The Just So Songbook by Edward German

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

Book Title: The Just So Songbook
Composer: Edward German
Publisher: Doubleday, Page and Company
Copyright: 1903

This collection is available in its entirety from the Internet Archive: The Just So Songbook


  1. When the Cabin Port-holes
  2. The Camel’s Hump
  3. This Uninhabited Island
  4. I Keep Six Honest Serving-men
  5. I Am the Most Wise Baviaan
  6. Kangaroo and Dingo
  7. Merrow Down
  8. Of all the Tribe of Tegumai
  9. The Riddle
  10. The First Friend
  11. There was never a Queen like Balkis
  12. Rolling down to Rio

Rolling down to Rio was a popular recital piece in the mid 20th century, but the rest of this charming song collection was largely ignored.

Songs from this volume 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.