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Author Agay, Denes

Title Best loved songs of the American people / [edited by] Denes Agay ; ill. by Reisie Lonette.

Imprint Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1975.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  784 Aga    ---  Available
Description xi, 403 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Note "Notes on the Songs": p. 382.
Includes indexes.
Contents I. Old Colony Times And The New Nation. Old hundredth -- Greensleeves -- Froggie went a-courtin' -- Over the hills and far away -- Sally in our alley -- Barb'ra Allen -- Sweet is the budding Spring of love -- The Liberty song -- Yankee Doodle -- Bunker Hill -- Chester -- Enraptured I gaze -- The Women all tell me -- Drink to me only with thine eyes -- The Girl I left behind -- Hail, Columbia -- The lass of Richmond Hill -- Coronation -- Auld Lang Syne -- The Star Spangled Banner -- Old Colony Times -- America -- The Hunters of Kentucky -- Last week I took a wife.
II. Pioneers - Minstrels - Parlor Pianists. Home, sweet home -- Woodman, spare that tree -- Springfield Mountain -- Poor wayfaring stranger -- Amazing grace -- Wondrous love -- Blow the man down -- Shenandoah -- Jump Jim Crow -- Long tail blue -- Turkey in the straw -- Old Dan Tucker -- The blue tail fly -- Fore he's a jolly good fellow -- My faith looks up to thee -- Rock of ages -- Old rosin the beau -- Cape Ann -- Long, long ago -- Peter Gray -- Buffalo gals -- Gaily the troubadour -- Ho! Westward Ho! -- The old oaken bucket -- Sweet Betsy from Pike -- Hush little baby -- Cindy -- Wait for the wagon -- There's music in the air -- Little brown jug -- Pop! Goes the weasel -- Lilly Dale -- Kiss me quick and go -- Jingle bells -- Rosalie, the prairie flower -- Listen to the mocking bird -- The Erie Canal -- Darling Nelly Gray -- Oh! Susanna -- Old folks at home -- My old Kentucky home -- Jeanie with the light brown hair -- Beautiful dreamer.
III. Battle Cries, Heart-Throbs and High-Jinks, Vaudeville Tunes, Spirituals, Rags. Dixie -- The battle hymn of the Republic -- The bonnie blue flag -- Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! -- Tenting tonight -- When Johnny comes marching home -- Aura Lee -- When you and I were young, Maggie -- The big sunflower -- Sweet Genevieve -- You naughty, naughty men -- Grandfather's clock -- Kingdom coming -- Champagne Charlie -- Silver threads among the gold -- In the gloaming -- Captain jinks -- The Mulligan guard -- Carry me back to old Virginny -- The man on the flying trapeze -- Walking for that cake -- Baby mine -- Nobody knows the trouble I've seen -- Swing low sweet chariot -- Sometimes I feel like a motherless child -- The gospel train -- Look down that lonesome road -- While strolling through the park -- Love's old sweet song -- There is a tavern in the town -- Red River Valley -- The Cowboy's lament -- Home on the range -- The yellow rose of Texas -- Li'l Liza Jane -- Frankie and Johnny -- Tapra-ra Boom-der-e -- The flowers that bloom in the Spring -- Prayer of Thanksgiving -- After the ball -- The bully song -- Clementine -- Daisy Bell -- The sidewalks of New York -- The bank played on -- There'll be a hot time -- The sweetest story ever told -- At a Georgia camp meeting -- Maple leaf rag.
IV. From Tin Pan Alley To Main Street, "Even Pop Can Play the Pianola". A bird in a gilded cage -- On the banks of the Wabash, far away -- The rosary -- I love you truly -- My wild Irish rose -- Mighty Lak' a rose -- My gal Sal -- Under the bamboo tree -- Bill Bailey, won't you please come home -- Hello, ma baby -- In the good old Summertime -- Oh promise me -- Because -- Wait till the sun shines, Nellie -- Ida, sweet as apple cider -- Kiss me again -- Toyland -- Because you're you -- Glow worm -- The Yankee Doodle boy -- Mary's a grand old name -- At dawning -- Give my regards to Broadway -- A perfect day -- By the waters of Minnetonka -- For me and my gal -- Saint Louis blues -- Short'nin' bread -- The boll weevil song -- You're in the army now -- Mademoiselle from Armentieres -- I've been working on the railroad -- She'll be comin' round the mountain.
V. The Heyday of American Melody, The Great White Way, The Airwaves, Folkways. Tea for two -- Ol' man river -- I love life -- I can't give you anything but love -- My heart stood still -- Embraceable you -- Star dust -- I've got the world on a string -- Night and day -- All the things you are -- God Bless America -- The Marines' Hymn -- The Caissons go rolling along -- June is bustin' out all over -- Once in love with Amy -- So in Love -- Careless love -- When the saints come marching in -- On top of old Smoky -- Down in the valley -- Paper of pins -- Tom Dooley -- Seventy six trombones -- He's got the whole world in his hands -- Michael, row the boat ashore -- The riddle song -- Wabash cannonball -- We shall overcome -- Wildwood flower -- Scarborough fair -- The impossible dream -- Notes on the songs -- Index of titles -- Index of first lines of refrains (or choruses) -- Basic guitar chords.
Subject Songs, English -- United States.

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