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Sheet Music, pre-1920

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Sheet Music, pre-1920

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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
1 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
2 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
3 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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ANNIE MY OWN LOVE: Song. Poetry by Charles P. Shiras. Music by Stephen C. Foster, Annie My.sheet music
4 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
5 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
6 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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BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: Foster's Beautiful Melody. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged with Brillant [sic] Variations by A. Baumbach, Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music
7 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
8 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. 
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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
9 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. 
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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.
10 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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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
11 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." 
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CAMPUS DREAMS WALTZ. Music for Piano by Edmund M. Blake., Campus...sheet music
12 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.] 
Price: 35.00 USD
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CAN'T YO' HEAH ME CALLIN' CAROLINE: Song., Can't yo...sheet music
13 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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CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY: Sung by Haverly's Colored Minstrels., Carry...song sheet
14 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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CHIN-CHIN CHINAMAN. Words by Joe Goodwin and Ballard MacDonald.  Music by James F. Hanley., Chin-chin...sheet music
15 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
16 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.
17 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
18 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
19 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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CHRISTY'S POLKA. As danced by C.N. Christy & T. Vaughn of the Original Christy's Minstrels. Composed by C.D. Abbott, Christy's.sheet music
20 Christy's.sheet music CHRISTY'S POLKA. As danced by C.N. Christy & T. Vaughn of the Original Christy's Minstrels. Composed by C.D. Abbott
NY Jaques & Brother 1847. 1847 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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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CIRCUS DAY IN DIXIE:  Song. Lyric by Jack Yellen.  Music by  Albert Gumble., Circus...sheet music
21 Circus...sheet music CIRCUS DAY IN DIXIE: Song. Lyric by Jack Yellen. Music by Albert Gumble.
NY & Detroit Jerome H. Remick 1915 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "Come to town, oh honey, come to town, Have you forgotten that it's Circus Day in Dixie?..." 13.75" x 10.5" The cover by Starmer shows a circus parade, a clown, and an inset photo of the vocalist, Blossom Seeley. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler, Come Where.sheet music
22 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler
NY William A. Pond (1862). 1862 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 13.5" x 10.25" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 1862 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler, Come Where.sheet music
23 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler
NY William A. Pond (1862). 1862 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 13" x 9.5" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 1862 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler, Come Where.sheet music
24 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler
NY William A. Pond (1862). 1862 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 14" x 10.5" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 1862 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler, Come Where.sheet music
25 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler
NY William A. Pond (1862). 1862 Soft cover 
Removed; faint dampmark at bottom; else in good condition. 13.25" x 10.25" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 1862 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING: Quartette. Written and Composed by Stephen C. Foster., Come Where.sheet music
26 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING: Quartette. Written and Composed by Stephen C. Foster.
NY William A. Pond (1855). 1855 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 13" x 10.25" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 50th Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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COQUETTE POLKA. Dedicated to the Young Bachelors Society (J. Mills, President). Composed by Charles d'Albert, Coquette.sheet music
27 Coquette.sheet music COQUETTE POLKA. Dedicated to the Young Bachelors Society (J. Mills, President). Composed by Charles d'Albert
NY William Hall & Son ca. 1850. 1850 Soft cover 
Spine reinforced and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (8)pp Piano music, no lyric. Illustrated by Sarony & Major cover litho. Early Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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CRADLE SONG. Words by Eben E. Rexford.  Music by Kate Vannah., Cradle...sheet music
28 Cradle...sheet music CRADLE SONG. Words by Eben E. Rexford. Music by Kate Vannah.
Boston Louis H. Ross 1893 First Edition Decorative Wraps Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "Oh, lullaby, my baby. The bee has gone to sleep; The dew is on the clover, and peace is on the deep...." 13.75" x 10.5" Kate Vannah (1855-1933) was an American female composer. 
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THE CUBAN HERO: or, The Stars and Stripes of Liberty I Pinned upon His Breast. Words by Thos. J. O'Donahue. Music by Richard L. Weaver., Cuban...sheet music
29 Cuban...sheet music THE CUBAN HERO: or, The Stars and Stripes of Liberty I Pinned upon His Breast. Words by Thos. J. O'Donahue. Music by Richard L. Weaver.
Philadelphia Robert F. Parks 1897 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "While standing in the moonlight, My gallant love and I, He told me that he loved me, And then he said good-bye....He joined the Cuban heroes To set their country free...." 14" x 10.5" On the front cover, a strapping college lad wearing a sweater with the letter "P" is flanked by a spread eagle, stars and stripes. The entire back cover is a photographic picture of "The Maine." 
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30 Dance...sheet music THE DANCE OF THE PINE TREE FAIRIES: Three-part Chorus for Women's Voices. By Gertrude Knox Willis and R.R. Forman.
Philadelphia Theodore Presser 1911 First edition thus Printed self-wraps Very Good 
12pp, words and music, in part: "Come we singing, Glad hours winging, Echo woodlands with laughter gay...." 10.5" x 7" 
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