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".
A music hall song by Hughie Cannon.
From "Orpheus in the Underworld" by Offenbach.
This is the melody of the middle section. It was used for the song "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows."
English carol could be as early as the 13th Century. First published in 1823.
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".
1899 Tin Pan Alley song, the first well-known song to refer to the telephone.
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.
This was from music by Bela Keler, which Brahms mistakenly thought was a traditional folk song.
An 1849 poem by Edmund Sears, it was set to music in 1850 by Richard Storrs Willis.
Written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893), it was not originally a Christmas song.
or, "Dreams of Love"
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.
Made popular by Al Jolson.
Written in 1905, musicologists are still trying to discover "Who was My Gal Sal?" The latest research was published in 2017.
From the opera "Samson and Delilah" by Saint-Saens.
Popular tune from Dvorak's symphony.