Scores of Love

Are you still looking for a unique way to express your love to a special someone today? Can you sing, play the piano and/or play the ukulele? If you answered yes, I have a few scores for you. One of the participants in Nebraska Memories is the Polley Music Library. Included in their collection are 256 musical scores. The complete scores are available so if you have the skills you can perform one these love songs for your special someone.
  • Written by Sara S. Green and Frances M. Green of Beatrice, Nebraska.
  • First line of the chorus: “Lovin’ you, that’s all I do”
Let me sail on the ship of loveLet me sail on the ship of love
  • Written by Elsie Butz of Talmage, Nebraska.
  • Chorus: “Let me sail on the ship of love, And dream the whole time thru, Let me sail on the ship of love, ‘Way from all trouble too, Where there is no cloud or sorrow Only ones you have to borrow, Let me sail on the ship of love, With dreams of love and you.”
Love’s faithLove's faith
  • Written by Edith Louise Neumann and Carleton Everett Knox of Wymore, Neb.
  • First line: “My faith in you clear heart is fixed”
By the waters of Minnetonka: an Indian love songBy the waters of Minnetonka: an Indian love song
  • The sheet music was written by Thurlow Lieurance who was a facility member at the University School of Music, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • This version of the song does not including lyrics.
  • You can also listen to this song being played on the piano.
Sweet memories of love : a beautiful songSweet memories of love : a beautiful song
  • Written by Louis Chobar while he was serving time in a Nebraska prison for a murder conviction.
  • First line: “Years slowly pass since we parted”
  • This piece includes an arrangement for the ukulele.
When you're really and truly in loveWhen you’re really and truly in loveWhen you're really and truly in love
  • Written by Richard Lieurance.
  • First line: “There’s a time in your life when struggle and strife seem to bed each other adieu.”
  • This piece includes an arrangement for the ukulele.
Two little songs
  • This score contains two songs, Cupid’s Calendar and Sweetheart.
  • Written by J. A. Parks
  • Here are the lyrics for Cupid’s Calendar: “When I’m with you, dearest one, the hours as minutes fly, And Love cheats Time so sweetly, that his calendar’s awry; But Cupid finds an easy way, to set the time-card true, For minutes drag to hours, dear heart, when I’m away from you!” Two little songs
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Visit Nebraska Memories to search for or browse through many more historical images digitized from photographs, negatives, postcards, maps, lantern slides, books and other materials. Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see for more information, contact Devra Dragos, Technology & Access Services Director.
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