne 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 V - As a child I went wild when a band played, How I ran to the man when his hand swayed. Clarinets were my pets and a slide trombone I thought was simply divine. C - I love a piano, I love a piano, I love to hear somebody plan upon a piano, A grand piano, It simply carries me away. I know a fine way to treat a Steinway 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 V - I'd like to make your golden dreams come true, dear, If I only had my way. A paradise this world would seem to you, dear, If I only had my way. C - If I had my way, dear, forever there's be a garden of roses for you and for me, A thousand and one things, dear, I would do, Just for you, just for you. 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
1916 - m. Nat D. Ayer, w. Clifford Grey P - Bing Boys Are Here - 1916, V - Sometimes when I feel bad and things look blue, I wish a girl I had say one like you. C - If I were the only girl in the world, And you were the only boy, Nothing else would matter in world today. 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 - w.m. James A. Bland V - In de ebening by de moonlight when dis darkies work was over, We would gather round de fire, 'till de hoecake it was done C - In de ebening by de moonlight, you could hear us darkies singing, In de ebning by de moonlight, you could hear de banjo ringing 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 V - I have always been a wand'rer, Over land and sea. Yet a moonbeam on the water Casts a spell o'er me C - Back home again in Indiana, And it seems that I can see The gleaming candle light still shining bright Thru the sycamores for me 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
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 V - I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair. Borne, like a vapor, on the summer air. I see here tripping where the bright streams play, Happy as the daisies that dance on her way. C - I long for Jeanie and my heart bows low, Never more to find here where the bright waters flow. 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
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Just A Song At TwilightSee Love's Old Sweet Song
1918 - w.m. Geoffrey O'Hara V - Jimmy was a soldier brave and bold, Katy was a maid with hair of gold, Like an act of fate Kate was standing at the gate, Watching all the boys on dress parade. C - K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy, You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore. When the m-m-m-moon shines, Over the cow shed, I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door. PD Reprint
Kashmiri Love Song
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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
Lonesome Blues
1916 - Perry Bradford V - Want someone to love me, want someone to hug me now, Want someone to squeeze me, want someone to teach me how C - Woke up this morning feeling awfully blue, Ain't got no one to tell my trouble to. The fortune teller Has told me little fellow, That I am lonely, lonely PD Reprint
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 shining And so the right thing to do is make it shine for you. PD Reprint
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. N - Well Known Background Music in Movie 'Gone With The Wind' PD Reprint
Lost Chord
1877 - Arthur Sullivan V - Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill at ease, And my fingers wander'd idly Over the noisy keys C - It may be that Death's bright angel Will speak in that chord again, It may be that only in Heav'n, I shall hear that grand Amen. 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
1915 - m. Theodore F. Morse, w. Howard Johnson V - I've been around the world, you bet, But I never went to school, Hard knocks are all I seem to get, Perhaps I've been a fool. C - M is for the million things she gave me, O means only that she's growing old, T is for the tears were shed to save me, H is for her heart of purest gold . . . 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
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
1912 - m. Ernie Burnett, w. George A. Norton V - Come sweetheart mine, Don't sit and pine, Tell me of the cares that make you feel so blue. What have I done? Answer me, Hon' C - Come to me, my melancholy baby, Cuddle up and don't be blue; All your fears are foolish fancy, may be, You know dear that I am strong for you. 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
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
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 (1826 - 1864) V - I come from Alabama, Wid my banjo on my knee. I'm gwyne to Louisiana, My true love for to see; It rained all night the day I left, The weather it was dry . . . C - Oh! Sussanna, Oh don't you cry for me, I've come from Alabama Wid my banjo on my knee. 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
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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 V - I have an ear for music, And I have an eye for a maid. I link a pretty girlie, With each pretty tune that's played. C - A pretty girl is like a melody That haunts you night and day. Just like the strain of a haunting refrain, She'll start upon a marathon And run around your brain. 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 V - Nighttime am a fallin', ev'rything is still, And the moon am a shining from above. Cupid am a callin', ev'ry Jack and Jill, It's just about the time for making love. C - Put your arms around me honey, hold me tight. Huddle up and Cuddle up with all your might. Oh, babe, Won't you roll dem eyes, Eyes that I just idolize. 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 V - There once lived an Indian maid, A shy little prairie maid, Who sang a lay, a long song gay, As on the plain she'd while away the day. C - Now, the moon shines tonight on pretty Red Wing, the breeze is sighing, the night bird's crying, For afar 'neath his star her brave is sleeping, While Red Wing's weeping her heart away. 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
1917 - m. Lee G. Roberts, w. J. Will Callahan PD Reprint
Some of These Days
1910 - w.m. Shelton Brooks V - Two sweethearts in a country town, the neighbors say, Lived happily the whole day long, Until one day he told her he must go away; C - Some of these days You'll miss me, honey, Some of these days You'll feel so lonely; You'll miss my hugging, You'll miss my kissing 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
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 - w.m. J.K. Emmet V - Sweet violets. Sweeter than all the roses; Ladened with fragrance, Sparkling with dew. Sweet violets. From mossy dell and rivulet. C - (Yodel) La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, 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 V - There ain't nothin' I can do nor nothin' I can say, That folks don't criticise me, But I'm gonna do just as I want to any way, And don't care if they despise me. C - Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do. PD Reprint
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
1908 - m. Albert Von Tilzer, w. Jack Norworth V - Katy Casey was baseball mad, Had the fever and had it bad; Just to root for the home town crews, ev'ry sou Katie blew C - Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd, Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack, I don't care if I never get back 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'
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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 V - There's a song in the land of the lily Each sweetheart has heard with a sigh Over high garden walls This sweet echo falls As a soldier boy whispers good bye C - Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu When the clouds roll by I'll come to you.Then the skies will seem more blue Down in lovers lane PD Reprint
Tis the Last Rose of SummerSee The Last Rose of Summer
1913 - w.m. James.Royce Shannon V - Over in Killarney, Many years ago, Me Mither sang a song to me In tones so sweet and low. Just a simple little ditty, In her good ould Irish way C - Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li, Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Hush now, don't you cry! Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li, Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, That's an Irish Lullaby. PD Reprint
Toot, Toot, Tootsie
1922 - w.m. Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Dan Russo PD Reprint
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 L'AmourSee Vive la Compagnie
Vive la Compagnie
1818 or earlier - English Traditional V - Let Bacchus to Venus libations pour fast, Vive la compagnie. And let us make use of our time to the last, Vive la compagnie. C - Vive la, vive la, vive l'amour, vive la, vive la, vive l'amour, Vive l'amour, vive l'amour, Vive la compagnie. 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
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Way Down Upon the Swanee RiverSee Old Folks at Home
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
1922 - w.m. Henry Creamer, Turner Layton V - Guess! Where do you think I'm going when the winds start blowing strong? Guess! Where do you think I'm going when the nights start growing long? C - Way down yonder in New Orleans In the land of dreamy scenes There's a garden of Eden. That's what I mean. 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
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 - w.m. Alice Hawthorne V - Soft as the voice of an angel, Breathing a lesson unheard. Hope with a gentle persuasion, Whispers her comforting word C - Whispering Hope, Oh how welcome thy voice. Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice. N - Alice Hawthorne is pseudonymn for Septimus Winner 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 V - There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am going to see, No other darkey knows here, no darkey only me; She cried so when I left her, it like to broke my heart C - She's the sweetest rose of color this darkey ever knew, Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew. 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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