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1918 Patriotic Songs & Hymns

I found a book of songs from 1918 in an antique shop for like $10 and thought it'd be nice to scan and publish them online in case anyone would like to have the sheet music.

I bought it on a lark, but I thought this might be a nice way to memorialize the songs. Many of these don't have entries in Wikipedia or sheet music websites, despite being out of copyright.

The good news is that I've gotten all the files scanned, color corrected, and kind of straightened. The bad news is that I didn't name them until the end so only the minified final files are numbered. If you want larger formats, you'll need to download the originals and resize/recolor them yourself. It's tedious. Use Photoshop macros.

You can find the original cropped scans at this Google Drive link. If you want the original originals, contact me.

Cover page, two boys in military uniform with a fort illustration between them.

Table of Contents & Links

Capitalizations are transcribed to match the Table of Contents of the book. One other interesting note is the 1918 pledge of allegiance printed on the back cover. It turns out some lines were added over the years.

Song Links
Abide with me Song #23 (Page 1, Page 2)
All hail the power of Jesus’ Name Song #16
All through the night Song #51 (Page 1, Page 2)
America Song #6
America, America Song #19
American army hymn Song #19
America, the beautiful Song #18
Angel of peace Song #60
Annie Laurie Song #37
Auld Lang Syne Song #11 (Page 1, Page 2)
Away down south Song #54
Battle Hymn of the Republic Song #1
Battle prayer Song #64
Ben Bolt Song #27
Blest be the tie that binds Song #63
Boola song Song #54
Bring back my Bonnie to me Song #45 (Page 1, Page 2)
Columbia, the gem of the ocean Song #4
Come, Thou Almighty King Song #65 (Page 1, Page 2)
Dixie land Song #68
Dreaming of home and mother Song #20
Eternal Father, strong to save Song #32 (Page 1, Page 2)
Ever of Thee Song #53
Faith of our fathers Song #17 (Page 1, Page 2)
Fath’r and I went down to camp Song #28
Father, I bend to Thee Song #64
Fight the good fight Song #56 (Page 1, Page 2)
Firmly stand, my native land Song #59
God be with you till we meet Song #42 (Page 1, Page 2)
God, save our noble men Song #7
Good night, ladies Song #25
Hail, Columbia Song #5
Home again Song #50
Home, sweet home Song #29 (Page 1, Page 2)
How can I bear to leave thee? Song #15
How dear to my heart Song #71
I’m lonesome since I crossed Song #62
In days of yore Song #66
In the prison cell I sit Song #13
I wish I was in de land ob cotton Song #68
Jesus, lover of my soul Song #33
Just before the battle, mother Song #24
Keep the home fires burning (Till the boys come home) Song #3
Keller’s American hymn Song #60
Landing of the pilgrims Song #38
Lead, kindly light Song #30
Lift up your eyes, desponding Song #10
Love’s old, sweet song Song #35
Marseillaise hymn Song #21
Maryland, my Maryland Song #40
Maxwelton’s braes are bonnie Song #37
Motherland Song #41
My country ‘tis of thee Song #6
My Bonnie lies over the ocean Song #45 (Page 1, Page 2)
My faith looks up to Thee Song #48
My old Kentucky home Song #49
My own America Song #58
Nearer, my God, to Thee Song #39
Now, ‘neath the silver moon Song #44
O, beautiful beyond compare Song #41
O, beautiful for spacious skies Song #18
O, blest and happy land of mine Song #58
O, Lord of Hosts! Song #70
O, Master, let me walk Song #8
Oh, Columbia the gem Song #4
Oh, don’t you remember? Song #27
Oh! Say can you see? Song #2
Old folks at home Song #12
Once in the dear, dead days Song #35
Onward, Christian soldiers Song #52
Robin adair Song #36
Rock of Ages Song #43
Rocked in the cradle of the deep Song #14 (Page 1, Page 2)
Santa Lucia Song #44
Should auld acquaintance Song #11 (Page 1, Page 2)
Shoulder to shoulder Song #47
Sleep, my love, and peace attend Song #51 (Page 1, Page 2)
Soldier, to arms Song #47
Song of a thousand years Song #10
Speed our republic Song #61
Stand up for Jesus Song #69
Sweet and low Song #46
Tenting on the old camp ground Song #9
The battle cry of freedom Song #31
The breaking waves dashed high Song #38
The dearest spot is home Song #26
The dearest spot on earth to me Song #26
The despot’s heel is on thy shore Song #40
The girl I left behind me Song #62
The maple leaf forever Song #66
The old red, white and blue Song #67
The old oaken bucket Song #71
The star-spangled banner Song #2
The soldier’s farewell Song #15
The Son of God goes forth Song #22
The sun shines bright Song #49
The vacant chair Song #57
There’s a dear old flag floating Song #67
There’s a slogan ringing Song #34
They were summoned Song #3
Tramp, tramp, tramp Song #13
Victory Song #34
Way down upon the Swanee Song #12
We are tenting tonight Song #9
We shall meet Song #57
When Johnny comes marching Song #55
Yankee Doodle Song #28
Yes we’ll rally ‘round the flag Song #31
Ye sons of France, awake Song #21