Songs We Like to Sing

Published 1912

Believing that there is a demand for a well balanced collection of familiar songs for assembly use--one designed primarily to give pleasure and inspiration rather than to teach music--this book has been compiled.

The fundamental idea underlying it has been to include only those songs which experience has shown that boys and gils of the North, South, East and West like to sing. Thus it avoids the defect common to many song collections, which contain a larg amount of material that no one enjoys singing. It is confidently believed that there is no song in the book that cannot be sung and enjoyed in the average school.

Before compiling the collection the publishers obtained from many teachers in different states lists of the songs that appeared on the greatest number of individual lists. This selection was again submitted for criticism and suggestions to many different teachers and supervisors; the collection represents, therefore, the judgment and experience of many.

For valuable assistance and suggestions the publishers desire to express their thanks to the following teachers, to whose coöperation they feel will be due a large share of whatever success the book may obtain: Professor William A. White, Northwestern University; Winifred Shumway, Houston, Tex; Herbert Griggs, New York City; Gracelynn Glidden, State Normal School, Sand Diego, Cal.; Eugenia H. Golding, Tampa, Fla; Mattie D. Embree, Meridian, Miss.; Eva Dungan, University of Oklahoma; George kimbrill, Bisbee, Ariz.p; Lula Griesenbeck, San Antonio, Tex; Verna B. Van Wormer, State Normal School, Ada, Okla.; Jessie Mae Agnew, Shreveport, La.; A. Mae Bacon, Oklahoma City, Okla.; H. D. Wilson, Louisiana Industrial Institute, Ruston, La.; M. Manora Boylan, State Normal School, Denton, Tex; H. W. Stopher, State Normal School, Natchitoches, La.; E. C. Marshall, Winfield, Kan.; Alva C. Lochhead, Ft. Worth, Tex; D. J. Evans, Little Rock, Ark.; Harriet Milledge, Atlanta, Georgia; Elizabeth Doak, Waco, Tex; Laverna Lossing, State Normal School, Flagstaff, Ariz.; F. W. Gillis, University Preparatory School, Tonkawa, Okla.; m. Edith Reynolds, Enid, Okla.; Katherine Murrie, Austin, Tex.

(not all the links below will work at this time, as I am still transcribing these songs.)
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Long, Long Ago
Ben Bolt
O, Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast
Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean
Auld Lang Syne
Bedouin Love Song
All Through the Night
Anvil Chorus
Scotland's Burning
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
The Quilting Pary
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Annie Laurie
Hail, Columbia
Good-Night, Ladies
Forth to the Battle
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Bridal Chorus From Lohengrin
The Heart Bow'd Down
Jingle, Bells
Isle of Beauty
In The Gloaming
Last Night, When All Was Still
The Maple Leaf For Ever
The Harp That Once Thro' Tara's Halls
Spirit of the Summer-Time
Love's Old Sweet Song
The Loreley
Loch Lomond
Comin' Thro' The Rye
Marseillaise Hymn
Maryland! My Maryland!
The Star-Spangled Banner
Stars of the Summer Night
The Old Oaken Bucket
Old Black Joe
Nancy Lee
Robin Adair
Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep
Soldier's Farewell
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes
Home Sweet Home
A Merry Life (Funiculi-Funicula)
My Bonnie
Soldier's Chorus
Cradle Song
My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night
My Heart's in the Highlands
The Three Chafers
The Blue Bells of Scotland
Out of the Deep
Sweet and Low
Massa's in De Cold, Cold Ground
Vesper Hymn
A Warrior Bold
Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
See the Conquering Hero Comes
Yankee Doodle
Then You'll Remember Me
Three Blind Mice
Old Folks at Home
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Now the Day is Over
Father, Breathe an Evening Blessing
As Pants the Wearied Hart
All That's Good, and Great, and True
Awake, My Soul
Come, Sound His Praise Abroad
Come, Thou Almighty King
Crossing the Bar
Father, Adored in Worlds Above
Lead, Kindly Light
Abide With Me
Softly Now the Light of Day
Hath Not Thy Heart Within Thee Burned
Holy, Holy, Holy
In The Hour of Trial
How Gentle God's Commands
Lord God of Morning
The Lord is My Shepherd
Angel Voices
O Worship the King
Lord, While for All Mankind We Pray
Praise to God, Immortal Praise
Father, Whate'er of Earthly Bliss
Nearer, My God, To Thee
Maker of All Things
Jerusalem the Golden
O God, I Thank Thee for Each Sight
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me
Rock of Ages
Gloria Patri
Onward, Christian Soldiers
God Be With You
Silent Night
Joy to the World
Old Hundred
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
The Lord's Prayer

© 1999, 2003 Lynn Waterman