Folk Songs of Many Nations

This is one of a series of posts about books used as source material for Art Song Central.

Book Title: Folk Songs of Many Nations
Editor: Louis Charles Elson (1848-1920)
Publisher: The John Church Company
Copyright: 1905

This book is now available at Google Books.

I also still have it available for download here at Art Song Central: Folk Songs of Many Nations


  • Alouette
  • All through the Night
  • Amaryllis
  • A Mighty Fortress is our God
  • Annie Laurie
  • The Apple Orchard
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Bolero Castellano
  • The bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomon’
  • Bonnie Dundee
  • The Broken Ring
  • The Campbells are comin’
  • Castilian Bolero
  • Charming Marguerite
  • City Lad and Country Lass
  • Comin’ thro’ the Rye
  • The Coolun
  • Dalecarlian Maiden’s Sung
  • Deo Gratias
  • Der Apfelgarten
  • Der Skreg en Fugl
  • Der Tiroler und sein Kind
  • Die verbrannte Maid
  • Dixie’s Land
  • Drink to me only
  • For he’s a jolly good fellow
  • Funicoli Funicola
  • The Girl I left behind me
  • Gone from me evermore
  • Hail Columbia
  • The harp that once thro’ Tara’s halls
  • Home, sweet home
  • How can I leave thee
  • I heard the Gull
  • J’ai perdu celle
  • John Anderson, my Jo
  • La Charmante Marguerite
  • The Lark
  • The Lass with the delicate air
  • The Little Dustman
  • Little Karen
  • The Little Red Lark
  • Loch Lomond
  • The Last Rose of Summer
  • The long, long weary day
  • Love’s Parting
  • The low backed car
  • Marseilles Hymn
  • Maryland, my Maryland
  • The Minstrel Boy
  • Moderen Synger
  • The Mother Sings
  • Must I then
  • My love’s an Arbutus
  • My old Kentucky home
  • My pretty Jane
  • Na Ostland vil ik varen
  • Nun ach! verlor ich Sie
  • Old folks at home
  • Old Hundred
  • The Red Sarafan
  • Robin Adair
  • The Sacrifice
  • Sailing o’er a Summer Sea
  • Sandmännchen
  • Santa Lucia
  • Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled
  • Siciliana
  • Songs my mother taught me
  • Spring Song
  • Städterbua und Âlmadirn
  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • The Switzer’s Farewell
  • Three-in-hand
  • The Three Ravens
  • ‘Tis the last Rose of Summer
  • To Anacreon in Heaven
  • To Araby will I wander
  • Troika
  • The Tyrolese and his Child
  • The Valley lay smiling
  • The Watch by the Rhine
  • Wearing of the Green
  • We won’t go home till morning
  • When love is kind
  • When the bloom is on the rye
  • Within a mile of Edinboro’ town
  • With my flocks

I had scanned this volume several years ago, but did not initially post it here as a source because about half the songs are arranged in four part closed score, rather than for voice and piano. I am, at least initially, making the entire volume available, until individual songs can be posted separately, and until Google makes their copy readable and downloadable.

My listing of the contents implies more selections than there are in the volume; some songs have two titles and therefore show up twice in the list.

Songs from these volumes will be uploaded as song posts are created for them. If you would like me to give priority to a song that is not yet posted, please let me know via the contact page.