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 TitleV=Verse   C=Chorus   N=Note   P=Production
w=Words   m=Music
1 - 3  $5 ea
4 up  $4 ea
Habanera - Carmen
Traditional
Bizet PD Reprint
Hail Columbia
Patriotic
1798 - m. Joseph Hopkinson, w. Philip Phile (Pfeil) V - Hail, Columbia, Happy land! Hail ye heroes! Heav'n born band! C - Firm united, let us be, Rallying round our liberty; PD Reprint
Hail Hail the Gang's All Here
Popular Song
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
Hail to the Chief
Patriotic
1812 - m. James Sanderson, w. Sir Walter Scott V - Hail to the chief who in triumph advances! Honor'd and bless'd be the evergreen Pine! N - Official Song of the President of the United States, PD Lyrics from "The Lady of the Lake" PD Reprint
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
Patriotic
1900 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Hallelujah Chorus
Traditional
1767 PD Reprint
Hands Across the Sea
Patriotic
1899 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Happy Birthday To You
Popular Song
1896 - m. Mildred and Patty Hill, w. Patty Hill C - Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear [friend]. Happy Birthday To You. N - a.k.a. Good Morning To All alternate verse. PD Reprint
Happy Farmer
Traditional
1849 - Schumann PD Reprint
Hard Times Come Again No More
Traditional
1855 - Stephen Collins Foster V - Let us pause in life's pleasures, and count its many tears, While we all sup sorrow with the poor; There's a song that will linger for ever in our ears . . . C - Tis the song, the sigh of the weary, Hard time, hard times, come again no more; Many days you have linger'd around my cabin door, Oh! Hard times come again no more. PD Reprint
Hark ! The Herald Angels Sing
Christmas, Holiday
1840 - w. George Whitefield, m. William H. Cummings V - Hark! The herald angels sing, 'Glory to the newborn King; Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!' C - Hark! the herald angels sing, 'Glory to the newborn King!' N - Music adapted from Charles Wesley, 1739. Music adapted from Felix Mendelssohn, 1840 . PD Reprint
Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls
Traditional
1750 PD Reprint
Harrigan
Popular Song
1907 - w.m. George m. Cohan PD Reprint
Has Anybody Seen Kelly?
Popular Song
1909 - w.m. C.W. Murphy, Will Letters, William C. McKenna PD Reprint
Hat Father Wore
Traditional
1876 PD Reprint
Haunting Rag
Traditional
1911 - Julius Lenzberg PD Reprint
Hawaiian Butterfly
Popular Song
1917 - m. Billy Baskette, Joe Santly, w. George A. Little PD Reprint
He Is An Englishman
Traditional
1878 - w. Gilbert, m. Sullivan PD Reprint
He Leadeth Me
Hymn
Bradbury PD Reprint
He'd Have To Get Under--Get Out and Get Under
Popular Song
1913 - m. Maurice Abrahams, w. Grant Clarke, Edgar Leslie PD Reprint
He's a Devil In His Own Home Town
Popular Song
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
He's A Rag Picker
Popular Song
1914 - w.m. Irving Berlin PD Reprint
Hearts and Flowers
Instrumental, Keyboard
1899 N - Famous silent film melody. Music only, no lyrics. PD Reprint
Heav'n Heav'n (I Got A Robe)
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Heaven is My Home
Traditional
Sullivan PD Reprint
Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl
Popular Song
1909 - m. Baldwin Sloane, w. Edgar Smith PD Reprint
Heliotroupe Bouquet
Traditional
1907 - Scott Joplin, Louis Chauvin PD Reprint
Hello Central, Give Me Heaven
Popular Song
1901 PD Reprint
Hello Hawaii How Are You
Popular Song
1915 - m. Jean Schwartz, w. Bert Kalamnar, Edgar Leslie PD Reprint
Hello, Central, Give Me Heaven
Popular Song
1901 - w.m. Charles K. Harris PD Reprint
Hello, Central, Give Me No Man's Land
Popular Song
1918 - m. Jean Schwartz, w. Sam Lewis, Joe Young PD Reprint
Hello, Frisco! (I Called You Up to Say 'Hello!')
Traditional
1915 - m. Louis A. Hirsch, w. Gene Buck P - Ziegfield Follies of 1915 - 1915, Variety Music Hall V - Hello Central, Hello Central, Can't You See, Kindly hurry, kindly hurry, just for me. C - Hello Frisco Hello. Don't keep me waiting, it's aggravating, Why can't you hurry Central you're so slow. PD Reprint
Hello! Ma Baby
Popular Song
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
Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still
Traditional
1860 - W. T. Wrighton V - 'Tis years since last we met, And we may not meet again; I have struggled to forget, But the struggle was in vain. C - For her voice lives on the breeze, And her spirit comes at will; In the midnight on the seas, Her bright smile haunts me still. PD Reprint
Here We Come A-Caroling
Christmas, Holiday
See Wassail Song PD Reprint
Hesitating Blues
Traditional
1915 - w.m. W.C. Handy (1873 - 1958) V - Hello Central, what's the matter with this line? I want to talk to that High Brown of mine, Tell me how long I will have to wait? C - 'Procrastination is the thief of time' So all the wise owls say 'one stitch in time may save nine' Tomorrow's not today. PD Reprint
Hesitation Waltz
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Hey Diddle Diddle
Children
V - Hey, diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed to see such sport, And the dish ran after the spoon. PD Reprint
Hiawatha
Popular Song
1903 - m. Neil Moret, w. James O'Dea N - Published separately as song and piano solo PD Reprint
Hiawatha's Melody of Love
Popular Song
1920 - m. George Meyers, w. Alfred Bryan, Artie Mehlinger PD Reprint
Hickory Dickory Dock
Children
V - Hickory, dickory dock! The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, PD Reprint
High School Cadets
Patriotic
1890 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
High Society March
Popular Song
1901 - m. Porter Steele N - Originally published as a march, became a Jazz standard. Lyrics written by Walter Melrose are not performed. PD Reprint
Hilarity Rag
Traditional
James Scott PD Reprint
Hinkey Dinkey Parlez-Voo
Popular Song
V - The Cavalry say they won the war, Parlez-vous . . . The Cavalry say they did it all, Shooting craps in empty stall, Hinckey Dinckey Parlez-vous.. C - Oh, Madamoiselle from Marmentiers, Parlez-vous . . She ain't been kissed for forty years, Hinkey Dinkey Parlez-vous. PD Reprint
Hit and Miss
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
Hitchy Koo
Popular Song
1912 - m. Lewis F. Muir, Maurice Abrahams, w. L. Wolfe Gilbert PD Reprint
HMS Pinafore
Traditional
w. Gilbert, m. Sullivan PD Reprint
Ho-Ro My Nut-Brown Maiden
Traditional
Traditional Scots PD Reprint
Hobby Horse
Children
V - Hop hop hop ! Nimble as a top. Where 'tis smooth and there 'tis stony . . . PD Reprint
Holly and the Ivy
Christmas, Holiday
1871 - Henry R. Bramley, John Stainer V - The holly and the ivy, now both are full well grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown. C - The holly bears a blossom as white as lily flower, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet saviour PD Reprint
Holy City
Popular Song
1892 - m. Stephen Adams, w. F.E. Weatherly V - Last night I lay a-sleeping, There came a dream so fair C - Jerusalem, Jerusalem . . . PD Reprint
Holy Holy Holy
Hymn
1861 - w. Reginald Heber, m. J. B. Dykes V - Holy holy holy. Lord God Almighty. Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee. PD Reprint
Home Again
Traditional
Pike V - Happy hearts, happy hearts with mine have laughed in glee, But oh, the friends I loved in youth Seem happier to me C - Home again, home again, From a foreign shore! And oh, it fills my soul with joy to meet my friends once more. PD Reprint
Home on the Range
Folk Song
1873 V - Oh, give me a home Where the buffalo roam And the deer and the antelope play. C - Home, home on the range, Where the deer and the antelope play; Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, And the skies are not cloudy all day. PD Reprint
Home Sweet Home
Traditional
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
Honey, I'm Waiting
Popular Song
1905 - w.m. Ted S. Barron PD Reprint
Honeysuckle And The Bee
Popular Song
1901 - m. William H. Penn, w. Albert H. Fitz PD Reprint
Hooking Cow Blues
Traditional
1917 - w. Douglas Williams, m. W.C. Handy PD Reprint
Hot Cross Buns
Children
V - Hot Cross Buns! One a pennty, two a penny, Hot Cross Buns. PD Reprint
Hot Lips
Popular Song
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
Hot Time in the Old Town
Popular Song
1896 PD Reprint
How Can Ye Gang Lassie?
Traditional
Traditional Scots PD Reprint
How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm
Popular Song
1919 - m. Walter Donaldson, w. Sam Lewis, Joe Young PD Reprint
How'd You Like to Spoon With Me
Popular Song
1905 - m. Jerome Kern, w. Edward Laska PD Reprint
Howdy, Howdy
Spiritual
V - An' a howdy, howdy brother, An' a howdy, howdy do. Mmmmm! C - An' I do mighty well, An' I thank God too! Mmmmm! N - Opening song with verses Howdy Howdy sisters, mothers, fathers preachers . . . PD Reprint
Humoresque
Traditional
1894 - Anton Dvorak N - Op. 101, No 7, Original Key: G-Flat PD Reprint
Humpty Dumpty
Children
V - Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, All the King's horses and all the King's men . . PD Reprint
Hungarian Dances ~ Brahms
Traditional
1859-1869 - Brahms PD Reprint
Hungarian Rhapsodies
Traditional
Liszt PD Reprint
Hunt Theme (Tantivy Tantivy)
Traditional
1782 - Traditional PD Reprint
Hush Little Baby, Don't You Cry
Children
V - Hush, little baby, don't say a word-- Mammy gwine ter buy you a mockin'-bird! When dat bird begin to sing . . C - . N - PD source for lyrics only. No known PD source for exact melody, but possibly derived from 'Hush Little Baby Don't You Cry'. 1884, F.Belasco (M.H. Rosenfeld) PD Reprint
Hush-A-By Baby
Children
V - Hush-A-By Baby on the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock; PD Reprint
Hyde Park
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
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