The First Generation Americans
Bei Waterloo A traditional song from Eichsfeld
Ein Wanderlied A traditional song from Eichsfeld
Liebeslied A traditional song from Eichsfeld
Glendy Burk This song was written by Stephen Collins Foster and published in 1860. The boat was named after the 29th mayor of New Orleans
Lebensfreude A traditional song from Eichsfeld
Schön ist die Jugend A traditional song from Eichsfeld
The Battle of Freedom No song of that time could better symbolize the Missouri conflict of being between the North and the South. This song was written in 1862 by George Frederick Root. It became so popular that it was later adapted by the Confederacy with a new text. (Our Dixie forever! She's never at a loss!) So it was sung on both sides.
I will be true to thee This song was written by Stephen Collins Foster and published in 1862.
Loreley This song was written by Franz Silcher with lyrics from Heinrich Heine in 1837. It is still today a popular song for men's choir in America, Germany and other German-speaking areas. The original title was Ich weiß nicht was soll es bedeuten.
The Lorelei (German: Loreley) is a mountain over-looking the Rhine River in Germany. Heinrich Heine's lyrics describe an enchantress on the crest of that mountain. There the Rhine takes a sharp curve. Due to her beauty and song shipmen become distracted, causing their ships to crash.
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze This famous song was written by George Leybourne (lyrics) and Gaston Lyle (music) and was originally published in 1867.
Take me out to the Ballgame Written in 1908 by Jack Norworth (lyrics) and Albert von Tilzer (music), the unofficial anthem of North American baseball.
Meet Me in St. Louis This song was written in 1904 by Andrew B. Sterling (lyrics) and Kerry Mills (music) to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
The Missouri Waltz Melody: John Vallentine Eppel, Lyrics: J.R. Shannon It was first published in 1914 and was very popular at this time. Later it became the Missouri State Song.
Waltz in F Barbara’s oldest son, Wendell, wrote this waltz at age 21.