The Music of
William Shakespeare Hays
Will S. Hays
1837-1907

William Shakespeare Hays was born in Louisville, KY on 19 July 1837 and died there at the age of 70 on 23 July 1907. His parents were Hugh and Martha (Richardson) Hays. He married Belle McCullough in July of 1865. His known children are Mattie Belle Hays (dedicated to, in the song O, Let Me Kiss the Baby, 1867), Susie Hobbs Hays (dedicated to, in the song Kiss Me, Good Night, Mama, 1870) and Samuel Brown Hays (dedicated to, in the song How Much Does the Baby Weigh, 1880).

His most popular songs were Evangeline (1862), The Drummer Boy of Shiloh (1863), We Parted by the River (1866), The Little Old Cabin in the Lane (1871), Molly Darling (1871) [with 3 million copies published], Susan Jane (1871), Oh! Sam (1872), Angels Meet Me at the Cross Roads (1875). Early in de Mornin' (1877), Roll Out! Heave Dat Cotton (1877).

He composed approximately 350 songs. Two sigificant collections, detailed as items 286 (manuscripts) and 813 (prints and photographs), are at The Filson Club Historical Society of Kentucky.

NOTE: the Source* columns below refer either: (1) The Lester S. Levy Collection by Box/Item number; (2) the Library of Congress' LCCN or CALL numbers in brackets (which can be used to request copies from the Photoduplication Services Division there); (3) if just labeled "LoC" then it is available at the American Memories webpages at the Library of Congress; (4) Duke University; (5) UNC-CH refers to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Music Library; or, (6) UoSC refers to the Music Library of the University of South Carolina. Besides online sources, I am very indebted to the information in the unpublished (but available from University Microfilms International) Ph. D. dissertation (#8606219) [refered below in the source column as "Ref: MCC"] by Martha Carol Chrisman of Popular Songs of the Genteel Tradition: Their Influence on Music Education in Public Schools of Louisville, Kentucky, from 1850-1880 (November 1985) which specially contains a biography of Hays (pages 43-46), and a definitive song listing (pages 157-170) of his 350 known songs. A very interesting analysis of 175 of his songs is also included (pages 47-81). The primary sources for Hays songs refered to are: (1) Will S. Hays Collection, The Kentucky Library, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green; (2) the Filson Club in Louisville; and (3) the Margaret I. King Library at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.


Title

Words

Source*

1856

The Little Ones at Home (music by Charles L. Ward)

Hays

022/107

1857

The New Play Ground (music by Charles L. Ward) [31 Jul]

Hays

621110@LoC; Louisville: Tripp and Cragg

1858

Ella Bell (Arr. by William Plato) Hays 127/046
The Grave of Gentle Annie (Composed by Constant Hartman) Hays 127/073

1859

Fourteen Years Ago (music by William Plato)

Hays

Louisville: D. P. Faulds

Harry, the Beau of Mohawk Vale (A Reply to Bonnie Eloise)

Hays

Louisville: D. P. Faulds

The Dear Ones at Home (arr. by William Plato)

Hays

Louisville: Tripp and Cragg

The Turnpike Gate (aka Darling Kate) (Arr. by Charles Hebel)

Hays

Cincinnati: W. C. Peters and Sons; Songs of Yesterday: pp. 78-80

1860

Way Down in Dixie [aka, Away Down in Dixie's Land] (music by "Dixie, Jr." ["Young Dixie"]) "Jerry Blossom" 093/176; os76@UNC-CH; Louisville: D. P. Faulds and Co. [Boston: O. Ditson & Co.]

Blued Eyed Bonnie Bell (Arr. by Plato)

Hays

Louisville: Tripp and Cragg

Un Rayon D'Amour

Hays

Louisville: Tripp and Cragg

1861

Let Us Have Peace

Hays

093/115

The Union Forever, for Me!

Hays

090/100-1

1862

Evangeline

Hays

Duke; 129/046-9; 118/071

I Can't Help Dat, 'Taint My Fault [To Anybody. Sung by Everybody. Composed by Nobody.(Hays?)] Sombody [Hays?] 024/021@Levy; Louisville: D. P. Faulds
I'm Looking for Him Home (Ballad) Hays 200001357@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Louisville: D. P. Faulds

The Lone Grave by the Sea

Hays

129/097

That Southern Wagon (Patriotic Song, with Chorus)

Jerry Blossom (W. S. H.) [pseud. for Hays]

090/065; Louisville: D. P. Faulds

Woodland Whispers

Hays

Cleveland: S. Brainard Co.

Yes, We Think of Thee at Home! (Reply to Do They Think of Me at Home?)

Hays

Louisville: Wm. McCarrell

1863

Dat's Whats de Matter wid de Purps (aka That?s What?s the Matter With the Purps) (Comic Song) Hays? Hays?; 200002602@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Tripp & Cragg, Louisville, KY

Katy Darling

???

Ref: MCC

Marian Gray

Hays

b2017@Duke

The American Flag (A Patriotic Song and Chorus)

Hays

011/019; 087/006

The Drummer Boy of Shiloh

Hays

Duke; 093/051-3

The War Will Soon Be Over John

Hays

090/129

We May Never Meet Again

Hays

b2096@Duke

1864

Call Me No More, Mother! (a companion to Rock Me to Sleep Mother)

Hays

Louisville: D. P. Faulds; at Mills

McClellan Is The Man (Grand Rallying Song with Chorus)

Hays

006/076

My Southern Sunny Home (from Beautiful Songs of the South)

Hays

093/160-2; 133/160 (1872); New Orleans: Blackmar and Co.

Nigger Will Be Nigger

Hays

b1098@Duke; 024/079

Oh! I Wish This War Were Over

Hays

200001358@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Louisville: D. P. Faulds

The Constitution As It Is, The Union As It Was (Song and Chorus) [18 Mar]

Hays 200001354@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Louisville: D. P. Faulds

The Old Sergeant (A Hero of Lookout Mountain)

Hays

089/074

Will You Remember Me?

Hays

025/153

1865

I Am Dying, Mother, Dying

Hays

Cleveland: S. Brainard and Son

Canary Bird

Hays

093/026

Our Boys Have All Come Home (Song and Chorus)

Hays

1865-200001359@LoC/IHAS-CWM: Louisville: Louis Tripp

Sherman and His "Gallant" Boys in Blue

Hays

Louisville: D. P. Faulds

The Unhappy Contraband

Hays

scsm0081@LoC

The Wandering Refugee

Hays & Dr. W. B. Wood

094/077; 094/164-166; 102/112; b2099@Duke

1866

Mary's Waiting at the Window

Hays

129/103; (1867, arr. for guitar by C. Kinkle) 131/034; n1201@Duke

Nora O'Neal

Hays

b0972@Duke; 129/113-5

Take Me Back Home (from Beautiful Songs of the South)

Hays

130/103

We Parted by the River Side

Hays

130/123a; 130/124; 1882-08706@LoC; 1880-17711@LoC

1867

Katy McFerran

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters; at Mills

Kiss Me Good Bye, Darling

Hays

101/038-9; 129/083

Laura Lee (Heaven Claims Her as an Angel)

Hays

Cincinnati: J. L. Peters & Bro.

Little Sam

Hays

024/062; 024/063; 024/064

Mary, O! Come Back to Me

Hays

129/101

O, Let Me Kiss the Baby

Hays

106/070

The Moon Is Out to Night, Love

Hays

101/076; b0685@Duke

You've Been a Friend to Me

Hays

1879-11919@LoC

Write a Letter from Home

Hays

130/134-8; Duke

1868

A Heart That Rests Only for Thee

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

Beautiful Girl of the South (from Beautiful Songs of the South)

Hays

129/007-8

Coraline

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

Down by the Deep Sad Sea (Song for Mezzo Soprano or Alto or Baritone with Chorus Ad Lib)

Hays

sfpa00124@UC-B; New York: J. L. Peters, Plate No. 361-3

Driven From Home

Hays

129/41-4

Good Bye, Old Home

Hays

129/063

Good Bye, My Boy, Goid Bless You!

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

I Love You, Josephine

Hays

Washington D.C,: John F. Ellis and Co.

I'm Sitting by the Window (Song and Chorus) (arr. for guitar, by W. L. Hayden? from Peter's Collection of Standard Guitar Songs)

Hays

1874-10947@LoC

Jessie Dean

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

Mary O'More

Hays

129/102

Mistress Jinks--Wife of Capt. Jinks (aka Mistress Jinks of Madison Square)

Hays

024/068; 024/069; Duke

My Father's Growing Old

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

The Gay Young Clerk in the Dry Goods Store
(Comic Song with Chorus)

Hays

024/024

The Last Sweet Smile That You Gave Me

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

The Prettiest Girl I Know

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

We've a Man for Our Leader

Hays

Ref: MCC

Where Is My Husband Now?

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

1869

Belle Bradley

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

Darling Linnie Dorn

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

I'll Remember You in My Prayers (Song for Mezzo Soprano with Chorus ad lib.)

Hays

130/087[1869/1877]; 1874-10945@LoC (for Guitar, by W. L. Hayden)

I'm Still a Friend to You

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

I Kissed Her at the Gate

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

Jessie (Song for Mezzo Tenor and Mixed Chorus)

Hays

@LoC/IHAS-CWM; New York: J. L. Peters; Plate No. 704-3

Nannie Vane (What Would You Give to Know)

Hays

Louisville: Tripp and Cragg

No Name

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

Old Uncle Ben, The Colored Refugee

Hays

024/090

She's the Sweetest of Them All (Comic Song for Gentlemen, with Male Chorus)

Hays

131/105

Song of the Sewing Machine

Hays

053/063

Up in Das Pallon

Hays

160/171

What Will I Do When My Mother Is Dead?

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

When I Went Home With Belle (Song and Chorus)

Hays

130/126

Why Don't You Write to Me? (Song and Chorus)

Hays

131/158

Widow McGee

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

1870

Angel of My Dreams (Song and Chorus)

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters; 1885-12766@LoC (9 Jun)

Baby's Gone

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

Good Bye, Till I See You Again (Solo and Chorus)

Hays

132/150; 02129@LoC

I Don't Can Tolt You Vy (Comic Song and Chorus)

Hays

03688@LoC

Kiss Me, Good Night, Mamma

Hays

05025@LoC; 1874-03384@LoC (for guitar, by W. L. Hayden)

O! Pshaw! Gal! You Won't Do (Double Song and Dance)

Hays

134/013

Riding in a Sleigh (Song and Chorus)

Hays

062/052

Shamus O'Brien (Answer to Nora O'Neal)

Hays

134/106; Duke

The Night My Father Died (Song and Chorus)

Hays

02132@LoC

The Old Man's Drunk Again Hays New York: J. L. Peters

Truly Yours (Song and Chorus)

Hays

03685@LoC

1871

As Pants the Heart

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

Carrie Vaughn

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

Down in de Co'n Fiel' (Song and Chorus)

Hays

b0334@Duke; 1883[12 Oct.]-18461@LoC

Erin Must Be Free

Hays

Louisville: D. P. Faulds

Genevieve

Hays

New York: J. L. Peters

I Am Looking for Him Alone

Hays

Louisville: D. P. Faulds

Let Us Be Friends Forever

Hays

Louisville: D. P. Faulds

My Dear Old Sunny Home; or, Recollections of the Sunny South

Hays

133/143; Duke; 1874-10946@LoC (for Guitar, by W. L. Hayden)

No. 29 [aka Number Twenty Nine] (Song and Chorus)

Hays

058/094@Levy; New York: J. L. Peters

Susan Jane (A Famous "End Song" and Chorus) Hays Minstrel Songs, Old and New

O Sweet Was the Vale

Hays

Louisville: D. P. Faulds

Sweet Annie St. Clair

Hays

New York: J. L Peters

The Little Old Cabin in the Lane

Hays

025/065; 025/066; 1875-09375@LoC (for guitar, by W. L. Hayden); 1877-07397@LoC; b0840@Duke

The Cheek Has Borrowed from the Rose Hays Boston: O. Ditson
What Make em Wiggle So? Hays New York: J. L Peters
Widow Bedott Hays New York: J. L. Peters

1872

Darling, Weep No More Hays Boston: Oliver Ditson; at Mills
Dead, But Not Forgotten Hays New York: J. L. Peters

Do Not Turn Me From Your Door

Hays

105/047; (1872) 1873-00884@LoC; 1874-05568@LoC (for Guitar, by W. L. Hayden)

God Bless Robert Lee Hays Boston: Oliver Ditson
Little Dan Hays New York: J. L. Peters

Meet Me, Maggie (Song for Baritone or Bass, with Chorus)

Hays

133/123; 1874-05584@LoC (for Guitar, by W. L. Hayden)

Mollie Darling

Hays

133/136

Never Go Back on Your Friend Hays New York: J. L. Peters

Oh, Give Me a Home in the South! (Song and Chorus) (from Beautiful Songs of the South)

Hays

Duke; 12119@LoC

Oh! Sam (A Famous Minstrel Song)

Hays

025/090; 025/091; pp. 61-63 of Minstrel Songs Old and New (1883)

Our Little Pet Hays New York: J. L. Peters

Papa, Stay Home, I'm Motherless Now! (Song and Chorus)

Hays

106/103

Pretty Evaline Adair (Song and Chorus) [c1872; 1873] Hays @HSM/LoC
Quit Dat Tickling Hays Ref: MCC

Save One Bright Crown for Me (Song or Duet and Chorus)

Hays

1873-12291@LoC

1873

Ada Ray (Song and Chorus)

Hays

13405@LoC

Dinna Forget Yer Mither, Sandie (Scotch Ballad)

Hays

05301@LoC

Does He Ever Think of Me? Hays Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co.

Get Up and Shut the Door (Comic Song and Chorus)

Hays

133/140; 11975@LoC

Go and Learn a Trade Hays New York: L. L. Peters
Good As Wheat (by 'Old Rye' [pseud. for Hays]) 'Old Rye' [pseud. for Hays] 013/019@Levy; Louisville: D. P. Faulds

I Have No Home (Song and Chorus)

Hays

105/079; 1874-x0003@LoC (for guitar, by W. L. Hayden)

I Love You, My Love Hays New York: J. L. Peters
Julia, Tis of Thee I Sing Hays New York: J. L. Peters

Lost and Cast Away (Song and Chorus)

Hays

09437@LoC

May Heaven Protect Our Child (Song and Chorus)

Hays

13411@LoC

Mollie Darling Quickstep (Arr. for Brass Band by Oscar Coon, from Peters' Brass-Band Journal, No. 49 of 54)
contains Do Not Turn Me From Your Door and Mollie Darling

none

09398@LoC

My Every Thought of Thee Hays Ref: MCC

Take This Letter To My Mother (Song and Chorus)

Hays

183/093; Duke; 1882-08711@LoC; 08558@LoC (for guitar, by W. L. Hayden); 05643@LoC

That Little Girl of Mine (Song and Chorus)

Hays

13418@LoC

Where Has Ida Gone?

Hays

13421@LoC

Who Tied That Crape on the Door? Hays Louisville: Rogers Tully Co.
Why Don't You Come Home? (Song and Chorus) Hays New York: J. L. Peters; @IndianaLibrary

1874

Angels Guard My Little One (Song and Chorus)

Hays

03360@LoC

Be Still, Poor Heart! (Song and Chorus)

Hays

05565@LoC

Close the Shutters Gently; or, Little Mary (Song and Chorus)

Hays

10897@LoC

Dinna Forget Yer Promise, Jamie (Air: Dinna Forget Yer Mither, Sandie [by Hays, 1873]) (Scotch Ballad) (from Living Waters)

Hays

07943@LoC

Don't Drink Any More (Song and Chorus)

Hays

10900@LoC

Don't Forget Me! (Song and Chorus)

Hays

05569@LoC

Follow Up the Plow (Song and Chorus)

Hays

012/124; 05572@LoC

Good Bye to Drink (Song and Chorus) (Air: Good Bye, Old Home [by Hays, 1868]) (from Living Waters)

Hays

07939@LoC

I'm A-Gwine Down South

Hays

025/054; b0624@Duke; 10899@LoC

I'm Captain of the Guards (Character Song and Chorus)

Hays

054/060a; 14952@LoC

Jolly Fellows Galop (Arr. by Oscar Coon, from Peters' Social Orchestra)

none

14983@LoC

Kitty McKay

Hays

07949@LoC

Lennie Darling (Song and Chorus)

Hays

03381@LoC

Listen to My Prayerful Pleading (Song and Mixed Chorus) (Air: Do Not Turn Me From Your Door [by Hays, 1872])

Hays

10901@LoC

Maudie Moore (Song and Chorus)

Hays

14959@LoC

Medley of Hays' Songs (Arr. by Oscar Coon, from Peters' Social Orchestra)
contains: (1) Don't Forget Me; (2) Old Caleb;(3) Out on the Sea;(4) Lennie Darling and (5) Oh! Sam

none

14966@LoC

Mollie McGuire (Song and Chorus)

Hays

14944@LoC

My Lost Louise (Song and Chorus)

Hays

03383@LoC

Nora, the Pride of Kilkee (Song for Baritone, and Mixed Chorus)

Hays

03382@LoC

O! Miss Susie! (Song and Chorus) [c1874]

Hays

1875-03122@LoC

Oh, Remember Them in Your Prayers (Song for Mezzo Soprano with Chorus, ad lib.) (Air: I'll Remember You in My Prayers [by Hays, 1869]) (from Living Waters)

Hays

10902@LoC

Old Caleb!

Hays

025/092

Out in the Snow; or, The Drunkard's Child (Song and Chorus)

Hays

05589@LoC

Out on the Sea [Song (and Chorus, ad lib.)]

Hays

05588@LoC

Poor Old Grandpa (Song and Chorus) [24 Aug.]

Hays

10896@LoC

Send for Mother Hays New York: J. L. Peters

Sitting 'Round the Grate (Song and Chorus)

Hays

135/016; 14960@LoC

Susan Jane (for Guitar)

Hays

03345@LoC

Sweet Little May (Song and Chorus)

Hays

07921@LoC

Then and There (Song and Chorus) (arr. for Guitar, by W. L. Hayden)

Hays

05595@LoC

Walking on the Lawn (Song and Chorus)

Hays

10898@LoC

1875

100 Years Ago (Song and Chorus)

J. A. Nunes

015/043 (1876); 14183@LoC

Alone, and at Home (Ballad) (Song and Chorus)

Hays

03055@LoC (Song); 03119@LoC (Song and Chorus)

Angels Meet Me at the Cross Roads (Song and Chorus)

Hays

14160@LoC; 1876-03008@LoC; 025/004

Barney Machree (Song and Chorus)

Hays

06874@LoC

Beesmark

Hays

13444@LoC

Bessie, Will You love Me? (Song and Chorus)

Hays

06897@LoC

Call Her Back to Me? Hays Boston: Oliver Ditson Co.

Don't Forget Me, Hannah (Song and Chorus)

Hays

14182@LoC

Dora, Darling (Song and Chorus)

Hays

06871@LoC

Down Yonder in the Lane (Song and Chorus)

Hays

14179@LoC

Flirting on the Lake (Song and Chorus)

Hays

14175@LoC

Go! Flase One Hays New York: J. L. Peters
How Are All at Home (by 'Percy') Hays New York: J. L. Peters

I Will Be Home To-Night, Love (Song and Chorus) [31 Apr.]

Hays

03074@LoC

Is Mother There? (Song and Chorus)

Hays

09372@LoC

Jennie, the Flower of the Dell (Song and Chorus) (c1874)

Hays

03124@LoC

Jimmie Brown [the Paper Boy] (Song and Chorus)

Hays

03139@LoC

Madelaine Gray (Song with Chorus ad lib.)

Howard Paul

06858@LoC

My Dear Old Home (Song and Chorus)

Hays

06860@LoC

National Grange Song of America [by Hays?; c1875] Hays[?] 1876-00372@LoC

Put The Right Man at the Wheel (Song and Chorus)

Hays

007/113; 03115@LoC

Sing, Darkies, Sing! (Dance Song and Chorus)

Hays

03066@LoC

The Footstep on the Stair

Hays [Allan Percy?]

14155@LoC

The Little Log Cabin's the Home After All (Song and Chorus)

Hays

09369@LoC

The Maid of Avondale (Song and Chorus)

Hays

06854@LoC

The Nobby Swell (Song and Chorus)

Hays

06869@LoC

The School-House on the Hill

Hays

045/017; 06832@LoC

Tie Crape on the Door, Willie's Dead! (Song and Chorus)

Hays

09366@LoC

When Little Mamie Died (Song and Chorus)

Hays

03125@LoC

Where Is My Loved One To-Night? (Song and Chorus)

Hays

00378@LoC

1876

Beautiful Child (Song and Chorus)

George Cooper

06366@LoC

Bonnie Jean O'Dair (Song and Chorus)

Hays

10627@LoC

Bring Back My Child (Song and Chorus)

Hays

06384@LoC

Busted, an' a Long Ways from Home

Hays

14729@LoC

De Bad Bob Lee [Fang mo-rang o-hay] (Song [and Chorus]) (c1876)

Hays

054/011; 1877-10152@LoC

Hurrah for '76, Sir Hays New York: J. L. Peters

I Wish I Had a Home (Song and Chorus)

Hays

09002@LoC

Poor Little Wanderer (Song and Chorus)

Hays

106/122; 03007@LoC

Robin, Tell Willie I'm Waiting (Song and Chorus)

Hays

06362@LoC

Take Me Again to Your Heart Hays Ref: MCC

There's No Home Like the Old Home (Song and Chorus)

Hays

14758@LoC

Who's a Gwine to Take Care of Me? (Song and Chorus)

Hays

025/152; 03004@LoC

Write to Me Often (Song and Chorus)

Hays

14738@LoC

1877

Alone, All Alone (Song and Chorus)

Hays

05649@LoC

Cow Bells in the Lane [Song and Chorus]

anon.

05641@LoC

Down South Where the Sugar Cane Grows

Hays

025/029; a423@Duke; 05645@LoC

Early in de Morning (aka Early in de Mornin')

Hays

Duke; 01877@LoC

Good Time's Come Again (Song [and Chorus with Dance])

Hays

07393@LoC

I Took Her to the Ball (Song [and Chorus with Dance])

Hays

13570@LoC

Meet Me by the River Side (Song [and Chorus])

Hays

07402@LoC

Only a Flower There (Song and Chorus)

Hays

14838@LoC

Roll Out! Heave Dat Cotton

Hays

13563@LoC

The Old Gate on the Hill (Song and Chorus)

Hays

08546@LoC

1878

Barney Don't Forget Hays Boston: O. Ditson

Come Unto Me

Hays

05201@LoC

Eily Darling

Hays

03316@LoC

"God Helping Us"-- We Will (Temperance Song [and Chorus])

Hays

01796@LoC

Keep in de Middle ob de Road

Hays

025/060; 025/061; a2167@Duke; 11057@LoC

Nelly Brown Hays Boston: Oliver Ditson and Co.

Old Fashioned Fire-Place

Hays

15488@LoC

The Cabin on the Hill (Song and Chorus)

Hays

08310@LoC

The Wolf at the Door Hays Boston: Oliver Ditson and Co.

When I Left My Home in Erin (Song and Chorus)

Hays

11056@LoC

Wife, Little Ones, and Home (Song and Chorus)

Hays

15775@LoC

1879

Farewell! But Not Forever! (Song and Chorus)

Hays

01448@LoC

Maggie Lee

Hays

14658@LoC

Maid of Miami (Song and Chorus)

Hays

07714@LoC

Nellie Wilder

Hays

14656@LoC

The Gelsemine Vine

Hays

14655@LoC

Whoa! I Tell You!

Hays

02567@LoC

1880

Ah, Sinny Days Ha' Past and Gang 'Wil P. Hale' Cincinnati: Geo. D. Newhall and Co.
Come Back to the Old Home Again ???? ????

Hancock Is Our Man (Song and Chorus)

Hays

11902@LoC

Hannah! Is You Dar

Hays

136/112

How Much Does the Baby Weigh? (Song and Chorus)

Hays

01656@LoC

Remember, I'm Your Friend Hays Cincinnati: Geo: D, Newhall and Co.

1881

Good Bye! I'm Gone

Hays

136/102; 13281@LoC

Kiss the Baby Once for Me

Hays

05317@LoC

Leaving Stella Yet a Little While to Wait (to the melody of The Little Old Cabin in the Lane [by Hays, 1871])

R. A. Robertson M. D.

18820@LoC

The Lily of the Valley (The Abiding Friend) (Hymn) [Tune: SALVATION (Hays)] [Music Adapted by Charles William Fry, 1838-1882] [21 Dec] Charles William Fry, 1838-1882 p. 64 from The War Cry by The Salvation Army

1882

God Bless the Loved Ones at Home (c1882)

Hays

1883[15 Mar.]-21423@LoC; 1883[20 Feb.]-22936@LoC (arr. for guitar)

Kiss Papa Good-Night [c1882; 15 Mar. 1883]

Hays

1883[15 Mar.]-17751@LoC; 1883[20 Feb.]-22940@LoC (arr. for guitar)

1883

She Sleeps, or Sleep, My Loved One Sleep (Song and Chorus)

Hays

18453@LoC

1884

Cleveland Is Our Man (Song and Chorus) [1 Sep.]

Hays

007/016; 1884-17026@LoC

Mother's Parting at the Gate (Song and Chorus)

Hays

17025@LoC

Sunlight, Moonlight, Starlight (Song and Chorus) [7 Mar.]

Hays

04800@LoC

Sweet Birds Singing (Song and Chorus) [10 Mar.]

Hays

04802@LoC

1887

Minnie May (Song and Chorus)

Hays

b0694@Duke

De Old Log Cabin Hays Louisville: Rogers Tuley Co.
I Never Can Forget You Hays Cincinnat: Geo. D. Newhall
Old Fashioned Roses Are Sweetest Hays 3353@UoSC; Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., Plate No. 52905-3
Waiting for Nora Hays Louisville: Rogers Tuley Co.

1888

Enter In Hays Louisville: The Will S. Hays Music and Publishing Co.

1889

Go! I Forgive You Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Pretty Minnie May Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Signal Bells at Sea Hays Boston: Oliver Ditson Co.
Sweet Bess O' Bonnie Doon Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.

1890

My Baby Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
My Boy Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
O'Grady's Goat (Companion Song to McGinty) Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Old Friends Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Sleeping Lillies J. Soule Smith, 'Falcon' Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.

1891

Maud Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Song My Grandmother Sung Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.

1892

Children Is Yer Ready Ter Go? Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Cleveland Is the Man[!] (Campaign Song and Chorus) Hays 007/016@Levy; Washington D. C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Katie, I Love Only You Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Little Jake Hays Cincinnati: A. H. Hugh Printing
My Sweetheart Kate M. Neville Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
When I Am Gone Hays Washinton D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.

1893

Hulda Hawkins' Ball Hays Cincinnati: Geo. B. Jennings Co.

1897

The White Cap My Grandmother Wore Hays Louisville: Courier-Journal

 

Of Unknown Publication Dates
Title Words Source
Cooing Doves ??? Ref: MCC
Darling Little Mamie ??? Ref: MCC
De Cabin in de Lane (Dem Good Old Days) ??? Ref: MCC
Gathering Up the Shells on the Shore ??? Ref: MCC
Hanna, Ain't You Glad You Came ??? Ref: MCC
Home Beyond the Sky ??? Ref: MCC
I'll Never Forget You ??? Ref: MCC
I'm Waiting for You, Nora Hays Washington D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
I Valk dat Broadway Down Hays Ref: MCC
If You Loved Me ??? Washington D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Last Trip Hays Washington D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Little Old Log Cabin in de Woods ??? Washington D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Mary (You, Only You) ??? Washington D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Maudy ??? Ref: MCC
Mother's Love ??? Ref: MCC
No One to Love ??? Ref: MCC
O Cup of Sparkling Crystal ??? Ref: MCC
Old Ike ??? Louisville: D. H. Baldwin and Co.
Old Road Around the Hill ??? Ref: MCC
Only a Poor Old Tramp ??? Ref: MCC
Sinner's Soul Hays Washington D.C.: John F. Ellis and Co.
Summer Bloom Has Passed Away ??? Ref: MCC
The Guiding Star ??? Cincinnati: W. W. Pike
The Moon Won't Tell ??? ???
The Mothers of the West Wm. D. Gallagher Ref: MCC
The Sailor Boy at Sea ??? Ref: MCC
Tilden and Reform Hays New York: J. L. Peters
We're Young Again ??? Ref: MCC
We Have a Little Song ??? Ref: MCC

 

Books
Poems and Songs [156 pages] 1895 Louisville, Ky: Chas. T. Dearing

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