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First line/ Refrain: Rally 'round the flag boys, rally once for all (first line of text)
Title: Yankee Doodle's in the fight to stay
Composer: Guy, Harry P.
Publisher: Universal Music Co.
Date: 1918

First line/ Refrain: Real bad coon once came to town (first line of text)
Title: He's up against the real thing now
Composer: Williams, Bert
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern
Date: c1898

First line/ Refrain: Ree, Ro my true love (first line of chorus)
Title: Going ober de mountain
Composer:
Publisher: Geo. P. Reed
Date: 1843

First line/ Refrain: Ribber is a glistenin' in de moonlight (first line of text)
Title: Nobody's lookin' but de owl an' de moon
Composer: Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond)
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern
Date: 1901

First line/ Refrain: Rock a bye my baby (first line of chorus)
Title: Plantation lullaby : a Southern ballad
Composer: Stevens, Vernon
Publisher: A.J. Stasny Music
Date: 1921

First line/ Refrain: Rock him to sleep to an fro (first line of chorus)
Title: Mammy's honey : a darkey lullaby
Composer: Howe, Charles T.
Publisher: Charles T. Howe & Donnell Music Co.
Date: 1899

First line/ Refrain: Rock me in my Mississippi cradle (first line of chorus)
Title: Mississippi cradle : waltz
Composer: Olman, Abe
Publisher: Forster Music Pub.
Date: 1921

First line/ Refrain: Rosie, you are ma posie (first line of refrain)
Title: Ma blushin' Rosie : ma posie sweet
Composer: Stromberg, John
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Date: 1900

First line/ Refrain: Round de meadows am a ringing (first line of text)
Title: Massa's in de cold ground
Composer: Foster, Stephen Collins
Publisher: Firth, Pond & Co.
Date: 1852

First line/ Refrain: Rufe Johnson leads a band (first line of text)
Title: Rufe Johnson's Harmony Band
Composer: Brooks, Shelton
Publisher: Maurice Abrahams Music Co.
Date: 1914

First line/ Refrain: Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown what you goin' to do when the rent comes 'round (first line of chorus)
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: 'Skeeters am a hummin' on de honey suckle vine (first line of text)
Title: Kentucky babe : a plantation lullaby
Composer: Geibel, Adam
Publisher: White-Smith
Date: 1896

First line/ Refrain: 'Skeeters am a hummin' on de honey suckle vine (first line of text)
Title: Kentucky babe : song and chorus
Composer: Geibel, Adam
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Date: 1896

First line/ Refrain: Sad are the thoughts that memory discloses (first line of text)
Title: Love's eternity
Composer: Guy, Harry P.
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Date: 1915

First line/ Refrain: Sailor sailed away (first line of text)
Title: Ji-Ji-Boo : novelty song fox trot
Composer: Meyer, Joseph
Publisher: Fred Fisher
Date: 1922

First line/ Refrain: Saint Louis blues
Title: The St. Louis blues
Composer: Handy, W. C. (William Christopher)
Publisher: Pace & Handy Music Co.
Date: 1914

First line/ Refrain: Salamader Jones, wizard of the bones(first line of text)
Title: That welcome on the mat ain't meant for me
Composer: Edwards, Gus
Publisher: Gus Edwards Music Pub. Co.
Date: c1907

First line/ Refrain: Sally dear I'm gwan to leave you (first line of text)
Title: Good bye Sally dear
Composer: Howard, Frank
Publisher: O. Ditson
Date: 1849

First line/ Refrain: Sam Johnson was a machinery man with ideas of his own (first line of text)
Title: Let me down easy, or, The machinery man
Composer: Farrel, Tom
Publisher: Will Rossiter Publisher
Date: 1906

First line/ Refrain: Sam Johnson was a suitor for Miss Maria's hand (first line of text)
Title: Why don't you get a lady of your own
Composer: Williams, Bert
Publisher: Edward, B. Marks
Date: c1920

First line/ Refrain: Sambo says to Dinah (first line of chorus)
Title: Sambo and Dinah
Composer: Cole, Bob
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Date: 1904

First line/ Refrain: Sandman's a comin' 'round my baby (first line of chorus)
Title: De sandman's comin' 'round : lullaby
Composer: Keiser, Robert A.
Publisher: Hugo V. Schlam
Date: 1900

First line/ Refrain: Sandman's blown his horn (first line of text)
Title: Sleep ma honey : lullaby
Composer: Livernash, Will L.
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: Sandy, my dusky Sandy (first line of chorus)
Title: Dusky Sandy from Sandusky Ohio
Composer: Hoffmann, Max
Publisher: Shapiro
Date: 1911

First line/ Refrain: Sang the little mister bull frog (first line of chorus)
Title: The bull-frog and the coon
Composer: Nathan, Joseph S.
Publisher: Leo. Feist Inc.
Date: 1906

First line/ Refrain: Say darkeys hab you seen da massa (first line of text)
Title: Kingdom coming : song and chorus
Composer: Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay)
Publisher: Root & Cady
Date: 1862

First line/ Refrain: Say Lize I lub you 'deed I do Lize I do (first line of text)
Title: Belle of Koontucky : march and two-step
Composer: Zickel, Harry H.
Publisher: W. C. Broadwell
Date: 1897

First line/ Refrain: Say, Jasper 'taint no use talking even though you talk from now till noon (first line of text)
Title: If the man in the moon were a coon
Composer: Fisher, Fred
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Date: 1905

First line/ Refrain: Say, Jasper 'taint no use talking even though you talk from now till noon (first line of text)
Title: If the man in the moon were a coon
Composer: Fisher, Fred
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Date: 1905

First line/ Refrain: Say, Jasper, 'taint no use talking even though you talk from now till noon (first line of text)
Title: If the man in the moon were a coon
Composer: Fisher, Fred
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Date: 1905

First line/ Refrain: Says Mandy Jones (first line of text)
Title: Dusky Sandy from Sandusky Ohio
Composer: Hoffmann, Max
Publisher: Shapiro
Date: 1911

First line/ Refrain: See him marchin' along (first line of chorus)
Title: My choc'late soldier Sammy boy : song
Composer: Van Alstyne, Egbert
Publisher: J.H. Remick & Co.
Date: 1919

First line/ Refrain: See the great big crowd down on the levee today (first line of text)
Title: Loading up the Mandy Lee : song
Composer: Marshall, Henry I.
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Date: 1915

First line/ Refrain: See whar de twinkling stars am shining (first line of chorus)
Title: March black America : (a Negro oddity)
Composer: Zickel, Harry H.
Publisher: W.C. Broadwell
Date: 1895

First line/ Refrain: Sence Bill Tafts cum to Washington (first line of text)
Title: Possum : the latest craze
Composer: Cohen, J. B.
Publisher: Pease Piano Co.
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: Shaky eyes, oh, oh, those shaky eyes (first line of chorus)
Title: Shaky eyes
Composer: Armstrong, Harry
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: Shall I turn against my brother (first line of chorus)
Title: Uncle Tom's religion
Composer: Howard, G. C. (George Cunnibell)
Publisher: Horace Waters
Date: 1854

First line/ Refrain: She hollered brother, if you want to spread joy (first line of chorus)
Title: Pray for the lights to go out : a Negro shouting song
Composer: Skidmore, Will E.
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co., exclusive selling agents
Date: 1916

First line/ Refrain: She is my darktown lady (first line of chorus)
Title: My darktown gal
Composer: Johnson, Lee
Publisher: The Zeno Mauvais Music Co.
Date: 1897

First line/ Refrain: She is my Honolulu lady (first line of chorus)
Title: My Honolulu lady
Composer: Johnson, Lee
Publisher: Zeno Mauvais Music Co.
Date: 1898

First line/ Refrain: She is my lady hottentot (first line of chorus)
Title: My lady hottentot
Composer: Von Tilzer, Harry
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Von Tilzer
Date: 1901

First line/ Refrain: She is my queen (first line of chorus)
Title: My bamboo queen
Composer: Von Tilzer, Harry
Publisher: Harry Von Tilzer
Date: 1902

First line/ Refrain: She is no violet (first line of chorus)
Title: The little gypsy maid
Composer: Cook, Will Marion
Publisher: Harry von Tilzer
Date: 1902

First line/ Refrain: She was sweeter than the sweetest (first line of chorus)
Title: I aint a going to tell
Composer: Tannenbaum, J.
Publisher: O. Ditson
Date: 1868

First line/ Refrain: She's as pretty as a picture (first line of text)
Title: Cynth'a
Composer: Krafft, F. W.
Publisher: Walter Jacobs
Date: 1904

First line/ Refrain: Shout ho (first line of chorus)
Title: The Negro emancipation song
Composer: Webster, Joseph Philbrick
Publisher: H.M. Higgins
Date: 1862

First line/ Refrain: Since you went away, dear (first line of chorus)
Title: Since you went away
Composer: Brooks, Shelton
Publisher: Lew Berk Music Co.
Date: 1915

First line/ Refrain: Singing row away row, O'er de waters so blue (first line of chorus)
Title: The gum tree canoe
Composer:
Publisher: Geo. P. Reed
Date: 1847

First line/ Refrain: Skies am gray (first line of text)
Title: Honey town : a plantation lullaby
Composer: Widener, Stanley F.
Publisher: Theo. Presser
Date: 1906

First line/ Refrain: Sleep ma honey sleep
Title: Sleep ma honey : lullaby
Composer: Livernash, Will L.
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: Sleep ma little baby 'coon (first line of text)
Title: Rockin' in de win' : (a raccoon lullaby)
Composer: Neidlinger, W. H. (William Harold)
Publisher: William Maxwell
Date: 1904

First line/ Refrain: Sleep, sleep, rest ma honey chile (first line of chorus)
Title: Sleep ma honey : lullaby
Composer: Livernash, Will L.
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: Slip on your Sunday go to meetin' gown (first line of text)
Title: Below the Mason-Dixon line
Composer: Reed, David
Publisher: Maurice Shapiro
Date: 1910

First line/ Refrain: Snapping turtle
Title: Snappin' turtle : piano solo
Composer: Cook, Doc
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick Co.
Date: 1913

First line/ Refrain: Snow ball, ragtime march
Title: Snowball : (rag)
Composer: Stokes, Nellie M.
Publisher: J.H. Remick
Date: 1906

First line/ Refrain: So come to our watah million party (first line of chorus)
Title: The watermelon party
Composer: Levi, Maurice
Publisher: Rogers Bros. Music Pub. Co.
Date: 1901

First line/ Refrain: So when you hear dem church bells ringin' (first line of chorus)
Title: Sweet Suzanne
Composer: Europe, James Reese
Publisher: F.B. Haviland Pub. Co.
Date: 1910

First line/ Refrain: Softly in my dreams (first line of text)
Title: Mississippi cradle : waltz
Composer: Olman, Abe
Publisher: Forster Music Pub.
Date: 1921

First line/ Refrain: Some coons have only got one yellow lady (first line of text)
Title: I've got a gal for ev'ry day in the week
Composer: Von Tilzer, Harry
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Von Tilzer
Date: 1900

First line/ Refrain: Some folks dey hab it awful easy (first line of song)
Title: Trouble
Composer: Meakim, Fletcher
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Date: 1902

First line/ Refrain: Some green cucumbers, some stewed tripe rare (first line of chorus)
Title: You'll never need a doctor no more
Composer: Smith, Chris
Publisher: Skidmore music Co
Date: c1921

First line/ Refrain: Somebody's hat is hanging on the rack (first line of chorus)
Title: That welcome on the mat ain't meant for me
Composer: Edwards, Gus
Publisher: Gus Edwards Music Pub. Co.
Date: c1907

First line/ Refrain: Sometimes I close bofe of ma eyes (first line of text)
Title: Floating down the Nile
Composer: Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond)
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Date: 1906

First line/ Refrain: Standing on the corner with a can of corn (first line of text)
Title: Hot corn
Composer: Smith, Chris
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick
Date: 1908

First line/ Refrain: Stars are shining (first line of chorus)
Title: Phoebe : an Ethiopian lullaby
Composer: Mack, Andrew
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Date: 1894

First line/ Refrain: Stars shone bright and the moon gave light (first line of text)
Title: Mamie! Come kiss your honey boy
Composer: Irwin, May
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Date: 1893

First line/ Refrain: Started one night, feelin' quite bright (first line of text)
Title: Jes' 'cause de moon was shinin'
Composer: Kerker, Gustave
Publisher: Sol Bloom
Date: 1902

First line/ Refrain: Steamboat whistle's blowing (first line of text)
Title: Good bye Dinah
Composer: Edwards, Gus
Publisher: Gus Edwards Music Pub. Co.
Date: 1908

First line/ Refrain: Stop your cryin' angel child (first line of text)
Title: Pickaninny's slumber song
Composer: Reese, Paul
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Date: 1919

First line/ Refrain: Streets are gay (first line of text)
Title: On emancipation day
Composer: Cook, Will Marion
Publisher: Harry von Tilzer
Date: 1902

First line/ Refrain: Strike de toe and heel nigger (first line of chorus)
Title: Alabama Joe : the original, as sung by the Guinea Minstrels
Composer:
Publisher: C. H. Keith
Date: 1834

First line/ Refrain: Strolling out one morning (first line of text)
Title: Whar de watermelon' grow
Composer: Rosenfeld, Monroe H.
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Date: 1898

First line/ Refrain: Sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home (first line of text)
Title: My old Kentucky home, good night
Composer: Foster, Stephen Collins
Publisher: Morison Kyle
Date: 18XX

First line/ Refrain: Sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home (first line of text)
Title: My old Kentucky home, good night
Composer: Foster, Stephen Collins
Publisher: Firth, Pond & Co.
Date: 1853

First line/ Refrain: Sunflower aint de daisy (first line of text)
Title: Don't be what you ain't
Composer: Hein, Silvio
Publisher: Edward B. Marks
Date: 1920

First line/ Refrain: Suzanne was a gal I cert'nly did admire (first line of text)
Title: Sweet Suzanne
Composer: Europe, James Reese
Publisher: F.B. Haviland Pub. Co.
Date: 1910

First line/ Refrain: Sweetie dear, there's a taxi waitin' (first line of text)
Title: At the high brown babies' ball
Composer: Davis, Benny
Publisher: Leo. Feist Inc.
Date: 1919

First line/ Refrain: Swell coons from Piety hill they gave a ball (first line of text)
Title: Ma ragtime baby : original rag time song & chorus
Composer: Stone, Fred S.
Publisher: Whitney Warner Pub. Co.
Date: 1899

First line/ Refrain: Swing round and show yo' clothes my lady (first line of chorus)
Title: Eli Green's cake walk
Composer: Koninsky, Sadie
Publisher: J.W. Stern
Date: 1896

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