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Ballads & Songs of the Civil War

By Jerry Silverman

Piano/vocal - Intermediate
Composed by Jerry Silverman. Style, Piano and Keyboard, Perfect binding, Songbooks, Piano Vocal, American Music, Folk. American. Book. 272 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #94734. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94734).

Item Number: MB.94734

ISBN 9781562225810. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

A comprehensive and historically significant song collection, this massive volume captures the hopes and tragedy of the Civil War era. Songs are grouped into the following categories: The Union, The Confederacy, Lincoln, Universal Sentiments, Soldiers Songs, Battles, Negro Spirituals & Abolitionist Songs, The Lighter Side, and Post Bellum. A special feature of this text is the inclusion of authentic formal and informal portraits, plus depicting military encampment of the aftermath of the battle. Arranged for voice with piano accompaniment and guitar chords.

  • Cairo  
  • Kingdom Coming  Performed by Henry Clay Work
  • Lorena  Performed by J.P. Webster, Words: Rev. H.D.L. Webster
  • Oh, Freedom 
  • Southrons' Chaunt Of Defiance  Performed by A.E. Blackmar
  • The Battle Hymn Of The Republic  Performed by Julia Ward Howe
  • Dixie  Performed by Words: Albert Pike, Music: Daniel D. Emmett
  • Johnny Is My Darling  Performed by Words: Father Reed
  • Marching Along  Performed by William B. Bradbury
  • Pat Murphy Of The Irish Brigade 
  • The Cumberland And The Merrimac 
  • Abraham's Daughter  Performed by Septimus Winner
  • Goober Peas 
  • The Brass-Mounted Army 
  • Booth Killed Lincoln 
  • Dixie's Land  Performed by Daniel D. Emmett
  • Flight Of Doodles 
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd  Performed by Words & Music: Adapted & Arranged By Lee Hays And
  • The Bonnie Blue Flag  Performed by Words: Harry Mccarthy
  • Weeping Sad And Lonely (When This Cruel War Is Ove  Performed by Henry Tucker, Words: Charles C. Sawyer
  • Who Will Care For Mother Now?  Performed by Charles C. Sawyer
  • Free At Last 
  • Here's Your Mule  Performed by Music: C.D.Benson
  • Jeff In Petticoats   Performed by Words: Henry Tucker, Music: George Cooper
  • Oh, I'm A Good Old Rebel  Performed by Music: Joe Bowers
  • Roll, Alabama, Roll 
  • The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh  Performed by Will S. Hays
  • The Southern Wagon 
  • The Young Volunteer  Performed by John Hill Hewitt
  • We Wait Beneath The Furnace Blast  Performed by Words: John Greenleaf Whittier, M:Martin Luther,Ch
  • All Quiet Along The Potomac  Performed by W.H. Goodwin, Mrs. Ethel Lynn Beers
  • Brother Green 
  • I Goes To Fight Mit Sigel  Performed by Words: F. Poole
  • I'll Be A Sargeant 
  • Marching Through Georgia  Performed by Henry Clay Work
  • Richmond Is A Hard Road To Travel  Performed by Music: Daniel D. Emmett
  • We Are Coming, Father Abr'am  Performed by L.O. Emerson, Words: James Sloan Gibbons
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home  Performed by Patrick S. Gilmore
  • A Life On The Vicksburg Bluff  Performed by Words: A. Dalsheimer
  • Clear The Track  Performed by Words: Jesse Hutchinson, Music: Daniel D. Emmett
  • De Day Ob Liberty's Comin'  Performed by George F. Root
  • Give Us A Flag 
  • Go Down, Moses 
  • Hard Times In Dixie  Performed by Words: M.K., Music: Eugarps
  • Sixty-Three Is The Jubilee  Performed by Words: J.L. Greene, Music: D.A. French
  • Home, Sweet Home  Performed by Henry Rowley Bishop, Words: John Howard Payne
  • I Can Whip The Scoundrel 
  • John Brown's Body 
  • Slavery Chain Done Broke At Last 
  • Somebody's Darling  Performed by John Hill Hewitt, Words: Marie Ravenal De Coste
  • The Battle Of Shiloh Hill  Performed by Words: M.B. Smith(Comp. C, 2d Regiment, Tx Volunte
  • The Grant Pill  Performed by Words: Harriet L. Castle, Music: J.C. Beckel
  • We Conquer Or Die  Performed by James Pierpont
  • Cumberland Gap 
  • The Battle of Shiloh 
  • Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!  Performed by George F. Root
  • Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!, Ii (Southern Version)  Performed by George F. Root
  • Nine Miles To The Junction 
  • Sambo's Right To Be Kilt  Performed by Music: S. Lover
  • The Valiant Conscript 
  • Billy Barlow-On The Times  Performed by Words: H. Angelo, Music:Billy Barlow
  • Do They Miss Me At Home?  Performed by S.M. Grannis, Words: Caroline A. Mason
  • Drink It Down 
  • Grafted Into The Army  Performed by Henry Clay Work
  • Just After The Battle  Performed by George F. Root
  • Maryland, My Maryland  Performed by Words: James R. Randall
  • Riding A Raid 
  • The Rebel Soldier 
  • There Was An Old Soldier 
  • Abraham's Daughter Ii 
  • Babylon is Fallen  Performed by Henry Clay Work
  • Lincoln And Liberty  Performed by Words: Jesse Hutchinson
  • Stonewall Jackson's Way  Performed by J.W. Palmer
  • The Faded Coat Of Blue  Performed by J.H. Mcnaughton
  • The Gold Band 
  • Virginia's Bloody Soil 
  • Old Abe Lincoln Came Out Of The Wilderness 
  • Southern Battle Cry Of Freedom  Performed by George F. Root
  • Tenting On the Old Camp Ground  Performed by Walter Kittredge
  • The Battle Cry Of Freedom, Ii (Battle Song)  Performed by Geroge F. Root
  • The Cumberland Crew 
  • The Liberty Ball  Performed by Words: Jesse Hutchinson
  • The Old Union Wagon  Performed by Words: John Hogarth Lozier
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas 
  • When Sherman Marched Down To The Sea  Performed by Words: S.B.M. Meyers, Music: E. Mack
  • For The Dear Old Flag I Die  Performed by Stephen Collins Foster, Words: George Cooper
  • High-Toned Southern Gentleman 
  • Just Before The Battle, Mother  Performed by George F. Root
  • Marching Song Of The First Arkansas (Negro) Regime 
  • The Blue And The Gray  Performed by Words: M.F. Finch, Music: Felix Schelling
  • The Fall Of Charleston  Performed by Words: Eugene T. Johnson
  • The New York Volunteer 
  • The Southern Soldier 
  • Billy Barlow  Performed by Ed Clifford
  • Overtures From Richmond  Performed by Words: Francis J. Child
  • The Battle Cry Of Freedom (Rallying Song)  Performed by George F. Root
  • The Vacant Chair  Performed by George F. Root, Words: Henry S. Washburn
  • We'll Fight For Uncle Abe  Performed by Frederick Buckley, Words: C.E. Pratt
  • Farewell To Grog  Performed by Words: Caspas Schenk, U.S.N.
  • Many Thousand Gone 
  • My Father, How Long? 
  • Steal Away 
  • The Army Of The Free  Performed by Words: Frank H. Norton
  • The John Brown Song 
  • The Southern Soldier Boy  Performed by Words: Captain G.W. Alexander
  • We've Drunk From The Same Canteen 
  • The Why And The Wherefore 

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    Larry U
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  • February 27, 2008 I hate sharps

    Some of these are great pieces but I hate to play sharps and, as a beginner, found many difficult.

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  • February 11, 2008 Great music

    The songs were very easy to play.They seem to take you back in time. The words are very thought provoking and sad.Great book.I play them all the time on my flute.

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  • April 26, 2006 LOVE IT

    I LOVE CIVIL WAR MUSIC!!! And this book is definitely THE BEST ANYWHERE. It's got all the major songs and ballads. The music is pretty easy to learn, but it kinda confuses my hands even though I've been playing for seven years. It jumps around a lot. The...

    music for Battle Hymn of the Republic is the best I've found anywhere. If you're going to buy anything, buy this!!!

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