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  • Rescue the perishing

    1 digital file. :50 | In the 1870s, hymn tunes tended to be far more closely wedded to a particular set of words than in earlier periods; composers no longer wrote tunes ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Doane, W. H. - Crosby, Fanny J. - Saladini, Robert - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • Grandfather's clock

    1 digital file. 1:14 | Henry Clay Work's 1876 song "Grandfather's Clock" is indisputably the greatest of furniture songs. It avoids sentimentality by its strong story-line and by the humor which moves ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Work, Henry C. - Saladini, Robert - Greene, John Oswald - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • Garfield. (A Nation's Tribute of Rejoicing and Prayer for the Recovery of their Beloved President)

    1 digital file. 1:12 | The early form of Frank N. Scott's piece on Garfield, described both as "A Nation's Tribute of Rejoicing" and as "A Prayer for the Recovery of Their ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Scott, Frank N. - Saladini, Robert - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • Punch! Brothers punch

    1 digital file. 1:03 | "Mark Twain's nightmare"--his celebrated bit of doggerel about punching tram tickets in the presence of the passenger--is transmuted by J.A. van Kuren into a rousing waltz. The ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Kuren, J. Avan - Saladini, Robert - Fischer, Laura Lee - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • Little Bessie

    1 digital file. 1:46 | J.M. Barringer's "Little Bessie," "respectfully dedicated to the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of America," serves as the example here of a temperance song. It is also an ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Barringer, J. M. - Saladini, Robert - Guglielm, Carol - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • Smick, smack, smuck

    1 digital file. 1:10 | "Smick, Smack, Smuck" is not the earliest piece by John Philip Sousa in this online collection, nor is it the piece most prophetic of his later fame ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Sousa, John Philip - Saladini, Robert - Gingery, Ralph - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • Daughters of Freedom

    1 digital file. 1:02 | One of very few woman suffrage pieces in this online collection, "Daughters of Freedom, the Ballot be Yours" has words by George Cooper, friend of Stephen Foster ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Christie, Edwin - Saladini, Robert - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • Shivering and shaking out in the cold

    1 digital file. 1:30 | Sam Lucas , unlike his fellow African American, James Bland, wrote an occasional song with no racial reference. The cover of "Shivering and Shaking Out in the ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Lucas, Sam - Saladini, Robert - Arbury, David - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • See that my graveís kept green

    1 digital file. 2:14 | Gus Williams, an important performer during the 1870s, was best known as a "Dutch act"--a comedian with an act in German dialect. However, his most successful song ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Williams, Gus - Saladini, Robert - Miller, Elizabeth - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • Oh, dem golden slippers

    1 digital file. 1:36 | James A. Bland's song "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" started its life in 1879 as a minstrel parody of a spiritual sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. That ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Bland, James A. - Saladini, Robert - Gill, Linda - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • I'll take you home again, Kathleen

    1 digital file. 1:51 | In 1875 George W. Persley, a successful songwriter, wrote a song entitled "Barney, Take Me Home Again" and dedicated it to his friend Thomas P. Westendorf. The ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Westendorf, Thomas P. - Saladini, Robert - Howe, Thomas A. - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998

  • Garfield. (A Nation's Tribute of Mourning for its Deceased President.)

    1 digital file. 1:23 | Few events of the 1880s caused such an outpouring of music as did the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881; ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Scott, Frank N. - Saladini, Robert - Desellem, Phillip
    Site/Collection: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Music for the Nation - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1998