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The American song treasury : 100 favorites

Author: Theodore Raph
Publisher: New York : Dover, 1986, ©1964.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Music has always played an important part in American life--from the hymns sung in colonial days, to partisan songs that supported independence, and war songs that boosted morale. Immigration, westward movement and industrialization all helped contribute to America's musical archives. This outstanding collection of 100 all-time favorite songs offers an unbeatable combination: the music and lyrics of well-known  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Scores
Popular music
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Musical Score, Internet Resource
Music Type: Folk music; Popular music
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Raph
ISBN: 0486252221 9780486252223
OCLC Number: 13945504
Notes: With piano acc.; includes chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams.
Corrected reprint. Originally published: The Songs we sang. South Brunswick, N.J. ; New York : A.S. Barnes, 1964.
Includes index.
Description: 1 score (406 pages) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Early America (1620-1810). Greensleeves --
Barbara Allen --
Thanksgiving prayer (We gather together) --
The girl I left behind --
A frog went a-courting --
Drunken sailor --
Yankee Doodle --
The riddle (I gave my love a cherry) --
Oh dear, what can the matter be? --
Hail Columbia --
Auld lang syne --
Billy boy --
The wayfaring stranger --
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms. Pioneer America (1810-1860). The blue bell of Scotland --
All through the night ; Charlie is my darling ; Skip to my lou ; Down in the valley ; Shenandoah ; Annie Laurie ; Drink to me only with thine eyes ; On top of Old Smoky ; Flow gently sweet Afton ; Long, long ago ; Vive la compagnie (Vive l'amour) ; The Campbells are coming ; Blue-tail fly ; Oh Susanna ; Blow the man down ; Buffalo gals ; Sweet Betsy from Pike ; Camptown races ; Wait for the wagon ; Pop goes the weasel ; My old Kentucky home ; Polly wolly doodle ; Listen to the mocking bird ; Cindy. America's coming of age (1860-1890). Beautiful dreamer ; St. Patrick's Day ; When you and I were young, Maggie ; Wearing of the green ; The man on the flying trapeze ; Little brown jug ; She'll be comin' 'round the mountain ; Go down Moses ; I'll take you home again, Kathleen ; Carry me back to old Virginny ; Oh, dem golden slippers ; Twinkle twinkle little star ; I've been working on the railroad ; My bonnie lies over the ocean ; There is a tavern in the town ; While strolling through the park ; Clementine ; Love's old sweet song ; Where did you get that hat ; Oh promise me. Turn-of-the-century America (1890-1910). After the ball --
Daisy Bell --
Sidewalks of New York --
The band played on --
When Johnny comes marching home --
On the banks of the Wabash --
Hello ma baby --
My wild Irish rose --
Mighty lak' a rose --
Bill Bailey, won't you please come home? --
In the good old summertime --
Because --
Ida --
Dear old girl --
Meet me in St. Louis, Louis --
Yankee Doodle boy --
Give my regards to Broadway --
My gal Sal --
In my merry Oldsmobile --
Wait till the sun shines, Nellie --
Mary's a grand old name. Twentieth-century America (1910-the present). You're a grand old flag ; I love you truly ; The rosary ; Hinky dinky parlay-voo ; America the beautiful ; Swing low, sweet chariot ; The Marines' hymn ; Home on the range ; Careless love ; Wabash Cannon Ball ; Bell bottom trousers ; John Peel ; When the saints go marching in ; Red River Valley ; Round her neck she wore a yellow ribbon ; The foggy, foggy dew ; The yellow rose of Texas ; Aura Lee ; He's got the whole world in his hand ; Tom Dooley.
Other Titles: Songs we sang.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Theodore Raph.
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"Music has always played an important part in American life--from the hymns sung in colonial days, to partisan songs that supported independence, and war songs that boosted morale. Immigration, westward movement and industrialization all helped contribute to America's musical archives. This outstanding collection of 100 all-time favorite songs offers an unbeatable combination: the music and lyrics of well-known tunes in easy-to-sing keys, together with equally entertaining background information on each song. Assembled by noted composer, arranger and musical director Theodore Raph, this impressive volume spans 300 years--from the haunting strains of Greensleeves to songs that reached new peaks of popularity in the 1950s (He's Got the Whole World in His Hand). Perfect for party sing-alongs or for one's own enjoyment, these appealing songs all made past his parades. Yankee Doodle was "on the charts" during the Revolutionary War; Clementine and Sweet Betsy from Pike were widely hummed, sung, whistled and played in the mid-19th century. She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain and Wabash Cannonball heralded the era of transcontinental railroad construction; and regional songs such as My Old Kentucky Home, On the Banks of the Wabash, and Home on the Range became nationwide favorites. Easy-to-play piano accompaniments, guitar chords and complete lyrics make these familiar melodies ideal ice-breakers on picnics, boating excursions, camping trips and a host of other group activities. Because they're in the public domain, these tunes are also desirable for professional and commercial use. Singers, pianists, students, teachers--songsters at all levels of expertise--will be delighted with these musical moments from bygone eras."--Publisher's description.

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