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                                                                                        A few songs are shown with lyrics and chords  here

                                                                                        Songs that won the wars here  

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As with many songs in this series, these songs have been part of our culture and it would be a pity were they to disappear.

 According to the situation, songs such as these may be appropriate.  

This is a song sheet which can be printed. 

Find more songs here.


Finding a song etc on this page

Using your chosen search method, there are markers according to the type of song or theme within it.  

It's easy to forget that many of our songs include morbid topics.  They are so indicated and, unless others have been missed, let's assume that the rest are happy songs.

There's lots of links and some may decay.  When there's no link, just past the title into Google etc and what you want - lyrics, chords, score etc.  Help this page by responding to the page here.  Welsh songs including those in the English language welcomed.

An abbreviated song key appears at intervals with a pagetop link.  Over a hundred are shown as being traditional songs but there are repeats of many songs listed.

The Ulverscroft Song Books songs are in red or blue text according to book cover colour.

The Hootenanny Song Book songs are in this text - Banana Boat Song.  The text size doesn't reflect importance.  It does help distinguish titles and sources,  The book includes lyrics (not always in full, the chords and the score.

Songs in this text are not from specific souces.

youtube links appear thus    

Messing about on the River   Y^

  find all by searching for Y^.  More than thirty listed.  More here

After the Ball  .

Ain't she sweet?  T*

Alexander's Ragtime Band  3  . T*

All My Loving  5  .B^  lyrics/chords

Any Old Iron  7   C.^  T*  youtube

Ash Grove (The)  8  .

The Auctioneer Song  Y^  listening only!

Auld Lang Syne  10   S^  P^  T*

Auld Lang Syne  75   S^   T*                                                                          song key  pagetop here 

Baby Face  17  .

Banana Boat Song   71    J^     

Banana Boat song Y^  J^

Barbara Allen  92     D^  T*

Beautiful Dreamer  11 

Beautiful Dreamer 31 

Beer Barrel Polka (Roll out the Barrel)  12  C^  T*

Bells are Ringing (The)  13  .F^  V

Big Rock Candy Mountain, The  125  K^   T*

Billyboy   98  M^  T*

Billy Boy 14  .M^ lyrics/chords   T*

Bless 'Em All 15  . WW  P^   T*

Blow the Man Down  24 .M^   T*

Blow The Man Down    53    M^  T*  C*

Blue Bells Of Scotland, The    84     S^  T*

Blue Tail Fly, The (Jimmie Crack Corn) 116  A^  T*

Blowin' in The Wind  26  . D^  Wiki  lyrics and chords for guitar   R^

Boomps-a-Daisy  28  .  

Bring Me Sunshine  17  .T*

Buttons and Bows  30

By the Light of the Silvery Moon  19  . F^  T*

Bye, Bye Blackbird  31  . A^   T*

California Here I Come  20  .$   T*                                                                  song key  pagetop here 

Camptown Races  21  .T*   C*

Camptown Races  129   T*  C*

Catch a Falling Star  34  .$   R^

Chattanooga Choo-Choo  35  .T*

Charlie is My Darling  22  . S^ here   T*

Chim Chim Cher-ee 38  . F^

Clementine  23  . D^   T*   C*

Click Go the Shears  39  .A^   T*

Cockles and Mussels  24 . C^  D^  T*  C*

Cockles And Mussels  69    D^   T*   C*

Comin' Thru The Rye  144     S^   T*  C*

Comin' Thro' the Rye  41 . S^   T*  R^  C*

Combine Harvester   Y^   R^

Daddy's taking us to the zoo tomorrow Y^ K^

Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-wow  28 .  T*

Daisy, Daisy 29 .  C^?    T*

Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)  30 . I^   T*

Davy Crockett  $    Y^   R^?

Donald where's your trousers   S^   Y^   

Don't Dilly Dally on the Way  32  C^   T*

Do-Re-Mi  44  . F^                                                                                           song key  pagetop here 

Down By the Riverside  46  .

Down In The Valley  88  T^

Down at the Old Bull and Bush  33  C^  T*

Drunken Sailor, The  57     M^  T*  C*

Dry Bones   38    

Dry Bones  47  . Y^  hilarious  for carers

see also Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho  35 

Early One Morning  48  .   T*

Engine that could  Y^ T^ K^   Y^

Farmer In The Dell, The          120    K^

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton       110   S^  T*

For He's A Jolly Good Fellow     75    T*   C*

Frankie and Johnny      87   $  G^   T*

Frere Jacques  52  .      T*

Froggy Went A-Courtin    A^  Y^

                                                                                                                        song key  pagetop here                                   

Get Me to the Church on Time  53   F^  

Getting to Know You  54  . F^

Goodbye Dolly Gray  38  WW  P^   T*  V^

Good-bye-ee   56  .  WW  P^   T*

Good-Night, Irene  58 .  

Grandfather's Clock  107   T*   D^  C*

Green Grow The Lilacs  99   $

Greensleeves  103    G^?    T*  C*

Greensleeves  40  . G^?    T*  C*

The Gnu Song Y^ A^    

The Happy Wanderer  64  .  T*  C*

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes  65 .  T*  C*

Hello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend?  43  Y^   T*

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands  67 .  T*  H*  C*

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands  47    H*  C*

Hey Diddle Diddle     114   K^   T*

Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous     77   WW   T*

see also Mademoiselle from Armentieres  98  . WW  P^   T*

The Hippopotamus Song  Y^ A^

Home On The Range   17   T*   C*

Home on the Range  45  .$   T*  C*

I Belong to Glasgow  69  . S^   T*

I do Like to be Beside the Seaside  47  .  T*

I Gave My Love a Cherry  70  .      T*                                                                    song key  pagetop here 

I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)  142   T*

It Ain't Gonna Rain No More     78     C*

I Have a Song to Sing, Oh!  71  . G&S    (T*)

John Reed - I have a song to sing-o . G&S  Y^

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Y^ D^ but kids love it!   C*

I Know Where I'm Goin'  72  .

I Love a Lassie  73 .  S^  P^   T*

I love a lassie  S^  P^  Y^    T*

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles  52  .T*  C*

Island in the sun J^  Y^

It's nice to get up in the morning    S^    Y^  T*

It's Nice to Get Up in the Mornin'  84 .  S^

I Whistle a Happy Tune  75 .  F^                                                                          song key  pagetop here          

If You Knew Susie  78 .

Jamaica Farewell  86  .J^

Just A wee deoch an' doris    S^  P^   Y^   T*

Jamaica Farewell  70   J^

Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho  35   C*

see also Dry Bones  47  . Y^  hilarious  for carers

John Brown's Body  60 .D^  T*  C*

John Peel  61  .D^   T*   C*

John Peel   146 D^   T*

Just a Wee Deoch an' Doris  87  T*

Keep Right on to the End of the Road  65 .  S^   T*  C*

Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major  66  .WW  

King of the road  Y^

Kookaburra  89  .

KumBaYa  90       H*          C*                                                                                      song key  pagetop here           

Ladies of the harem Y^

Land of Hope and Glory  67  .   T*

Landlord, Fill The Flowing Bowl  82   C* T*   

Life On The Ocean Wave    57    M^  T*  C*

L'll Liza Jane       101     T*  C*

Little Bitty Baby    37  $

Little Brown Jug   77    T*  C*

The Little White Duck    Y^   A^  

Little bitty tear   Y^

Loch Lomond  144   S^   T*

Lavender Blue  92 .   T*

Let Him Go, Let Him Tarry  68  .  

Li'l Liza Jane  94 .

Lilli Marlene  70  .WW  P^

Little Brown Jug  72  .T*

Loch Lomond 73  . S^   T*

Looby Loo  119    K^ 

                                                                                                                           song key  pagetop here 

Mademoiselle from Armentieres  98  . WW  P^   T*  

see also Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous     77   WW   T*

Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats 99  .  T*

Marble Halls  Y^  V^ 

Mary Had A Little Lamb 114     K^  T*

Messing about on the River   Y^ M^  C*

Michael, Row the Boat Ashore  104    H*   C*

Michael Row The Boat Ashore  35    C*

Midnight Special, The 137    $  T^   C*

The Mole In The Hole  Y^  

Mulberry Bush, The 115   K^   T*

My Darling Clementine 93    D^   T*  C*

Marching Through Georgia  77  .$       T*                                                       song key  pagetop here           

Morning Has Broken 106  .

Morningtown Ride 107  .

My Blue Heaven 108  .

My Bonnie  80  .  S^   T*   C*

My Grandfather's Clock  81  .T*  D^  C*

Nobody Knows de Trouble I Seen  111  .   S*

Oh! Dear! What Can the Matter Be? 114 .  T*   C*

Oh! Susanna  116 .  $   T*  C*

Oh! Susanna  29  $   T*  C*

Ol' Man River  119  . $   S*   T*

One Man Went to Mow  121 .  K^   T*   C*

Over the Rainbow  122 F^

Oh What a Beautiful Morning  85  .F^                                                           song key  pagetop here 

Old Folks at Home  88  .$     T*   C*

Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)  28  T*  C*

Old Kentucky Home  30    T*

Old Macdonald   117    K^    (First known as Old MacDougal) C*

On Ilkla Moor Baht'at  90  .T*  C*

Pack up Your Troubles  92  . WW^  P^   T*  C*

Pick A Bale Of Cotton  127  

Polly Wolly Doodle  151    $   T*   C*

Pop Goes The Weasel  120      T*   K^

Putting On The Style  133    R^

Polly Wolly Doodle  94  . $   T*

A Pub with no Beer  124  .

Puff  The Magic Dragon 125  .  K^

Red Sails in the Sunset 126  .                                                                          song key pagetop here             

The Road to the Isles 127  .S^  P^   T*

Roamin' in the Gloamin'  95  .S^   T*

Rock Island Line, The  129    

Roll Out the Barrel  12  .C^   T*

The Run-away Train  Y^  

She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain 134   .  T*  C*

She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain  117   T*  C*

Shenandoah  64    T*   C*

Shenandoah  98  .  $   T*  C*

Ship Ahoy (All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor) 135  . M^ -ish   T*  C*

Sing A Song Of Sixpence  114    K^  T*

Singin' in the Rain  136  .F^

Sixteen Tons  67   $                                                                                       song key  pagetop here  

16 tons   $    Y^

Skip To My Lou  119 

Some Folks do 34   

Summertime  141  .

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 143  .F^

Sweet Betsy From Pike    112    T*   C*

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot  43    pos D^  S*   C*

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot  147  .S*   C*

Tea for Two  150  T*

That Doggie in the Window  151  . A^   K^

There is a Tavern in the Town  108  .T*  C*

Good old days  V^

Those Were the Days My Friend 153  .

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport  154  .D^ O^

Till the Boys Come Home (Keep the Home Fires Burning)  155  .WW

Tip Toe Through the Tulips With Me  156 .

Tulips from Amsterdam  159 .

Ugly Bug Ball  Y^ K^

Waiting at the Church 113  .

Waltzing Matilda  114  .WW  P^  O^   C*                                                                   song key pagetop here          

A Wand'ring Minstrel  166 . G&S

Whatever Will Be Will Be 171 .F^    Que Sera Sera Y^  lyrics/chords

What Shall We do with the Drunken Sailor?  115   .T*  C*

When I'm 64 B^ Y^

When Irish Eyes are Smiling 117  .I^   T*

When Johnny Comes Marching Home 173 .  T*  C*

When the Red, Red Robin  176 .  T*

Where Did You Get That Hat?  180 .

The White Cliffs of Dover  183  .WW

When You're Smiling 118  .

The Windmills of Your Mind  187  .  R^

Wish Me Luck  188  .WW

The Yellow Rose of Texas  191  .$

Yellow Submarine  192  .B^

Yesterday 193  .

Yes! We have no Bananas  119  .

You are My Sunshine  121  .

You Made Me Love You  122  .                                                                         song key pagetop here          



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