Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Die Witwe und ihre sieben Maenner

    Coupling date: 2/22/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Komischer Vortrag mit Orchester, in Deutsch. With (reverse side): Puppchen / Adolph Hahl.

    • Contributor: Jacoby, Bacchus - Balle, Ernest - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Hungarian rag

    Coupling date: 11/5/1913. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): La catrera / National Promenade Band.

    • Contributor: Lenzberg, Julius - New York Military Band - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Second Hungarian rhapsodie, part I

    Coupling date: 11/22/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: piano solo. With (reverse side): Second Hungarian rhapsodie, pt. II / Sergei Rachmaninoff.

    • Contributor: Liszt, Franz - Rachmaninoff, Sergei - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • That tumble-down shack in Athlone

    Copyright: Waterson, Berin & Snyder, 1918. Coupling date: 10/1/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: counter-tenor and chorus with orchestra. With (reverse side): Did you mean all you told me last night? / Manuel Romain.

    • Contributor: Carlo, Monte - Sanders, Alma M. - Oakland, Will - Pascoe, Richard W. - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • In the baggage coach ahead

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, vertical cut, mono. ; 10 in. | "Singing, Violin and Guitar" (Content). Mx: 10315 -C -3 -2 Recorded on April 13, 1925. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Davis, Gussie L. - Dalhart, Vernon and Co.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1925
  • Hail Columbia ; Star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Matrix: 3069-C-4-13 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Key, Francis Scott] - [Unidentified Band]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean

    Copyright: Ed. Gallagher and Al. Shean, Jan. 17, 1922; renewal R49702, 1949. Coupling date: 4/24/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. A comedy patter song, introduced by the vaudeville team of Gallagher and Shean in the musical "Ziegfeld Follies of 1922." With (reverse side): Who tied the can on the old dog's tail? / Edward Meeker.

    • Contributor: Shean, Al - Gallagher, Ed. - Meeker, Edward - Porter, Steve - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • There's a long, long trail

    Coupling date: 3/27/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus with orchestra. Written in 1913 by two seniors at Yale. With (reverse side): My mother's rosary / Walter Van Brunt.

    • Contributor: Elliott, Zo - Ballard, George Wilton - King, Stoddard - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • My mother's rosary

    Copyright: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1915/Mills Music Inc. Coupling date: 3/27/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. With (reverse side): There's a long long trail / George Ballard and chorus.

    • Contributor: Meyer, George W. - Van Brunt, Walter - Lewis, Sam L. - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • America: My country 'tis of thee

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | On label: "baritone and chorus with orchestra" Matrix: 5494-F-2-5. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Smith, Samuel Francis] - Middleton, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • America

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Matrix: 3035-C-6-24. Song also popularly known as "My country 'tis of thee." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Smith, Samuel Francis] - [Unidentified Band]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Battle hymn of the republic

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Matrix: 5591-C-4-21X. On label: "Baritone and chorus with orchestra." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward - Chalmers, Thomas
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • Quand' ero paggio

    Coupling date: 9/7/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: bass with orchestra, in Italian; titles listed as (a) and (b). With (reverse side): Quartet - Bella figlia dell amore / Odette Le Fontenay, Elizabeth Spencer, Max Bloch, Arthur Middleton.

    • Contributor: Verdi, Giuseppe - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Middleton, Arthur - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Umbrellas to mend

    Coupling date: 3/26/1918. Cutout date: 8/21/1925. On label: one-step. With (reverse side): Johnson "jazz" blues / Frisco Jazz Band.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Mel - Frisco Jazz Band - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • Love, here is my heart

    Copyright: Leo Feist Inc., 1915, 1943, 1952. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. Also known as "Chere, a toi mon coeur" or "Mon coeur est pour toi," with French words by Louis Delamarre. With (reverse side): Auld lang syne / Old Home Singers.

    • Contributor: Silésu, Lao - Miller, Reed - Ross, Adrian - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Save a little dram for me

    Coupling date: 5/1/1922. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. With (reverse side): Dinnie Donohue / William Cahill.

    • Contributor: Skidmore, Will E. - Walker, Marshall - Rogers, Duke - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Poor butterfly

    Copyright: Harms, Inc. 1916, 1944. Coupling date: 2/20/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. In Edison Records catalog: fox trot, for dancing. With (reverse side): Missouri waltz / Jaudas' Society Orchestra.

    • Contributor: Hubbell, Raymond - Jaudas' Band - Jaudas, Eugene - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • Star-spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | On label: "baritone and chorus" Matrix: 3083-C-4-2. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Key, Francis Scott] - Chalmers, Thomas
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • America : My country 'tis of thee

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | On label: "mixed voices." Matrix: 3080-C-4-4. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Smith, Samuel Francis] - Metropolitan Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • The U.S. Field Artillery march

    Copyright: Carl Fischer, Inc., 1917, 1945. John Philip Sousa's arrangement of the E.L. Gruber song, "The caissons go rolling along." Coupling date: 6/30/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Piccolo pie / Creatore and His Band.

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - New York Military Band - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Vesti la giubba--I Pagliacci

    Coupling date: 3/5/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra, in Italian. With (reverse side): Explanatory talk.

    • Contributor: Leoncavallo, Ruggiero - Ciccolini, Guido - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • Ballin' the Jack

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, vertical cut, mono. ; 10 in. | "Fox trot with vocal chorus" (Content). Mx: 19255-A-1 Edison: 52616-R Recorded shortly before July 2, 1929 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Smith, Chris - The Campus Cut Ups
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1929
  • In a monastery garden

    Coupling date: 5/27/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): March religioso / New York Military Band.

    • Contributor: Ketelbey, Albert W. (Albert William) - Peerless Orchestra - Edison - Ketelbey, Albert W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • My Creole Sue

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, vertical cut, mono. ; 10 in. | "Tenor and Mixed Voices" (Content). Mx: 11512-C-1-3 Recorded on Feb. 10, 1927 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Davis, Gussie L. - Scanlon, Walter and Chorus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1927
  • Kashmiri song (Indian love lyrics)

    Coupling date: 10/1/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Indian Love Lyrics, soprano with orchestra. With (reverse side): Pale moon / Arthur Middleton.

    • Contributor: Woodforde Finden, Amy - Teyte, Maggie - Hope, Laurence - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921