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Song sheet: TOMMY, MAKE ROOM FOR YOUR UNCLE. Written and composed by T.S. Lonsdale. Sung at the California Minstrels, San Francisco

By Tommy Make

San Francisco: Bell & Company, 1876. First Edition. Very Good. Four verses, a chorus, and spoken interludes, in part: "A very well known city man, Presents himself to you, And you may guess when I am dressed, Of girls I know a few...." [A widow tells Tommy that a stranger on the train is his uncle, and merriment ensues.] Typographic ornamental border. 10.75" x 3.75". Near fine condition. Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].

$75.00

Song sheet: FASTING FORTY DAYS. Written by Glenn, for Geo H. Edwards, late of Sweatman's Minstrels, Pa. And sung by him with great success nightly, at the Alhambra Theatre, Phila

By Fasting

Philadelphia: s.n., 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Four verses and a chorus, in part: "When you wake up in the morning, And if the papers you do read .... Tramps sighing, politicians crying, On wind we must get fat .... They have 'nothing' for the breakfast, Then they boil it down for dinner...." 7.75" x 4.25". Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].

$25.00

Song sheet: THE GERMAN FIFTH! Words by Harry Bennett. Music by Gus Williams

By German

Philadelphia: A.W. Auner's Card and Job Printing Rooms, 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Three verses and a chorus, in part: "Of you'll look at us your oud, You will see some soldiers gay, Ve belong to the German Fifth, Dat bromenades upon Broadway...." 7.25" x 4.25". Sealed in archival mylar. [Wolf, American Song Sheets, 736.].

$35.00

Song sheet: THE FEAST OF ROSES, AS SUNG BY THE EMPIRE GLEE CLUB

By Feast of

Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1850. Early edition. Very Good. Three verses, in part: "Now sunlight dies, and over The valley reigns delight .... 'Tis at the Feast of Roses, Within thy vale, Cashmere." Ornamental typographic border. 7" x 5" [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].

$25.00

Song sheet: WHEN THE CORN IS WAVING, ANNIE

By When the Corn

New York: E. Nason & Co, 1860. Early edition. Very Good. Two verses and a chorus, in part: "When the corn is waving, Annie dear, Oh! meet me by the stile...." Vine and floral border. 10" x 5.75". Corners chipped, no text loss. Sealed in archival mylar. [Wolf, American Song Sheets, 2579--variant.].

$20.00

Song sheet: EMMET'S "I KNOW WHAT LOVE IS." Copyright 1879 by John Church & Co

By Emmet's

New York: H.J. Wehman, 1880. Early edition. Very Good. Two verses and a chorus, in part: "Come kiss me, darling--I know what love is: Two pretty little arms that 'round my neck entwine...." Typographic ornamental border, vignette of musical instruments. 9.5" x 5.25". Sealed in archival mylar.

$25.00

Song sheet: WAIT TILL THE MOONLIGHT FALLS ON THE WATER

By Wait Till

New York: Henry J. Wehman, 1860. First Edition. Good. Three verses and a chorus, in part: "Cease your repining, bright eyes are shining Fond hearts are melting with fervent love...." Vine and floral border; upper and lower margins trimmed close. 8" x 5.75". Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].

$15.00

Song sheet: FASTER YOU PLUCK THEM THE THICKER THEY GROW

By Faster You

Philadelphia: A.W. Auner's Card and Job Printing Rooms, 1870. First Edition. Good. Four verses, in part: "Oh! when will my countrymen learn to be sensible? When will they learn to themselves to be true? .... Oh, remember the glories of Ireland a nation, When proudly erect with her face to the world...." 7.75" x 4.25". Minor corner chips, paper tanning. Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].

$20.00

Song sheet: MEET ME BY MOONLIGHT ALONE

By Meet Me

New York: Henry J. Wehman, 1870. Early edition. Very Good. Two verses, in part: "Meet me by moonlight alone, And then I will tell you a tale...." Decorative vine and floral border, musical-instrument vignette. 9" x 6". Sealed in archival mylar. [Wolf, American Song Sheets, 1411, variant border.].

$20.00

Song sheet: IN HAPPY MOMENTS

By In Happy

Philadelphia: Lee & Walker's Music Store, 1860. Early edition. Very Good. Two verses, in part: "In happy moments day by day The sands of life may pass...." Typographic ornamental border. 8" x 4.5". Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].

$20.00

Song sheet: RAMS' SONG. Tune--Rocks of Sicily

By Rams' Song

Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1850. First Edition. Very Good. Eleven verses, in part: "Come all you jolly rams And listen to my song,-- I will tell you of a cowardly crowd, Called Scrougers, No. 1 .... We run to no fires. At Second and Wharton we stand; And when we meet a friend, We will take him by the hand...." Typographic ornamental border. 11" x 5.5". Sealed in archival mylar. [Wolf, American Song Sheets, 1964.] The Rams were a small, independent fire brigade in mid-19th-century Philadelphia. "Ordinances of 1840, 1855, and 1856 established a City Fire Department which was a voluntary association of independent fire companies which, in return for subsidies, accepted the direction of City Councils" (Wikipedia). This song refers to the Philadelphia fire-company riots of the 19th century, which led the City Council to eliminate the volunteer fire-company system.

$40.00

Song sheet: GREEN MONSTERS' SONG. By J.E. Air--William Reilly's Courtship

By Green Monsters

Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1850. First Edition. Very Good. Six verses, in part: "Come all you Good Will heroes, And listen to my song .... The Fairmount say they are No. 1, But I do not think it so, For the Good Will Engine is No. 1, When to a fire she does go ....There is a saucy crowd of boys That stand at Eleventh and Race...Green Monsters they do call themselves .... For when we meet the Fairmount, We will race them all around, And we will whip those bloody butchers, Or die upon the ground." Typographic ornamental border. 11.25" x 4.25". Sealed in archival mylar. [Wolf, American Song Sheets, 827.] This song refers to the Philadelphia fire-company riots of the 19th century, which led the City Council to eliminate the volunteer fire-company system.

$85.00

Song sheet: GIPSY'S TENT

By Gipsy's

Philadelphia: A.W. Auner's Card and Job Printing Rooms, 1860. Early edition. Good. Three verses, in part: "Our fire on the turf, and tent 'neath the hill, Carousing by moonlight, so merry are we...." Musical-instruments vignette below title. 7.25" x 4.25". Corners chipped with no text loss, paper tanning. Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].

$20.00

Song sheet: GOOD-BYE, MY LOVER, GOOD-BYE

By Good-bye

New York: Henry J. Wehman, 1882. First Edition. Very Good. Three verses and chorus, in part: "The ship goes sailing down the bay, Good-bye, my lover, good-bye...." Ornamental vine and floral border. 8.75" x 5.5". Old tape mark at lower edge. Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].

$20.00

Song sheet: AH! YES, I REMEMBER. An Answer to "Ben Bolt."

By Ah Yes

Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1852. First Edition. Very Good. Three verses, in part: "Ah! yes, I remember that name with delight, Sweet Alice, so cherished and dear .... The bosom will heave, and the tear-drops will start, For 'sweet Alice lies under the stone.'" Typographic ornamental border. 8.5" x 5.25". Sealed in archival mylar. [Wolf, American Song Sheets, 22.].

$25.00

Song sheet: INDIAN MAID OF THE CHAPPARAL. Air--Mary Blane. Written and sung by George Bombarger, in the City of Mexico

By Indian Maid

Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1852. First Edition. Very Good. Eight verses and chorus, in part: "Now since you have asked a song of me, I will sing a song of woe .... Her father was an Indian chief,-- In ambush he had lain, To rob the wearied soldier boys, Likewise the baggage train...." Typographic ornamental border. 9.75" x 5". Sealed in archival mylar. Paper tanning, with two repairs on the verso. [Wolf, American Song Sheets, 1046.].

$25.00

Song sheet: THOU ART SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR

By Thou Art

New York: E. Nason & Co, 1860. Early edition. Very Good. Three verses and chorus (repeated twice), in part: "I know an eye so softly bright, That glistens like a star of night...." Vine and floral border. 9.5" x 5.75". Sealed in archival mylar. [Wolf, American Song Sheets, 2328-variant.].

$20.00

Song sheet: LITTLE MAGGIE MAY

By Little Maggie

New York: Henry J. Wehman, 1850. First Edition. Very Good. Three verses and chorus, in part: "The Spring had come, the flowers in bloom, The birds sung out their lay...." Typographic ornamental border. 9.25" x 5.5". Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].

$30.00

Song sheet: THE FUNNY OLD GAL. Copyright 1875, by White & Gouliand

By Funny Old

New York: H.J. Wehman, 1870. Early edition. Very Good. Five verses and a chorus, in part: "I'm a funny old gal, and I take things cool, The people all say that I'm an old fool...." Vine and floral border. 9" x 5.5". Paper tanning. Sealed in archival mylar.

$25.00

Song sheet: GOOD WILL HOSE SONG. Air--Jessie, the Flower of Dumblane

By Good Will

[Philadelphia]: [Thomas M. Scroggy], 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Four verses, in part: "The 'Bleeders' of fighting so often have boasted, But still when we meet them, they never will stand .... The think they are spunky and so very knowing, By threat'ning to whip all the Marshal's Police .... Here's to the Tormentors, so galland and clever, In fighting their foes they will ever stand still...." Typographic ornamental border.. 6" x 5". Sealed in archival mylar. [Wolf, American Song Sheets, 788.] This song refers to the Philadelphia fire-company riots of the 19th century, which led the City Council to eliminate the volunteer fire-company system.

$40.00

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