Illinois Sheet Music and Song Books Collection


Illinois Sheet Music and Song Books Collection


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This collection contains sheet music and song books published in Illinois or about Illinois topics.

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The German Volunteers!
Song celebrating Union general Franz Sigel and his division of German volunteers.

Can the Soldier Forget!
Lyrics describe memory and longing for loved ones. Music torn from songbook without notation of the book information.

Old Glory Rough on Democrats Campaign Songs
Compilation of Republican campaign songs, including Veterans Hallelujah Chorus; Stand, Patriots, Stand!; Where Am I At; We'll Rally to the Flag; The "Premium" Marching Through Georgia; and Bye, Bye Old Grover.

Chicago Day Waltz, October 9th, 1893
Instrumental music played for the World's Columbian Exposition.

Columbia's Guardian Angels
Lyrics depict hope for Union victory in battle. Cover depicts border of images depicting memories surrounding title.

Come Home, Father
Children's song about father's absence

Could I = Vorrei
Love song about singer wanting to comfort loved one in loneliness.

Dear Old Illinois
Lyrics describe memory of life in Illinois. Sheet includes letter from Senator Charles Percy

Dinna Fret
Lyrics describe worry for loved one

Dirge for a Soldier
Funerary song for soldier

Dixie Doodle: Rag-cake walk, march two-step
Rag-Cake Walk March-Two Step

Dr. Keeley's Triumphal March
The Keeley Institute was founded in Dwight in 1879 by Leslie Keeley, and, until it closed its doors in 1965, offered treatment to cure alcoholism. At the peak of the institute's popularity, there were more than 200 locations across the U.S. and in…

Douglas' Funeral March
Instrumental music in honor of Stephen A. Douglas.

Down by the Embarras
Lyrics refer to rivers in Illinois.

Col Ellsworth Requiem March
Instrumental music. "To the memory of Col E. E. Ellsworth who fell at Alexandria, VA. May 24, 1861." Cover depicts portrait of Col. Ellsworth with images of him in battle and crowds at grave surrounded by flags and vines. Name Emily M. Bristol…

Fair Illinois
Lyrics depict Illinois geography, natural resources, and cities.

Fairy Waltz
Instrumental music. Cover depicts fairy in the middle of a lily pad

The First Battle Song
William Jennings Bryan campaign song for 1900 election. Cover depicts portrait of William Jennings Bryan and a drawing of justice.

Flag Ever Glorious
Lyrics depict American flag and its role in patriotism. "Suitable for all Patriotic Occasions" Lyrics on cover.

Freedom and Glory: A Song for the Army and Navy
Lyrics depict battles and roles of the Army and Navy. "Dedication, by permission, to Captain William A. Moffett, U.S.N."

General Grant's Funeral March
Instrumental music. Cover depicts portrait of Ulysses S. Grant surrounded by two crossed flags, a laurel, sword, and rifle.

General McClernand's Grand March
Instrumental music. "Composed and most respectfully dedicated to Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand." Cover depicts portrait of John A. McClernand in military uniform.

General Sherman and His Boys in Blue
Lyrics depict William Tecumseh Sherman leading Union troops into battle at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, and Sherman's March to the Sea. Cover depicts William Tecumseh Sherman in military uniform. Page 2 is a compilation of songs for sale by…

Georgia Grand March
Instrumental music. "Dedicated to 1st Regiment Ills. Nat. Guards and the members of the Chicago Southern States Association on their visit to Augusta, Ga., Nov. 15, 1895." "Compliments of The Augusta Southern Railroad"
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