Songs of the British Isles

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

Book Title: Songs of the British Isles
Subtitle: A collection of forty popular English, Irish, Scotch and Welsh Songs with Piano Accompaniment
Editor: Max Spicker (1858-1912)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Copyright: 1909

A complete copy is available via Google Books: Songs of the British Isles


  • The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington
  • Down Among the Dead Men
  • Drink to Me only with thine Eyes
  • Early one morning
  • Gaily the troubadour
  • Hearts of oak
  • Here’s to the maiden of bashful fifteen
  • I will give you the keys of heaven
  • John Peel
  • My lodging is on the cold ground
  • Sally in our alley
  • Twankydillo
  • The Vicar of Bray
  • The girl I left behind me
  • The harp that once thro’ tara’s hall
  • Kate Kearny
  • Kathleen Mavourneen
  • Kitty of Coleraine
  • The last rose of summer
  • The little red lark
  • The minstrel-boy
  • My love’s an arbutus
  • Oft in the stilly night
  • Tho’ the last glimpse of Erin
  • The Widow Malone
  • Annie Laurie
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • The Blue Bells of Scotland
  • The Campbells are Coming
  • Comin’ Through the Rye
  • The Land o’ the Leal
  • Leezie Lindsay
  • Loch Lomond
  • My heart is sair for somebody
  • Robin Adair
  • Scots wha hae
  • Within a mile of Edinboro Town
  • All through the night (Ar hyd y nos)
  • Men of Harlech (Rhy felgyrch Gwyr Harlech)

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