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Songs are on this PD list if we have a pre-1926 PD sheet music publication in our library AND if anyone has asked about PD status of the song in the past 20 years.
G Whiz
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Gaby Glide
Popular Song
1911 - m. Louis A. Hirsch, w. Harry Pilcer PD Reprint
Gaiety
Traditional
PD Reprint
Garnet and Gold
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Garter
Traditional
1690 PD Reprint
Gathering Peascods
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
Gaudeamus
College
PD Reprint
Gebet
Traditional
1821 - w. F Kind, m. K M von Weber PD Reprint
Gebet wahrend der Schlacht
Traditional
1813 - w. Theodor K., m. Friedrich H. Himm PD Reprint
Gee, But There's Class To A Girl Like You
Popular Song
1909 - w.m. W.R. Williams PD Reprint
General Persifor F. Smith's March
Popular Song
PD Reprint
General Roll Call
Spiritual
V - O come, my brethern, one an' all, When the general roll is called I'll be there. C - I'll be there, I'll be there, When the general roll is called I'll be there. PD Reprint
Genesee
College
N - University of Rochester PD Reprint
Gentle Maiden
Traditional
Traditional Irish PD Reprint
Gently, Johnny, My Jingalo
Traditional
PD Reprint
Geography Song
Children
V - Oh, have you heard geography sung? For if you've not, it's on my tongue PD Reprint
George Washington
College
PD Reprint
Georgette
Popular Song
1922 - m. Ray Henderson, w. Lew Brown PD Reprint
Georgia Grind Song
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Geraldine
Popular Song
PD Reprint
German Band
Traditional
Arthur Lloyd PD Reprint
German Lullaby
Children
V - Brother, thou and I, We'll sing our lullaby; Hush thee, dear, sing sweet and low, Baby now to rest would go PD Reprint
Get On Board LIttle Children
Traditional
PD Reprint
Get Out (Get Out of the Wilderness)
Traditional
1858 PD Reprint
Get Thee Behind Me, Mr. Satan
Traditional
PD Reprint
Geud Man of Ballangigh
Traditional
1709 PD Reprint
Ghost Dance
College
N - Pomona College PD Reprint
Ghost Of A Coon
Popular Song
1900 - m. Bert Williams, w. George Walker PD Reprint
Gideon's Band or De Milk-white Horses
Spiritual
V - Oh, de band ob Gideon, oh de band ob Gideon over in Jordan . . . How I long to see dat day. C - Oh, de twelve white horses . . . Oh, hitch 'em to thje chariot . . . ober in Jordan. PD Reprint
Gin'ral Grant
College
PD Reprint
Girl I Loved in Sunny Tennessee
Traditional
1899 PD Reprint
Girl Of My Dreams
Popular Song
1910 - w.m. Gene Emerson PD Reprint
Girl Who Cares For Me
Popular Song
1904 PD Reprint
Girls Of America March
Popular Song
1899 - m. J. Mahlon Duganne PD Reprint
Git On The Evening Train
Spiritual
V - My Lord told a me so, so . . . Gabriel's trumpet shall blow, blow C - Gwine to get on the evening train, train . . Git on the evening train. PD Reprint
Giv Me Dat Water-Million
College
PD Reprint
Give a Man A Horse He Can Ride
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Give Me Jesus
Spiritual
V - I heard my mother say, 'Give Me Jesus'. C - Give me Jesus, You may have all this world, Give me Jesus. PD Reprint
Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl
Popular Song
1917 - m. Albert Von Tilzer, w. Lew Brown PD Reprint
Give Me the Waltz
College
PD Reprint
Give Me the Waltz (Piper Heidsieck)
College
PD Reprint
Give Me Your Hand
Spiritual
V - You say you're aiming for the skies, You must be loving at God's command, Why don't you quit your telling lies? C - O give me your hand, Give me your hand. Al I want is the love of God . . . You must be loving at God's command. PD Reprint
Give Up the World
Traditional
PD Reprint
Glad Cat Rag
Traditional
PD Reprint
Glendy Burk
Traditional
1860 - w.m. Stephen Collins Foster V - De Glendy Burk is a mighty fast boat, Wid a mighty fast captain too; He sits up dah on de hurricane roof And he keeps his eye on de crew. C - Ho! for Lou'siana! I'm bound to leave dis town; I'll take my duds and tote 'em on my back When de Glendy Burk comes down. PD Reprint
Glenogie
Traditional
PD Reprint
Gloria
Traditional
1890 - Mozart PD Reprint
Gloria Patri
Hymn
1890 - w. Second Century Anonymous, m. Henry W. Greatorex (1811-1858) V - Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. PD Reprint
Glorious Fourth
Traditional
PD Reprint
Glory Glory (The Little Octoroon)
Traditional
1866 - Root PD Reprint
Glory, Glory, HallelujahSee Battle Hymn of the Republic
Glory! Glory!
Traditional
PD Reprint
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Traditional
1861 - Root PD Reprint
Gloucestershire Wassail
Traditional
ca. 1798 V - Wassail, wassail, all over the town, Our toast it is while, our ale it is brown, Our bowl it is made of a maplin tree. We be good fellows all, I drink to thee. PD Reprint
Go 'Way Bank And Sit Down
Popular Song
1901 - m. Al Johns, w. Elmer Bowman PD Reprint
Go as Far as You Like
Traditional
1904 PD Reprint
Go in the Wilderness
Traditional
PD Reprint
Go On, Good-A-Bye
Popular Song
1910 - m. Joseph Murphy, w. A.W. Brown PD Reprint
Go Round and Round the Valley
Traditional
PD Reprint
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Traditional
1921 C - Go and tell Aunt Nancy, Go and tell Aunt Nancy, Go and tell Aunt Nancy, The Old Grey Goose Is Dead. N - a.k.a. The Old Grey Goose PD Reprint
Go to Sleep Lena Darling
Children
V - Close your eyes, Lena, my darling, While I sing your lullaby; Fear thou no danger, Lena, Move not, dear Lena PD Reprint
Go Way Old Man
College
V - Oh, I'll build me a little hut, In the mountains so high C - Leave me along, For I am a stranger, and a long way from home! N - Song of Louisiana Negroes PD Reprint
Go, Mary an' Toll De Bell
Spiritual
V - Whose all dem come dressed in white? Dey mus' be de children of de Israelite. I thank God. C - Go Mary an' toll de bell; Come John an' call de roll. I thank God. PD Reprint
Gobble Duet
Children
V - I've often seen your pretty sheep, dear. And wonder'd why they are so white, dear. Your turkey gobblers I have watch's dear, N - The Mascot PD Reprint
God Got Plenty o' Room
Traditional
PD Reprint
God is Love
Traditional
Conkey PD Reprint
God Knows All
Children
V - Do you know how many little stars Whine up there in the sky C - God, our Father, He has counted them, An no error does he ever make; PD Reprint
God Speed the Right
Traditional
w. 1885, m - w. Goethe, m. Eberwein PD Reprint
Goddesses
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
Goin' Over On De Uddah Side Of Jordan
Spiritual
V - I'm gwine away to see my Jesus. gwine away to see my Lord. C - O, I'm jes' agoin' over on de other side of Jordan, An' I'm jes' a goin' over, over home. PD Reprint
Going Back to Nassau Hall
College
PD Reprint
Going for a Pardon
Traditional
1896 PD Reprint
Going Home in the Chariot
Spiritual
V - O never you mind what Satan say. Going home in the chariot in the morning. He never did teach one sinner to pray . . . C - Going home in the chariot in the morning. PD Reprint
Going to Heaven
Spiritual
V - De book of revelation God to us revealed, Mysteries of salvation De book of seven seals. C - Going to heaven, going to heaven, to see that bleeding Lamb. PD Reprint
Going to Hold Out to the End
Spiritual
V - I have a dear old mother Who's lately come from the Lord; Let trials come as they will come, Going to hold out to the end. C - Going to hold out to the end . . . Let trials come as they will come, Going to hold out to the end. PD Reprint
Goiong Up
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Gold and Blue
College
N - Franklin College PD Reprint
Gold and Olive
College
N - Lombard University PD Reprint
Gold Band
Traditional
PD Reprint
Gold Will Buy Most Anything But a True Girl's Heart
Traditional
1898 PD Reprint
Golden Altar
Traditional
PD Reprint
Golden Bear
College
N - University of California PD Reprint
Golden Robe
Traditional
PD Reprint
Golden Rod
Popular Song
1907 - w.m. Mabel McKinley PD Reprint
Golden Rule
Children
V - To do to others as I would that they should do to me, Will make me honest kind and good as children ought to be. PD Reprint
Golden SlippersSee Oh Dem Golden Slippers
Golden Sun
Children
Johann Strauss V - The golden sun sinks in the west, the mountain tops retain his beams; The parent bird flies to her nest, PD Reprint
Golden Vanity
Traditional
PD Reprint
Golden Wedding
College
PD Reprint
Gondellied
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Gondolier
Popular Song
1903 - m. W.C. Powell, w. Harry Williams PD Reprint
Gone Along
Spiritual
V - My good old auntie's gone a long, She's gone along . . . Gone across bold Jordan's stream. C - Thank God she's got religion, I do believe, Thank God, she's got religion . . . Gone across bold Jordan's stream. PD Reprint
Good Bye
Traditional
Englebrecht PD Reprint
Good Bye Everybody
Popular Song
1912 - m. Jean Gilbert, w. Will M. Hough P - Modern Eve - 1912, V - Beware the spell of the springtime, though it seems sweet as life to you oo, For all the dreams that you're dreaming, May lose their charm when they come true oo! C - Goodbye ev'rybody, Goodbye ev'rything. Farewell golden summer, Farewell lovely spring . . . Goodbye ev'rybody, I got married today. PD Reprint
Good Bye Flo
Traditional
1904 PD Reprint
Good Bye Rag
Traditional
1920 - Carleton L. Colby PD Reprint
Good Bye Song
Children
V - All our work is over, Busy Hands are thro', Have they been thro' all the day, Loving, kind and true? PD Reprint
Good Bye Sweet Day
Popular Song
1891 - m. Kate Vannah, w. Celia Thaxter V - I have so loved the, but cannot cannot hold thee C - Good bye Sweet Day, Good bye Sweet Day PD Reprint
Good Bye, Brother
Traditional
PD Reprint
Good Bye, Good Luck, God Bless You
Popular Song
1916 - m. Ernest Ball, w. J. Keirn Brennan V - It's hard to part when heart to heart We've lived and loved and dreamed. It came to naught, although I thought That you were all you seemed. C - Goodbye, good luck, God bless you, Is all that I can say; But when you leave, my heart will grieve forever and a day. PD Reprint
Good Bye, Little Girl, Good Bye
Popular Song
1904 - m. Gus Edwards, w. Will D. Cobb PD Reprint
Good Bye, My Lover, Good Bye
Traditional
V - The ship is sailing down the bay, Good bye, my lover, good bye; We may not meet for many a day, Good bye, my lover good bye. C - By low, my baty, by low, my baby . . . Bood bye my lover good bye. PD Reprint
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Traditional
PD Reprint
Good Evening, Caroline
Popular Song
1908 - m. Albert Von Tilzer, w. Jack Norworth PD Reprint
Good Gravy Rag
Traditional
1913 - Harry Belding PD Reprint
Good Humored and Fairly Tipsy
Traditional
PD Reprint
Good King Wenceslas
Christmas, Holiday
1853 - w. John Mason Neale, m. Thomas Helmore V - Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even; Brightly shone the moon that night, tho' the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, gath'ring winter fuel. N - Music based on 1582 Finnish tune from Piae Canationes, 1582. PD Reprint
Good Lord, Shall I Ever Be The One
Spiritual
V - God placed Adam in de garden, 'Twas about de cool of de day, Call for old Adam, An' he tried to run away. C - Good Lord, shall I ever be de one? . . . To get over in de Promise' Lan'? PD Reprint
Good Luck Polka
Traditional
PD Reprint
Good Morning
Spiritual
V - Good morning everybody, oh, children . . . My sould got happy this morning, O children! Lord, I'm rolling in Zion, jubilee! C - Lord, I'm rolling in Zion, jubilee! PD Reprint
Good Morning Carrie!
Popular Song
1901 PD Reprint
Good Morning Merry Sunshine
Children
V - Good morning merry sunshine, How did you wake so soon? You've scared the little stars away PD Reprint
Good Morning, Carrie
Popular Song
1901 - m. James T. Brymn, w. Cecil Mack, Chris Smith PD Reprint
Good News, Member
Traditional
PD Reprint
Good Night
Traditional
1899 - Mendelssohn PD Reprint
Good Night and Good Morning
Children
V - A fair little girl sat under a tree, Sewing as long as her eyes could see. Then smoother her work and folded it right, PD Reprint
Good Night Farewell
Traditional
1885 - Kucken PD Reprint
Good Night Germany
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Good Night, Dear
Popular Song
1908 - w.m. Will R. Anderson PD Reprint
Good Night, Nurse
Popular Song
1912 - m. W. Raymond Walker, w. Thomas J. Gray PD Reprint
Good Old College Days
College
PD Reprint
Good Old U.S.A.
Popular Song
1906 - m. Theodore F. Morse, w. Jack Drislane PD Reprint
Good Old Way
Traditional
PD Reprint
Good-By Betty Brown
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Goodbye Deal Old Cadet Gray
College
PD Reprint
Goodbye Eli
College
PD Reprint
Goodbye My Little Lady
College
PD Reprint
Goodbye My Lover Goodbye
Traditional
1882 PD Reprint
Goodbye Old Paint
Traditional
1870 PD Reprint
Goodbye Sweetheart Goodbye
Traditional
Hatton PD Reprint
Goodbye to the Summer
Traditional
1890 - Kucken PD Reprint
Goodbye-ee !
College
PD Reprint
Goodbye, Flo
Popular Song
1904 - w.m. George M. Cohan PD Reprint
Goodbye, Rose
Popular Song
1910 - m. Herbert Ingraham, w. Addison Burkhart PD Reprint
Goodbye, Sis
Popular Song
1904 - m. Theodore F. Morse, w. Will D. Cobb PD Reprint
Goodbye, Virginia
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Goodnight
Traditional
Schneider PD Reprint
Goodnight Little Girl Goodnight
Traditional
1898 PD Reprint
Goodnight Navy
College
PD Reprint
Goodnight to the Day
Traditional
Halley PD Reprint
Goodnight, Beloved, Goodnight
Popular Song
1900 - m. James B. Oliver, w. J. Everett Fat PD Reprint
Goose and Gander Dan
Traditional
1863 - Dan Emmett PD Reprint
Goose and the Gridiron
Traditional
1772 PD Reprint
Goosey Goosey Gander
Children
V - Goosey, goosey gander, Whither shall I wander? Upstairs and downstairs, And in my lady's chamber. PD Reprint
Got a Home in That Rock
Spiritual
V - I've got a home in a that Rock, Don't you see? Don't you see? Between the earth and sky, Thought I heard my Saviour cry, C - I've got a home in a that Rock, Don't you see? PD Reprint
Got My Head Wet
College
PD Reprint
Got Your Habits On
Minstrel
1899 - w.m. John Queen C - To git his habits on Got you habits on And when dey learn how read and write why most of dem n------- just think they're white PD Reprint
Gott Erhalta den Kaiser
Traditional
1800 - Haydn PD Reprint
Grace and Beauty
Traditional
1909 - James Scott PD Reprint
Grace Before Meal At Hampton
Spiritual
V - Thou art great and Thou art good, And we thank Thee for this good; By Thy hand must we be fed, Give us Lord our daily bread. N - Published as "Grace Before Meat at Hampton" PD Reprint
Graceful and Easy
College
PD Reprint
Graduates' Farewell
Traditional
PD Reprint
Grafted into the Army
Traditional
1862 - Henry Clay Work PD Reprint
Grand Canal Waltz
Traditional
PD Reprint
Grand Duchess
Traditional
PD Reprint
Grand March
Traditional
Norma PD Reprint
Grande Valse Brilliante
Traditional
1834 - Chopin PD Reprint
Grande Valse Caprice
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Granny, You're My Mammy's Mammy
Popular Song
1921 - m. Harry Askt, w. Sam Lewis, Joe Young PD Reprint
Grant Pill
Traditional
PD Reprint
Grant Pill (Unconditional Surrender)
Traditional
1863 - Castle, Becket PD Reprint
Grave of Bonaparte
Traditional
PD Reprint
Graveyard
Traditional
PD Reprint
Gray Days
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Great Crunch Collision
Ragtime, Music Hall
1896 - m. Scott Joplin (1867 - 1917) PD Reprint
Great Scott Rag
Traditional
James Scott PD Reprint
Green Broom
Traditional
PD Reprint
Green Bushes
Traditional
PD Reprint
Green Grass Grew All Around
Popular Song
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
Green Gravel, Green Gravel Grass Is So Green
Traditional
PD Reprint
Green Grow the Lilacs
Traditional
1846 PD Reprint
Green Grow the Rashes O!
Traditional
Traditional PD Reprint
Green Mountain Boy
Traditional
PD Reprint
Green Sleeves and Yellow Lace
Traditional
1721 PD Reprint
Green Wedding
Traditional
PD Reprint
Greenbacks
Traditional
1863 PD Reprint
Greenfield Hornpipe
Traditional
PD Reprint
Greenwich Park
Traditional
1701 PD Reprint
Greenwich Witch
Traditional
1921 - Zez Confrey PD Reprint
Gridiron Grenadiers
College
1921 - m. British War Song, w. William O. Eareckson V - Eyes right! Watch us fight! Army's goin' to score. We're the boys who make the noise, We've licked this gang before. PD Reprint
Gridiron King
College
PD Reprint
Grimstock
Traditional
1652 PD Reprint
Grizzly Bear Rag
Traditional
George Botsford PD Reprint
Gruss
Traditional
Traditional PD Reprint
Guard of Old Nassau
College
PD Reprint
Guard on the Rhine
Traditional
Wilhelm PD Reprint
Gum Shoe
Traditional
E.J. Stark PD Reprint
Gwendoleen's Repose
Traditional
Traditional Welsh PD Reprint
Gwine Follow
Traditional
PD Reprint
Gwine ter Jine De Band
Spiritual
V - Haint but one thing that grieves my mind, Band of angels leaves me behind ah! C - Ise a gwine ter jine de band . . . Little children ah! Ise a gwine ter jine de band PD Reprint
Gwine To Live Humble to de Lord
Spiritual
V - On day as I was walkin' along, Gwine to live humble to de Lord. De element opened an' de love came down . . . C - Humble, humble, humble yourselves, Gwine to live humble to de Lord. PD Reprint
Gwine to Run All NightSee Camptown Races
Gypsy Blues
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Gypsy Chorus - Carmen
Traditional
Bizet PD Reprint
Gypsy Lament
Traditional
Traditional PD Reprint
Gypsy Music
Traditional
Liszt PD Reprint
Gypsy's Warning
Traditional
Traditional PD Reprint
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