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500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics


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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"

Amazing Grace

America (My Country! 'Tis of Thee)

America the Beautiful

Anchors Aweigh

"Angels, from the Realms of Glory"

"Angels, We Have Heard on High"

Annabel Lee

Annie Laurie

"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

Aura Lea

Ave Maria

Away in a Manger

Baa! Baa! Black Sheep

Ballin' the Jack

"Bamba, La"

"Band Played On, The"

Barbara Allen

"Battle Cry of Freedom, The"

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Beautiful Dreamer

Beautiful Isle of Somewhere

Beautiful Ohio


"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?"

Billy Boy

"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"

Bobby Shaftoe

"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"

Buffalo Gals

By the Beautiful Sea

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

"Caissons Go Rolling Along, The"

"Campbells Are Comin', The"

Camptown Races

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

Casey Jones

"Cavalry Song, The"

Charlie Is My Darling

"Cherry Tree Carol, The"

"Child This Day Is Born, A"

China Boy

"Chinatown, My Chinatown"

"Chisholm Trail, The"

Cielito Lindo

"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)"

"Cucaracha, La"

"Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine"

Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow!

Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)

Danny Boy


"Darktown Strutters' Ball, The"

"Daughter of Rosie O'Grady, The"

Deck the Halls

Deep River

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

Dry Bones

"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

Forty-nine Bottles

"Fountain in the Park, The (see While Strolling in the Park One Day)"

Frankie and Johnny

Frère Jacques

Froggy Went a-Courtin'

"Funiculi, Funiculà"

"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

"Glow-Worrm, The"

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)

Goober Peas


"Goodbye, Broadway! Hello France!"

"Good Bye, My Lady Love"

"Goodbye, Old Paint"

Good King Wenceslas

"Goodnight, Ladies"

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

"Go, Tell It on the Mountain"

Go 'Way f'om Mah Window

Grandfather's Clock


"Gypsy Love Song (Slumber On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart)"

Hail Columbia

Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here!

Hallelujah Chorus

Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

"Harp That Once Thro' Tara's Halls, The"


Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?

Hava Nagilah

"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

Jacob's Ladder

"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 Brown

John Henry

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Johnny Get Your Gun

John Peel

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"

Kingdom Coming




Lavender's Blue

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

Loch Lomond

"Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming"

London Bridge

Londonderry Air (also see Danny Boy)

Lonesome Valley

"Long, Long Ago"

Looby Loo

Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses

Love's Old Sweet Song (Just a Song at Twilight)

Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)

Macnamara's Band


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"

"Marseillaise, La"

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 Finnegan

"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore"

"Mighty Fortress Is Our God,A"

Mighty Lak'a Rose

"Minstrel Boy, The"


Missouri Waltz

Molly Malone (Cockles 'n' Mussels

"Molly, Put the Kettle On!"

Moonlight Bay

M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)

Mother Machree

"Mother, Pin a Rose on Me"

"Mulberry Bush, The"

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

My Buddy

My Country! 'Tis of Thee (see America)

My Gal Sal (They Called Her Frivolous Sal)

My Heart's in the Highlands

My Hero

"(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" (Oh!)"

O Canada!

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, Susanna"

"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 Hundred

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 There

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 Baby

"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, Baby"

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)

"Rosary, The"

"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"

"Rule, Britannia"

"St. Louis Blues, The"

Saint Patrick's Day

Sally in Our Alley

Santa Lucia

Scarborough Fair


School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)

Shall We Gather at the River

Shalom Chaverim

"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"

Silent Night

Silver Threads amoung the Gold

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Skip to My Lou


Smilin' Though

"So Long, Mary"

Somebody Stole My Gal

Some of These Days

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Sourwood Mountain

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

Sussex Carol


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)"

Sweet Genevieve

"Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, The"


Sweet Rosie O'Grady

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Take Me Out to the Ball Game


Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay!

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

This Train

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


Tom Dooley

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)

"Tourelay, Tourelay"


"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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Herder, Ronald
Dover Publications
Herder, Ronald
Herder, Ronald
Mineola, N.Y. :
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Songbooks - Popular
Songs -- Texts.
General Music
General Music
best-loved song lyrics
favorite songs
Music-Popular Songbooks
Music - General
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