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500 Best-Loved Song Lyricsby Ronald Herder
Synopses & Reviews
Wonderful compendium of complete lyrics for well-known folk songs, hymns and spirituals, nursery songs, popular and show tunes, etc. Includes Oh Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Shenandoah, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody, hundreds more. Indispensable for singalongs, parties, family get-togethers, more.
Complete lyrics for well-known folk songs, hymns, popular and show tunes, more. Oh Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, hundreds more. Indispensable for singalongs, parties, family get-togethers, etc.
Table of Contents
"Aba Daba Honeymoon, The"
A-B-C-D ( see The Alphabet Song)
Abide with Me
"Ach, du Lieber Augustin"
Across the Wide Missouri (see Shenandoah)
"Adeste Fideles (see O Come, All Ye Faithful)"
After the Ball
After You've Gone
Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
"Ah! Vous Dirai-je, Maman"
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Alice Blue Gown
All God's Children Got Shoes
"All Night, All Day"
All Through the Night
"Alphabet Song, The"
America (My Country! 'Tis of Thee)
America the Beautiful
"Angels, from the Realms of Glory"
"Angels, We Have Heard on High"
"Ash Grove, The"
As I Walked Out in the Streets of Laredo
Asleep in the Deep
At a Georgia Campmeeting (A Song in Black)
Au Clair de la Lune
Auld Lang Syne
Auprès de ma Blonde
Away in a Manger
Baa! Baa! Black Sheep
Ballin' the Jack
"Band Played On, The"
"Battle Cry of Freedom, The"
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
"Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms"
"Belle of Av'noo "A," The"
"Bells of St. Mary's, The"
Be My Little Baby Bumblebee
"Bicycle Built for Two, A (See Daisy Bell)"
"Big Rock Candy Mountain, The"
"Billy Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"
"Bird in a Gilded Cage, A"
Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
Blow the Man Down
"Blue Bells of Scotland, The"
"Blue Tail Fly, The (see Jim Crack Corn)"
"Boar's Head Carol, The"
"Bowery, The "
"Brahms' Lullaby ("Wiegenlied")"
"Break Forth, O Beauteous, Heav'nly Light"
"Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella!"
Bringing in the Sheaves
"Brother, Come and Dance with Me"
By the Beautiful Sea
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
"Caissons Go Rolling Along, The"
"Campbells Are Comin', The"
Cantique de Noël (see O Holy Night)
Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines
Carolina in the Morning
Carol of the Bells
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
"Cavalry Song, The"
Charlie Is My Darling
"Cherry Tree Carol, The"
"Child This Day Is Born, A"
"Chinatown, My Chinatown"
"Chisholm Trail, The"
"Cindy (see Git Along Home, Cindy)"
Cockles 'n' Mussels (see Molly Malone)
"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean (The Red, White and Blue)"
Come Back to Erin
"Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine (Up She Goes)"
"Come, Thou Almighty King"
Comin' Thro' the Rye
"Coventry Carol, The (Lully, Lulla)"
"Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine"
Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow!
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
"Darktown Strutters' Ball, The"
"Daughter of Rosie O'Grady, The"
Deck the Halls
Dixie (Dixie's Land)
Dona Nobis Pacem
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Down by the Old Mill Stream
Down by the Riverside
Down in Alabam' (Ain't I Glad I Got Out de Wilderness) (also see The Old Grey Mare)
"Down in Egypt Land (see Go Down, Moses)"
Down in My Heart
Down in the Valley
Down Where Wurzburger Flows
"Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill!"
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
"East Side, West Side (The Sidewalks of New York)"
Eency Weency Spider
"Erie Canal, The"
Every Day Is Ladies' Day with Me
Everything Is Peaches Down in Georgia
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
Far Above Cayuga's Waters
"Farmer in the Dell, The"
"First Nowell, The"
"Flowers That Bloom in the Spring, The"
"Flow Gently, Sweet Afton"
Flying Trapeze (see The Man on the Flying Trapeze)
"Foggy, Foggy Dew, The"
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
For Me and My Gal
Forty-five Minutes from Broadway
"Fountain in the Park, The (see While Strolling in the Park One Day)"
Frankie and Johnny
Froggy Went a-Courtin'
"Get on Board, Little Children"
Gimme That Old-Time Religion
The Girl I Left Behind Me
"Git Along Home, Cindy"
"Git Along, Little Dogies (see Whoopee, Ti Yi Yo)"
Give My Regards to Broadway
God of Our Fathers
"Go Down, Moses (Let My People Go) (Down in Eygpt Land)"
"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"
God Save the King/(Queen)
"Goodbye, Broadway! Hello France!"
"Good Bye, My Lady Love"
"Goodbye, Old Paint"
Good King Wenceslas
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
"Go, Tell It on the Mountain"
Go 'Way f'om Mah Window
"Gypsy Love Song (Slumber On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart)"
Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here!
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
"Harp That Once Thro' Tara's Halls, The"
Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?
"Hello Central, Give Me Heaven"
Hello! Ma Baby
He's Got the Whole World in His Hand
Hiawatha (His Song to Minnehaha)
Hinky Dinky Parlay-Voo (Mademoiselle from Armentières)
"Holly and the Ivy, The"
Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty
Home on the Range
Home! Sweet Home!
"Hot Time in the Old Town, A"
How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree?)
Hush Little Baby
I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me)
I Am the Captain of the Pinafore
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General
Ida! Sweet as Apple Cider
I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier
I'd Leave Ma Happy Home for You
I Don't Care
I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard
If I Had My Way
If You'll Be M-I-N-E Mine
If You're Happy (And You Know It)
I Gave My Love a Cherry (The Riddle)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I Hear You Calling Me
I'll Fly Away
I'll Say She Does
I'll See You in C-U-B-A
"I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen"
I Love You So (Merry Widow Waltz)
I Love You Truly
I'm Afraid to Come Home in the Dark
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
I'm Called Little Buttercup
I'm Falling in Love with Some One
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
"I Might Be Your "Once-in-a-While"
In My Merry Oldsmobile
In the Bleak Midwinter
In the Gloaming
In the Good Old Summertime
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
In the Sweet Bye and Bye
I Ride An Old Paint
I Saw Three Ships
"Italian Street Song (Zing, zing)"
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
"It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary"
I've Been Working on the Railroad
I've Got a Little List
I've Got My Captain Working for Me Now
I've Got Rings on My Fingers (Mumbo Jumbo Jijjiboo J. O'Shea)
I've Got Sixpence
I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
"Ja Da (Ja Da, Ja Da, Jing Jing Jing!)"
J'ai du Bon Tabac
"Japanese Sandman, The"
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Jesus Loves Me
Jim Crack Corn (The Blue Tail Fly)
Jingle Bells (One Horse Open Sleigh)
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
Johnny Get Your Gun
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
Joy to the World
Judgement Day Is Rolling 'Round
Just a Song at Twilight (see Love's Old Sweet Song)
"Kerry Dance, The"
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (I'm In Love With You)
"Let My People Go (see Go Down, Moses)"
Let the Rest of the World Go By
Listen to the Mocking Bird
Little Annie Rooney
"Little Bit of Heaven, A (Shure They Call it Ireland)"
"Little Brown Jug, The"
Little 'Liza Jane
"Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming"
Londonderry Air (also see Danny Boy)
"Long, Long Ago"
Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses
Love's Old Sweet Song (Just a Song at Twilight)
Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)
Madelon (I'll Be True to the Whole Regiment)
Mademoiselle from Armentières (see Hinky Dinky Parlay-Voo)
Malbrouk s'en Va-t-en Guerre
(The Man on) The Flying Trapeze
"Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The"
Marching Through Georgia
"Marines' Hymn, The"
Mary Had a Baby
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Maryland! My Maryland!
Mary's a Grand Old Name
"Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground"
"Meet Me in Saint Louis, Louis"
Meet Me To-Night in Dreamland
Merry Widow Waltz (see I Love You So)
"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore"
"Mighty Fortress Is Our God,A"
Mighty Lak'a Rose
"Minstrel Boy, The"
Molly Malone (Cockles 'n' Mussels
"Molly, Put the Kettle On!"
M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)
"Mother, Pin a Rose on Me"
"Mulberry Bush, The"
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
My Country! 'Tis of Thee (see America)
My Gal Sal (They Called Her Frivolous Sal)
My Heart's in the Highlands
"(My Luve Is Like) A Red, Red Rose"
My Melancholy Baby
My Old Kentucky Home
My Wild Irish Rose
"Nearer, My God, to Thee"
Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems to Care)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
"O God, Our Help In Ages Past"
"Oh, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie"
Oh by Jingo! Oh by Gee! (You're the Only Girl for Me)
"Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?"
"Oh, Dem Golden Slippers"
Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
"Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening"
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël)
"Oh, Johnny Oh!"
"Oh, Promise Me!"
"Oh, Say Can You See (see The Star Spangled Banner)"
"Oh, What a Pal Was Mary"
"Oh, Where, Oh, Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?"
"Oh, Won't You Sit Down?"
Oh! You Beautiful Doll
Old Black Joe
"Old Chisholm Trail, The"
Old Dan Tucker
Old Folks at Home
"Old Grey Mare, The (The Wiffle Tree) (also see Down in Alabam')"
Old Joe Clarke
Old King Cole
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
"Old Oaken Bucket, The"
"Old Rugged Cross, The"
O Little Town of Bethlehem
On a Sunday Afternoon
Once in Royal David's City
One Horse Open Sleigh (see Jingle Bells)
One More River
"O No, John!"
"On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"
On the Road to Mandalay
On Top of Old Smoky
"Onward, Christian Soldiers"
Oranges and Lemons
O Sole Mio!
"O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum! (see O Christmas Tree)"
Over the River and Through the Woods
"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile"
Paddle Your Own Canoe
Peg o' My Heart
Pop Goes the Weasel
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (see Old Hundred)
"Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody, A"
Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
"Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)"
Rally 'Round the Flag
"Red River Valley, The"
Red Wing (An Indian Intermezzo)
Reuben and Rachel
Rise and Shine
Roamin' in the Gloamin'
Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)
Rock-a My Soul
Rock'd in the Cradle of the Deep
Rock of Ages
"Roll, Jordan, Roll"
Romany Life (Song à la Czardas)
"Rose of Tralee, The"
Rose of Washington Square
Rose Room (In Sunny Roseland)
Round Her Neck She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
"Row, Row, Row"
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
"St. Louis Blues, The"
Saint Patrick's Day
Sally in Our Alley
School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)
Shall We Gather at the River
"Sheik of Araby, The"
She Is More to Be Pitied Than Censured
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Shew! Fly Don't Bother Me
"Shine On, Harvest Moon"
Silver Threads amoung the Gold
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Skip to My Lou
"So Long, Mary"
Somebody Stole My Gal
Some of These Days
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Stadin' in the Need of Prayer
"Star Spangled Banner, The"
"Streets of Laredo, The (see As I Walked Out in the Streets of Laredo)"
"Streets of New York, The"
Sucking Cider Through a Straw
Sunbonnet Sue (When I Was a Kid So High
Sur le Pont d' Avignon
Sweet Adeline (You're the Flower of My Heart)
Sweet and Low
Sweet Betsy from Pike
"Sweetest Story Ever Told, The ( Tell Me, Do You Love Me)"
"Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, The"
Sweet Rosie O'Grady
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Ten Little Indians
Tenting on the Old Camp-Ground
Thanksgiving Prayer (see We Gather Together)
There Is a Tavern in the Town
There's a Little Wheel a-Turning
"There's a Long, Long Trail"
They Didn't Believe Me
This Old Hammer
This Old Man
Three Blind Mice
"Throw Him Down, McCloskey"
Tiger Rag (Hold That Tiger!)
Till the Clouds Roll By
Till We Meet Again
Tis the Last Rose of Summer
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
"Trail of the Lonesome Pine, The"
Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!
Turkey in the Straw (Zip Coon)
"Twelve Days of Christmas, The"
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
Under the Bamboo Tree
Up on the Housetop
Vive la Compagnie (Vive l'Amour
Wabash Cannon Ball
Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
Wait 'Till the Sun Shines Nellie
"Wal, I Swan (Ebenezer Frye)"
"Waltz Me Around Again Willie ('Round, 'Round,'Round)"
"Wandering Minstrel I, A"
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
"Wayfaring Stranger, The"
"We Are Coming, Father Abra'am"
"Wearing of the Green, The"
We Gather Together (Prayer of Thanksgiving)
Were You There?
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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