Historic Sheet Music Collection

Historic Sheet Music Collection

 

The Historic Sheet Music Collection (HSMC) consists primarily of popular music of the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Although most of the music is composed or arranged for voice with piano accompaniment, some pieces incorporate other instruments such as guitar, and some are for instrumental solo (primarily piano or guitar). A few classical works are also included in the collection.

Sheet music can offer an interesting interdisciplinary research opportunity. The lyrics, cover art, and advertisements open a window on the society and culture of the time. Subjects range from popular love songs to laments to humorous ditties - and everything else in between. Many songs reflect on the U.S. Civil War, World War I, and World War II. There is even a song about Wheaties in the collection.

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Submissions from 1912

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The Rosary, Robert Cameron Rogers and Etherlbert Nevin

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Wedding Glide, Louis A. Hirsch

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When I Lost You, Irving Berlin

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When It's Apple Blossom Time in Normandie, Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford, and Huntley Trevor

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When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam', Irving Berlin

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You Won't Have to Pick Any Daisies Apart to Find Out Whether I Love You, Will D. Cobb and Louis A. Hirsch

Submissions from 1911

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Alexander's Ragtime Band, Irving Berlin

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All Alone, Harry Von Tilzer and Will Dillon

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Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann), J. E. Andino, Jacques Offenbach, and W. C. Polla

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Brass Band Ephraham Jones, Joe Goodwin and Geo. W. Meyer

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Connecticut March, William Nassann

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Danse Negre, Cyril Scott

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Dreams, C. M. Denison and E. F. Dusenberry

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Everybody's Doin' It Now, Irving Berlin

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Everybody's Doin' it Now, Irving Berlin

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Garland of Old Fashioned Roses, Chas. H. Musgrove and E. Clinton Keithley

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Ghost Dance, Cora Salisbury and Josef Pierre Nuyttens

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Girl I'll Call My Sweetheart Must Look Like You, Dan J. Sullivan and Chauncey Olcott

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Good Night Mr. Moon, Albert Von Tilzer and Elias J. Marks

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Good-Night Mr. Moon, Eli Dawson and Albert Von Tilzer

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Hour That Gave Me You, The, James E. Dempsey and Johann C. Schmid

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If You Talk in Your Sleep Don't Mention My Name, Nat D. Ayer, A. Seymour Brown, and Gene Buck

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In the Shadows, Herman Fink

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In the Shadows, Herman Fink

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I Want a Girl: Just like the Girl that Married Dear Old Dad, Harry von Tilzer and Will Dillon

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I Want to be in Dixie, Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder

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Knock Wood, Andrew B. Sterling and Harry Von Tilzer

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Musical Rag-Time Sal, Martin Swanger

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My Land, Ernest R. Ball, Chauncey Olcott, and Bartley Costello

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Oceana Roll, Lucien Denni and Roger Lewis

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Send For Me: Novelty Song, Edgar Leslie and Geo. W. Meyer

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Silver Bell, Percy Wenrich, Edward Madden, and Ribé Danmark

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Take Me Back to the Garden of Love, Edward Ray Goetz and Nat Osborne

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Take Me Back to the Garden of Love, E. Ray Goetz and Nat. Osborne

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That College Rag, Harry Porter and Albert Von Tilzer

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That Mysterious Rag, Berlin and Snyder

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The Little Dutch Garden, Catherine Pannill Mead

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Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold, Geo. Graff Jr. and Ernest R. Ball

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Till The Sands Of The Desert Grow Cold, Geroge Graff Jr, and Ernest R. Ball

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When I Was Twenty-One and You Were Sweet Sixteen, Egbert Van Alstyne and Harry Williams

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When You're In Town In My Home Town, Irving Berlin

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You'll Do the Same Thing Over Again, Alfred Bryan and Albert Gumble

Submissions from 1910

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Ah! The Sweet Mystery of Life, Rida Johnson Young and Victor Herbert

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All That I Ask Of You Is Love, Edgar Selden and Herbert Ingraham

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Any Little Girl, That's a Nice Little Girl, Is The Right Little Girl For Me, Thomas J. Gray and Fred Fischer

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A Perfect Day, Carrie Jacobs-Bond

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Back to The Bleachers for Mine, Harry Breen and Albert Von Tilzer

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Chinatown My Chinatown, Jean Schwartz and W. M. Jerome

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Don't Wake Me Up I am Dreaming, Beth Slater Whitson and Herbert Ingraham

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Down By The Old Mill Stream, Tell Taylor

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Down by the Old Mill Stream, Tell Taylor

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Dreams Just Dreams, Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder

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Every Little Movement, Otto Hauerbach and Karl L. Hoschna

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Every Little Movement, Otto A. Hauerback and Karl L. Hoscha

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For Killarney and You, J. Brandon Walsh and Louise Teasdale

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Honeymoon Glide, Jospeh H. McKeon and W. Raymond Walker

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I'd Love to Live in Loveland With a Girl Like You, Will Rossiter

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I'd Love to Live in Loveland with a Girl Like You, Will Rossiter

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I'd Rather Say Hello Than Goodbye, J. Fred Helf and Alfred Bryan

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I Love the Name of Mary, Chauncery Olcott, Ernest R. Ball, and George Graff

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I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow Who is Looking For a Nice Young Girl, S. R. Henry, Jeff T. Branen, and Mindell Kingston

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In the City Where Nobody Cares, Chas. K. Harris

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Moonlight, the Rose, and You, The, Chas. E. Baer and Johann C. Schmid

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Morning, Oley Speaks and Frank Lebby Stanton

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Mother Machree, Chauncey Olcott

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Mother Machree, Rida Johnson Young, Chauncey Olcott, and Ernest R. Ball

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My Heart Has Learned to Love You Now Do Not Say Good-bye: Ballad, Ernest R. Ball and David Reed

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My Land, Chauncey Olcott, Bartley C. Costello, and Ernest R. Ball

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Perfect Day, A, Carrie Jacobs-Bond

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Roses., James A. Mac Elwee

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Since I Fell in Love with Mary, William Cahill

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Stop! Stop! Stop!, Irving Berlin

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That Dreamy Italian Waltz, Jos. McCarthy and Al Piantadosi

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The Moonlight, the Rose and You, Johann C. Schmid and Charles E. Baer

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Under The Southern Moonlight, Thos. S. Allen

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What's the Matter with Father, Williams Alstyne and Van Alstyne

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When the Old Oaken Bucket Was New, George J. Moriarty and Joe Cooper

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Winter, Alfred Bryan and Albert Gumble

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You Are the Ideal of My Dreams, Herbert Ingraham

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You Are the Ideal of My Dreams, Herbert Ingraham

Submissions from 1909

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Beauteous Night, O Night of Love, Jacques Offenbach, Robert Austin, Gustav Strube, and Samuel Richards Gaines

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Ed Madden and Gus Edwards

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Chinese Flower Fête, Charles Wakefield Cadman

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Cubanola Glide, Vincent Bryan and Harry Von Tilzer

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Dinah from Carolina, Junie McCree and Albert Von Tilzer

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Down at Coney Isle, Billy Schneider Jr.

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Dreams Just Dreams, Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder

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Dream Sweetheart Dream, Bert Fulton and Leo Curley

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Garden of Roses, Johann C. Schmid

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Grace and Beauty, James Scott

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I'd Like to Be the Sweetheart of a Girl Like You, Harry S. Loewenthal

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If You Cared for Me As I Care for You, Ted Snyder and Ed Rose

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I'm in Love With One of the Stars, Geo. M. Cohan

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I've Got Rings on My Fingers, Maurice Scott, Robert P. Weston, and Fred J. Barnes

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I Wish I Had My Old Girl Back Again, Ballard MacDonald and Paul Wallace

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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, Joseph Edgar Howard

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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, Joseph E. Howard, Will M. Hough, and Frank R. Adams

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Let's Go Back to Baby Days, Geo. W. Meyer and Jack Drislane

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Let the Rest of the World Go By, J. Keirn Brennan and Ernest R. Ball

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Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself, Will A. Heelan, E. S. S. Huntington, and Seymour Furth