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Sheet Music in Library Special Collections

This guide will highlight specific features found in the UCLA Library Special Collections Sheet Music Collection. The guide is in process, and will be edited frequently.

Introduction

Here you will find references to collections and items within collections that pertain generally as well as specifically to women, representation of women, women's issues, etc. 

This section is under construction and will be periodically edited. Be sure to check back frequently for new content.

Women's Physical Appearance

All Titles are found in the Sheet Music Collection, col. PASC-M 147 unless otherwise noted.

  • Choose Her in the Morning, 1906, box 2046
  • Egyptian-ella, 1931, box 1310
  • Elsie Shultz-en-heim, 1926, box 2178
  • Everybody Loves a Chicken, 1912, box 32
  • Fat, Fat Fatima, 1921, box 580
  • Fat Gal, box 911
  • Girl Who Cares For Me, 1904, box 553
  • Huggin' and Chalkin, 1946, box 822
  • Hunting for a Happy Little Home in Harlem, 1900, box 2050
  • I Don't Want To Get Thin, 1929, box 859
  • Man Around the House, 1919, box 2158 
  • My Wife Is On a Diet, 1929, box 27
  • My Woman Ain't Pretty (But She Don't Swear None), box 904
  • Never Choose a Girl From Her Photograph, 1909, box 2061
  • (The Chicks I Pick are) Slender, Tender and Tall, box 1035
  • So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed, box 1034
  • That Big Blond Mamma, 1923, box 1279
  • Too Fat Polka, box 1421
  • Wilful Woman, 1898, box 2084

Women, Marriage, and Relationships

All Titles are found in the Sheet Music Collection, col. PASC-M 147 unless otherwise noted.

Click on highlighted titles to hear a recording of the song.

  • After You Get What You Want (You Don't Want It), 1920, box 1150
  • After You've Had Your Way, 1916, box 98
  • Ain't It Hard to Lose Your Husband, 1908, box 98
  • Alimony Blues, 1918, box 1164
  • All is Over When the Bells Begin to Ring, 1913, box 867
  • Bachelor Days, 1916, box 1582 (divorce, old maids)
  • Bad Girl, 1928, box 552
  • Because I'm Married Now, 1907, box 528,1585,2149
  • Billy's Very Good To Me, 1902, box 2054 (husband beats wife)
  • Bought and Paid For, 1914, box 2088
  • Bound With a Golden Chain, box 1175
  • But, She's Just a Little Bit Crazy About Her Husband, That's All, 1920, box 1150 (woman married to an old rich man)
  • But You'll Never Know Till You Get Married, box 528
  • Buy a Broom, 18??, M1621.R87 F57 1840 (to beat your cheating husband)
  • Can You Blame the Woman After All, 1916, box 1183
  • Daddy, Come Home, 1913, box Berlin 2 (adultery)
  • Day Before the Morning After, 1911, box 2047
  • Divorce Me C.O.D., 1946, box  37, 1351, 912
  • Divorces, box 1351
  • Do You Know Mr. Schneider, 1908, box 2069 (adultery)
  • Don't Leave Your Wife Alone, 1912, box Berlin 2 (adultery)
  • Don't Tell a Lie About Me Dear (and I Won't Tell the Truth About You), 1942, box 1701
  • Don't You Think It's Time To Marry, 1906, box 1461,2049,
  • Drive Me Home, 1956, box 1354 (adultery)
  • Drop Daid, Little Darlin' Drop Daid, 1949, box 1354 (man leaving a woman)
  • East is West, 1919, box 2059
  • Everloving Spoony Sam, 1907, box 549 (man doesn't want a long term relationship)
  • Everything's At Home Except Your Wife, 1912, box 2113 (Women being too busy for their husbands)
  • Fatal Ring, 1917, box 5
  • Fatal Wedding, 1893, box 5 ((adultery), unhappy marriage)
  • Father's Allowed to See Us Twice a Year, 1911, box 5 (divorce)
  • Fifty Fifty, 1914, box 5 (adultery)
  • Finish, 1907, box 2079
  • Five Women to Every Man, 1920, box 1462
  • Get Away, Old Man, Get Away, 1927, box 1360
  • Girl Behind the Counter, 1907, box 1182,2062,2066
  • Girl He Left Behind Him, 1907, box 1623,2129 (wife's abuse of her husband)
  • Girls If You Ever Get Married, 1916, box 1243
  • Give Me Back My Husband, You've Had Him Long Enuff, 1918, box 1624
  • Good Bye Eliza Jane, 1903, box 665 (adultery)
  • Good Bye, Wild Women, Good Bye, 1919, box 1361 (Prohibition song, Lack of liquor makes women mild)
  • Has Anybody Seen My Husband, 1907, box 1628 
  • He Ain't No Relation of Mine, 1898, box 1630 (abuse of women) (divorce, bigamy)
  • He May Be Old, But He's Got Young Ideas, 1916, box 1630 (divorce, old maids)
  • He Said He Was a Friend of Mine, 1906, box 550 (man drowning woman)
  • He Sent Me Back to You, 1899, box 1630 (abuse of women)
  • He Went in Like a Lion and Came Out Like a Lamb, 1919, box 2162
  • Hello, Hello, Hello, It's a Different Girl Again, 1906, box 553
  • Here Come the Married Men, 1915, box 1632 (adultery)
  • Hunting for a Happy Little Home in Harlem, 1900, box 2050 (bigamy)
  • Husbands and Wives, 1917, box 580
  • I Don't Want To (Oh, Come On), 1913, box 1190,1437
  • I Don't Want to Marry You, 1908, box 32
  • I Gave Her That, 1919, box 1184, 1437  (abuse of wife)(black eye)
  • I Happened to Be There, 1897, box 1641,2079
  • I Just Met the Fellow That Married the Girl That I Was Going To Get, 1911, box 1180,1437
  • I Knew Him When He Was All Right, 1914, box 1180
  • I Love My Husband, But, Oh, You Henry, 1909, box 1642
  • I Used to Be Afraid to Go Home in the Dark (Now I'm Afraid to Go at All), 1908, box 553 (man afraid of his wife because of his excessive drinking)
  • I Want a Regular Man, 1911, box 2146
  • I Will Marry Him to Make a Home For Mother, 1907, box 1649
  • I'd Rather Two Step Than Waltz, Bill, 1907, box 1191 (woman wants to get married)
  • I'll Be No Submissive Wife, box 538
  • I'll Lend You Everything I've Got Except My Wife, 1910, box 554,1187,2155
  • I'm Glad My Wife's in Europe, 1914, box 2100
  • I'm On My Way to Reno, 1910, box 1670,2053 (Husband getting a divorce)
  • I'm on the Jury, 1913, box 1670 (adultery)
  • I'm Single For Six Weeks More, 1910, box 1198
  • I've Been Floating Down the Old Green River, 1915, box 1694 (Husband drinking)
  • If I Didn't Know Your Husband,(and You Didn't Know My Wife), 1926, box 1373
  • If She Means What I Think She Means, 1918, box 2157
  • If You Must Make Eyes at Someone (Won't You Please Make Eyes At Me), 1907, box 1658 (husband's wandering eyes)
  • If You Talk in Your Sleep, Don't Mention My Name, 1911, box 1658 (adultery)
  • In a Month or Two, 1918, box 1164 (adultery)
  • Insanity, 1907, box 1440,1688
  • It Ain't All Honey, and I Ain't All Jam, 1906, box 1691  (unhappy marriage)
  • Jeweled Hand of Fate, 1903, box 553 (woman marrying for money instead of love)
  • (If You Want To) Keep Your Daddy Home, 1923, box 2177 (adultery)
  • Little Band of Gold, 1909, box SPL 56
  • Lay Low Lizzie, 1922, box 2177 (adultery)
  • Lord! Have Mercy on a Married Man, 1911, box 1724
  • Mamma goes where papa goes : (Or papa dont go out tonight)., 1923, box 1213
  • Marriage Knot, 1919, box 2024
  • Marry 'em Young, Treat 'em Rough, Tell 'em Nothing, 1922, box NSO 14
  • Marry For Wealth, 1920, box 583
  • Mary McGee-Never Marry a Girl With Cold Feet, box 1189
  • Masculine Women! Feminine Men!, 1925, box 1279
  • Mexican Divorce, box 1294
  • Most Likely, You Go Your Way (and I'll Go Mine), box SCB 130 2997 (divorce)
  • Mother, Dear Mother, Where's Father Tonight, 1892, box 566
  • My Fox Trot Wedding Day, 1915, box 2077
  • My Husband's in the City, 1909, box 1750  (adultery)
  • My Man, 1920, box 386 (abuse of women)
  • My Wife's Gone to the Country: Hurrah, Hurrah, 1913,box 1157
  • Never Breathe a Word of This to Mother, 1901, box 2071 (adultery)
  • Now That I Can Have It, I Don't Want It, 1909, box 2052
  • Old Maid's Ball, 1913, box 1402
  • Oh How I Long for Someone, 1920, box 583
  • One Has My Name, the Other Has My Heart, 1948, box 673
  • Phrenology, 1900, box 2062
  • Pick of the Family (Take a Look at Her), 1914, box 1774
  • Pick Out the Girl Of All the Girls and My Girl is the Girl, 1913, box 1774
  • Play That Wedding March Backwards, 1910, box 2069
  • Poor Papa (He's Got Nuthin' at All), 1926, box 1405 ,1430,1449 (Wife spends all the money)
  • Putting Hubbies Through, 1939, box 551 (women supporting their husbands while in college)
  • Rag-Time Divorce, box 1530
  • The Rest Goes Home To My Wife, 1916, box 2047 (Husband spends all the money)
  • The Rest of the Week She's Mine, 1908, box 2085
  • Salary and Alimony, box 1908
  • Send Back the Picture and the Ring, 1896, box 1911 (adultery)
  • Serenade For a Wealthy Widow, 1934, box 649
  • She Borrowed My Only Husband (and Forgot to Bring Him Back), 1907, (adultery)
  • She Forgets and She Forgives, 1894, box 1912 (abuse of women)
  • She May Have Seen Better Days, 1895, box 1912 (woman abandoned)
  • Si's Been Drinking Cider, 1915, box Berlin 7 (abuse of women)
  • Sleepin' in a Bed of Lies, 1975, box 1036 (adultery)
  • Somebody Ought to Tell Her Husband, 1908, box 1921 (wild woman)
  • Sometimes You Get a Good One, Sometimes You Don't, 1916, box 1922
  • Stormy Sea of Love, 1916, box 1928
  • Sweetie Don't, 1905, box 2178 (adultery)
  • They All Had a Finger in the Pie, 1914, box 1950
  • Wait'll We're Married, 1927, box 1279
  • (How Sorry You'll Be) Wait'll You See, 1919, box 1424
  • We All Fall, 1911, box 4 (Men being fooled into marriage)
  • We Neve Speak as We Pass, 1882, box SCB 132 1587  (divorce)
  • Wedding Bell, 1912, box 2089
  • What Would My Poor Wife Say, 1911, box 2085 (Cheating husband)
  • When We Get Married, 1900, box 2090
  • When Woman say "No" She Means "Yes", box 1428
  • When You're Wearing the Ball and Chain, 1914, box 362,1170
  • Where Are You Going My Pretty Maid, 18??, box 2,1159,1243 (Woman not having enough money to wed)
  • Who Paid the Rent For Mrs. Rip Van Winkle, 1914, box 142 (adultery)
  • Why Don't You Marry the Girl, 1926, box 1429
  • Wild Wild Women (Are Making a Wild Man of Me), 1917, box 1457
  • Woman, Lovely Woman, 1897, box 2128
  • Woman Thou Gavest Me, 1919, box 237, 1430, 1980 (adultery)
  • You Can't Get Along With 'Em Or Without 'Em, 1916, box 1985, 1458 (Divorce)
  • You Don't Have to Marry the Girl, 1895, box 1192
  • You Know You Belong to Somebody Else (So Why Don't You Leave Me Alone), 1922, box 1431
  • You May Go, But This Will Bring You Back, 1898, box 1192 (woman staying with husband because of money)
  • You Missed a Good Woman, When You Picked All Over Me, box 1192
  • You Naughty, Naughty Men, 1866, box 2048
  • You're Going to Lose Your Husband If You Do, 1911, box 2053 (throwing dishes)
  • Your Wife, 1916, box 1988

Women's Suffrage

         

                                                     Militant Suffrage Song = Weak Little Woman

All Titles are found in the Sheet Music Collection, col. PASC-M 147 unless otherwise noted.

Click on highlighted titles to hear a recording of the song.

Women in the Workplace

All Titles are found in the Sheet Music Collection, col. PASC-M 147 unless otherwise noted.

 

  • Becky's Got a Job in a Musical Show, 1912, box 2181
  • Don't Forget the Salvation Army (My Doughnut Girl), 1919, box 1701 Don't Forget the Salvation Army
  • Emmaline, the Bus Conductorine, box 1614
  • Girl Behind the Counter, Is the Girl I Love, 1907, box 2062
  • Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl, 1937, box 357, 818, 1328
  • Kitty, the Type-Writer Girl, box 1442
  • My Manicure Maid, 1920, box 2161
  • Ragtime Liz, 1898, box 2098
  • Rosie the Riveter, 1942, box 1407
  • Salvation Lassie of Mine, 1919, box Gard 25
  • Take Estelle and Veronique, 1904, box SPEL BOX 8
  • We'll Do Our Share (While You're Over There), 1918, box 1961

Girl Behind the Counter

Men Afraid of Women (not wanting to get married)

 

    

All Titles are found in the Sheet Music Collection, col. PASC-M 147 unless otherwise noted.

Co-Eds

All Titles are found in the Sheet Music Collection, col. PASC-M 147 unless otherwise noted.

  • At the Wedding of Kitty Co-Ed) (to Jimmy Cadet), box 766
  • Betty Co-Ed, 1930, box 170, 761, 1400
  • Co-Ed, 1914, box 1482Co - Ed : March - Two Step
  • Fair Co-Ed, 1927, box 123
  • Hold That Co-Ed, 1938, box 199
  • I'll Dream of That Sweet Co-Ed, 1913, box 1195Betty Co-ed : 6/8 Fox-Trot Song
  • My Co-Ed, 1929, box NSPC 56, 1226
  • My Fraternity Pin, 1933, box 
  • Pretty Co-Ed Has Gone to My Head, box 1405
  • That Co-Ed Party, box 1418, 1604
  • Vamping a Co-Ed, box 1424

Women in War

All Titles are found in the Sheet Music Collection, col. PASC-M 147 unless otherwise noted.

Click on highlighted titles to hear a recording of the song.

  • Au Revoir But Not Good Bye Soldier Boy, 1917, box 1389
  • Baby Memories, 1918, box 913
  • Belgian Rose, 1917, box 1586
  • Don’t Forget the Red Cross Nurses, 1918, box 1606
  • Each Stitch is a Thought of You, Dear, 1918, box 1614
  • First Class Private Mary Brown, 1944, box 250
  • Girl Behind the Man Behind the Gun, 1918, box 421
  • Good Bye My Soldier Boy, 1918, box 1627
  • Hallies How a Hawful Lot ot Hus, 1917, box 1188
  • I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier, 1915, box 1190
  • I Don’t Want To Get Well, 1917, box 1190,1368
  • I’ll Return, Mother Darling, To You, 1915, box 1664
  • I’m Going To Follow the Boys, 1917, box 36, 591, 622,
  • I’m Knitting a Rosary, 1918, box 1668
  • If I Had a Son For Each Star in Old Glory (Uncle Sam, I’d Give Them All to You), 1917, box 1655
  • If You’ll Be a Soldier, I’ll Be a Red Cross Nurse, 1917, box 2148
  • Keep the Trench Fires Going (For the Boys Out There), box 1186
  • Knit, Knit, Knit Sister Sue, 1914, box 1713
  • Let Us Say a Prayer For Daddy, 1917, box 1716
  • Little Girlie Are You Doing Your Bit, 1918, box 1720
  • My Red Cross Girlie (the Wound is Somewhere in My Heart), 1917, box 1754
  • My Sweetheart is Somewhere in France, 1917, box 1756
  • One Little WAC, 1944, box 1403
  • Oui, Oui Marie, 1918, box 1770
  • Pride of the Regiment, box 22,1528
  • Rose of No Man's Land, 1918, box 549
  • Set Aside Your Tears (Till the Boys Come Marching Home), 1917, box 1911
  • Sister Susie’s Sewing Shirts for Soldiers, 1914, box 1917
  • So Long Sammy, 1917, box 1918
  • Some Mother’s Daughter is Lonesome (For Some Mother’s Son in France), 1918, box 1920
  • Somewhere in France is Daddy, 1917, box 649,1923
  • That Red Cross Girl of Mine, 1917, box 1942
  • That’s What God Made Mother’s For, 1919, box 1452
  • There’s a Girl Who Is Knitting For You, 1918, box 1946
  • Wacs and Waves, box 1424
  • Watch, Hope and Wait Little Girl (I’m Coming Back To You), 1918, box 1248
  • What An Army of Men We’d Have If They Ever Drafted the Girls, 1918, box 1426
  • Women of the Homeland (God Bless You, Every One), 1918, box 1980