Pre-owned 1920-1950s popular Sheet Music.

 

Many of these songs have decorative front covers and some from the 1920s and ‘30s were especially stylish. A front cover picture is sometimes attributable to an artist and if so, will be named e.g. Cliff Miska, Heath Robinson, Huntrods, Fred Lowe, Rosebud studios or Barbelle. Other titles were published during the  Second World War (1939 –45), sometimes in a smaller size when ink and paper were in short supply.

These pieces of sheet music are secondhand, old and naturally enough, they may show signs of wear and tear. However, most of them are in excellent condition but in a few cases we consider that some damage such as edging tears, a shop stamp, pen marks or even in exceptional cases the use of tape to keep pages intact, are reasonable imperfections considering the age of these manuscripts. There are no detailed descriptions here as to the exact condition of the music listed below but please e-mail us for an honest appraisal of any particular piece or title.  As a guide, generally titles are priced in the range £10 - £30 (US$15-$45) + post and packaging.

 

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SONG TITLE

WRITER & COMPOSER

PHOTO

YEAR

12th Street rag – song version

A.Razaf/E.Bowman

Donald Peers

1942

12th Street rag –song version

A.Razaf/E.Bowman

Tito Burns

1942

12th Street rag – piano solo

Euday L. Bowman

Pee Wee Hunt

1944

40 Old Time Hits

Includes-After the ball, The band played on, Chinatown, my Chinatown, Comin’ thro’the Rye, Daisy Bell, How’d you like to spoon with me?, Merry widow waltz, Molly O, Nagasaki, Red river valley, Roamin’ in the gloaming, The sidewalks of New York, There is a tavern in the town, Waiting at the church, Will you love me in December? And many more.

n/a

© circa 1964

Academic Classics for the pianoforte No.83 – Rondo Brillante

Weber

n/a

Circa 1920

Academic Classics for the pianoforte No.116 –Sonata No.3 in C

Beethoven

n/a

Circa 1920

Academic Classics for the pianoforte No.139 – Sonata in F minor

Beethoven

n/a

Circa 1920

Academic Classics for the piano

Clement

n/a

Circa 1920

Ac-cent-tchu-are the positive – film: “Here come the waves”

J.Mercer/H.Arlen

Bing Crosby/Betty Hutton

1944

Adolf

Annette Mills

Arthur Askey + cartoon

1939

Adolf

Annette Mills

cartoon only

1939

Afganistan

William Wilander/Harry Donnelly

Illustration by Starmer

1920

After the ball (see 40 Old Time Hits)

Chas K.Harris

n/a

?

Again – film: “Road house”

Dorcas Cochran/Lionel Newman

Ida Lupina/Cornel Wilde/Celeste Holm/Richard Widmark

1948

Ah! Sweet mystery of life (The Dream Melody) for it is love alone that rules for aye! – film: “The Great Victor Herbert”

Rida Johnson Young/Victor Herbert

Susanna Foster/Allan Jones/Mary Martin

©1910

Ain’t misbehavin’- from “Connie’s hot chocolates”

A.Razaf/T.Waller/H.Brooks

n/a

1929

Ain’t misbehavin’

A.Razaf/T.Waller/H.Brooks

n/a

©1939

Ain’t she sweet

J.Yellen/M.Ager

Scovell & Wheldon

1927

Ain’t she sweet – From “Sensations of 1927" at Onchan Pavilion, Douglas, Isle of Man

Jack Yellen/Milton Ager

Marjorie Lotinga

1927

Alice blue gown – from the musical “Irene”

J.McCarthy/H.Tierney

n/a

© 1920

Alexander’s rag-time band

See “Rag-time”

 

 

All by yourself in the moonlight

Jay Wallis

Illustration by STYX

1928

Alleluia (from the motetExultate Jubilate) Song for Soprano voice

W.A.Mozart

n/a

Circa 1949

Alligator crawl

Thomas “Fats” Waller

Alligator illustration

© 1934

All my life – film: “Laughing Irish eyes”

Sidney Mitchell/Sam H.Stept

Phil Regan/Evalyn Knapp

1936

All my tomorrows lead me to you

Joyce Grenfell/Ricard Addinsell

Joyce Grenfell

1944

All of my life

Irving Berlin

n/a

1944

All our tomorrows

Jimmy Kennedy

Wilfred Pickles

1943

All the things you are

O.Hammerstein/J.Kern

Geraldo

1940

All the time – musical: “So this is love”

Desmond Carter/Hal Brody

n/a

1928

All through the day – film “Centennial Summer”

Oscar Hammerstein 2nd/Jerome Kern

Jeanne Crain/Cornel Wilde/Linda Darnell/Willaim Eythe

1946

All time Hit Parade selection

8 songs – 1/6d various

n/a

1946

All up and down the street

Elma T.Chapman

Illustration by SLD

1942

All of my life

Iving Berlin

Illustration

1944

All our tomorrows

Jimmy Kennedy

Maurice Winnick

1943

All over the place – film: “Sailors three”

F.Eyton/N.Gay

Tommy Trinder

1940

Alone – film: “A night at the opera”

Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown

The Marx Brothers+

1935

Along the Navajo trail

Larry Markes/Dick Charles/Eddie de Lange

Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters

1945

Always (I’ll be loving you)

Irving Berlin (b.1888-d.1989 nee Isadore or Israel Baline)

Jose Collins photo by Dorothy Wilding

1925

Always – film: “Christmas holiday”

Irving Berlin (b.1888-d.1989 nee Isador or Israel Baline)

Deanna Durbin

1925

Always in all ways – film: “Monte Carlo"

Leo Robin/Richard A.Whiting/W.Franke Harling

Jack Buchanan/Jeanette MacDonald

1930

Always in my heart – film: “Always in my heart”

K.Gannon/E.Lecuona

n/a

1942

Amapola (pretty little poppy)

Albert Gamse/Joseph M.Lacalle

Deanna Durbin

1940

America, I love you! – film: “Tin Pan Alley”

Edgar Leslie/Archie Gottler

Alice Faye/John Payne

©1915

American Cowboy Songs

An album of 17 cowboy songs by Sterling Sherwin including: Home on the range, The cowboy’s prayer, Lonesome cowpuncher, Back to the range, Bucking broncho, Little Mohee, Mesa wind, and more.

Illustration

1939

Among my souvenirs – film: “The best years of my life”

Edgar Leslie(b.1885-d.1976)/Horatio Nicholls (pseudonym for publisher “Lawrence Wright”)

Hoagy Carmichael

1947

Amor – film: “Broadway rhythm”

Skylar/Ruiz/Mendez

Charlie Spivak/George Murphy/Ginny Simms

1943

Amor amor –French/Spanish/English edition

J.Larue/Gabriel Ruiz/Sunny Skylar/Richard Lopez Mendez

Photos: Victoria Marino/Tino Rossi/Marie Jose/Jaime Plana/J-P. Dulay

1943

Amor amor – Spanish/English – film: “Broadway rhythm”

Gabriel Ruiz/Sunny Skylar/Richard Lopez Mendez

George Murphy/Ginny Simms + ad for “Buy War savings certificates”

1943

(The) ‘ampstead way – film: “London Town”

J.Burke/J van Heusen

Illustration/Sid Field

1946

An apple blossom wedding

Jimmy Kennedy/Nat Simon

Illustration/Johnny McMahon

1948

An apple for the teacher – film: “The Star maker”

Johnny Burke/James V. Monaco

Bing Crosby

1939

An Autumn ride (*1442 W.Paxton & Co)

Theo Bonheur

Illustration

circa 1920

And Mimi

Jimmy Kennady/Nat Simon

illustration

1947

And then it’s heaven

Eddie Seiler/Sol Marcus/Al Kaufman

Foster and Clarke

1946

Angela mia (My angel) – from the William Fox production “Street angel”

Maria Perrocato/Erno Rapee/Lew Pollack

Janet Gaynor/Charles Farrell

1928

An hour never passes

Jimmy Kennedy

Joe Loss

1944

Annabelle

Lew Brown/Ray Henderson

Deco illustration + Ted Lewos

 

Anna Lucasta – theme from the Jack Hylton production of the Broadway play at His Majesty’s Thetre, London

Ross Parker/Hugh Charles

Illustration (girl against a street lamp)

1947

Annie Laurie (see; 40 Old Time Hits)

(Maxwellton Braes are Bonnie) Lady John Scott

n/a

©1915

Anniversary song – film: “The Jolson story”

S.Chaplin/A.Jolson/Ivanovich

Larry Parks/Evelyn Keyes

1946

(The) Anniversary waltz

Al Dubin/Dave Franklin

n/a

1941

Anoranza campera – gran tango – Cancion

F.D.Velez/P.Cimaglia

Photos + illustration

Unknown

Another day

Harold Fields/Howard Barnes/Dominic John/Dane Hurst

Barbara Sumner

1949

Any ice today lady – the cyclonic dance rage of New York

Pat Ballard

Teddy Brown

1926

Any time at all

Jack Gold/Dick Emerson

Nat Temple

1946

Anywhere on earth is heaven

Ned Washington/Victor Young

“Hutch” Leslie Hutchinson

1942

Appelez ca comme vous voulez – French edition

J.Boyer/G. van Parys

Maurice Chevalier

1939

Apple blossoms in the rain – film: “Seven days ashore”

Mort Greene/Lew Pollack

Illustration

1944

Apple blossom time – (fox-trot)

Max & Harry Nesbitt

Illustration by Harwood + Joe Loss

1939

Apres la pluie le beau temps (Toolie poolie doolie)  - French edition

H.Kubnick/A.Beul/V.Horton

College Rythme/Jacques Helian/Patrice & Mario/L.van Burg/Ray Ventura

1948

April showers – film: “The Jolson story”

George Gard “Buddy”De Sylva(b.1895-d.1950)/Louis Silvers

Illustration

1921

Are my lanterns shining? (The Lamp song) – light opera: “The Rebel Maid”

Gerald Dalton/Montague F. Phillips

illustration

1921

Aren’t you’re glad you’re you –film: “The bells of St. Marty’s”

J.Burke/J. van Heusen

Bing Crosby/Ingrid Bergman

1945

Arm in arm (just you and me)

J.Church/S.Bradbury

Illustration + Les Allen

1940

Arm in arm (just you and me)

J.Church/S.Bradbury

Illustration + Norman Newman

1940

Around and ‘round the old band-stand

Harry Leon/Leo Towers/Lewis Ilda

Illustration + Mrs. Jack Hylton

1936

(The) Artist’s life – waltzes

Johann Strauss. Piano solo + violin & cello arranged by G.Farnell

Illustration by Holloway

© 1931

Arthur Askey – Big hearted Arthur’s Band Wagon song book – originally presented with Woman’s World.

Songs include:A Bee song, Health and efficiency, The First time I saw you, Don’t ever change, Chirrup, My heaven in the pines, Mama, I wanna make rhythm, Two bouquets, Gotta date in Lou’siana, A Moth song,carry me back to the lone prairie, A Ballad, The Snake charmer, Trusting my luck, It’s a long long way to your heart, and The Joo-Jah tree.

Arthur Askey

1939

As if I didn’t have enough on my mind- film: “Do you love me”

C.Henderson/H.James/ L.Newman

Maureen O’Hara/Dick Haymes/Harry James

1945

As time goes by – film: “Casablanca”

Herman Hupfeld

Ingrid Berman

© 1931

At last – film: “Orchestra Wives”

Mack Gordon/Harry Warren

Glenn Miller/Ann Rutherford/George Montgomery

1942

At the Balalaika film: “Balalaika”

Maschwyz/Wright/Forrest/Posford/Stithart

Nelson Eddy/Ilona Massey

1936

At the café Continental

Will Grosz/Jimmy Kennedy

Illustration

1936

At the close of a long, long day

Billy Moll/Johnny Marvin

Cyril Stapleton

©1932

At the woodchopper’s ball (see: “George Shearing”)

Joe Bishop/Woody Herman – piano arrangement by George Shearing

n/a

1939

Au revoir – from “Gracie’s working party”

Erwin Drake/Jimmy Shirl/Alstone

Gracie Fields

1947

Au revoir again

Nikki Mason/Teri Josefovits

Illustration by Holloway

1947

Ave maria

F.Schubert/W.Scott

Deanna Durbin

1940

A- you’re adorable (the alphabet song)

Kaye/Wise/Lippman

Ambrose

1948

A- you’re adorable (the alphabet song)

Kaye/Wise/Lippman

Donald Peers

1948

A- you’re adorable (the alphabet song)

Kaye/Wise/Lippman

Roberto Inglez

1948

A- you’re adorable (the alphabet song)

Kaye/Wise/Lippman

Perry Como

1948

(The) Baby show

Wise/Malcolm/Sanford

George Formby

1942

Baby, it’s cold outside – film: “Neptune’s daughter”

Frank Loesser

Ester Williams/Red Skelton/Ricardo Mantalban/Betty Garrett

1949

Bagdad

J.Yellen/M.Ager

Waring’s Pennsylvanians

1924

Bahama Mama (that Goombay tune)

L.Wolfe Gilbert/Charles Lofthouse

Illustration by Frederick S.Manning

1932

Balloon dance (Danse de ballon)

Piano solo by Donovan Meher

Illustration by W.George

©1928

Bandit’s song (Quando a notte)

Beda/Edward Teschemacher/Giuseppe Becce

Portrait drawing of Tino Pattiera in the Itala-Tonfilm “Fra Diavolo”

1931

(The) Band played on – film: “The Strawberry blonde” (see also: “40 Old Time Hits”)

Palmer/Ward

Rita Hayworth/James Cagney

1941

Barcolle – from The Tales of Hoffman

Offenbach – simplified edition for piano

Illustration

circa 1930

Barcelona indigo –yes! (a nutty 6/8 one step)

Raymond Wallace/Tolchard Evans

Cartoon by Harry Price

1926

(The) Barmaid’s song

Jimmy Kennedy

Florrie Forde

1930

(The Barmaid’s song

Jimmy Kennedy

Miss Jenny Howard

1930

Barrel organ rhapsody

Sonny Miller/George Posford

illustration

1945

(The) Bandmaster march – for piano

E.Kershaw

Illustration by W.George

1931

Basin Street ball

Benny Lamarr/Spencer Williams

Cartoon + Harry Parry

1942

Basin Street blues

Spencer Williams

n/a

1933

Bats in the belfry

Billy Mayerl (on a theme by Austen Croom-Johnson)

Illustration

1935

Bella bella Marie

Don Pelosi/Leo Towers/Gerhard Winkler

Illustration + Georges Guetary

1947

(The) Belle of New York – selection for piano from the musical comedy

Gustave Kerker arranged by C.Godfrey jnr.

n/a

circa 1920

Better not roll those blue, blue eyes

Kay Twomey/Al Goodhart

Illustration

1942

Beautiful – fox-trot song

Haven Gillespie/Larry Shay

cartoon by Fred Lowe

1927

Beautiful brown eyes

Arthur Smith/Alton Delmore

Jack Jackson

1943

Beautiful dreamer

Stephen Foster

Illustration + Bing Crosby

circa 1940

Beautiful eyes

Frankie Adams/Leonard Rosen/Neal Madaglia

Lind Joyce

1948

Beauty and the beast

Ida Hampden

n/a

© 1949

Be careful, it’s my heart- Film: “Holiday Inn”

Irving Berlin

Film stills/Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire

1942

Because (No.2 in Bb)

Teschemacher/D’Hardelot

n/a

©1920

Because of you

A.Hammerstein/D.Wilkinson

Billy Cotton

1940

Because of you

A.Hammerstein/D.Wilkinson

Leslie Howard

1940

Beer barrel polka (roll out the barrel)

L.Brown/W.Timm/J.Veivoda

Illustration + Bertha Willmott

1934

Beer barrel polka (roll out the barrel)

L.Brown/W.Timm/J.Veivoda

Illustration + Jack Payne

1934

Begin the beguine – film: “Broadway melody”

Cole Porter

Leslie Hutchinson aka “Hutch”

1935

Begin the beguine – film: “Hers to hold”

Cole Porter

n/a

1935

Beg your pardon

F.Craig/B.Smith

Illustration

1947

Behind the clouds (are crowds and crowds of sunbeams)

B.Davis/George Gard “Buddy”De Sylva (b.1895 – d 1950)

Joe Loss

© 1926

Bell bottom trousers

Moe Jaffe

Cartoon + Harry Lester

1944

Bell bottom trousers

Moe Jaffe

Cartoon + Max & Harry Nesbitt

1944

Bell bottom trousers

Moe Jaffe

Cartoon + Gracie Fields/Jack Davey

1944

Bells

Christopher Grant

Henry Hall

1935

Bells across the meadow – A characteristic intermezzo

Paino solo by Albert W. Ketelbrey

Illustration by W.George

1921

Bells of old St. Ives

E.Oxenford/A.Saxelbye

n/a

1921

Beneath the lights of home – film: “Nice girl?”

Walter Jurmann/Bernie Grossman

Deanna Durbin

1941

Beside an open fireplace

Denniker/Osborne

Illustration by Fred Lowe /Jack Payne

1929

Better not roll those blue, blue eyes

Kay Twomey/Al Goodhart

illustration

1942

Betty Blue

T.Murray/R.Leveen

Illustration + The Five Smith Brothers

1947

Beware of April rain

Fred S.Tysh/Victor Delta

Gracie Fields

1949

Bewitched (bothered and bewildered)

L.Hart/R.Rodgers

Billy Cotton

1941

(La) Beguine (it’s the beguine) – film: “Il est charmant/He has such charm” – French editionguine) - film:d bewildered)

A.Willemetz/J.Laidlaw/R.Moretti

Henry Garat/French film scene

1932

BILLY MAYERL  (see: Mayerl)

 

 

 

BING CROSBY Hits selection

Piano solos by George Zalva of 5 songs

Bing Crosby

1939

Bing sings – 2nd selection of his greatest hits

Arranged by Reg Connelly

Bing Crosby

1944

Bingo farm – fox trot – featured in the Vine and Russell Revue

Ralph Stanley/Nat Ayer

n/a

1925

(The) Birds in the trees (Les oiseaux dans les branches) – for violin & piano

Jean Neago

n/a

1949

(The) Birth of the blues – film: “The best things in life are free"

B.G.de Sylva/Lew Brown/Ray Henderson

Sheree North/Gordon MacRae/Dan Dailey/Ernest Borgnine

1926

Bitter sweet – piano selection

Noel Coward arranged by H.M.Higgs

n/a

© 1929

Bless ‘em all “The service song”

J.Hughes/F.Lake

Cartoon + George Formby

1940

Bless this house

H.Taylor/M.H.Brahe

n/a

© 1927

Bless you (for being an angel)

E.Lane/D.Baker

The Ink Spots

1939

Blossoms on Broadway – film

L.Robin/R.Rainger

Shirley Ross

1937

Blossoms on the bough

Sammy Gallop/Carl Sigman

n/a

1949

Bluebells of Scotland with variations (Banks sixpenny edition no.167)

Ryder arranged by Geo.H.Farnell

Illustration by Huntrods + ad on back cover

1932

Bluebird of happiness

Heyman/Davies/Harmati

Gracie Fields

1940

Bluebird sing me a song

B.Davis/J.Hanley

Illustration by Fred Lowe + Dorothy Ward

1928

Blue clouds

F.Wise/D.Bergman/E.Lecuona

Frankie Masters

1941

Blue Hawaiian waters and golden sands

Muriel Watson/Jack Denby

Felix Mendelssohn

1946

Blue ribbon gal

Ross Parker/Irwin Dash

Syd Dean

1949

Blues in the night (my Mama done tol’ me)

Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen

n/a

1941

Blue room – film: “Words and music” based on the lives of Rodgers & Hart

Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart

Illustration of a show girl

1948 ©1926

(The) Blue train

Dion Titheradge/Jay Gorney

n/a

1927

Boa noite (good-night) – film: “That night in Rio”

Mack Gordon/Harry Warren

Alice Faye/Don Ameche/Carmen Miranda

1941

Boiled beef and carrots

Collins/Murray

Harry Champion

1939

Boogie woogie bugle boy

Don Raye/Hughie Prince

n/a

© 1941

Boogie woogie suite (Blues, Jive, Drag, Stomp, Rag, Jump)

Fats Waller

Fats Waller

1945

Boo-hoo

Heyman/Lombardo/Leob

Illustration

1937

Boom (Why does my heart go)

Trenet/Goetz

Harry Roy

1939

Boom (Why does my heart go)

Trenet/Goetz

Jack Hylton

1939

Boston bounce

Al Dallas/Bunny Lamarr/Benny Lamarr

Illustration by LN + Harry Parry

1944

Bow bells – film: “Dancing with crime”

H.Purcell/B.Bernard

Richard Attenborough/Sheila Sim

1947

(The) Bowery (see “40 Old Time Hits)

Chas H.Hoyt/Percy Gaunt

n/a

©1925

BONHEUR, THEO – see also pre-1920s lists

 

 

 

An Autumn ride – (W.Paxton & Co. No. 1442 )

Theo Bonheur

Illustration

circa 1920

(The) Gay Gordons march – piano version

Theo Bonheur

Illustration

circa 1930

(A) Spring ride piano solo

Theo Bonheur

Illustration

1920

(A) Spring ride – piano duet version

Theo Bonheur

Illustration

1920

(A) Winter ride – piano duet version

Theo Bonheur

Illustration

circa 1920

****

 

 

 

Brazil (aquerela do Brasil)

S.K.Russell/Ary Barroso

n/a

1941

Bread and butter woman

Allan Roberts/Lester Lee

Danny Kaye

1947

Break of day –film “Waltz Time”

Alan Stranks/Hans May

Richard Tauber

1945

(The) Breeze and I – from “Andalucia”

Stillman/Lecuona

Caterina Valente

© 1940

Brighterland – Feldman 6d edition No.2506

12 popular song successes arranged by R.S.Stoddon

n/a

1933

Brindisi – drinking song (“Libiam ne’ lieti ca' drinking esses arranged by R.S.Stoddonlici”)

G.Verdi

n/a

© 1938

Bring out the little brown jug

M & G. Franklin

Illustration + Harry Korris

1939

Broken-hearted clown

Art Noel/Don Pelosi

Illustration + Henry Hall

1937

(A) Brown bird singing

R.Barrie/H.Wood

Bird singing

1922

Brush those tears from your eyes

Oakley Haldeman/Al Trace/Jimmy Lee

Evelyn Knight

1948

Busy line

Murray Semos/Frank Stanton

Janet Brown + telephone illustration

1949

But definitely – from “The Poor little rich girl”

Mack Gordon/Harry Revel

Shirley Temple

1936

(The) Butlin Camper’s song – see “Tramp, - see Camper'velrl" jugtramp, tramp”

 

 

 

Buttons and bows –film: “Paleface”

Jay Livingston/Ray Evans

Bob Hope/Jane Russell

1948

Button up your overcoat – from the Dominion theatre production of “Follow through”

De Sylva/Brown/Henderson

Golf ball illustration

1928

Bye bye baby

O.Motzan

Illustration by Pel studios + Vera Burt/Saxi Holtsworth

1924

Bye bye baby – film: “Gentlemen prefer blondes”

Leo Robin/Jule Styne

Jane Russell/Marilyn Monroe

1949

By the wishing well

Will Grosz/Hamilton Kennedy

Illustration + Vera Lynn

1940

Café in Vienna (Sag’ es mir noch einmal)

Jimmy Kennedy/Karel Vacek

Illustration + Donald Peers

1934

(The Café Mozart wltz – film: “The Third man"

Anton Karas

Film still:Joseph Cotton/Valli

1949

California sunbeam – featured in Jack Hylton’s “Together again” at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London

Sam H. Stept

Billing for Bud Flangan, Nervo & Knox, Naughton & Gold at the Victoria Palace, London

1946

Call her your sweetheart

Leon Payne

Frank Ifield

© 1949

see 1960s

Calling all workers – march for piano solo

Eric Coates

n/a

© 1940

Campbell Connelly’s 31st Selection

10 sings – 6d edition

n/a

1936

Campbell Connelly’s 37th Selection

12 songs – 1/6d edition

n/a

1940

Candy kisses

George Morgan

Danny Kaye

1948

Can’t help lovin’ dat man – from the musical “Showboat”

J.Kern/O.Hammerstein 2nd

Illustration

1927

Can’t help singing – film: “Can’t help singing”

E.Y.Harburg/J.Kern

Deanna Durbin/Robert Paige

1944

 Can’t we talk it over? – film: “Illegal”

Ned Washington/Victor Young

Margot Grahame

1931

Can’t you read between the lines?

J.Styne/S.Cahn

n/a

1945

Caravan

I.Mills/Duke Ellington/J.Tijol

Ambose

1937

Carefree

Gladys Adamson

Illustration

1929

Careless hands

B.Hilliard/C.Sigman

Derek Roy

1949

Careless hands

B.Hilliard/C.Sigman

Cyril Stapleton

1949

Carissima – piano selection from “A Musical Romance” presented by Lee Ephraim

Hans May (lyrics by Eric Maschwitz [not available here]

n/a

1948

Carolina – film: “House of Connelly”

Lew Brown/Jay Gornay

Janet Gaynor/Lionel Barrtmore

1934

Carolina

M & H.Nesbitt/J.Stodel

G.H.Elliott

1945

Carolina moon –valse with ukulele part

Benny Davis/Joe Burke

Miss Irene Hill

1928

Carolina moon – valse with ukulele part

Benny Davis/Joe Burke

Kathleen Kafla

1928

Carry on

J.O’Hagan/G.Dundas

Illustration

1931

Castles in the air

Worton David/Horatio Nicholls (pseudonym for publisher Lawrence Wright)

As sung by Syd Moorhouse

1921

Cavalry patrol (song of the steppes)

G. & H.Bantock

Hammer & sickle

1944

Ce matin meme – film: “Le chant de l’exile” – French edition

Edith Piaf/Jean Vals/H.Bourtayre

Film still

1943

Change your partner -(Paul Jones)

Feldman’s 6d edition No. 2507 – 12 songs arranged by R.S.Stoddon

n/a

1933

Changes

Walter Donaldson

Illustration

1927

Chanson d’amour (Liebeslied) op.71 for violin & piano

Jos Suk

n/a

© 1922

(La) Chanson du Macon – French edition

M.Chevalier/M.Vandair/H.Betti

Maurice Chevalier

1941

Chappell’s 3rd Song & Dance album

20 songs/44 pages

n/a

1934

Chappell’s 33rd Song & Dance album

7 songs/21 pages

n/a

1942

(A) Charabanc ride

Ezra Read

Illustration

1922

Charmaine

Erno Rapee/Lew Pollack

The Bachelors

© 1926

Chatterbox – film: “That’s right, you’re wrong"

Allan Roberts/Jerome Brainin

n/a

1939

Cheek to cheek

Irving Berlin

Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers

1935

Cherry blossom Lane (It looks like rain in)

E.Leslie/J.Burke

Illustration + Henry Hall

1937

Cherry blossom time – musical “The Nightingale”

Kennedy Russell/Martin Harvey/Sax Rohmer

Illustration by Berkeley Sutcliffe

1947

Cherry stones

John Jerome

The Radio Revellers

1949

(The) Chestnut tree – (includes dance steps)

J.Kennedy/T.Connor/H.Kennedy

C.L.Heimann

1938

Chewing a piece of straw

Howard Barnes/Hedley Grey

Cartoon

1945

Chick – waltz

E.Mack

n/a

Unknown

Chickery chick

Sylvia Dee/Sidney Lippman

cartoon + Carroll Gibbons

1945

Chickery chick

Sylvia Dee/Sidney Lippman

Cartoon + Billy Cotton

1945

(A) Child’s prayer

Seigfried Sassoon/Arthur Bliss

n/a

1927

(The) Chinaman’s song –from “Cairo”

Oscar Asche/Percy Fletcher

Illustration by B.Sayer

1921

Chinatown, my Chinatown (see “40 Old Time Hits”)

William Jerome/Jean Schwartz

n/a

©1910

Chinese laundry blues (Mister Wu)

Jack Cottrell

George Formby + illustration by Jeff Cook

1932

Ching a lings jazz bazaar

Howard Johnson/Ethel Bridges

Illustration by L.S.Reiss

1920

Chocolate soldier from the U.S.A.

Box/Cox/Ilda

Illustration

1944

Choo Choo blues

Mort Bosley/Henry Santrey/Elmer Barr

Train illustration by Perret

1922

Christmas Eve in fairyland

Tony Parry/Ross Parker

Gracie Fields

1949

Christmas memories – a dream fantasy

Herman Finck

Illustration by Collins

1928

Christmas polka

Jimmy Wakely/Doris Mayer

Jimmy Wakely

1949

Christopher Robin is saying his prayers (vespers)

A.A. Milne/H.Fraser-Simson

n/a

1924

Christopher Robin (three songs)

Christopher Robin is saying his prayers, alone in the dark and, at Buckingham Palace – A.A.Milne/H.Fraser-Simson

n/a hardback book

1924

Chug-a-lug (The Drink it down song)

Carlotta Lee/Sally Tatman

The Keynotes

1949

Church bells on Sunday morning

Jack Yellen/Sammy Fain

Gracie Fields

1949

Cigareets, whusky & wild wild women

Tim Spencer

Cartoon

1947

Cinephonic Selection of popular songs No. 9

9 hits with words and music

n/a

1937

Cinephonic’s 12th Selection

10 hits with words, for piano, accordion and guitar

n/a

1938

Circus

Bob Russel/Louis Alter

Joy Nichols

1949

Ciribiribin

C.Tiochet/J.Trevor/A.Pestalozza

n/a + Deanna Durbin

© 1935

Civilization (Bongo, bongo, bongo)

Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman

Illustration

1947

Clancy lowered the boom!

J.Lange/H.Heath

Donald Peers

1948

Clancy lowered the boom!

J.Lange/H.Heath

Billy Cotton

1948

Clicquot

Harry R.Reser

Illustration + The Clicquot Club Eskimos

1926

Clopin clopant – from the musical “Latin Quarter” at the London Casino (lyrics in French & English)

Bruno Coquatrix/Kermit Goell/Pierre Dudan

Georges Guetary

1947

Close to you

A.Hoffman/J.Livingston/C.G.Lampi

Illustration + Vera Lynn

1943

Close your eyes

D.Carter/H.M.Tennent

Illustration by Reg Eustace

1931

Coal-black Mammy

A.Cliff/I.St.Helier

Photo from “Co-optimists”

1921

Coax me a little bit

Charlie Tobias/Nat Simon

Sylvie Saint Clair

1946

Coffee on the morning and kisses in the night - film: "Moulin Rouge“

A.Dubin/H.Warren

Constance Bennett

© 1933

(The) Coffee song (They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil)

B.Hilliard/D.Miles

Frank Sinatra

1946

(The) Cokey cokey (put your left arm out) - include– instructions!

Jimmy Kennedy

Illustration

1942

Colleen

Jos.G. Gilbert/Lewis ilda

Illustration + Eric Winstone

1945

Come back – valse from “The Punch Bowl” at the Duke of Year’s Theatre

Daisy Fisher/Hero de Rance

Norah Blaney/Gwen Farrar

1924

Come dance with me

Dick Leobert/George Blake

Anne Shelton/ cover by Fred Low

1949

Come to me, bend to me – musical “Brigadoon”

Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe

n/a

1947

Come out, come out wherever you are – film: “Step lively”

S.Cahn/J.Styne

Frank Sinatra

1944

Come with me my honey

Mack David/Joan Whitney/Alex Kramer

Roberto Inglez

1944

Coming home

Billy Reid

Stan Atkins

1945

Coming home

Billy Reid

Stanley Black

1945

Coming home

Billy Reid

Danny Malone

1945

Coming home

Billy Reid

Jack Leon

1945

Coming home

Billy Reid

Eric Winstone

1945

 

 

 

 

Comin’ in on a wing and a prayer

H.Adamson/J.McHugh/R.Day

Bomber plane illustration

1943

Comin’ in on a wing and a prayer

H.Adamson/J.McHugh/R.Day

Bomber plane illustration+ Tommy Dorsey

1943

Comin’ thro’ the Rye (see “40 Old Time Hits)

Old Scottish Air – Robert Burns (1759-96)

n/a

©1914

Concerto for two

From Tchaikowsky’s Bb minor concerto arranged by Robert C. Haring/Jack Lawrence

Illustration + Vera Lynn

1941

Concerto in Bb minor

Arranged for piano by King Palmer as in the film “The Great lie” – Tchaikowsky

Bette Davis

1942

Conchita, Marquita, Lolita, Pepta, Rosita, Juanita, Lorez – film: “Priorities on parade”

H.Magidson/J.Styne

Betty J.Rhodes

1942

Confessin’ (That I love you)

A.J.Neilberg/D.Daugherty/E.Reynolds

Frank Ifield

© 1930

Confidentially

Reg Dixon

Reg Dixon

1949

Constantinople (comedy one-step)

Harry Carlton

Miss Cecil Cunningham

1928

Constantly – film: “Road to Morocco”

Johnny Burke/Jimmy van Heusen

Big Crosby/Bob Hope/Dorothy Lamour

1942

Consternation (piano solo)

George Shearing

George Shearing

1949

Coo but I’m glad I met you

A.Saxelbye/W.L.Morris

n/a

1926

Copa Cabana – from the musical extravaganza “Magic Carpet” at the Princes Theatre, London

Val Guest/Manning Sherwin

n/a

1943

Coppelia – selection – famous airs from the ballet

Ballet by Delibes arranged for piano by Ezra Read

Illustration

1922

Corn silk

I.Kahal/W.King/H.Bellis

n/a

1940

Coronation selection – Lawrence Wright's

8 items

King George VI

1937

(The) Coronation waltz

Jimmy Kennedy

n/a

1937

Country Gardens (piano solo – simplified version)

Percy A. Grainger

n/a

© 1930

Country style (Square dance) – film: “Welcome stranger”

Johnny Burke/James Van Heusen

Bing Crosby

1947

Cramer’s Rhythmic Piano Solos No.1 “Snakes and ladders”

Harry Engleman

n/a

1934

Cramer’s Rhythmic Piano Solos No.2 “Dominoes”

Thos. Haines

Reginald King

1935

Cramer’s Rhythmic Piano Solos No.3 “Blue nights”

Cicely Murkin

Illustration by N. George

1935

Cramer’s Rhythmic Piano Solos No.4 “Cannon off the cush”

Harry Engleman

n/a

1935

Cramer’s Rhythmic Piano Solos No.5 “Hop skip and jump”

F.H.Kickmann

n/a

1935

Cramer’s Rhythmic Piano Solos No.6 “Flying fingers”

F.H.Klickmann

n/a

1935

Cramer’s Rhythmic Piano Album

Includes: Chase the ace, Crown and anchor, Devil among the tailors, Fidgety digits, Rippling rhythm, and Finger prints

n/a

1937

Crazy for you

Billy Noddings

Alex Alexander’s Radio Boys

1931

Crownland – Feldman’s 6d edition No. 2990

9 songs arranged by R.S. Stoddon

n/a

1938

Cruising down the river-the winning song in the Hammersmith Palais “Write a tune song in the Hammersmith Palais "” contest.

Miss Eily Beadell/Miss Nell Tollerton

Illustration + Lou Preager

1945

Cruising down the river-the winning song in the Hammersmith Palais “Write a tune song in the Hammersmith Palais "” contest.

Miss Eily Beadell/Miss Nell Tollerton

George Bretton

1945

Cruising down the river-the winning song in the Hammersmith Palais “Write a tune song in the Hammersmith Palais "” contest.

Miss Eily Beadell/Miss Nell Tollerton

Bill Waddington

1945

Cruising down the river-the winning song in the Hammersmith Palais “Write a tune song in the Hammersmith Palais "” contest.

Miss Eily Beadell/Miss Nell Tollerton

Lou Preager

1945

Cruising down the river-the winning song in the Hammersmith Palais “Write a tune song in the Hammersmith Palais "” contest.

Miss Eily Beadell/Miss Nell Tollerton

Phil Green

1945

Cryin’ for the Carolines – from the talking film: “Spring is here”

S.Lewis/J.Young/H.Warren

L.Gray/Bernice Claire

1930

(The) Crystal gazer

Frank Petch

“Hutch”

1949

Cuanto le gusta we gotta get goin’ –film: “A date with Judy”

R.Gilbert/G.Ruiz

Elizabeth Taylor/Carmen Miranda/Jane Powell/Xavier Cugat

1948

(The) Cuckoo waltz

A.Stranks/J.E.Jonasson

Illustration + Joe Loss

© 1920

Cuddle up a little closer, lovely mine (see “40 Old Time Hits)

Otto Harbach/Karl Hoschna

n/a

©1932

Cupid on the cake – novelty fox-trot

E.Reavers/S.Myers

Illustration by Holloway

1930

Daddy’s little girl

B. Burke/ H.Gerlach

Dick James

1949

Daisy Bell (see “40 Old Time Hits)

Harry Dacre

n/a

©1925

Dance ballerina dance

Bob Russell/Carl Sigman

Vaughan Monroe

1947

(The) Dance of hours (suite de ballet) for piano from the opera “La Giocanda”

A.Ponchielli

Illustration

1928

(The) Dance of hours (suite de ballet) for piano from the opera “La Giocanda”

A.Ponchielle

Illustration

Arr. 1941

Dance of the raindrops

E.Reaves/T.Evans

Fairies illustration

1929

(The) Dance of the wooden shoes – from the First National and Vitaphone Picture "No,no, N“nette"

Herb Magidson/Ned Washington/Michael H. Cleary

Illustration of bikini girl on a propellor aeroplane = Alexander Gray/Bernice Claire

1920

Dance time (No.1 The waltz) No. 2879

10 pieces selected by Victor Silvester arranged by R.S.Stoddon

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Silvester

1937

Dance with a Dolly (with a hole in her stockin’)

Terry Shand/Jimmy Eaton/Mickey Leader

Stanley Black + illustration

1944

Dancing time – from “The Cabaret Girl” musical comedyt G.s - morceau or Dilvester arranged by R.S.Stoddona "

Georg Grossmith/Jerome Kern

n/a

1922

Dancing with my shadow

Harry Woods

Elsie Carlisle

1933

Dancing with tears in my eyes – waltz by the writers of “Tip-toe thro the tulips with me”

A.Dubin/J.Burke

Miss Dorothy Ward

1930

(The) Dancing years – piano selection

Ivor Novello arranged by C. Langdon

n/a

© 1939

Dans le chemin du retour (French edition) – film: “Le chant de l’exile”

M.Vandair/H.Bourtayre

Film still Tino Rossi

1942

Dance with a dolly (with a hole in her stocking)

T.Shand/J.Eaton/M.Leader

Illustration + Stanley Black

1944

Dapper Dan (from dear old Dixie land)

Albert von Tilzer (b.1878 – d.1956 nee Gumm or Gummblinsky)/Lew Brown

Illustration by F.E. Phares

1921

(The) Darktown strutters’ ball (inc. Italian parody)

Shelton Brooks

Lou Monte

1945

Darling

W.Grosz/W.May

Vera Lynn

1943

(The) Dashing white sergeant

Arranged by A. Petersen

Harry Davidson

1949

Dash’s 1942 song & dance album

12 songs by various

n/a

1942

(The) Daughter of Mademoiselle from Armentieres

T.Connor/R.Silver

Cartoon

1939

Dawn – a reverie in D flat

Felix Goddard

n/a

1922

(The) Day after forever – film: “Going my way"

Johnny Burke/Jimmy van Heusen

Bing Crosby

1944

Day by day

Sammy Cahn/Axel Stordahl/Paul Weston

Bing Crosby

1945

Daydreaming (all night long) – film “The Gay Impostors”

Johnny Mercer/Harry Warren

Rudy Vallee/Rosemary Lane/Hugh Herbert/Allen Jenkins

1938

(A) Day in toy town (book 2 for piano)

Elsie Hutchins

Illustration

© 1937

(The) Day you went away

Jimmy Wakely

Jimmy Wakely

1942

Deanna Durbin – album containing the life story and study with photographs and descriptions of several of her films.

Includes: My heart is singing, It’s raining sunbeams, I love to whistle, My own, You’re as pretty as a picture, Tis the last of Summer, and Invitation to the dance

Deanna Durbin

circa 1940

Dearest love – operetta

Noel Coward

Illustration by G.Calthorpe

1938

Dear hearts and gentle people

Bob Hilliard/Sammy Fain

The Radio Revellers

1949

(The) Dear little isle I love

Thelma Brakspear/Sonny Miller

Billy Ternent

1943

Dearly beloved – film: “You were never lovlier”

Johnny Mercer/Jerome Kern

Rita Hayworth/Fred Astaire

1942

December

Al Rinker/Floyd Huddleston

Les Baker

1949

Deep in the heart of Texas

June Hershey/Don Swander

Bing Crosby

1941

Deep purple

M.Parish/P. de Rose

n/a

1939

Delayed action – see: “George Shearing"

George Shearing

n/a

1941

Der Fuehrer’s face – Walt Disney film

Olive Wallace

Cartoon inc. Donald Duck

1942

(The) Desert Song – from the romantic operetta – see also “One alone” from the Desert Song

Harbech/Hammerstein 2nd/ Ronberg

Illustration

1926

Destiny waltz

Sydney Baynes

Illustration by Anna

© 1912-40

(The) Dickey-bird song – film: “three daring daughters”

H.Dietz/S.Fain

J.MacDonald/J.Iturbi/Jane Powell

1947

Did I remember – film: “Suzy” dedicated to Jean Harlow

Harold Adamson/Walter Donaldson

Jean Harlow/Franchot Tone/Cary Grant

1936

Did my heart beat, did I fall in love!

B.Russell/G.Meyer/P.Wendling

Illustration

1933

Didn’t you know (or didn’t you care)

Harry Castling/Maurice Scott

Miss Gertie Gitana

1922

Did your mother come from Ireland?

J.Kennedy/M.Carr

Illustration + Henry Hall

1936

Did you later ( A-hubba,hubba, hubba) – film: “Come back to me”

H.Adamson/J.McHugh

Carmen Miranda

1945

Dime a dozen

Cindy Walker

Harry Roy

1949

Dites-moi – from “South Pacific”

Rodgers & Hammerstein 2nd

Illustration/logo

1949

Does the spearmint lose it’s flavour (on the bedpost overnight?)

B.Rose/M.Bloom/E.Breuer

Miss Florrie Forde

1924

Do I really deserve it from you

S/Clare/G.Arnold/H.Williams

Illustration by Leff + Ben Bernie

1930

Doin’ what comes natur’lly –film: “Annie get your gun”

Irving Berlin

n/a

1946

(The) Doll dance

Nacio Herb Brown

Illustration

1926

Dolores – film: “The Gay City”

F.Loesser/L.Alter

Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra

1941

(The) Donkey serenade – film: “The Firefly”

Bob Wright/Chet Forrest/Rudolf Friml/Herbert Stothart

Jeanette MacDonald/Allan Jones

1937

Don’t ask me why

Joe Young/Robert Stoiz

Maurice Winnick

1931

Don’t ask me why

Joe Young/Robert Stoiz

Jack Payne

1931

Don’t ask me why – film: “Rio Rita”

Joe Young/Robert Stoiz

Gladys Moncrieff

1931

Don’t believe everything you dream – folm: “Around the world”

Harold Adamson/Jimmy McHugh

Kay Kyser

1943

Don’t bring Lulu

Billy Rose/Lew Brown/Ray Henderson

n/a

© 1925

Don’t cry Joe (let her go, let her go, let her go)

Joe Marsala

Bebe Daniels

1949

Don’t do that to the por puss cat

L.Sarony/F.Eyton

Carton + Leslie Sarony

1928

Don’t fall in love

Eddie Lisbona/Joe Lubin

Carl Carlisle/Maisie Weldon

1947

Don’t fence me in – film: “Hollywood canteen”

Cole Porter

Film stars

1944

Don’t forget the old folks at home

A.Noel/D.Pelosi

Illustration

1937

Don’t get around much anymore

Bob Russell/Duke Ellington

n/a

1942

Don’t make a song about it – Sing!

Tommie Connor/Desmond O’Connor/Walter Ridley

n/a

1947

Don’t say that nobody loves you

A.Gray/T.Connor

Randolf Sutton

1944

Don’t sit under the apple tree

L.Brown/T.Tobias/S.H.Stept

Cartoon

1942

Don’t sweetheart me

Cliff Friend/Charlie Tobias

Eric Winstone

1943

Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve – from “Follow a star”

Furber/Yellen/Ellis

Cartoon

1930

Don’t you know I care (or don’t you care to know)

Mack David/Duke Ellington

n/a

1944

(A) Door will open

Don George/John Benson Brokks

n/a

1944

Doreen – piano solo

Tony Lowry

Illustration by Holloway

1945

Do something – film: “Nothing but the truth”

Bud Green/Sam H.Stept

Helen Kane

1929

(The) Down and out blues – film: “Happy returns”

Sam Mayo with additional lyrics by Charles Dunn

Flanagan & Allen

1938

Down Argentina way – film: “Down Argentina way”

Mack Gordon/Harry Warren

Don Ameche/Betty Grable/Carman Miranda

1940

Down by the old mill stream

Tell Taylor

Bing Crosby

1948

Down ev’ry street

Art Noel/Don Pelosi

n/a

1940

Down forget-me-not lane

Morgan/Chester/Nicholls

Illustration + Marray & Mooney

1941

Down forget-me-not lane

Morgan/Chester/Nicholls

Illustration + Flanagan & Allen

1941

Down in the glen

Harry Gordon/Tommy Connor

Robert Wilson

1947

Down in the valley (hear that train blow) –film: “ Moonlight and cactus”

Frank Luther

The Andrews Sisters

1943

Down in the valley (hear that train blow) – film: “Moonlight and cactus”

Frank Luther

Lou Preager

1943

Down our way

Eugene James/Charles Murray

Gloria Brent