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First line/ Refrain: U li a li o la e (first line of chorus)
Title: Rosa Lee, or, Don't be foolish Joe : the favorite Negro song
Composer:
Publisher: O. Ditson
Date: 1847

First line/ Refrain: U-li-a-li o-la-e (first line of chorus)
Title: Rosa Lee
Composer:
Publisher: S.W. Marsh
Date: 18XX

First line/ Refrain: U. stands for uncle (first line of chorus)
Title: U.S.G. : national walk 'round
Composer: Emmett, Daniel Decatur
Publisher: Wm. A. Pond & Co.
Date: 1864

First line/ Refrain: Um-um-um, go to sleep my honey (first line of chorus)
Title: Lil' ole brown cabin
Composer: Cox, Lytton
Publisher: T.S. Denison & Co.
Date: 1918

First line/ Refrain: Underneath your window (first line of refrain)
Title: Say you love me Sue
Composer: Stromberg, John
Publisher: Weber, Fields & Stromberg
Date: 1899

First line/ Refrain: Up in de sky dars a yaller moon a-beamin' (first line of text)
Title: Eli Green's cake walk
Composer: Koninsky, Sadie
Publisher: J.W. Stern
Date: 1896

First line/ Refrain: Used to have a little ragtime baby (first line of text)
Title: I've lost ma baby!
Composer: Von Tilzer, Harry
Publisher: T.B. Harms
Date: 1899

First line/ Refrain: 'Way down in Georgia lives my gal Rose (first line of text)
Title: Oh you Georgia rose
Composer: Cole, Bob
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Date: 1912

First line/ Refrain: 'Way down south in Tennessee (first line of text)
Title: Honey I'm waiting
Composer: Barron, Ted S.
Publisher: Leo Feist
Date: 1904

First line/ Refrain: Watch them shufflin' along (first line of chorus)
Title: Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
Composer: Muir, Lewis F.
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Date: 1912

First line/ Refrain: Watchin' and waitin' underneath the cotton moon (first line of chorus)
Title: Underneath the cotton moon
Composer: Meyer, George W.
Publisher: G.W. Meyer
Date: 1913

First line/ Refrain: Way down in jungleland where cocoanuts are growin' (first line of text)
Title: Ringtail blues : (a vocal adaptation of the famous instrumental)
Composer: Robinson, J. Russel
Publisher: Pace & Handy Music Co.
Date: 1918

First line/ Refrain: Way down in Louisiana (first line of text)
Title: My Hannah lady : whose black baby is you
Composer: Reed, David
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Date: 1899

First line/ Refrain: Way down in my heart (first line of chorus)
Title: I've got a feelin' for you, or, Way down in my heart
Composer: Morse, Theodore F.
Publisher: F.B. Haviland Pub. Co.
Date: 1904

First line/ Refrain: Way down in old Georgie (first line of text)
Title: Big brown booloo eyes
Composer: Leonard, Eddie
Publisher: Cohan & Harris Pub. Co.
Date: 1908

First line/ Refrain: Way down on de old plantation, dah's where I was born (first line of text)
Title: Angelina Baker
Composer: Foster, Stephen Collins
Publisher: W.T. Mayo
Date: 1850

First line/ Refrain: Way down on the levee in old Alabamy (first line of text)
Title: Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
Composer: Muir, Lewis F.
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Date: 1912

First line/ Refrain: Way down south in old Savannah, G.A. (first line of song:)
Title: When Aunt Dinah's daughter Hannah bangs on that piano : and Sambo sings those Southern blues
Composer: White, James
Publisher: Frank K. Root & Co.
Date: 1918

First line/ Refrain: Way down south on the river Nile lived a maid with winsome smile (first line of text)
Title: Zulu love song
Composer: Hofmann, Louis J.
Publisher: A. Hospe Co.
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: Way down south where I was born (first line of text)
Title: Dixie Dan
Composer: Furth, Seymour
Publisher: Shapiro
Date: 1907

First line/ Refrain: Way down upon a cotton farm (first line of text)
Title: Mammy's little pumpkin colored coons : plantation slumber song
Composer: Perrin, Sidney
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Date: 1897

First line/ Refrain: Way down upon de Swanee ribber (first line of text)
Title: Old folks at home : Ethiopian melody
Composer: Foster, Stephen Collins
Publisher: Firth, Pond & Co.
Date: 1851

First line/ Refrain: Way down upon de Swanee ribber (first line of text)
Title: Old folks at home : Ethiopian melody
Composer: Foster, Stephen Collins
Publisher: H. Kleber
Date: 1851

First line/ Refrain: Way down upon de Swanee ribber (first line of text)
Title: Old folks at home : Ethiopian melody
Composer: Foster, Stephen Collins
Publisher: H. Kleber
Date: 1852

First line/ Refrain: We represent de members of de noble colored troops (first line of text)
Title: The Skidmore guard
Composer: Carter, William
Publisher: Wm. A. Pond & Co.
Date: 1874

First line/ Refrain: We'n de evenin' shadders come a gliddin' down (first line of text)
Title: The boogah man
Composer: Lea, Mary Jordan
Publisher: Eldridge Entertainment House
Date: 1910

First line/ Refrain: Wedding bells were ringing in a little village church (first line of text)
Title: Now for a stranger don't cast me aside : song and chorus
Composer: Guy, Harry P.
Publisher: Whitney Warner Pub. Co.,
Date: 1898

First line/ Refrain: Wedding bells were ringing on a moonlight winter's night (first line of text)
Title: The fatal wedding : descriptive waltz song
Composer: Davis, Gussie L.
Publisher: s.n.
Date: 18XX

First line/ Refrain: Wedding bells were ringing on a moonlight winter's night (first line of text)
Title: The fatal wedding
Composer: Davis, Gussie L.
Publisher: Spaulding & Gray
Date: 1893

First line/ Refrain: Weep no more my lady (first line of chorus)
Title: My old Kentucky home, good night
Composer: Foster, Stephen Collins
Publisher: Firth, Pond & Co.
Date: 1853

First line/ Refrain: Weep no more my lady (first line of chorus)
Title: My old Kentucky home, good night
Composer: Foster, Stephen Collins
Publisher: Morison Kyle
Date: 18XX

First line/ Refrain: Well, you see this nice new razor (first line of chorus)
Title: The darktown poker club
Composer: Williams, Bert
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co
Date: c1914

First line/ Refrain: Were you ever down in Dixie (first line of text)
Title: Brown skin : (who're you for?) : the singing one-step
Composer: Barton, Roy
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Date: 1916

First line/ Refrain: Whar shall we go w'en de great day comes (first line of text)
Title: Uncle Remus' revival hymn
Composer: Hill, W. C.
Publisher: J. Church & Co.
Date: 1878

First line/ Refrain: What a gal (first line of chorus)
Title: Lovin' blues : song and fox-trot
Composer: Wilson, Helen E.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Date: 1918

First line/ Refrain: What becomes of dreams of old (first line of text)
Title: The harbor of lost dreams
Composer: Williams, Bert
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Date: c1909

First line/ Refrain: What's the matter honey there's a tear in your eye (first line of text)
Title: The pickaninnies paradise
Composer: Osborne, Nat
Publisher: Harry Von Tilzer
Date: 1918

First line/ Refrain: What's the matter honey? (first line of text)
Title: Mammy's angel chile
Composer: Shannon, J. R. (James Royce)
Publisher: Grinnell Bros.
Date: 1911

First line/ Refrain: When a man gets blue (first line of chorus)
Title: Nigger blues
Composer: White, LeRoy Lasses
Publisher: Bush & Gerts
Date: 1913

First line/ Refrain: When a war broke out I volunteered to march right to the front (first line of text)
Title: I certainly was going some
Composer: Vodery, Will H.
Publisher: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
Date: c1913

First line/ Refrain: When at home in paradise (first line of chorus)
Title: That home in paradise : love and home forever
Composer: Guy, Harry P.
Publisher: J. Piggott Music Publisher
Date: 1921

First line/ Refrain: When de banjo's a strummin' (first line of text)
Title: I want yer, ma honey : an Ethiopian oddity
Composer: Templeton, Fay
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
Date: 1895

First line/ Refrain: When de cotton fields am withered an' de corn am in de groun' (first line of text)
Title: Kiss me, honey, do
Composer: Stromberg, John
Publisher: Weber Fields & Stromberg
Date: 1898

First line/ Refrain: When de golden sun am sinkin in de west (first line of text)
Title: Mammy's honey : a darkey lullaby
Composer: Howe, Charles T.
Publisher: Charles T. Howe & Donnell Music Co.
Date: 1899

First line/ Refrain: When de honeysuckles climb'in roun de do' (first line of text)
Title: A southern lullaby
Composer: Terry, Robert Huntington
Publisher: Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge, Inc.
Date: 1916

First line/ Refrain: When de silver moon am shinin' thro' de tree tops (first line of text)
Title: My dusky babe : a coon lullaby
Composer: Fehrmann, Max
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Date: 1900

First line/ Refrain: When I lib'd in Tennesse (first line of text)
Title: Rosa Lee
Composer:
Publisher: S.W. Marsh
Date: 18XX

First line/ Refrain: When I libd in Tennesse (first line of text)
Title: Rosa Lee, or, Don't be foolish Joe : the favorite Negro song
Composer:
Publisher: O. Ditson
Date: 1847

First line/ Refrain: When I walk dat levee round (first line of chorus)
Title: May Irwin's Bully song : as sung with great success in the "Widow Jones"
Composer: Trevathan, Charles E.
Publisher: The Journal
Date: 1896

First line/ Refrain: When I was born they christened me plain Samuel Johnson Brown (first line of text)
Title: That's why they call me Shine
Composer: Dabney, Ford T.
Publisher: Gotham-Attuck Music Co.
Date: 1910

First line/ Refrain: When I was broke, and in the south (first line of text)
Title: I'm gonna quit - Saturday!
Composer: Archer, Harry
Publisher: Leo. Feist Inc.
Date: 1921

First line/ Refrain: When I was just a little child, so many years ago (first line of text)
Title: Aunt Sally : a mammy song
Composer: Clark, Horace
Publisher: Theo. Presser Co.
Date: 1914

First line/ Refrain: When I was young I always hoped that someday I'd be rich (first line of text)
Title: I'd rather have nothin' all of the time, than somethin' for a little while
Composer: Williams, Bert
Publisher: Gotham-Attucks
Date: c1908

First line/ Refrain: When I was young I us'd to wait on massa and hand him de plate (first line of text)
Title: Jim crack corn, or, The blue tail fly
Composer:
Publisher: F.D. Benteen
Date: 1846

First line/ Refrain: When I'se wand'rin' down de road (first line of text)
Title: Ma little banjo
Composer: Dichmont, William
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Date: 1917

First line/ Refrain: When Leonidas Lincoln Lee was a piccaninny coon (first line of text)
Title: Listen to the big brass band : coon march, song & chorus
Composer: Reed, Dave
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Date: 1904

First line/ Refrain: When life seems full of clouds and rain(first line of text)
Title: Nobody
Composer: Williams, Bert
Publisher: Attucks Music Co.
Date: c1905

First line/ Refrain: When niggers meet 'tis a pleasure (first line of text)
Title: Mary Blane
Composer: Whitlock, William
Publisher: C.G. Christman
Date: 1846

First line/ Refrain: When Sylvester Johnson Lee, hit New York from Tennessee (first line of text)
Title: Much obliged to you
Composer: Burt, Benjamin Hapgood
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Date: 1907

First line/ Refrain: When the band begins to play (first line of chorus)
Title: At the high brown babies' ball
Composer: Davis, Benny
Publisher: Leo. Feist Inc.
Date: 1919

First line/ Refrain: When the darkness comes a creepin' (first line of text)
Title: My charcoal charmer
Composer: Edwards, Gus
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Date: 1900

First line/ Refrain: When the harvest moon was peepin' and a creepin' o'er the hill (first line of text)
Title: 'Liza
Composer: Van Alstyne, Egbert
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: When the harvest moon was peepin' and a creepin' o'er the hill (first line of text)
Title: 'Liza
Composer: Van Alstyne, Egbert
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: When the midnight choo-choo leaves for Alabam'
Title: When that midnight choo choo leaves for Alabam'
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Publisher: T. Snyder
Date: 1912

First line/ Refrain: When the moon was rising, clear and bright (first line of text)
Title: Jungle moon
Composer: Wenrich, Percy
Publisher: Victor Kremer Co.
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: When the shadows have fallen on meadow and dale (first line of text)
Title: Plantation lullaby : a Southern ballad
Composer: Stevens, Vernon
Publisher: A.J. Stasny Music
Date: 1921

First line/ Refrain: When the silver moon is beaming (first line of text)
Title: My black Bess
Composer: Von Tilzer, Harry
Publisher: E.T. Paull Music Co.
Date: 1899

First line/ Refrain: When the sugar moon am moonin' (first line of chorus)
Title: Sugar moon
Composer: Wenrich, Percy
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Date: 1910

First line/ Refrain: When the toil of day is o'er (first line of text)
Title: Shaky eyes
Composer: Armstrong, Harry
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: When the war is over ev'ry nation at peace (first line of chorus)
Title: Yankee Doodle's in the fight to stay
Composer: Guy, Harry P.
Publisher: Universal Music Co.
Date: 1918

First line/ Refrain: When yo grow up my black eyed angel (first line of chorus)
Title: Yo's honey to yo' mammy jes' the same
Composer: Kendis, James
Publisher: Kendis-Brockman Music Co. Inc.
Date: 1917

First line/ Refrain: When you hear dem a bells go ding, ling, ling (first line of chorus)
Title: A hot time in the old town
Composer: Metz, Theodore A.
Publisher: Willis Woodward & Co.
Date: 1896

First line/ Refrain: When your daughter's ta'en away (first line of text)
Title: Eva to her papa : song
Composer: Howard, G. C. (George Cunnibell)
Publisher: Oliver Ditson & Co.
Date: 1870

First line/ Refrain: When your daughters taen away (first line of text)
Title: Eva to her papa : as sung by little Cordelia Howard in her original character of "The gentle Eva" in Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Composer: Howard, G. C. (George Cunnibell)
Publisher: Horace Waters
Date: 1853

First line/ Refrain: Where is the azure beauty that once was in the skies (first line of text)
Title: Three questions : a ballad
Composer: Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond)
Publisher: Harold Flammer
Date: 1917

First line/ Refrain: Where the moon am a climbin' and the stars am a shinin' (first line of text)
Title: Emmalina
Composer: Potter, Bert
Publisher: Walter Jacobs
Date: 1905

First line/ Refrain: While doves were softly cooing (first line of text)
Title: The bull-frog and the coon
Composer: Nathan, Joseph S.
Publisher: Leo. Feist Inc.
Date: 1906

First line/ Refrain: While I am far away from you (first line of text)
Title: As long as there is love : I will love you
Composer: Guy, Harry P.
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Date: 1914

First line/ Refrain: While the birds were singing in the morning (first line of chorus)
Title: Kittie Wells : the only correct and authorized edition
Composer: Bishop, T. Brigham (Thomas Brigham)
Publisher: S.T. Gordon
Date: 1861

First line/ Refrain: While the wedding bells were ringing (first line of refrain)
Title: The fatal wedding
Composer: Davis, Gussie L.
Publisher: Spaulding & Gray
Date: 1893

First line/ Refrain: While the wedding bells were ringing (first line of refrain)
Title: The fatal wedding : descriptive waltz song
Composer: Davis, Gussie L.
Publisher: s.n.
Date: 18XX

First line/ Refrain: White folks attention, a song I'll sing to you (first line of text)
Title: Happy land of Canaan : popular banjo solo
Composer: Wray, Wm. A. (William A.)
Publisher: John Church, Jr.
Date: 1860

First line/ Refrain: Who dat a knockin' at the door below (first line of text)
Title: What you goin' to do when the rent comes 'round : (Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown)
Composer: Von Tilzer, Harry
Publisher: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.
Date: 1905

First line/ Refrain: Who dat knockin' at de do' (first line of text)
Title: Speak up, Ike, an' 'spress yo'se'f : (Encouragement)
Composer: Sawyer, Henry S.
Publisher: T.S. Denison & Co.
Date: 1922

First line/ Refrain: Who dat peeking roun de corner (first line of text)
Title: Miss spring : a song
Composer: Willard, Mary
Publisher: Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge, Inc.
Date: 1922

First line/ Refrain: Who're you for brown skin (first line of chorus)
Title: Brown skin : (who're you for?) : the singing one-step
Composer: Barton, Roy
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Date: 1916

First line/ Refrain: Why did you act that way, when you knew you didn't want me (first line of chorus)
Title: Why did you make me love you : then break my heart
Composer: Brooks, Shelton
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Date: 1917

First line/ Refrain: Why he's a cousin of mine (first line of chorus)
Title: He's a cousin of mine
Composer: Smith, Chris
Publisher: Gotham-Attucks Music Co.
Date: 1906

First line/ Refrain: Why the dearest days of my life were bandana days (first line of text)
Title: Bandana days : novelty fox trot song
Composer: Blake, Eubie
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Date: 1921

First line/ Refrain: Wiggle, giggle, look in her eyes (first line of chorus)
Title: The old time rag
Composer: Morse, Theodore F.
Publisher: F.B. Haviland Pub. Co.
Date: 1908

First line/ Refrain: With the moon, moon, moon
Title: Wid de moon, moon, moon : Negro love-song
Composer: Cook, Will Marion
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Date: 1907

First line/ Refrain: Within a Sunday school a little child one day (first line of text)
Title: Little black me : song & refrain
Composer: Chattaway, Thurland
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Date: 1899

First line/ Refrain: Won't you come home, Bill Bailey (first line of chorus)
Title: Bill Bailey, won't you please come home?
Composer: Cannon, Hughie L.
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
Date: 1902

First line/ Refrain: Won't you strut Miss Lizzie, get busy (first line of chorus)
Title: Strut, Miss Lizzie
Composer: Creamer, Henry
Publisher: Jack Mills Inc.
Date: 1921

First line/ Refrain: Woodman, woodman, spare that tree, touch not a single bough (first line of chorus)
Title: Woodman, woodman, spare that tree!
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Publisher: ABC Music Corp.
Date: [1939?], c1911

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