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West Virginia Sheet Music

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0723

Scope and Contents

Collection of sheet music of mostly songs about West Virginia or written by West Virginians. Also includes Civil War era editions of songs by George F. Root, including "The Battle Cry of Freedom", "Just Before The Battle, Mother", "On, On, On, The Boys Came Marching!", "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp", and "The Vacant Chair".

Contents List:

Box 1; folder 1; Star Dance Folio No. 31; 1928; solo piano; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: Remick Music Corp.; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 1; folder 1; Latest Popular Music Folio; 1946; solo piano; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: Movie Songs Inc.; New York, NY; notes: Includes the song "I Wanna Go Back To West Virginia"; arranged for the piano, uke, guitar, and banjo

Box 1; folder 1; Across the Footlights; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 1; A Faded Love Letter; 1949; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Bryn Mawr, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 1; Ah! Che La Morte; 1899; solo piano; music by: unidentified; lyrics by: unidentified; publisher: unidentified; notes: Music revised by Max Rolle; arranged by Michael Watson; "Compliments of" F.W. Baumer Co., Wheeling, WV

Box 1; folder 2; Alleghany Waltzes; 1854; solo piano; music by: F. Dollinger; lyrics by: unidentified; publisher: Miller and Beachan; Baltimore, MD; notes: "Composed and Respectfully Dedicated to Mrs. Harrison of Salt Sulpher Springs, VA"

Box 1; folder 2; Alpine Waltz; 1943; solo piano; music by: Morgan West; lyrics by: none; publisher: Oliver Ditson Co.; Theodore Presser Co. Distributors; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 1; folder 2; America, Home of the True; 1941; solo piano; music by: Mary V. Harris; lyrics by: Mary V. Harris; publisher: Mary V. Harris; Hinton, WV; notes: Three copies

Box 1; folder 2; Americans, Together; 1970; song; music by: Jessie Baker; lyrics by: Jessie Baker; publisher: Jessie Baker; Kermit, WV; notes: "In Commemoration of the Bicentennial Anniversary of the founding of the United States of America 1776-1979"

Box 1; folder 2; A Memory of Springtime; 1943; solo piano; music by: Morgan West; lyrics by: none; publisher: Oliver Ditson Co.; Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 1; folder 3; An Old Romance; 1941; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: Two copies

Box 1; folder 3; An Old Valentine; 1948; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: Two copies

Box 1; folder 3; April Fantasy; 1945; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 3; Are You?; 1930; solo piano; music by: Jan Krupa; lyrics by: Jan Krupa; publisher: Jan-Grey Music Publication Co.; Wheeling, WV; notes: x

Box 1; folder 3; At the Firemen's Carnival; 1946; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 4; A Time to Every Purpose; undated; chorus and tape; music by: Gilbert Trythall; lyrics by: text freely adapted from Ecclesiastes; publisher: Belwin Mills Publishing Corp.; Melville, NY; notes: x

Box 1; folder 4; Autumn Song; 1943; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 4; Autumn Twilight; 1938; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: G. Schirmer Inc.; New York, NY; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 4; A Winter Frolic; 1940; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 1; folder 4; Back to West Virginia; 1915; solo piano; music by: P. B. Story; lyrics by: D. Archell Pigott; publisher: D. Archell Pigott; Farmington, WV; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 5; Battle Cry of Freedom; 1862; song; music by: Geo. F. Root; lyrics by: Geo. F. Root; publisher: Root & Cady; Chicago, IL; notes: Includes catalog of other music published by Root & Cady on back page.

Box 1; folder 5; Battle of Port Royal; 1861; solo piano; music by: Ch. Grobe; lyrics by: none; publisher: unidentified; notes: Entered according to Act of Congress AD 1861 by Oliver Ditson & Co. in the clerks office of the District Court of Mass.

Box 1; folder 5; Birds in the Meadow; 1946; solo piano; music by: Morgan West; lyrics by: none; publisher: Oliver Ditson Co.; Theodore Presser Co. Distributors; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 1; folder 5; Black Hawk Waltz; undated; solo piano; music by: Mary E. Walsh; lyrics by: none; publisher: D.W. Crist; Moultrie, Ohio; notes: Right top corner is torn

Box 1; folder 5; Bluebird Melodie; 1906; solo piano; music by: Franz Schiller; lyrics by: none; publisher: Century Music Publishing Co.; Toronto, Canada; notes: x

Box 1; folder 5; Blue Over You; 1939; song; music by: Lois Mae Nolte; lyrics by: Lois Mae Nolte; publisher: Schubert Music Lith.; Cleveland, OH; notes: Words and music by Lois Mae Nolte of the Steele sisters; introducted at the Wheeling, WV Steel-Mutual Broadcast from the New York World's Fair June 25, 1939

Box 1; folder 6; Blue Veils; 1939; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 6; Brave Boys Are They!; 1861; song; music by: Henry C. Work; lyrics by: Henry C. Work; publisher: H.M. Higgins; Chicago, IL; notes: x

Box 1; folder 6; By the Blue Monongahela; 1925; solo piano; music by: Lucie Beltzhoover-Dille; lyrics by: Elizabeth Davis Richards; publisher: Lucie Beltzhoover-Dille; Morgantown, WV; notes: Two copies

Box 1; folder 6; By the Guyandotte, The Morris Harvey College Song; undated; song; music by: Edward E. Hipshire; lyrics by: Edward E. Hipshire; publisher: Paris Bell Jr. and Eugene Foeglesong; notes: x

Box 1; folder 6; Cabaletta; 1905; solo piano; music by: Theodore Lack; lyrics by: none; publisher: Century Music Publishing Co.; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 1; folder 7; Camellias; 1943; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: G. Schirmer Inc.; New York, NY; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 7; Canoeing on the Kanawha; undated; song; music by: Ed. Eikland; lyrics by: Suzan McCollum; publisher: unidentified; notes: Suzan McCollum formerly of West Virginia

Box 1; folder 7; Capt. Linch March or two step; 1895; solo piano; music by: J. O. Brockenshire; lyrics by: none; publisher: The John Church Company; notes: "To my friend, Capt. Newton Lynch, Co. E.N.G. W.VA"

Box 1; folder 7; Carry On; 1953; song; music by: Jack Gerard; lyrics by: Jack Gerard; publisher: Jack Gerard Co.; Martinsburg, WV; notes: "Sponsored by American Legion Post #14"

Box 1; folder 7; Cascade Waltz; 1882; solo piano or cabinet organ; music by: E. A. Nixon; lyrics by: none; publisher: A.W. Perry & Son; Sedalia, MO; notes: "Dedicated to my pupils of Nevada"

Box 1; folder 8; Cherry; 1905; solo piano; music by: L. Albert; lyrics by: none; publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.; notes: x

Box 1; folder 8; Christy's Plantation Melodies, No. 3; undated; songs; music by: unidentified; lyrics by: unidentified; publisher: multiple publishers; notes: Book of songs; lyrics only; some publishers listed for individual songs

Box 1; folder 8; CIO Songbook; 1954; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: CIO Department of Education and Research; Washington, D.C.; notes: Stamped on top of cover page: "A.F.L. Department of Education, P.O. Box 6008, Station A, Charleston 2, West Virginia"

Box 1; folder 8; Cotton Field Dance; 1904; solo piano; music by: Al. W. Brown; lyrics by: none; publisher: McKinley Music Co.; Chicago, IL; notes: Characteric Marc Two Step; stamped on front: "D.A. Snyder, Richwood, Nicholas Co., W.VA."

Box 1; folder 8; Cresent Moon; 1946; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 9; Cute as Cotton; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 9; Dancing Debutante; 1946; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 1; folder 9; Doll Baby; 1944; solo piano; music by: Morgan West; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 1; folder 9; Down in the Lonely Dell; 1915; song; music by: P. B. Story; lyrics by: D. Archell Pigott; publisher: D. Archell Pigott; Farmington, WV; notes: Words by D. Archell Pigott, writer of "Back to West Virginia

Box 1; folder 9; Drawing Room Favorites; 2 e Valse Lente; 1905; solo piano; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: none; publisher: Century Music Publishing Co.; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 1; folder 10; Dynamite Twist; undated; song; music by: Gene Brooks; lyrics by: John G. Kalleel; publisher: unidentified; notes: x

Box 1; folder 10; Elegance; 1914; solo piano; music by: Cloyd H. Duncan; lyrics by: none; publisher: Cloyd H. Duncan; Fairmont, WV; notes: Cloyd H. Duncan composer of Zig Zag, Gilt Edge, W.V.U.: Two Steps, Rushes and Whirls and Other Sucesses

Box 1; folder 10; Fair West Virginia; undated; solo piano; music by: John E.P. Rockey; lyrics by: John E.P. Rockey; publisher: unidentified; notes: John E.P. Rockey, University of West Virginia; two copies

Box 1; folder 10; Farewell, W.V.U., Farewell; 1930; solo piano; music by: Elizabeth Davis Richards; lyrics by: Elizabeth Davis Richards; publisher: Elizabeth Davis Richards; Morgantown, WV; notes: Senior class song of West Virginia University; three copies; one signed by Elizabeth Davis Richards

Box 1; folder 10; Father of the Land We Love; 1931; song; music by: George M. Cohan; lyrics by: George M. Cohan; publisher: U.S. George Washington Bicentennial Commission; Washington, D.C.; notes: "Written for the American people to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington"

Box 2; folder 1; Fire Fly Polka; undated; piano forte; music by: J. A. Fowler; lyrics by: none; publisher: W.M. Hall & Son; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 2; folder 1; Flag of Our Country; 1898; song; music by: A. Mathoit; lyrics by: A. Mathiot; publisher: F. Trifet; Boston, MA; notes: Quartet for mixed voices

Box 2; folder 1; For Goodness Sake, Don't Say I Told You!; 1883; song; music by: Arthur Lloyd; lyrics by: Arthur Lloyd; publisher: R.A. Saalfield; notes: Arranged by: H. Milford; includes other songs

Box 2; folder 1; Forest Festival Time; undated; song; music by: Dale Evans and Bob McCoy; lyrics by: Dwight H. Teter; publisher: Standard; Huntington, WV; notes: Arranged by: Louis Morace; written exclusively for the Mountain State Forest Festival held annually at Elkins, WV on the first weekend of October; "not copyrighted - may be used freely at any time"

Box 2; folder 1; Forgotten Melody; 1947; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: Two copies

Box 2; folder 2; Fragrant Blossoms; 1944; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 2; folder 2; Full Moon; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 2; folder 2; Gardenias; 1949; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 2; folder 2; Garfield & Arthur Campaign Songbook 1880; 1880; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: Republican Congressional Committee; notes: Printed by J.M. Armstrong & Co., Music Typographers, Philadelphia, PA; drawings of James Garfield and Chester Arthur on cover

Box 2; folder 2; Gems From the Latest Operas - Boccaccio March; undated; solo piano; music by: Franz von Suppe; lyrics by: none; publisher: unidentified; notes: Arranged by: C.F. Konradin

Box 2; folder 3; Gems From the Latest Operas - Blue Wings; undated; solo piano; music by: Ed. H. Frey; lyrics by: Geo. W. Frey; publisher: unidentified; notes: Sequel to White Wings

Box 2; folder 3; General Lee's On to Cuba Galop; 1898; solo piano; music by: C. W. Durkee; lyrics by: none; publisher: F. Trifet; Boston, MA; notes: x

Box 2; folder 3; Gilt Edge; 1903; solo piano; music by: Dr. C. H. Duncan; lyrics by: none; publisher: unidentified; notes: "March & Two Step, Fairmont, W. VA., Chas. Sheard, London European Agent English Rights Secured"; for band, orchestra, mandolin & guitar on cover; West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 2; folder 3; Glory Hallelujah, The Popular Army Hymn; 1862; song; music by: [traditional]; lyrics by: [unknown]; publisher: Firth & Pond; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 2; folder 3; Going Back to West Virginia; 1957; song; music by: Mary V. Harris; lyrics by: Mary E. Madden; publisher: Mary E. Madden; Pittsburgh, PA; notes: x

Box 2; folder 3; Gold and Blue; undated; song; music by: Charles D. Giague; lyrics by: Charles D. Giague; publisher: Charles D. Giague; notes: Appears to be self-published

Box 2; folder 4; Golden Sunset; 1947; solo piano; music by: Morgan West; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 2; folder 4; Good Old G. Washington; 1948; song; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Ralph Federer; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 2; folder 4; Got a Feeling, I'll be Stealing Back to Wheeling, WV; 1943; song; music by: Bob Ellsworth; lyrics by: Bob Ellsworth; publisher: Leo Feist Inc.; New York, NY; notes: Theme song of the Musical Steelworkers Program; two copies

Box 2; folder 4; Grand Army Songs (Book of Songs); undated; song; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: unidentified; notes: Compliments of Weber Piano Co., Wm. E. Wheelock & Co., Lindeman & Sons Piano Co., Stuyvesant Piano Co., New York; handwritten on cover: "GARU Encampment Pittsburg August 1894"

Box 2; folder 4; Hail, Washington Irving; undated; piano solo; music by: E. W. James Jr.; lyrics by: Maud Yoak and E. W. James Jr.; publisher: E.W. James Jr.; notes: Appears to be self-published; "Copyright applied for"; two copies; one copy signed by Maud York and does not list E.W. James Jr.

Box 2; folder 5; Hail West Virginia; 1915; song; music by: Earl Miller and Ed McWhorter; lyrics by: Fred B. Deem; publisher: West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV; notes: Copyright 1915 by WVU; on cover: "for sale by West Virginia University Y.M.C.A., Morgantown, WV"; five copies, one signed by Earl Miller, 12/17/15

Box 2; folder 5; Happiness in Song; 1975; solo piano; music by: Phyllis J. Talbot; lyrics by: Phyllis J. Talbot; publisher: unidentified; notes: Copyright 1975 by Phyllis J. Talbot, Morgantown, WV

Box 2; folder 5; Happy-Go-Lucky; 1945; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 2; folder 5; Harrison and Morton Songster; 1888; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: The W.F. Shaw Co.; notes: Drawings of Benjamin Harrison and Levi Morton, 1888 Repulican candidates for president and vice-president; "sketch of their lives, full text of the Republican Platform, Tippecanoe and Morton too, this is the team to pull us through"

Box 2; folder 5; Heads Up; 1948; songs; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Robery Wayne Clark and D. Willard Zahn; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer; "an operetta on safety in one act, eleven musical number"; book by Robert Wayne Clark and D. Willard Zahn

Box 2; folder 6; Home Alone in West Virginia; 1977; song; music by: John Luchok and Jeanette Moriak; lyrics by: William Money Aston and John Luchok; publisher: John Luchok; notes: Copyright 1977 by William Money Aston and John Luchok

Box 2; folder 6; How Can I Tell You I Love You; 1954; song; music by: Henry E. Mobley; lyrics by: Henry E. Mobley; publisher: Henry E. Mobley; Morgantown, WV; notes: Autographed by Henry E. Mobley

Box 2; folder 6; I Have Something Sweet to Tell You or I'm talking in my sleep; 1850; song; music by: James E. Magruder; lyrics by: Mrs. Frances Osgood; publisher: W.C. Peters; notes: x

Box 2; folder 6; I Like Mountain Music; 1933; song; music by: Frank Weldon; lyrics by: James Cavanaugh; publisher: M. Witmark & Sons; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 2; folder 6; I Live Just to Dream; 1953; song; music by: Joe V. McCleary; lyrics by: Joe V. McCleary; publisher: McCleary Publishing Co.; Davis, WV; notes: Signed by Joe V. McCleary

Box 2; folder 7; I Love You; 1925; song; music by: F. Oliver Edwards; lyrics by: F. Oliver Edwards; publisher: Wheeling High School; Wheeling, WV; notes: "As produced at the Wheeling High School"

Box 2; folder 7; Imagine Me; 1958; song; music by: Sue Ann DiBacco; lyrics by: Sue Ann DiBacco; publisher: Intermezzo Music Publishers; Adams, MA; notes: Signed by Sue Ann DiBacco

Box 2; folder 7; I'm Headed Back to West Virginia; 1953; song; music by: Clark Montgomery & H.W. Perry; lyrics by: Clark Montgomery & H.W. Perry; publisher: unidentified; notes: Recorded on The Centennial Label by Claire Lilly and The Bumps Stark Orchestra; copyright, Ray Montgomery, 1953

Box 2; folder 7; I'm Thinking, Thinking of You; 1953; song; music by: Joe V. McCleary; lyrics by: Joe V. McCleary; publisher: McCleary Publishing Co.; Davis, WV; notes: Copyright 1953 by Joe V. McCleary; Davis, WV

Box 2; folder 7; In a Starlit Garden; 1938; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Oliver Ditson Co.; Theodore Presser Co. Distributors; Philadelphia, PA; notes: "Bernard Wagness Piano Series"; West Virginia composer

Box 2; folder 8; In Flanders' Fields; 1918; song; music by: Frank E. Tours; lyrics by: Lt. Col. John McCrae; publisher: M. Witmark & Sons; notes: Sung by Mr. John McCormack

Box 2; folder 8; In the Gay Nineties; 1946; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: A novelty for piano; West Virginia composer

Box 2; folder 8; It's Blossom Time; 1954; song; music by: Leo J. Bonenberger; lyrics by: Leo J. Bonenberger; publisher: Bonnie Musical Productions; Wheeling, WV; notes: "Introduced featured musical theme of Wheeling Lodge No. 28, B.P.O. Elks, Charity Show 1955"

Box 2; folder 8; It's Spring Again!; 1944; song; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Ralph Federer; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: Three part song for treble voices; West Virginia composer

Box 2; folder 8; It's West Virginia, U.S.A.; undated; song; music by: Jack Gerard; lyrics by: Robert S. Goldblume; publisher: unidentified; notes: Mimeograph; "No sheet music available yet" handwritten on first page; "Robert S. Goldblume, Welch, West Virginia, Jack Gerard, Baker Center, Veterans Hospital, Martinsburg, West Virginia

Box 2; folder 9; I Wanna Go Back to West Virginia; 1942; song; music by: Grace Shannon; lyrics by: Bill Crago; publisher: Vanguard Songs Inc.; Hollywood, CA; notes: Photo of Ozzie and Harriet on cover w/the following" - "Featured by Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard on NBC Raleigh Cigarette Program"; two copies; one copy labeled "Galperin Music Co., 17 Capitol St., Charleston, W. Va.

Box 2; folder 9; I Want to Go Back to Michigan Down On the Farm; 1914; song; music by: Irving Berlin; lyrics by: Irving Berlin; publisher: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. Music Publishers; New York, NY; notes: Bottom of folder torn

Box 2; folder 9; J'aime Mon Amour (I Love My Love); 1908; song; music by: Musique de Ivan Caryll; lyrics by: paroles de Lucien Boyer et William Burtey version anglaises de Adrian Ross; publisher: Chappel & Co.; notes: French

Box 2; folder 9; John & Lucy Bava Singing Songs of Hope and Praise; 1967; song; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: John Bava's Music; Davis, WV; notes: Book of songs; "John & Lucy Bava singing songs of hope and praise"

Box 2; folder 9; Just Before the Battle, Mother; 1863; song; music by: Geo. F. Root; lyrics by: Geo. F. Root; publisher: Root & Cady; Chicago, IL; notes: x

Box 2; folder 10; Keep Smiling; 1917; song; music by: A.W. Schwietert, D.C.; lyrics by: A. W. Schwietert, D.C.; publisher: A.W. Schwietert, D.C.; notes: Handwritten inside cover - "1918 Compliments of C.J. Ruley, D.C. 320 Monroe St phone 1305 City"

Box 2; folder 10; Kingdom Coming; 1862; song; music by: Henry C. Work; lyrics by: Henry C. Work; publisher: Root & Cady; Chicago, IL; notes: x

Box 2; folder 10; Lady of Seville Tango; 1945; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 2; folder 10; La Violette de Carafa; undated; solo piano; music by: Henri Herz; lyrics by: none; publisher: David P. Faulds; Louisville, KY; notes: "Eliza Hayden" handwritten on cover

Box 2; folder 10; Loin Du Bal (Sounds From the Ball); undated; solo piano; music by: Ernest Gillet; lyrics by: none; publisher: Century Music Publishing Co.; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 3; folder 1; Lonely Dancer; 1947; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: Two copies; one copy signed: "To Helen Rankin best wishes from Ralph Federer"; West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 1; Long Ago in Old Vienna; 1948; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 3; folder 1; Louisiana Waltzes; 1904; solo piano; music by: Fred L. Ryder; lyrics by: none; publisher: McKinley Music Co.; notes: "St. Louis Exposition" on cover

Box 3; folder 1; Love and Devotion; 1907; solo piano; music by: Louis A. Drumhelle; lyrics by: none; publisher: Joe Morris; Philadelphia, PA; notes: Copyright by Joe Morris; Philadelphia, PA

Box 3; folder 1; Lullaby and Nymphs' Waltz; 1937; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Arthur P. Schmidt Co.; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 2; March R. M. B.; undated; solo piano; music by: Ralph Jarrentt; lyrics by: none; publisher: R.C. Jarrett & Co.; Shinnston, WV; notes: "Respectfully dedicated to the Royal Military Band of Shinnston"; appears to be missing pages

Box 3; folder 2; Marching Through Georgia; undated; solo piano; music by: H.C. Work; lyrics by: H.C. Work; publisher: unidentified; notes: Appears to be the cover and second page of book; cover reads - "The Old Glory Song Book, Our Best National Patriotic Songs, compliments of The Dollar Savings and Trust Co., 1315 Market Street, Wheeling, WV"

Box 3; folder 2; Matrimony; 1926; song; music by: Chas. L. Lewis; lyrics by: Wade H. Dunn; publisher: Wade H. Dunn; Cashmere, WV; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 2; Memories of Vienna; 1948; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 2; Memory's Dream; 1860; solo piano; music by: Julius E. Muller; lyrics by: none; publisher: Oliver Ditson & Co.; Boston, MA; notes: "Memory's Dream, a son Ami cheri Franz Abt, Reverie En Form De Valse, composee par Julius E. Muller author of Falling Leaves" on cover

Box 3; folder 3; Men of West Augusta; 1962; song; music by: Jesse Baker; lyrics by: Jessie Baker; publisher: Jessie Baker; Kermit, WV; notes: West Virginia composer; "historical note" on inside cover regarding George Washington; two copies

Box 3; folder 3; Monongalia County; 1972; song; music by: John Luchok and Jeanette Moriak; lyrics by: William Money Aston and John Luchok; publisher: John Luchok; notes: Copyright 1972 by William Money Aston and John Luchok; two copies; one copy signed "to Earl Core with warm regards" with composers signatures

Box 3; folder 3; Montani, Semper, Liberi; 1913; solo piano; music by: Collie Jackson Smith; lyrics by: Collie Jackson Smith; publisher: unidentified; notes: "Affectionately dedicated to the Daughters of the American Revolution by Their State Regent - 1913"; Collie Jackson Smith on cover

Box 3; folder 3; Moonlight on the Mountain Top; 1946; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 3; Moon Over Madrid; 1950; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Bryn Mawr, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 4; Moon Over Oglebay; 1951; song; music by: Joe Fallon; lyrics by: Joe Fallon; publisher: Joe Fallon; Wheeling, WV; notes: Arranged by Osborne Rafferty; cover signed "Best Wishes, Joe Fallon" in pencil; "Martha Lash Conaway" in ink; "Successfully Introduced by Janie Evans" on cover)

Box 3; folder 4; Mountain Land West Virginia; 1963; song; music by: Jessie Baker; lyrics by: Jessie Baker; publisher: Jessie Baker; Kermit, WV; notes: "To my father, Lindsey Baker, who loved Mountain Land in all its rugged strength and beauty on cover"; three copies

Box 3; folder 4; Mountain Laurel March; 1881; solo piano; music by: C.E. Obenchein; lyrics by: none; publisher: A.W. Perry & Son; Sedalia, MO; notes: For piano or parlor organ

Box 3; folder 4; Mountain Moon; 1945; song; music by: Lyle W. Morgan, Jr.; lyrics by: Lyle W. Morgan Jr.; publisher: Lyle W. Morgan Jr.; Chicago, IL; notes: x

Box 3; folder 4; My Country; 1951; song; music by: R. O'Malley; lyrics by: R. O'Malley; publisher: R.E. O'Malley; Morgantown, WV; notes: x

Box 3; folder 4; My Heart's in West Virginia; 1926; solo piano; music by: Elizabeth Davis Richards; lyrics by: Elizabeth Davis Richards; publisher: Elizabeth Davis Richards; Morgantown, WV; notes: Five copies

Box 3; folder 5; My Home Among the Hills; 1962; song; music by: E.W. James, Jr.; lyrics by: none; publisher: James & Law Co.; Clarksburg, WV; notes: Four part chorus arrangement

Box 3; folder 5; My Home Among the West Virginia Hills; 1928; song; music by: David Gwilym Davies; lyrics by: David Fwilym Davies; publisher: Golden Rule Music Co.; Morgantown, WV; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 5; My Home is West Virginia; 1914; solo piano; music by: Millard F. Snider; lyrics by: Millard F. Snider; publisher: Millard F. Snider; notes: Copyright by Millard F. Snider; arranged by A. J. Smith, "souvenir, WVU Alumni Banquet, 1914"; two copies

Box 3; folder 5; My Little Fuzzy Hussy; 1953; song; music by: Joe V. McCleary; lyrics by: Joe V. McCleary; publisher: McCleary Publishing Co.; Davis, WV; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 5; Night in Vienna; 1947; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 3; folder 6; N&W, Norfolk & Western Coal Train, Circa 1963-1964; 1963; song; music by: Jessie Baker; lyrics by: Jessie Baker; publisher: Jessie Baker; Kermit, WV; notes: Two copies

Box 3; folder 6; Ode to West Virginia; 1949; solo piano; music by: D.W. Turner; lyrics by: D.W. Turner; publisher: D.W. Turner; notes: Two copies

Box 3; folder 6; Oh! The West Virginia Hills; undated; solo piano; music by: N.D. Adams; lyrics by: N.D. Adams; publisher: unidentified; notes: Two copies; one original ink and pencil, other photocopy; "compliments of N.D. Adams" at bottom

Box 3; folder 6; Old Fashioned Hymns and Mountain Ballads; 1933; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: unidentified; notes: "As sung by Asher Sizemore and Little Jimmie", inserted in book is photo signed "Greetings Asher & Little Jimmie 'The Singing Slzemores"

Box 3; folder 6; O, Mother O' Mountaineers!; 1923; song; music by: Angeline M. Donner; lyrics by: P.I. Reed; publisher: West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV; notes:;For sale by University Y.M.C.A"; copyright by WVU Young Men's Christian Association; two copies

Box 3; folder 7; On A Summer Night; 1942;; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 7; One Little Hour; 1932; song; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Ralph Federer; publisher: Volkwein Bros. Inc.; Pittsburgh, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 7; Only A Dream; undated; song; music by: Albert W. Berg; lyrics by: George Cooper; publisher: Columbia Publishing Co.; Chicago, IL; notes: Sung by Lillian Russell (w/photo); Souvenir; presented with the compliments of Alexander Shoe Seller, 1049 Main St., Wheeling, WV"; several ads of Wheeling businesses in folder

Box 3; folder 7; On, On, On, The Boys Came Marching!; 1865; song; music by: Geo. F. Root; lyrics by: Geo. F. Root; publisher: Root & Cady; Chicago, IL; notes: x

Box 3; folder 7; On Silver Skates; 1939; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Oliver Ditson Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 7; Our Country, Right or Wrong!; 1941; song; music by: Fulton B. Karr; lyrics by: Karl D. Vass; publisher: Karl D. Vass and Fulton B. Karr; notes: Copyright 1941 by Karl D. Vass and Fulton B. Karr; Washington, D.C.; two copies

Box 3; folder 8; Our Country's Songs; undated; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: Mellor & Hoene; Pittsburgh, PA; notes: A collection of American national airs.; compliments of Mellor & Hoene, 77 Fifth Ave., Pittsburg" (Pittsburgh); Mellor & Hoene was a music store in Pittsburgh, PA

Box 3; folder 8; Our Governor March; 1933; solo piano; music by: Edwin H. Peters; lyrics by: none; publisher: Edwin H. Peters; Montgomery, WV; notes: "Dedicated to his excellency H.G. Kump, governor of the state of West Virginia", by Edwin H. Peters, Director of Bands and Orchestras, New River State College, Montgomery, WV; photo of Governor Kump on cover; copyright by Edwin H. Peters; Montgomery, WV; three copies

Box 3; folder 8; Our Grateful Hearts Are Singing; 1951; song; music by: J. Henry Francis; lyrics by: J. Henry Francis; publisher: G. Schirmer Inc.; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 3; folder 8; Patriotic Songs; undated; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: unidentified; notes: Booklet missing front cover; provides a brief "history of our national songs, history of the flag, Lincoln's Gettsburg address, extracts fron other addresses by Lincoln, and extracts from President Wilson's Great War message"

Box 3; folder 8; Peace on Earth; 1942; solo piano; music by: Mary V. Harris; lyrics by: Mary V. Harris; publisher: Mary V. Harris; Hinton, WV; notes: Cover signed by Mary V. Harris

Box 3; folder 9; Piano Compositions, two compositions, Sundown and A Waltz in the Moonlight; 1938; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Oliver Ditson Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 3; folder 9; Pittsburgh Arena Ice Skating Glide; 1962; song; music by: Henry Voltz; lyrics by: Robert Goldsmith; publisher: Manuscript Publications; Pittsburgh, PA; notes: Photo of Pittsburgh Arena on cover says "Largest Ice Rink in the World"

Box 3; folder 9; Polka in the Parlor; 1946; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 9; Proclaim Liberty; 1970; song; music by: Jessie Baker; lyrics by: Jessie Baker; publisher: Jessie Baker; Kermit, WV; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 9; Puritani; undated; solo piano; music by: J. Leybach; lyrics by: none; publisher: Century Music Publishing Co.; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 3; folder 10; Purple Dusk; 1945; song; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 3; folder 10; Rain; 1964; solo piano; music by: Al Langdon; lyrics by: Al Langdon; publisher: Langdon Music; Huntington, WV; notes: The John F. Kennedy Oscar Award Memorial Song; "In memory of John F. Kennedy"; West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 3; folder 10; Reminiscing at Cass or the Greenbrier Shay; 6-10-1971; song; music by: Ramona Ann Bailey; lyrics by: Ramona Ann Bailey; publisher: unidentified; notes: Original composition sheet written in pencil

Box 3; folder 10; Repentance; undated; solo piano; music by: J.L. Nicode; lyrics by: none; publisher: Century Music Publishing Co.; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 3; folder 10; Re-Union of the Army of West Virginia; 1885; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: unidentified; notes: Four page pamphlet; "Re-Union of the Army of West Virginia, Portsmouth, Ohio, September 16, 17, and 18, 1885"

Box 4; folder 1; Rhapsody in D Minor; 1943; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: "For solo piano and orchestra (second piano in score)", three copies, one copy signed "to Doc and Carla Hamilton --the best friends anyone could ask for--Affectionately, Ralph Federer"

Box 4; folder 1; R. H. Randall's Premium Collection; 1893; songs; music by: R.H. Randall; lyrics by: R.H. Randall; publisher: R.H. Randall; Chicago, IL; notes: Includes "The Little Gipsy Girl"; music and lyrics by Chas. H. Gabriel; copyright R.H. Randall, 1893

Box 4; folder 1; Roses at Twilight; 1943; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 4; folder 1; Rushes and Whirls; 1907; solo piano; music by: Cloyd H. Duncan; lyrics by: none; publisher: C.H. Duncan; Fairmont, WV; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 4; folder 1; Sacred Compositions for Piano "Evening Hymn"; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 4; folder 2; Sacred Compositions for the Piano "Prayer"; 1941; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 4; folder 2; Salt Pork West Virginia; 1946; song; music by: William Tennyson, Jr.; lyrics by: William Tennyson Jr.; publisher: Pic Music Corp.; Chicago, IL; notes: Recorded by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, Decca 18762; Featured in the Astor movie "Beware"

Box 4; folder 2; Salt Sulphur Spring Polka; 1853; song; music by: F. Dollinger; lyrics by: none; publisher: unidentified; notes: West Virginia song

Box 4; folder 2; Schaumperlen; undated; solo piano; music by: Gustav Lange; lyrics by: none; publisher: Century Music Publishing Co.; Toronto, Canada; notes: x

Box 4; folder 2; Serenade to a Blonde; 1945; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 4; folder 3; She Came Rollin' Down the Mountain; 1936; song; music by: Arthur Lippman, Manning Sherwin, and Harry Richman; lyrics by: Arthur Lippman, Manning Sherwin, and Harry Richman; publisher: Crawford Music Corp.; New York, NY; notes: Featured by Eddie Davis' cover autographed "Sincerely Eddie Davis"

Box 4; folder 3; Silver Threads; 1873, 1901; song; music by: H.P. Danks; lyrics by: Eben E. Rexford; publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 4; folder 3; Sing a Song; undated; songs; music by: unidentified; lyrics by: unidentified; publisher: International Ladies Garment Workers Union; Baltimore, MD; notes: "Anthem of the ILGWU", music by - L. Paarello, lyrics by - Emily Brown Fine

Box 4; folder 3; Smoke Dreams; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: Two copies

Box 4; folder 3; Smokey the Bear; undated; song; music by: Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins; lyrics by: Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins; publisher: unidentified; notes: "This song written under license of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture to Hill and Range Songs, Inc. and recorded under license by several companies including RCA-Victor, Columbia, DECCA, and Golden Records"; on back of sheet the West Virginia Forest Fire Laws are listed by Conservation Commision of West Virginia

Box 4; folder 4; Snuggle Pups; 1923; song; music by: Eddie Cantor; lyrics by: Eddie Cantor; publisher: Eddie Cantor Music Co.; Chicago, IL; notes: Newspaper clipping from The Parkersburg News (WV), March 16, 1924, headline reads "Here it at the Hippodrome all next week", music copyright by Eddie Cantor Music Co., 81 West Randolph St, Chicago, Il

Box 4; folder 4; Something Tells Me You're the Girl; 1912; song; music by: J.R. Shannon; lyrics by: George J. Moriarty; publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.; notes: x

Box 4; folder 4; Song at Dusk; 1974; solo piano; music by: Morgan West; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 4; folder 4; Song at Midnight; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 4; folder 4; Songbook of the Chesapeake & Ohio; undated; songs; music by: none; lyrics by: unidentified; publisher: The Chesapeake & Ohio Public Relations Conference; notes: Lyrics to several songs including; "America", "America the Beautiful", "Hail! West Virginia", "Carry me back to old Virginny", and "Workin' on the Railroad

Box 4; folder 5; Song of a Woman; 1953; song; music by: none; lyrics by: Walter W. Price; publisher: Walter W. Price; Terra Alta, WV; notes: West Virginia Composer; cover signed "Walter Willard Price"

Box 4; folder 5; Songs for Labor; undated; songs; music by: unidentified; lyrics by: unidentified; publisher: American Federation of Labor Workers Education Bureau; Washington, D.C.; notes: x

Box 4; folder 5; Songs of the People; undated; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: unidentified; notes: "Donated to the Public Schools of Martinsburg, W. Va., by the Tuebush Kieffer Co., Dayton, VA., and the Business Men of Martinsburg, Patronize the men who make this book possible" on the cover

Box 4; folder 5; Songs of West Virginia University; 1931; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: Mountain; Morgantown, WV; notes: Edited by George Harris Healey '31

Box 4; folder 5; Songs That Live; 1914; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University; notes: The Cornel Reading-Courses, course for the farm home; Rural Life Series #10, by Rose Morgan, "Please return to Agr'l Extension Division, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Va." stamped on cover

Box 4; folder 6; Sophisticated Sophie; 1947; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Oliver Ditson Co.; Theodore Presser Co. Distributors; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 4; folder 6; Southern Folklore Quarterly; 1942; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: The University of Florida in cooperation with The Southeastern Folklore Society; notes: Cover signed, "Compliments of John H. Cox"

Box 4; folder 6; Starlight Serenade; 1944; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 4; folder 6; Starry Night; 1944; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: G. Schirmer Inc.; New York, NY; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 4; folder 6; State Song of West Virginia; undated; song; music by: unidentified; lyrics by: unidentified; publisher: unidentified; notes: Compliments of Dollar Savings and Trust, Co, No 1315 Market Street, Wheeling, WV

Box 4; folder 7; Steelworker's Song Book; undated; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: United Steelworkers of America; Pittsburgh, PA; notes: "To all steelworkers who enjoy singing, this small song book is dedicated" on inside cover

Box 4; folder 7; Stonewall Jackson's Way; 1863; song; music by: B. Duncan; lyrics by: B. Duncan; publisher: J.W. Randolph; Richmond, VA; notes: Found on a Confederate sergeant of the old Stonewall Brigade taken at Winchester, VA

Box 4; folder 7; Stonewall Jackson's Way Grand March (illustrative of "Stonewall Jackson's Way"); 1864; solo piano; music by: Chas. Young; lyrics by: Chas. Young; publisher: A.E. Blackmar; New Orleans, LA; notes: Photocopy

Box 4; folder 7; Stonewall Jackson's Way; 1862; song; music by: Jules Desrivux; lyrics by: Jules Desrivux; publisher: Tripp and Cragg; Louisville, KY; notes: Photocopy

Box 4; folder 7; Struttin'; Along; 1944; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 4; folder 8; Sweet Kitty Wells; 1939; solo piano; music by: Russ Fluharty; lyrics by: Russ Fluharty; publisher: unidentified; notes: Photocopy of handwritten piece

Box 4; folder 8; Ted and Wanda's Book of Hillbilly Hits for 1946; 1946; songs; music by: none; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: unidentified; notes: Book mailed "from Ted & Wanda, Station WLAC, Nashville, TN", handwritten on cover "she (Wanda) is from Hundred, WVA" and "sister of Radio Dot"

Box 4; folder 8; The Allegheny Rose; undated; song; music by: J.C. Hall; lyrics by: T. J. Honaker; publisher: unidentified; notes: "Complimentary to the teachers of West Virginia"; T.J. Honaker, copyright owner; Charleston, WV"; two copies

Box 4; folder 8; The Ballad of Oakland; 1949; song; music by: none; lyrics by: Felix Robinson; publisher: Felix G. Robinson; Oakland, MD; notes: "Written in commemoration of the centennial celebration", August 1949 by Rev. Felix G. Robinson; born July 24, 1898, Oakland, Maryland; first edition copyright 1949 by Felix G. Robinson; signed by Robinson inside cover

Box 4; folder 8; The Band Played Nearer My God to Thee as the Ship Went Down; 1912; song; music by: Harold Jones; lyrics by: Mark Beam; publisher: Joe Morris Music Co.; notes: "In memory of the heroes of the ill-fated Titanic"

Box 5; folder 1; The Chancellor Waltzes; 1905; solo piano; music by: John C. Arnold; lyrics by: none; publisher: Lloyd-Baxter Music Co.; Parkersburg, WV; notes: x

Box 5; folder 1; The Dark Hollow Bird, The Wood Thrush; 1963; song; music by: Jessie Baker; lyrics by: Jessie Baker; publisher: Jessie Baker; Kermit, WV; notes: West Virginia composer; four copies

Box 5; folder 1; The Devil's Night Out; 1947; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Mills Music Inc.; New York, NY; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 1; The Dying Poet; undated; solo piano; music by: L Gottschalk; lyrics by: none; publisher: Century Music Publishing Co.; New York, NY; notes: Salon Compositions for the Pianoforte

Box 5; folder 1; The Favorite Album of Songs and Ballads; undated; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: unidentified; notes: "The Favorite Album of Songs and Ballads, published for the Trade" on the front cover; consists of 32 songs

Box 5; folder 2; The Georgian Newport; 1889; solo piano; music by: Cory Richards; lyrics by: none; publisher: National Music Company; Chicago, IL; notes: x

Box 5; folder 2; The Girl in the Picture Hat; 1947; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Mills Music Inc.; New York, NY; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 2; The Golden Book of Favorite Songs; 1915 handwritten on first page; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: Hall & McCreary Company; Chicago, IL; notes: A Treasury of the Best Songs of Our People; 202 songs, 192 of which are with music; "Twentieth Edition-Revised" on first page

Box 5; folder 2; The Hymn of the West Virginians "Montani Semper Liberi"; 1912; song; music by: W.S. Mason; lyrics by: William Seymour; publisher: S.S. Moore & Co.; Charleston, WV; notes: "Orchestration and Band arrangements may be obtained of W.S. Mason, Charleston-Kanawha, W.VA, published by William Seymour Edwards and for sale by S.S. Moore & Company, Charleston-Kanawha, West Virginia"; West Virginia composers; 5 copies

Box 5; folder 2; The Last Hope; undated; solo piano; music by: L.M. Gottschalk; lyrics by: none; publisher: Eclipse Publishing Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: Piece incomplete; consists of cover and first page of composition; cover signed "Ovlyn Gladys Swisher, Washington, D.C., June 6, 1908"

Box 5; folder 3; The Lord Is My Shepherd; 1935; song; music by: Ethel Virginia Howard; lyrics by: Ethel Virginia Howard; publisher: Ethel Virginia Howard; notes: Lyrics from Psalm 23; self published by composer, "for sale - address Ethel V. Howard, 1029 S. 9th St., Camden, NJ"; piece is signed "Ethel V. Howard - 4/29/35" in pencil; includes a typewritten letter dated June 17, 1935 from composer to "Prof. McDonald"; letter is stamped "Roger Williams Library, Storer College"

Box 5; folder 3; The Lord's Prayer; undated; solo piano; music by: E.W. James, Jr.; lyrics by: unidentified; publisher: unidentified; notes: Lyrics are the Lord's Prayer; unpublished undated piece; two copies

Box 5; folder 3; The Loyal Miner; 1943; song; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Charles E. Jenkins; publisher: Charles E. Jenkins; Morgantown, WV; notes: West Virginia composers; sheet music; photocopy; two copies

Box 5; folder 3; The Parting Hour; 1949; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Bryn Mawr, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 3; The Pet Show, No.1 The Little Kitten, No. 2 Bunnies; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Ralph Federer; publisher: Arthur P. Schmidt Co.; notes: One of three pieces making up "The Pet Show, six little sketches for Pianoforte"; West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 4; The Pet Show, No. 3 Pony, No. 4 Pigs; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Ralph Federer; publisher: Arthur P. Schmidt Co.; notes: One of three pieces making up "The Pet Show, six little sketches for Pianoforte"; West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 4; The Pet Show, No. 5 Goldfish, No. 6 Poodle; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Ralph Federer; publisher: Arthur P. Schmidt Co.; notes: One of three pieces making up "The Pet Show, six little sketches for Pianoforte"; West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 4; The Scarlet Cape; 1949; piano duet; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Bryn Mawr, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 4; The Seasons; undated; solo piano; music by: E.W. James; lyrics by: E.W. James; publisher: unidentified; notes: Unpublished; undated piece

Box 5; folder 4; The Self Service Chain Store; 1971; song; music by: Bright McWhorter; lyrics by: Bright McWhorter; publisher: Bright McWhorter; notes: Self published by West Virginia composer Bright McWhorter, Walkersville, WV

Box 5; folder 5; The Smile of Spring; 1913; solo piano; music by: Theodor Oesten; lyrics by: none; publisher: Art Publication Society; St. Louis, MO; notes: Revised edition with fingering and instructive annotation as to poetic idea, form structure and method of study by W.S.B. Mathews

Box 5; folder 5; The Spanish Shawl; 1944; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Oliver Ditson Co.; Theodore Presser Co. Distributors; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 5; The Star On The Christmas Tree; 1943; vocal duet with piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Ralph Federer; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 5; The Sunny Hours of Childhood; undated; song; music by: J. Harroway; lyrics by: LS. Carpenter; publisher: George Willig; Philadelphia, PA; notes: "For the piano forte"; appears to be pages removed from a book

Box 5; folder 5; The Toe Dancer; 1937; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: G. Schirmer Inc.; New York, NY; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 6; The Vacant Chair; 1862; song; music by: Geo. F. Root; lyrics by: H.S.W.; publisher: Root & Cady; Chicago, IL; notes: x

Box 5; folder 6; The West Virginia Hills; 1886; solo piano; music by: H.E. Engle; lyrics by: Ellen King; publisher: unidentified; notes: West Virginia composers

Box 5; folder 6; The West Virginia Hills; undated; solo piano; music by: H.E. Engle; lyrics by: Ellen King; publisher: Bandmaster's Associates Inc.; Logan, WV; notes: West Virginia composers

Box 5; folder 6; The West Virginia Hills; 1961; solo piano; music by: H.E. Engle; lyrics by: Ellen King; publisher: The Buckhannon Record; Buckhannon, WV; notes: West Virginia composers; edited by C. Buell Agey; two copies

Box 5; folder 6; The West Virginia Singer; 1913; songs; music by: H.E. Engle; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: H.E. Engle; Lloydsville, WV; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 5; folder 6; The W. V. U. March and Two-Step; 1898; solo piano; music by: Dr. Cloyd H. Duncan; lyrics by: none; publisher: C.H. Duncan; Fairmont, WV; notes: West Virginia composer; three copies

Box 5; folder 6; There's a Little Spark of Love Still Burning; 1914; song; music by: Fred Fischer; lyrics by: Joe McCarthy; publisher: Leo Feist Inc.; New York, NY; notes: x

Box 5; folder 6; They Are Calling from the Mountains; 1912; song; music by: Dan J. Wall; lyrics by: A West Virginian; publisher: Walter R. Snyder; Chicago, IL; notes: As sung at the National Republican Convention, Chicago, 1912; The Slogan of the West Virginians "Hey! Hey! Hey! Come to stay! Fight em! Fight em! Fight em! West Vir-gini-a!" on the cover

Box 5; folder 7; Time and Time Again; 1945; song; music by: Lyle W. Morgan; lyrics by: Lyle W. Morgan Jr.; publisher: Lyle W. Morgan Jr.; Chicago, IL; notes: x

Box 5; folder 7; To See My Saviour's Face; 1959; solo piano; music by: Dave Hendricks; lyrics by: Dave Hendricks; publisher: John Bava Box; Davis, WV; notes: "As recorded by Blue Ridge Quartet on Canaan Records" on cover; two copies

Box 5; folder 7; To Thee, Our Alma Mater; 1927; song; music by: J. Forest Knight; lyrics by: David A. Christopher; publisher: David A. Christopher; Morgantown, WV; notes: Arrangement and harmony by Loisbelle Baker-Gibson; six copies

Box 5; folder 7; Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The Prisoners Hope; 1864; song; music by: Geo. F. Root; lyrics by: Geo. F. Root; publisher: Root & Cady; Chicago, IL; notes: x

Box 5; folder 7; 'Twas Early Spring; 1870; song; music by: Alfred Little; lyrics by: Alfred Little; publisher: Giles & Gould; notes: Arranged by Alfred Little; photocopy; "This quaint old love song was picked up by a music teacher in West Virginia. A little girl was singing it to the accompaniment of her swift turning wheel while spinning flax"

Box 5; folder 7; Twenty-eight Favorite Songs as Featured on the Grand Ole Opry; 1943-45; songs; music by: Walter and John J. Bailes; lyrics by: Walter and John J. Bailes; publisher: unidentified; notes: West Virginia composers and entertainers, "The Bailes Brothers, Walter and Johnnie Bailes"; booklet includes photographs of musicians; includes other songs

Box 5; folder 8; Twilight in the Valley; 1944; solo piano; music by: Morgan West; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 5; folder 8; Two Viennese Waltzes - Vienna by Moonlight; 1945; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 8; Two Viennese Waltzes - Spring in Old Vienna; 1945; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 8; Untitled; undated; song; music by: Billy James; lyrics by: Millay; publisher: unidentified; notes: photocopy of untitled, unpublished piece

Box 5; folder 8; Untitled; undated; solo piano; music by: unknown; lyrics by: none; publisher: unidentified; notes: "West Virginia composer and/or published in W.VA." written on folder

Box 5; folder 9; Valse; undated; solo piano; music by: Aug. Durand; lyrics by: none; publisher: Eclipse Publishing Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 5; folder 9; Valse Romantique; 1940; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 9; Valse Sentimentale; 1942; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 5; folder 9; Velvet Night; 1945; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 9; Washington Monument; 1948; song; music by: Karl Vass; lyrics by: Karl Vass; publisher: District Publishing Co.; Washington, D.C.; notes: Arranged by Fulton B. Karr; two copies

Box 5; folder 10; Waving Willows Valse Lente; 1945; solo piano; music by: Morgan West; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 5; folder 10; We Are Mountaineers; 1972; solo piano; music by: George Kapnicky; lyrics by: George Kapnicky; publisher: K Music Co.; Sistersville, WV; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 10; Weary Hobo; 1945; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 5; folder 10; Wellsburg, A Hometown Song; 1920; song; music by: Charles C. Simpson; lyrics by: Charles C. Simpson; publisher: unidentified; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies

Box 5; folder 10; West Virginia; 1916; solo piano; music by: C.E. Haworth; lyrics by: C.E. Haworth; publisher: unidentified; notes: Copyright 1916 by Lloyd Adams Noble; appears to be a page removed from a book

Box 6; folder 1; West Virginia; 1925; song; music by: Harry Jay; lyrics by: T.J. Honaker; publisher: T.J. Honaker; Charleston, WV; notes: West Virginia composer; three copies

Box 6; folder 1; West Virginia; 1908; solo piano; music by: James McGranahan; lyrics by: James McGranahan; publisher: unidentified; notes: Words copyright 1912 by Pocahontas Times Co.

Box 6; folder 1; West Virginia; 1962; song; music by: Thelma Juergensmeyer; lyrics by: Thelma Juergensmeyer; publisher: Thelma Juergensmeyer; Logan, WV; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 6; folder 1; West Virginia! And My Home; 1946; song; music by: J. Henry Francis; lyrics by: J. Henry Francis; publisher: Galperin Music Co.; Charleston, WV; notes: "Respectfully dedicated to the West Virginia Federation of Music Clubs, first introduced by Miss Claren Peoples and the Cabell County High School Chorus at their Spring Festival, 1946"

Box 6; folder 1; West Virginia for Me; 1941; song; music by: Mary V. Harris; lyrics by: Mary V. Harris; publisher: Mary V. Harris; Hinton, WV; notes: West Virginia composer; two copies; one signed by composer

Box 6; folder 2; West Virginia Hills; 1877; solo piano; music by: D.B. Purinton; lyrics by: D.B. Purinton; publisher: West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV; notes: Mountain Minstrelsy Program, Farm and Home Week, West Virginia University, February 2, 1932, directed by Sara Buchanan Huff. Composer; D.B. Purinton was a teacher and President Emeritus of WVU

Box 6; folder 2; West Virginia Moon; 1963; solo piano; music by: Al Langdon; lyrics by: Al Langdon; publisher: Langdon Music; Huntington, WV; notes: West Virginia composer; six copies

Box 6; folder 2; West Virginia My Home Sweet Home; 1948; song; music by: Col. Julian G. Hearne, Jr.; lyrics by: Col. Julian G. Hearne, Jr.; publisher: United Music Inc.; Pittsburgh, PA; notes: Official state song on cover; West Virginia composer

Box 6; folder 2; West Virginia Sings; undated; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: Stonewall Craft Shop; Weston, WV; notes: West Virginia 4-H Club Song Book

Box 6; folder 2; West Virginia Song Book for Institutes and Schools; 1915; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: Department of Free Schools; Charleston, WV; notes: Containing songs and scripture readings suitable for opening exercises and special occasions

Box 6; folder 3; West Virginia State Song; 1930; solo piano; music by: W.H. Schulz; lyrics by: R.L. Pemberton; publisher: W.H. Schulz; Wheeling, WV; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 6; folder 3; West Virginia University Songs - Hail West Virginia, Fight! Mountaineers, Alma,Our Alma Mater; undated; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: Galperin Music Co.; Charleston, WV; notes: "Hail West Virginia" music by Earl Miller and Ed. McWhorter; lyrics by Fred B. Deem; "Fight Mountaineers" music and lyrics by Fuzzy Knight '23; "Alma, Our Alma Mater" music and lyrics by Louis D. Corson '37

Box 6; folder 3; What a Lovely Day!; 1946; song; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: Ralph Federer; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 6; folder 3; When Lights Are Low; 1947; solo piano; music by: Morgan West; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 6; folder 3; Where the Monongahela Flows; 1928; song; music by: Irvin J. Rossell; lyrics by: Irvin J. Rossell; publisher: Irvin J. Rossell; notes: x

Box 6; folder 4; Where the Rhododendrons Grow; 1936; song; music by: L. D. Pack; lyrics by: A.J. Ritchie; publisher: unidentified; notes: Photo of Cowboy Loye, L.D. Pack, on cover

Box 6; folder 4; White Butterflies; 1940; solo piano; music by: Ralph Federer; lyrics by: none; publisher: Theodore Presser Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: West Virginia composer

Box 6; folder 4; Who will Care for Mother Now?; 1863; song; music by: Charles Carroll Sawyer; lyrics by: Charles Carroll Sawyer; publisher: Sawyer & Thompson; New York, NY; notes: Arranged by C.F. Thompson

Box 6; folder 4; Wild and Wonderful West Virginia; undated; song; music by: Marsh Kennedy; lyrics by: Marsh Kennedy; publisher: unidentified; notes: Photocopy of handwritten composition

Box 6; folder 4; William Tell Overture; undated; solo piano; music by: Rossini; lyrics by: none; publisher: Eclipse Publishing Co.; Philadelphia, PA; notes: x

Box 6; folder 5; Willie My Brave; 1851; song; music by: Stephen C. Foster; lyrics by: Stephen C. Foster; publisher: Firth & Pond; New York, NY; notes: "To Mrs. A.L. Robinson"

Box 6; folder 5; WWVA Radio Jamboree Famous Songs; 1941; songs; music by: multiple composers; lyrics by: multiple lyricists; publisher: M.M. Cole Publishing Co.; Chicago, IL; notes: From Wheeling, WV radio station WWVA

Dates

  • 1850-1977

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 ft. 6 in. (in 6 flat storage boxes))

Overview

Collection of sheet music of mostly songs about West Virginia or written by West Virginians. Also includes Civil War era editions of songs by George F. Root, including "The Battle Cry of Freedom", "Just Before The Battle, Mother", "On, On, On, The Boys Came Marching!", "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp", and "The Vacant Chair". See Scope and Content Note for contents list.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Title
West Virginia Sheet Music, 1850-1977
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536