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 TitleV=Verse   C=Chorus   N=Note   P=Production
w=Words   m=Music
1 - 3  $5 ea
4 up  $4 ea
Ba-Be-Bi-Bo-Bu
College
PD Reprint
Babes In The Wood
Popular Song
1915 - m. Jerome Kern, w. Schuyler Greene, Herbert Reynolds P - Very Good Eddie - 1915, Musical V - Little Lady don't be depressed and blue, After all we're both in the same canoe C - Give me your hand, here where we stand, We're off to Slumberland. Some dry your eyes, I'll sympathize, Like a father, mother, brother. PD Reprint
Babies on our Block
Traditional
1879 PD Reprint
Baby Love
Popular Song
w.m. Lew Berk PD Reprint
Baby Mine ~ Friedman
Popular Song
1901 - m. Leo Friedman, w. Raymond A. Browne V - When your heart is itching From love's sweet bewitching, strange things you will say and do C - Baby mine, Baby mine, Kiss me, honey, kiss me PD Reprint
Baby Mine ~ Johnston
Traditional
1875 - m. Archibald Johnston, w. Charles Mackey V - I've a letter from thy sire, Baby mine; I could read and never tire, Baby mine. C - .. He is coming back to thee! Baby mine. PD Reprint
Baby Mine ~ Manning
Popular Song
1910 - w.m. Clarence Manning V - Young wifie to hubby did say; Dear you tend the baby I pray. The XYZA holds a meeting today . . . C - Baby mine, Baby mine, Mama will come to you soon PD Reprint
Baby Rag
Popular Song
1917 - m. Tom Kennedy Ed Morton, w. Tom Kennedy, Ed Morton PD Reprint
Baby Rose
Popular Song
1911 - m. George Christie, w. Lou Weslyn PD Reprint
Baby Shoes
Popular Song
1916 - m. Al Piantadose, w. Joe Goodwin, Ed Rose PD Reprint
Back Among the Clover and the Corn
Popular Song
1904 PD Reprint
Back Home Again in IndianaSee Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Back Home In Tennessee
Popular Song
1905 - m. Walter Donaldson, w. William Jerome PD Reprint
Back to Life
Traditional
PD Reprint
Back-log De
Traditional
1862 PD Reprint
Badinage
Traditional
1897 PD Reprint
Baghdad
Popular Song
1918 - m. Al Jolson, Sigmund Romberg, w. Harold Atteridge V - Cross the desert plains a traveler worn Came fatiguede and forlorn C - Bagdad, you rise through, Bagdad, through skies blue PD Reprint
Baker University Hymn
College
PD Reprint
Bamboula
Folk Song
N - West Indies. 1905 Piano arrangement by S. Coleridge-Taylor. PD Reprint
Bandolero
College
PD Reprint
Banjo Song
Traditional
1818 - J Sweeney PD Reprint
Bantam Step
Traditional
Harry Jentes PD Reprint
Barbara Ellen
Traditional
PD Reprint
Barchetta
Instrumental, Keyboard
1896 - w. Ethelbert Nevin (1862 - 1901) PD Reprint
Barcus' Reel
Traditional
PD Reprint
Barn Dance
Popular Song
1908 PD Reprint
Barn Elms
Traditional
1713 PD Reprint
Barnham Down
Traditional
1701 PD Reprint
Barque At Midnight
Popular Song
1899 PD Reprint
Bashful Swain
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bath Carnival
Traditional
1777 PD Reprint
Battle Of The Nations
Popular Song
1915 - m. E.T. Paull PD Reprint
Bavarian Waltz
Traditional
1849 PD Reprint
Bavarian Yodel
College
PD Reprint
Beadle of Grubb St
Traditional
1728 PD Reprint
Beans, Bacon, and Gravy
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bear Gently, So Gently, the Roughly Made Bier
Traditional
1864 - Mitchell PD Reprint
Beautiful Bells
Traditional
Wellman PD Reprint
Beautiful Eyes
Popular Song
1909 - m. Ted Snyder, w. George Whiting, Carter DeHaven PD Reprint
Beautiful Isle of the Sea ~ Thomas
Traditional
Thomas PD Reprint
Beautiful Roses
Popular Song
1914 - w.m. Earl Carroll, Anatol Friedland PD Reprint
Beautiful Star in Heaven so Bright
Traditional
Sayles PD Reprint
Beautiful Star of Heaven
Popular Song
1905 PD Reprint
Beautiful Thoughts Of You
Popular Song
1910,1918 - w.m. Jerome Heller PD Reprint
Because ~ Bowers
Traditional
1898 - w. Charles Horwitz, m. Frederick Bowers PD Reprint
Because I'm Married Now
Popular Song
1907 - w.m. Herbert Ingraham V - How do you do? Well how are you? Me? Why I'm feeling fine! What have a drink? Well, I don't think! That stuff don't go for mine! C - I would, if I could, but I can't, Why? because I'm married now! I bid all those things get behind me when I took, the marriage vow. PD Reprint
Because You Were An Old Sweetheart Of Mine
Popular Song
1901 - m. Maurice L. Jacobs, w. Harry I. Robinson PD Reprint
Bedlam
Traditional
PD Reprint
Beggar
Traditional
PD Reprint
Beggar Boy
Traditional
Orr PD Reprint
Beggar's Song
Traditional
1890 - Richard Loveridge PD Reprint
Begone Dull Care
Traditional
1600's - Traditional English PD Reprint
Behind Your Silken Veil
Popular Song
1919 PD Reprint
Believe Me
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Bell Bottom Trousers
Popular Song
N - 1945 Popular Version in 6/8 NOT in the Public Domain. Tune: Uncle Sam's Farm, Jesse Hutchinson, Jr., 1850, 4/4 time not 6/8. Lyrics: Possibly derivative of Rosemary Lane, Home Dearie Home See Roud No 20105, 269 PD Reprint
Bell da Ring
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bell Doth Toll
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bellamira
Traditional
1721 PD Reprint
Belle Layotte
Traditional
PD Reprint
Belle Malone
Traditional
McNaughton PD Reprint
Belle of Avenoo A
Traditional
1895 - w.m. Safford Waters PD Reprint
Bellisle's March 1765
Traditional
1765 PD Reprint
Beloit Song
College
N - Beloit College PD Reprint
Beloved, It Is Morn
Popular Song
1896 - m. Florence Aylward, w. Emily Hickey PD Reprint
Ben Bolt
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bend of the Horse-Shoe
Traditional
1830 PD Reprint
Bend of the Little Horse-Shoe
Traditional
1830 PD Reprint
Benny Havens Oh
College
N - West Point Academny PD Reprint
Berceuse
Traditional
Goshad PD Reprint
Best I Get Is Much Obliged To You
Popular Song
1907 - w.m. Benjamin H. Burt PD Reprint
Best Thing In Life
Popular Song
1907 - w.m. Charles K. Harris PD Reprint
Betsy Ross
Popular Song
1910 PD Reprint
Bicycle Built for TwoSee Daisy Bell
Big Foot Lou
Traditional
PD Reprint
Big Sunflower
Traditional
1860's - Minstrel Song PD Reprint
Bill Simmons
Popular Song
1906 - w.m. George A. Spink PD Reprint
Billy Patterson
Traditional
1859 PD Reprint
Bird With a Broken Wing
Traditional
1899 PD Reprint
BL-ND And P-G Spells Blind Pig
Popular Song
1908 - m. Albert Von Tilzer, w. Junie McCree PD Reprint
Black and Grey
Traditional
1686 PD Reprint
Black Boy Alley
Traditional
1744 PD Reprint
Black Brigade
Traditional
1862 PD Reprint
Black Cat Patrol
Popular Song
1996 PD Reprint
Black Crook
Traditional
1866 - Barras PD Reprint
Black Monk
Traditional
Traditional Welsh PD Reprint
Black Nag
Traditional
1670 PD Reprint
Black Smoke
Traditional
PD Reprint
Blackbird's Retreat
Traditional
PD Reprint
Blacksmith
Traditional
w.m. Franz Abt V - Who is that dark and swarthy man, Who there the hammer swings, So loudly hamm'ring all the day, PD Reprint
Blackville Society
Traditional
Berenard Franklin PD Reprint
Blackwell Hall
Traditional
1713 PD Reprint
Blanche Alpen
Traditional
Glover PD Reprint
Blantyre Explosion
Traditional
PD Reprint
Blessed Guide to Peace and Light
College
N - Beloit Song PD Reprint
Bloomingdale Waltz
Traditional
1823 PD Reprint
Blossom of the Honeysuckle
Traditional
1830 PD Reprint
Blow Ye Winds in the Morning
Traditional
PD Reprint
Blue And The Gray
Popular Song
1900 - w.m. Paul Dresser PD Reprint
Blue Bell
Popular Song
1904 - m. Theodore F. Morse, w. Edward Madden PD Reprint
Blue Bird (Bring Back My Happiness)
Popular Song
1917 - m. F. Bernard Grant, w. George Graff, Jr. PD Reprint
Blue Eyed Mary
Traditional
w.m. German Folksong V - Come, tell me, blue eyed stranger, Say, whither dost thou roam? O'er this wide world a ranger, Hast thou no friends, no home? PD Reprint
Blue Eyes
Popular Song
1921 - m. I.B. Kornblum, w. Z. Myers V - When you came from heaven you brought down with you A wee bit of blue from the skies C - Blue Eyes, I've been looking all over for you, just you. Blue Eyes, I have long been a rover but now I'm through. PD Reprint
Blue Moon
Traditional
1918 - Max Kortlander, Lee S. Roberts N - Fox Trot - NOT Blue Moon, I saw you standing alone PD Reprint
Blue Streak
Traditional
1921 - Roy Bargy PD Reprint
Blue-eyed Mary
Traditional
PD Reprint
Blythe, blythe and merry was she
Traditional
PD Reprint
Boat Song
Popular Song
1908 - m. Harriet Ware, w. Montrose J. Moses V - Where will you take me little boat, All on a summer's day? Shall I dream and let you float, Whither away C - Oh, little boat, my dream is o'er. I was a child and can dream no more. Take me back to the world's green shore, All on a summer's day. PD Reprint
Boatman
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
Boatmen's Dance
Traditional
Smith PD Reprint
Bobbin' Up And Down
Popular Song
1913 - w.m. D.A. Esrom PD Reprint
Bohemian Polka
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bohunkus
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bold Nelson's Praise
Traditional
PD Reprint
Boll Weevil
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bon Bon Buddy
Popular Song
1907 - m. Will M. Cook, w. Alex Rogers PD Reprint
Bonds of Love
College
PD Reprint
Bonita Waltz
Popular Song
1909 PD Reprint
Bonnie
College
PD Reprint
Bonnie Boat
Traditional
N - Round PD Reprint
Bonnie Charlie's Now Awa'
Traditional
1820 PD Reprint
Bonnie Doon
Traditional
Burns, Traditional Scots PD Reprint
Bonnie Dundee
College
PD Reprint
Bonnie Dundees
Traditional
Traditional Scots PD Reprint
Bonnie Earl o' Morray
Traditional
Traditional Scots PD Reprint
Bonnie George Campbell
Traditional
Traditional Scots PD Reprint
Bonnie Mary of Argyle
Traditional
Traditional Scots PD Reprint
Bonnie Strathyre
Traditional
Traditional Scots PD Reprint
Bonny Eloise
Traditional
Thomas PD Reprint
Bonny Lighter-Boy
Traditional
PD Reprint
Boo-Hoo-Hoo
Popular Song
1922 PD Reprint
Boom Our State
Popular Song
1921 PD Reprint
Boston Reel
Traditional
PD Reprint
Botany Bay
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bound to Go
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bounding Billows
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bounding Buck
Traditional
1918 - Henry Lodge PD Reprint
Bow-Wow-Wow
College
m. Loren Bragdon, w. W.S.C. V - When I first came down to Rutgers, having left my native plough, I was greeted by students, With a Bow-wow-wow N - Rutgers College PD Reprint
Bowdoin Beata
College
N - Bowdoin College PD Reprint
Bowery
Traditional
1892 PD Reprint
Bowld Sojer Boy
Traditional
Lover PD Reprint
Boy Guessed Right
Traditional
1898 PD Reprint
Boy's Best Friend is his Mother
Traditional
1883 - J. P. Skelly V - While plodding on our way, the toilsome road of life, How few the friends that daily there we meet! . . . A boy's best friend is his Mother. C - Then cherish her with care, And smooth her silv'ry hair, When gone, you will never get another. And where ever we may turn, This lesson we will learn . . . PD Reprint
Boys Are Coming Home Today
Popular Song
1903 - w.m. Paul Dresser PD Reprint
Boys In The Gall'ry For Mine
Popular Song
1903 - w.m. Paul Dresser PD Reprint
Brahm's LullabySee Cradle Song (Lullaby)
Brave Boys are They
Traditional
1861 - Henry Clay Work PD Reprint
Brave Mother Yale
College
PD Reprint
Break Break Break
Traditional
Dempster PD Reprint
Break The News To Mother
Popular Song
1897 - w.m. Charles K. Harris V - While the shot and shell were screaming upon the battle field; The boys in blue were fighting their noble flag to shield. C - Just break the news to mother, She knows how dear I love her, And tell her not to wait for me, For I'm not coming home. PD Reprint
Breakfast
College
PD Reprint
Breathings of Spring
Traditional
w.m. Felicia Hemans, C.M. von Weber V - What wakest thou, Spring? Sweet voices in the wood, And reedlike echoes that have long been mute. PD Reprint
Breeze from Blackville
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bress old Andy Jackson
Traditional
1862 PD Reprint
Brick Makers
Traditional
1700's PD Reprint
Bridge Of Sighs
Popular Song
1900 - w.m. James Thornton PD Reprint
Bridgwater Fair
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bright College Years
College
N - Yale University PD Reprint
Bright Eyes
Popular Song
1920 - m. Otto Motzan, M.K. Jerome, w. Harry B. Smith PD Reprint
Bright Eyes, Goodbye
Popular Song
1905 - m. Egbert Van Alstyne, w. Harry H. Williams PD Reprint
Bright Stars Do Shine
College
PD Reprint
Bright Years of youth
College
N - Dear Old Yale PD Reprint
Brighton CampSee The Girl I Left Behind (Me)
Brighton Camp (The Girl I Left Behind Me)
Traditional
1879 - Irish Traditional V - The dames of France are fond and free, And Flemish lips are willing, And soft the maids of Italy, And Spanish eyes are thrilling C - . . To the girl I left behind me. PD Reprint
Brimbledon Fair
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bring Back My Bonnie To MeSee My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Bring Back My Daddy To Me
Popular Song
1917 - m. George Meyer, w. William Tracey, Howard Johnson PD Reprint
Bring the Wagon Home John
College
PD Reprint
Brisk Young Bachelor
Traditional
PD Reprint
Broadway Blues
Popular Song
1920 - m. Carey Morgan, w. Arthur Swanstrom PD Reprint
Broke Broke Broke
College
PD Reprint
Broom the Bonny Bonny Broom
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
Brother John
Traditional
PD Reprint
Brother Moses Gone
Traditional
PD Reprint
Brother Tell Me of the Battle
Traditional
Root PD Reprint
Brother-'n-Law Dan
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Brother, Guide Me Home
Traditional
PD Reprint
Brownie Dear
College
m. Reese C. David, w. Sara C/ Davod PD Reprint
Bruce's Address
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bruderschaft
Traditional
1821 - w. W. Muller, m. Traditional PD Reprint
Brunonia
College
N - Brown University PD Reprint
Brunswick Waltz
Traditional
1849 PD Reprint
Bruton Town
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bubble
Popular Song
1913 - m. Rudolf Friml, w. Otto Hauerbach PD Reprint
Buckwheat Cakes
College
PD Reprint
Budding Rose Waltz
Popular Song
1912 PD Reprint
Buddy
Popular Song
1919 PD Reprint
Buffalo Skinners
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bugle Call
College
N - Round PD Reprint
Bugle Call Rag
Ragtime, Music Hall
1916 - m. J. Hubert Blake, Carey Morgan N - Fox Trot, no lyrics. NOT famous Jazz song of 1930s. PD Reprint
Build a House in Paradise
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bull Dog
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bull Dog (Oh! The Bull Dog)
College
PD Reprint
Bull Dog (Way Down)
College
PD Reprint
Bull Dog and the Bull Frog
College
PD Reprint
Bumble Bee Rag
Ragtime, Music Hall
1909 - Harry A. Tierney N - a.k.a. The Bumble Bee PD Reprint
Bunch o' Blackberries
Traditional
PD Reprint
Bundeslied
Traditional
1815 - w. Ernst Moritz Arndt, m. Georg Friedrich Hanitsch PD Reprint
Bunker Hill ~ Law-Niles
Traditional
1775 - Law, Niles PD Reprint
Bunker Hill ~ Tuckerman
Traditional
w. James B. Taylor, m. Henry L. Tuckerman N - Dedication of Bunker Hill Monument 6/17/1843 PD Reprint
Burghee's Hole
Traditional
1728 PD Reprint
Burglar Man (Old Maid's Last Hope)
Traditional
1887 - E.S. Thup PD Reprint
Burr Grass
Traditional
1868 PD Reprint
Bury Fair
Traditional
1698 PD Reprint
Bushwick Reel
Traditional
PD Reprint
But I Dare
Popular Song
1901 - m. Arthur Trevelyan, w. F. Dupree PD Reprint
Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker
Popular Song
1917 - m. Mana-Zucca, w. Benjamin M. Kaye PD Reprint
Butterfly
Popular Song
1914 PD Reprint
Buy a Broom Waltz
Traditional
Traditional PD Reprint
Buzzing Bumble Bees
College
PD Reprint
By the Campfire
Popular Song
1919 PD Reprint
By the Sad Sea Waves ~ Benedict
Traditional
Benedict PD Reprint
By The Saskatchewan
Popular Song
1911 - m. Ivan Caryll, w. C.M.S. McLellan PD Reprint
By The Watermelon Vine Lindy Lou
Popular Song
1904 - w.m. Thomas S. Allen PD Reprint
Bye Lo
Popular Song
1919 PD Reprint
Bzt! Bzt!
College
PD Reprint
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