Here are seven of the pieces currently online in the Howard W. and Nancy A. Wildin Sheet Music Collection at the Foley Center Library at Gonzaga University ( digital.gonzaga.edu):
“The Art of Making Love,” composer John A. Coleman, 1893. First line of refrain: “He’ll kiss you for a start and press you to his heart.”
“Because He Loves His Mother,” composer Monroe H. Rosenfeld, 1899. First line: “Round the fam’ly table chatting when the lights were dim and low.”
“Belle of the Forest,” composer William C. Wright, 1848. First line: “The sun is sinking, dearest, upon the blue hill’s breast.”
“A Bird from O’er the Sea,” composer C.A. White, 1880. First line: “I’ve listened for his coming step.”
“An Old Faded Picture,” composer Harry Earl Bradt, 1890. First line: “In an old dusty attic in the house where I was born.”
“Outcast,” composer J.J. Fritz, ca. 1893. First line of refrain: “I’m an outcast, an outcast, without a friend …”
“All at Home,” composer John Hugh McNaughton, 1872. First line: “Twill no longer be lonely when we are all at home.”
“Alley of Chestnuts,” composer Herman Bemberg, lyricist Harold Boulton, 1895. First line: “Down in the alley of chestnuts, little child Marjorie cries.”
- Mike Prager
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