Aura Lee

This was a Civil War song sung by soldiers of the North and South. It was revived under the name "Love Me Tender" and popularized by Elvis Presley.


From Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffman".

Bill Bailey

A music hall song by Hughie Cannon.

Can Can

From "Orpheus in the Underworld" by Offenbach.

Concerto Theme by Rachmaninoff

Fantaisie Impromptu by Chopin

This is the melody of the middle section. It was used for the song "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows."

First Noel

English carol could be as early as the 13th Century. First published in 1823.

Give My Regards to Broadway

George M. Cohan wrote this for his musical show "Little Johnny Jones" in 1904.


A broadside ballad registered by Richard  Jones in 1580. The song was referred to by Shakespeare in "The Merry Wives of Windsor". In 1865 the melody was used for the Christmas carol "What Child is This".

Hello My Baby

1899 Tin Pan Alley song, the first well-known song to refer to the telephone.

House of the Rising Sun

The melody is a traditional English folk song. It became a song about a brothel in New Orleans 1862-1874. It was recorded by Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and Nina Simone. The English group "The Animals" first heard her version.

Hungarian Dance #5 by Brahms

This was from music by Bela Keler, which Brahms mistakenly thought was a traditional folk song.

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

An 1849 poem by Edmund Sears, it was set to music in 1850 by Richard Storrs Willis.

Jingle Bells

Written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893), it was not originally a Christmas song.

Joy to the World

Kum Ba Yah

Liebestraum by Liszt

or, "Dreams of Love"

Lullaby by Brahms

Written for his friend Bertha Faber to celebrate the birth of her child. The word lullaby comes from two older English words:"lulla" and "bye". They were combined at the end of the 16th century.

Ma Blushin' Rosie

Made popular by Al Jolson.


Michael, Row the Boat Ashore

African-American spiritual

My Gal Sal

Written in 1905, musicologists are still trying to discover "Who was My Gal Sal?" The latest research was published in 2017.


My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice

From the opera "Samson and Delilah" by Saint-Saens.

New World Symphony Theme

Popular tune from Dvorak's symphony.

O Come All Ye Faithful

O Holy Night

Ode to Joy from the Ninth Symphony by Beethoven