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 TitleV=Verse   C=Chorus   N=Note   P=Production
w=Words   m=Music
1 - 3  $5 ea
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Sailing Sailing
Traditional
Godfrey Marks V - Sailing, sailing, over the bound main. For many a stormy wind shall bow, ere Jack comes home again! PD Reprint
Sailor's Hornpipe
Traditional
1795 N - a.k.a. Jack's the Lad, College Hornpipe PD Reprint
Santa Lucia
Traditional
1850 - Italian Folk Song V - Now 'neath the silver moon ocean is glowing. O'er the calm billow soft winds are blowing C - Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia N - Alt Verse: Calm o'er the ocean blue, Moonlight is shining, And with its silver light, stray cloud is lining. PD Reprint
Say It With Music
Popular Song
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
Scarborough Fair
Folk Song
V - Where are you going? To Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme C - And she shall be a true lover of mine PD Reprint
School Days
Popular Song
1906 - m. Gus Edwards, w. Will D. Cobb PD Reprint
Scotland the Brave
Traditional
1895 - m. Scottish March N - a.k.a. Scotland For Ever, Brave Scotland, My Bonnie Lass
Popular lyrics by Cliff Hanley were written in 1950 and are NOT in the public domain.
PD Reprint
Scotland's Burning
Traditional
V - Scotland's burning, Scotland's burning, Look out, look out! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Pour on water, Pour on water! N - Round PD Reprint
Seeing Nellie Home
Traditional
PD Reprint
Semper Fidelis
Patriotic
1888 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Serenade from the Millions of Harlequin
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Shall We Gather at the River
Traditional
1864 - Robert Lowry PD Reprint
She Is Ma Daisy
Popular Song
1905 - m. Harry Lauder, w. J.D. Harper PD Reprint
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Traditional
1899 N - Music: When the Chariot Comes is public domain
Words: First published in 1927 by Carl Sandburg; no known PD publication is available.
PD Reprint
Sheik of Araby
Popular Song
1921 - m. Ted Snyder, w. Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler PD Reprint
Shew! Fly, Don't Bother Me
Traditional
1869 - m. Frank Campbell, w. Billy Reeves V - I think I hear the angels sing . . . The angels now are on the wing. I feel, I feel, I feel, That's what my mother said, the angels pouring 'lasses down . . . C - Shew! Fly, Don't Bother Me, Shew! Fly, Don't Bother Me, Shew! Fly, Don't Bother Me. I belong to comp'ny G. I feel, I feel , I feel, I feel like a morning star . . . PD Reprint
Shine On, Harvest Moon
Popular Song
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
Traditional
1894 PD Reprint
Silver Threads Among The Gold
Popular Song
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
Simon the Cellarer
Traditional
1885 - Hatton PD Reprint
Sipping Cider Thru A Straw
Popular Song
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
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Traditional
1890 - Tchaikovsky PD Reprint
Smilin' Through
Popular Song
1918 - w.m. Arthur A Penn PD Reprint
So Long, Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone?)
Popular Song
1920 - w.m. Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby PD Reprint
Softly now the Light of Day
Traditional
1885 - Weber PD Reprint
Solace - A Mexican Serenade
Ragtime, Music Hall
1909 - m. Scott Joplin (1867 - 1917) PD Reprint
Soldier Soldier Will You Marry Me?
Traditional
1750 V - Soldier, soldier, will you marry me, With you knapsack, fife and drum? PD Reprint
Solomon Levi
College
PD Reprint
Some of These Days
Popular Song
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
Somebody Knows
Popular Song
1915 - w.m. Harry Von Tilzer PD Reprint
Somebody Stole My Gal
Popular Song
1918 - w.m. Leo Wood PD Reprint
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Spiritual
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 the Volga Boatmen
Traditional
1867 PD Reprint
Song That Stole My Heart
Popular Song
1913 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Andrew B. Sterling PD Reprint
Spanish Cavalier
Traditional
1881 C - A Spanish cavalier stood in his retreat, and on his guitar played a tune dear. PD Reprint
Spring Song
Traditional
1844 - Mendelssohn N - Classical Standard. Often used music for silent films. PD Reprint
St. Louis Blues
Popular Song
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
Star Of The East
Christmas, Holiday
1890 - m. Amanda Kennedy, w. George Cooper V - Star of the East, Oh Bethlehem's Star, Guiding us on to Heaven afar! Sorrow and grief are lull'd by thy light, Thou hope of each mortal, in death's lonely night! C - Star of the East, thou hope of the soul, While round us here the dark billows roll, Lord lead us from sin to glory afar, Thou star of the East, thou sweet Bethl'em's star. N - Music a.k.a. Star of the Sea PD Reprint
Star Spangled Banner
Patriotic
1814 - m. British Drinking Song, w. Francis Scott Key V - O ! Say can you see by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. C - Oh! Say does that star spangled banner yet wave, O... N - Lyrics: 9/13/1812 at Ft. McHenry PD Reprint
Stars and Stripes Forever - March
Patriotic
1897 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Stars and Stripes Forever - Song
Patriotic
1898 - w.m. John Philip Sousa V - Let martial note in triumph float, And liberty extend it might hand C - Hurrah for the flag of the free, May it wave as our standard forever PD Reprint
Steal Away
Spiritual
V - My Lord calls me, He calls me by the thunder, The trumpet sounds within my soul. I ain't got long to stay here. C - Steal away, Steal away, Steal away to Jesus! Steal away, steal away home. I ain't got long to stay here. PD Reprint
Streets of Laredo
Traditional
1860 V - As I walked out in the streets of Laredo, As I walked out in Laredo one day. I spied a poor cowboy wrapped up in white linen, Wrapped up in white linen as cold as the clay. N - Lyrics PD, but no known PD source of exact tune. Tune likely derived from 'Bard of Armagh' (#363) and "The Unfortunate Rake (#970) published in O'Neill's Music of Ireland, 1905, Chicago. PD Reprint
Streets of New York (In Old New York)
Popular Song
N - a.k.a. In Old New York PD Reprint
Strike Up the Band - Here Comes a Sailor
Popular Song
1900 - m. Charles B. Ward, w. Andrew Sterling PD Reprint
Sugar Blues
Popular Song
1919 - m. Clarence Williams, w. Lucy Fletcher V - Have you heard these blues What I'm going to sing to you When you hear em they will thrill you thro' and thro' C - I've got the Sugan Blues. Every body's singing the Sugar Blues. The whole town is ringing I love me coffee I love my tea PD Reprint
Sunshine Of Your Smile
Popular Song
1915 - m. Lillian Ray, w. Leonard Cooke PD Reprint
Swanee
Popular Song
1919 - m. George Gershwin, w. Irving Caesar PD Reprint
Swanee River Moon
Popular Song
1921 - w.m. H. Pitman Clarke PD Reprint
Sweet Adeline See You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline
Sweet and Low
Traditional
1863 - Barnby V - Sweet and Low, sweet and low, Wind of the western sea. PD Reprint
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Traditional
1853 V - Oh, don't you remember Sweet Betsy from Pike, Who crossed the big mountains with her lover Ike, With two yoke of cattle, a large yellow dog, A tall shanghai rooster and one spotted hog. C - Toorah lal Looral lal looral lal la. Toorah lal Looral lal looral lal la. N - Tune: Villikins and His Dinah PD Reprint
Sweet EvelinaSee Dear Evelina, Sweet Evelina
Sweet Genevieve
Traditional
1869 - Tucker, Cooper PD Reprint
Sweet Indiana Home
Popular Song
1922 - w.m. Walter Donaldson PD Reprint
Sweet Mamma (Papa's Getting' Mad)
Popular Song
1920 - s.m. Fred Rose, George A. Little, Peter L. Frost PD Reprint
Sweet Pickles
Ragtime, Music Hall
1907 - Theron C. Bennett (alias George E. Florence) PD Reprint
Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Popular Song
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
Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Spiritual
1872 V - I looked over Jordan and what did I see, Coming for to carry me home? A band of angels coming after me, coming for to carry me home. C - Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home . . PD Reprint
Syncopated Walk
Popular Song
1914 - w.m. Irving Berlin PD Reprint
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