Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Farmyard medley

    Copyright: Groene Music Pub. Co., August 12, 1901. Coupling date: 6/19/1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: descriptive sketch, unaccompanied. With (reverse side): Study in mimicry, vaudeville / John Orren, Lilian Drew.

    • Contributor: Premier Quartet - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • I've been floating down the old green river

    Copyright: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1915/Mills Music Inc., 1943.t. Coupling date: 1/31/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. The song was introduced by Florence Moore in "Maid in America" (1915). With (reverse side): Cohen at the telephone / George Thompson.

    • Contributor: Cooper, Joe - Murray, Billy - Kalmar, Bert - Edison - Cooper, Joseph
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • Give a man a horse he can ride

    Coupling date: 2/1/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: bass-baritone with orchestra. With (reverse side): Thy troubadour / Arthur Middleton.

    • Contributor: O'Hara, Geoffrey - Middleton, Arthur - Thomason, James - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • I'm forever blowing bubbles

    Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1919. Coupling date: 4/10/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: contralto and tenor with orchestra. "Jean Kenbrovin" is a combined pseudonym for James Kendis, James Brockman, and Nat Vincent. With (reverse side): In the old sweet way / Helen Clark, George Ballard.

    • Contributor: Kenbrovin, Jaan - Kellette, John William - Clark, Helen - Ballard, George Wilton - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Madelon (I'll be true to the whole regiment)

    Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1918. Coupling date: 1/15/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone and male voices with orchestra. French words by Louis Bousquet. With (reverse side): Till we meet again / Gladys Rice, Vernon Dalhart.

    • Contributor: Robert, Camille - Fields, Arthur - Bryan, Alfred - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • The bells of St. Mary's

    Copyright: Chappell & Co., Inc., 1917. Coupling date: 12/16/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor. With (reverse side): Pickaninny rose / Margaret Freer.

    • Contributor: Adams, A. Emmett - James, Lewis - Furber, Douglas - Edison - Adams, A. E. (A. Emmett) - Adams, A. E.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • 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
  • Beautiful Ohio

    Copyright: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1918. Coupling date: 4/3/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: mixed voices with orchestra. Robert A. King wrote the music under the pseudonym of "Mary Earl" because of a "for hire" contract he had with his publisher. With (reverse side): Alabama lullaby / Gladys Rice, Marion Evelyn Cox.

    • Contributor: King, Robert A. - Macdonald, Ballard - Metropolitan Quartet - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • 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
  • 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
  • The aba daba honeymoon

    Copyright: Leo Feist Inc., 1914; renewed by Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan, July 10, 1942. Coupling date: 10/26/1914. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. On label: baritone and tenor, orchestra accompaniment. With (reverse side): My croony melody / Billy Murray and chorus.

    • Contributor: Fields, Arthur - Donovan, Walter - Collins, Arthur - Harlan, Byron G. - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Just a baby's prayer at twilight

    From Edison records catalog: After you have listened to this Re-Creation a few times you will probably decide it is one of the most perfectly rendered songs you ever heard. Notice, particularly, the orchestra accompaniment in the refrain. This lyric gives a new idea to the many "war-lyrics" that have been written. "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight, for a Daddy Over There." Few ...

    • Contributor: Jerome, M. K. - Homestead Trio - Lewis, Sam M. - Young, Joe - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • Crazy blues

    Copyright: MCA, Inc., 1920. Coupling date: 2/15/1921. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. With (reverse side): Pocahontas / Premier Quartet.

    • Contributor: Bradford, Perry - Sissle, Noble - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • 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
  • Carolina rolling stone

    Coupling date: 2/20/1922. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. On label: tenor with orchestra. With (reverse side): Boo-hoo-hoo / Aileen Stanley.

    • Contributor: Squires, Harry D. - Dalhart, Vernon - Parish, Mitchell - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Are you from Dixie? ('cause I'm from Dixie, too)

    Coupling date: 6/8/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus with orchestra. With (reverse side): Don't bite the hand that's feeding you / Walter Van Brunt.

    • Contributor: Cobb, George L. - Murray, Billy - Yellen, Jack - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • The trumpet shall sound--Messiah

    Coupling date: 2/3/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Recitative and Air, bass solo with trumpet obligato and orchestra. With (reverse side): I know that my redeemer liveth--Messiah / Julia Heinrich.

    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Middleton, Arthur - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • 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
  • At the ball that's all

    Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1913/Jerry Vogel Music Co., Inc. Coupling date: 6/22/1915. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. Chorus finale from Hill's musical 'My Friend from Kentucky' (1913), interpolated into the author's 'Darktown Follies' (1914) and into the 'Ziegfeld Follies of 1913.' With (reverse side): At the Yiddish wedding jubilee / Maurice Burkhart.

    • Contributor: Hill, J. Leubrie (John Leubrie) - Mayo, Harry - Tally, Harry - Edison - Hill, J. Leubrie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1915
  • Allah's holiday

    Coupling date: 5/11/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: from "Katinka"--fox trot. With (reverse side): Hawaiian butterfly medley / Jaudus' Society Orchestra.

    • Contributor: Friml, Rudolf - Jaudas' Society Orchestra - Jaudas, Eugene - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • 'Till the boys come home

    Coupling date: 12/23/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone and male chorus with orchestra. With (reverse side): My bugler boy / Helen Clark.

    • Contributor: Novello, Ivor - Wheeler, Frederick - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • 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
  • Indiana

    Copyright: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1917. Coupling date: 5/11/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: female voices with orchestra. With (reverse side): Can't yo' heah me callin', Caroline? / Vernon Dalhart.

    • Contributor: Hanley, James F. (James Frederick) - Homestead Trio - Macdonald, Ballard - Edison - Hanley, James F.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • The preacher and the bear

    Copyright: 1904; Lewis Music Publishing Co., Inc., 1947. Coupling date: 2/15/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone with orchestra. With (reverse side): Coon 'possum hunt / Billy Golden, Billy Heins.

    • Contributor: Arizonia, Joe - Collins, Arthur - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • In the little red school house

    Copyright: Edward B. Marks Music Corp., 1922. Coupling date: 4/6/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. In catalog: tenor and baritone. With (reverse side): Broken-hearted blues / Al Bernard.

    • Contributor: Wilson, Al. - Brennan, James A. - Jones, Billy - Hare, Ernest - Edison - Wilson, Al (Vocalist) - Wilson, Al
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Don't bite the hand that's feeding you

    Coupling date: 6/8/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. With (reverse side): Are you from Dixie? ('cause I'm from Dixie too) / Billy Murray and chorus.

    • Contributor: Morgan, Jimmie - Van Brunt, Walter - Hoier, Thomas - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916