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Sheet Music, pre-1920

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Sheet Music, pre-1920

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1 A grus...sheet music A GRUS FUN DIE TRENCHES. Words and Music by Isidor Lillian. Sung by Mme. Anna Lillian.
Brooklyn, NY Isidor Lillian 1918 First Edition Pictorial Cover Good 
4pp, words and music, in part: "Ich halt in hand a brief ich hob dem brief fekrigen heint der brief is seber wichtig in oich seher intresant .... Ich breng eich a gris fin die trenches Ich breng eich a gris fin die boys...." Corner chipped, no text loss. 13.5" x 10.75" Lyrics are in transliterated Yiddish with music, and in the original Yiddish on the back cover. Photo-portraits of Isidor and Anna Lillian grace the front cover. 
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AIN'T YO' COMIN' BACK TO ME MA DINAH LEE? Words by Margaret F. Mansfield.  Music by  E. Maxwell Honeyman., Ain't yo...sheet music
2 Ain't yo...sheet music AIN'T YO' COMIN' BACK TO ME MA DINAH LEE? Words by Margaret F. Mansfield. Music by E. Maxwell Honeyman.
NY Metropolitan Music 1912 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "De levee am deserted now de coons all gone away, And no one 'roun' about de place I see. I hears no banjos plunkin' like de way dey used to play; 'Long de banks of de ribber ol' Swanee..." 13.5" x 10.75" Lyric in stereotypical, southern black dialect. The cover shows a forelorn man standing on the riverbank as a steamboat pulls away. 
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ALL ABOARD FOR CHINATOWN Words by Frank Davis.  Music by Win Brookhouse., All aboard...sheet music
3 All aboard...sheet music ALL ABOARD FOR CHINATOWN Words by Frank Davis. Music by Win Brookhouse.
NY Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. 1915 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "Early, early in the morning, Just as day begins a-dawning .... Funny, funny, Chinaman, playing, playing music grand....So all aboard for fascinating, dreamy Chinatown." Prior owner's name on cover. Archival repair inside fold. 13.75" x 10.5" The cover shows two Chinese men in traditional costume, walking down a narrow alley with paper lanterns. 
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ALLEGIANCE:  Patriotic Song. Words and music by Julia Smith., Allegiance...sheet music
4 Allegiance...sheet music ALLEGIANCE: Patriotic Song. Words and music by Julia Smith.
Boston D.W. Cooper 1918 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
4pp, words and music, in part: "We're on our way to the battle field, We're on our way and we'll never yield. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray, we're on our way...." 13.75" x 10.5" The red-white-and-blue Fisher-illustrated cover shows an American flag, and a soldier and sailor with rifles. 
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5 America...sheet music AMERICA, I LOVE YOU: Words by Edgar Leslie. Music by Archie Gottler.
NY Kalmar & Puck Music 1915 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good Barbelle 
6pp, words and music, in part: "Amid fields of clover, 'Twas just a little over A hundred years ago...." 13.5" x 10.5" The cover by Barbelle shows scenes from American history, with a large photo-portrait of Sophie Tucker. 
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6 Amiamo.sheet music AMIAMO LA VITA: JOYOUS LIFE. Music by Alberto Randegger (1832-1911). Words by S. Arthur
Philadelphia G. Andre nd [ca. 1870]. 1870 1st Edition Soft cover 
Scattered foxing on cover borders, else in very good condition. 14" x 10.75" 8pp Comprises piano music, vocal line, and lyrics in Italian and English. In part: "Bene ridicolo, Quel cor geloso. / Life's early sweetest day Glides like a dream away.". Illustrated by floral design on cover. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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ANNIE MY OWN LOVE: Song. Poetry by Charles P. Shiras. Music by Stephen C. Foster, Annie My.sheet music
7 Annie My.sheet music ANNIE MY OWN LOVE: Song. Poetry by Charles P. Shiras. Music by Stephen C. Foster
NY Firth, Pond & Co. (1853). 1853 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in fine condition. 13.5" x 10" 6pp Comprises three verses. In part: "There's a wound in my spirit, No balm can e'er heal; In my soul is a sorrow, No voice can reveal.". Illustrated by scrollwork frame on cover. later printing edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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ARAMANDA SCHOTTISCH. As performed at the concerts of the National Guard Band. Composed by Fr. Rietzel, Aramanda.sheet music
8 Aramanda.sheet music ARAMANDA SCHOTTISCH. As performed at the concerts of the National Guard Band. Composed by Fr. Rietzel
NY William Hall & Son 1853. 1853 Soft cover 
Removed, spine reinforced and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (6)pp Piano music, no lyric. Illustrated by embellished cover title. Early Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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AU REVOIR, BUT NOT GOOD-BYE (SOLDIER BOY). Words by Lew Brown.  Music by Albert Von Tilzer., Au revoir...sheet music
9 Au revoir...sheet music AU REVOIR, BUT NOT GOOD-BYE (SOLDIER BOY). Words by Lew Brown. Music by Albert Von Tilzer.
NY Broadway Music 1917 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
4pp, words and music, in part: "So you're leaving me today, Soldier boy And you're going far away, Soldier boy...." 13.5" x 10.5" The cover by E.E. Walton shows a doughboy in uniform with pack and rifle bidding farewell to a comely young woman. 
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10 Barcarole.sheet music THE BARCAROLE: O' Steal to Thy Lattice. Words by Mrs. Crawford. Music by G.H. Rodwell
Boston Oliver Ditson nd [ca. 1850]. 1850 1st Edition Soft cover 
Archival spine reinforcement, and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (6)pp On the cover, a young woman on her Venetian balcony is being serenaded by a lad standing in a boat and playing a lute. In part: "Oh, steal to thy lattice, the moonlight so tender Accords with the sadness that shadows my breast; The sea seems to sleep in the light of its splendor, And all the gay city is sinking to rest.". Illustrated by lithographed view on cover. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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11 Be watchful.sheet music BE WATCHFUL AND BEWARE: The Song of the Gipsy. Written by Charles Jefferys. Composed by Chas. M. Glover
NY Firth, Pond nd [ca. 1850]. 1850 1st Edition Soft cover 
Dampstain in upper corner, else in good condition. 13" x 10" (8)pp In part: "Seek not to know the future, Be happy while you may, Nor cloud with dark fore-knowledge The sunshine of to-day.I will not cheat you, Maiden, My Gipsy skill you seek, This only of the future The Gipsy girl can speak.". Illustrated by Sarony & Major color litho. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: Foster's Beautiful Melody. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged with Brillant [sic] Variations by A. Baumbach, Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music
12 Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: Foster's Beautiful Melody. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged with Brillant [sic] Variations by A. Baumbach
N-Y William A. Pond (1865). 1865 Soft cover 
Edges lightly chipped, else near very good condition. 14" x 10.75" 6pp First published in 1862. Comprises three verses. In part: "Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Star-light and dew-drops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!.". Illustrated by scrollwork frame on cover. 1865 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: One of the Latest Songs of Stephen C. Foster. Composed A Short Time before His Death, Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music
13 Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: One of the Latest Songs of Stephen C. Foster. Composed A Short Time before His Death
NY William A. Pond (1864). 1864 Soft cover 
Neatly removed; faint dampmark on corner; else in good condition. 13" x 10.25" 6pp First published in 1862. Comprises three verses. In part: "Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Star-light and dew-drops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!.". Illustrated by scrollwork frame on cover. 1864 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: One of the Latest Songs of Stephen C. Foster. Composed A Short Time before His Death, Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music
14 Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: One of the Latest Songs of Stephen C. Foster. Composed A Short Time before His Death
NY William A. Pond (1864). 1864 Soft cover 
Spine reinforced; faint dampmark on corner; else good condition. 13.75" x 10" 6pp First published in 1862. Comprises three verses. In part: "Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Star-light and dew-drops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!.". Illustrated by scrollwork frame on cover. 1864 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Sheet music (1) from this Broadway show.  Song:  She Is The Belle Of New York. Words by Hugh Morton.  Music by Gustave Kerker., BELLE OF NEW YORK.
15 BELLE OF NEW YORK. Sheet music (1) from this Broadway show. Song: She Is The Belle Of New York. Words by Hugh Morton. Music by Gustave Kerker.
NY T.B. Harms 1898 First Edition Printed self-wraps Good 
8pp, words and music, in part: "There's a great little girl, in a queer little gown; Who's the pride of the Salvation Army .... Oh, she is the belle of New York! The subject of all the town talk!..." 13.5" x 10.5" "The Belle of New York" was performed at the New York Casino and ran for only 64 performances. The show went on to London in 1898, where it was a major success, running for an almost unprecedented 674 performances, and became the first American musical to play for over a year in the West End. 
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16 Ben.sheet music BEN BOLT, OR AH! DON'T YOU REMEMBER. Sung by Miss Clara Bruce. Composed by Nelson Kneass
Baltimore W.C. Peters 1848. 1848 Soft cover 
Archival spine reinforcement, and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (8)pp The cover picture and title are surrounded with an elaborate, embossed frame. In part: "Oh! don't you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt -- Sweet Alice with hair so brown, She wept with delight when you gave her a smile, And trembled with fear at your frown.". Illustrated by gilt cover title & vignette. Tenth Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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BING! BANG! BING 'EM ON THE RHINE: Comic Song.  Lyric and Music by Jack Mahoney and Allan Flynn.  As Sung by Blanche Ring., Bing...sheet music
17 Bing...sheet music BING! BANG! BING 'EM ON THE RHINE: Comic Song. Lyric and Music by Jack Mahoney and Allan Flynn. As Sung by Blanche Ring.
NY Jerome H. Remick 1918 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
4pp, words and music, in part: "I stood upon the corner as the boys went marching by I saw that 'do or die' in ev'ry soldier's eye. At first they started humming then they burst into a song...." 13.75" x 10.75" The cover by Starmer shows a well-dressed woman flanked by gunpowder puffs that contain humorous couplets relating to the War, for example: "This sounds so much sweeter on a forty-centimeter." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 By the Waters.sheet music BY THE WATERS OF MINNETONKA: An Indian Love Song by Thurlow Lieurance
Philadelphia Theodore Presser 1914. 1914 1st Edition Soft cover 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 12" x 9.25" 8pp Music and sparse lyrics. In part: "Moon Deer How near Your soul divine Sun Deer No fear In heart of mine.". Illustrated by Theodore Presser. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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CAMPUS DREAMS WALTZ. Music for Piano by Edmund M. Blake., Campus...sheet music
19 Campus...sheet music CAMPUS DREAMS WALTZ. Music for Piano by Edmund M. Blake.
Boston Oliver Ditson 1895 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
8pp, piano music, 3/4-time in five flats. Four small piercings along spine. 13.75" x 10.5" "Dedicated to Alma Mater, `Old Amherst the True.'" The decorative cover includes a photographic view of The Old Chapel Tower from across the Amherst College campus. [This sheet music is from the estate of Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Douglas Moore, with an ancestor's name stamped on the cover.] 
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CAN'T YO' HEAH ME CALLIN' CAROLINE: Song., Can't yo...sheet music
20 Can't yo...sheet music CAN'T YO' HEAH ME CALLIN' CAROLINE: Song.
NY M. Witmark & Sons 1914 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good 
Lyric by Wm. H. Gardner. Music by Caro Roma. 8pp, words and music, in part: "I miss yo' in de mo'nin', when ole Bob-white gives his call, Caroline, Caroline...." 12.25" x 9" 
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21 CAP OF FORTUNE. Sheet music (1) from this Broadway show. Song: Psyche. Words and music by Edward W. Corliss.
Boston White-Smith Music 1902 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "When the sun is touching all the eastern sky, When with gold it paints the distant west. Ever in my heart there is the constant cry For the one that I love best ...." 13.75" x 10.5" From R.A. Barnet's Musical Play, Cap of Fortune. 
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CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY: Sung by Haverly's Colored Minstrels., Carry...song sheet
22 Carry...song sheet CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY: Sung by Haverly's Colored Minstrels.
NY Henry J. Wehman Circa 1870s Early edition Very Good 
Broadside, decorative borders. Contains words only, two verses and two choruses, beginning: "Carry me back to old Virginny, There's where the cotton and the corn and tatoes grow...." Lightly age-tanned. 9.25" x 6" Wolf, American Song Sheets, #274 (cites Andrews edition). 
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23 CHAPERONS. Sheet music (1) from this Broadway show. Song: Blooming Lize. Words by Matt. C. Woodward. Music by Ben. M. Jerome.
NY Howley, Haviland & Dresser 1902 First Edition Pictorial Cover Good 
8pp, words and music, in part: "Liza wasn't tall and so we called her `Lize' for short, Oh, but she was blooming like a rose! .... Blooming Lize! There's a funny twinkle in your eyes...." Archival repairs were made to several short tears. 14" x 11" "As sung in Frank L. Perley's production of `The Chaperons,' staged by George W. Lederer." 
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24 CHIN-CHIN (1914) Musical selections from this Broadway show (no lyrics). Book by Anne Caldwell and R.H. Burnside. Lyrics by Anne Caldwell. Music by Ivan Caryll.
NY Chappell 1914 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
13pp, songs in various keys. 13.75" x 10.5" The cover by Starmer shows two Chinese men standing back to back against a bamboo screen. Inset are photos of Dave Montgomery and Fred Stone. 
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25 CHIN-CHIN (1914) Sheet music (1) from this Broadway show. Song: Goodbye Girls I'm Through. Words by John Golden. Music by Ivan Caryll. Charles Dillingham presents Montgomery and Stone in a Musical Fantasy, Chin-Chin....
NY Chappell 1914 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "I'm the happiest Lad in all the Flow'ry Kingdom A miracle has come into my life .... Of course I've dallied in 'The Path of Flowers' Where Lotus lips and Almond eyes are fine...." Back cover lightly dusted. 13.5" x 10.5" The cover by Starmer shows two Chinese men standing back to back against a bamboo screen. Inset are photos of Dave Montgomery and Fred Stone. 
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CHIN-CHIN CHINAMAN. Words by Joe Goodwin and Ballard MacDonald.  Music by James F. Hanley., Chin-chin...sheet music
26 Chin-chin...sheet music CHIN-CHIN CHINAMAN. Words by Joe Goodwin and Ballard MacDonald. Music by James F. Hanley.
NY Shapiro, Bernstein 1917 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
4pp, words and music, in part: "See him coming down the street, Hear the patter of his feet .... Chin-chin chin-chin chin-chin Chinaman, Singing all the day...." 13.75" x 10.5" 
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CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN Words by William Jerome.  Music by Jeana Schwartz., Chinatown...sheet music
27 Chinatown...sheet music CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN Words by William Jerome. Music by Jeana Schwartz.
NY Jerome H. Remick 1910 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "When the town is fast asleep, And it's midnight in the sky, That's the time the festive Chink Starts to wink his other eye...." Archival repair inside cover. 13.5" x 10.75" The cover by Florence E. Cooney features a Chinese gentleman and his stringed instrument. 
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Sheet music (1) from this Broadway show.  Song:  Mister Dooley. Words by William Jerome.  Music by  Jean Schwartz., CHINESE HONEYMOON.
28 CHINESE HONEYMOON. Sheet music (1) from this Broadway show. Song: Mister Dooley. Words by William Jerome. Music by Jean Schwartz.
NY Shapiro, Bernstein 1902 First edition thus Pictorial Cover Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "There is a man that's known to all, a man of great renown A man who's name is on the lips of every one in town...." Contains 10 verses and a chorus. 14" x 11" On the cover is a photo-portrait of Thomas Q. Seabrooke who introduced this "comic song sensation" in the musical comedy, The Chinese Honeymoon, which opened on Broadway in June, 1902 at the Casino Theater and ran for 376 performances. 
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CHINESE BLUES Lyric by Fred D. Moore.  Music by Oscar Gardner., Chinese...sheet music
29 Chinese...sheet music CHINESE BLUES Lyric by Fred D. Moore. Music by Oscar Gardner.
NY Tell Taylor 1915 First Edition Decorative Wrappers Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "Chinaman, Chinaman, Wash-'em laundry all day .... Sung Fong Lou. Sung Fong Lou. Listen to those Chinese blues...." Old clear tape along spine. 13.75" x 10.5" The cover by De Takacs shows Chinese characters, printed in blue on white. 
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CHONG, HE COME FROM HONG KONG Words and Music by Harold Weeks., Chong...sheet music
30 Chong...sheet music CHONG, HE COME FROM HONG KONG Words and Music by Harold Weeks.
NY Leo. Feist 1919 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
4pp, words and music, in part: "...I betcha he teachee his China girl how to dance....Teachee peachee Melican song...." 11" x 8" Contains lyrics in stereotypical Chinese dialect, with a cover to match. 
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