• Thanks for the Memories

    Mitchener, Hardy A., 1919-1957

    This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a song along with a tiny illustration of a soldier in prison. The song is called "Thanks for the Memories" and is attributed to L. G. Young,…

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  • The Sour Apple Tree, or Jeff Davis' Last Ditch

    Turner, J. W

    This is a folio-sized song, original Civil War period ballad by J. W. Turner about Jefferson Davis. The cover features a cartoon depicting Davis wearing a dress.

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  • Star of Liberty

    "Star of Liberty" sheet music to Gov. I. G. Harris. Words written by Randel Weber. Music written by Dr. O. Becker. Entered according to Act of Congress, A. D.1861, by J. A. McClure, in the Clerks offi…

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  • We Shall Overcome (Festival Edition), circa 1959

    Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956, Seeger, Pete, 1919, Hamilton, Frank, Carawan, Guy

    Based on a 1903 gospel version by Reverend Charles Tindley of Philadelphia, and in 1946, the song for striking employees of the American Tobacco Company, "We Shall Overcome" spread through the country…

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  • "Get in the Game" by Berton Bellis

    Bellis, Burton

    Patriotic poem about rationing during World War I written by St. Louis poet Berton Bellis and sent to Governor Tom C. Rye. This work reflects the patriotic attitudes and spirit of self-sacrifice preva…

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  • Kriege Rations

    Mitchener, Hardy A., 1919-1957

    This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows the remainder of the song, "Thanks for the Memoires," which begins on the previous page of the diary. Another song, "Kriege Rations," is also…

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  • They Sleep in the South

    Sheet music titled "They Sleep in the South," music by Charles H. Levering.

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  • "High 'Cs," a song of the Civilian Conservation Corps

    Audio of "High 'Cs" song, composed by North Callahan.

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  • Stonewall Jackson's Last Words

    Meininger, J. C. (Julius C.)

    Sheet music, entitled "Stonewall Jackson's Last Words." There is a sketch of the re-enactment of Jackson's last words.

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  • I've Got a Place in Free Hill

    Garrett, Robert "Bud"

    Recording of Robert "Bud" Garrett singing "I Got a Little Place in Free Hill."

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  • "It's a long way to get the Kaiser" by Hettie Butler

    Butler, Hettie

    Patriotic song written by Hettie Butler of Martin, Tenn. during World War I and sent to Governor Tom C. Rye. This song celebrates the United States' military involvement in the conflict and emphasizes…

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  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Paull, E. T

    Eight-page sheet music with a full color cover. On the cover is a color reproduction of Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg. Companies selling this music are listed on the front cover.

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  • The Old Contraband

    Zieber, John L

    Sheet music, consisting of six pages, with an etching of an "African-American" representing the "Old Contraband." The composers are listed on the front cover.

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  • The Bonnie Blue Flag

    "The Bonnie Blue Flag" sheet music, dedicated to General John W. Geary and the Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps, United States Army. Entered according the Act of Congress A. D. 1864, by H. H. K.…

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  • Grafted into the Army

    Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884

    Six-page sheet music entitled "Grafted into the Army." On the front cover is a mother holding a pair of torn trousers. Below is a young soldier walking picket duty.

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  • Sketches for Music for Raven

    Van Vactor, David, 1906-1994, Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881

    Compilation of pencil sketches. All instrumentation is not defined.

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  • St. Louis Blues

    Sheet music cover for St. Louis Blues.

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  • United Confederate Veterans March

    Sheet music honoring the 1901 meeting of the United Confederate Veterans in Memphis. Pictured on the color title page are Robert E. Lee and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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  • Suffragette, oh suffragette

    The lyrics of this song lament the changes wrought by women's suffrage. The suffragette is portrayed as being "trapped in the politician's net" for Carrie Catt and Alice Paul. Her pure thoughts and po…

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  • The Conquered banner

    Rose, Kenneth D

    Ten-page sheet music entitled "The Conquered Banner." Poem was written by Father Abram Joseph Ryan under his pseudonym, "Moina." Music was written by Theodore La Hache. The last page contains advertis…

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