Guide to the Faye E. Greer Hodges Sheet Music Collection, 1901-1930

Summary Information

Title: Faye E. Greer Hodges Sheet Music Collection, 1901-1930
Collection: AC.622
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (1 oversize box)

These materials were the personal collection of Faye Greer Hodges of Watauga County, North Carolina. The selections of sheet music are representative of music popular during Faye's early years including novelty songs, broadway hits, and waltzes.

Creator: Hodges, Faye E. Greer

Biographical/Historical Note

Faye Greer Hodges (14 September 1898-4 June 1989) was a Watauga County native born in 1897 to Dr. Franklin Moore Greer and Laura A. Campbell Greer. At 22, she married Russell D. Hodges (7 February 1897-2 January 1962). The couple had two children, Russell Dillard Hodges Jr. (1921-2005) and Greer Campbell Hodges (1923-1980). Faye died in 1989 at the age of 91.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 46 selections of sheet music as well as a book cover sketch and a photograph. The music includes popular airs, waltzes, and novelty tunes representative of mainstream American music during Faye Greer Hodges' early years. The sketch is of the cover of Jean Fritz's 1958 novel A Cabin Faced West, a childrens work set in the Pennsylvania frontier circa 1784. The photograph is enscribed Mr. Downum on Blowing Rock and is stamped by the photographer with the text L. E. Webb Morganton, NC.


The collection is arranged alphabetically. Two non-music related items are placed at the front of the collection including a sketch of a book cover and a photograph.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

These materials were originally accessioned with AC.2012.032: Appalachian Cultural Museum Records.

Processing Information

Collection processed and arranged by Trevor McKenzie, April 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], AC.622: Faye Greer Hodges Sheet Music Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Folder

"A Perfect Day," Words and Music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond, 1910 

1 1

"Aloha Oe Farewell to Thee," Composed by H. M. Queen Liliuokalani, 1913 

1 2

"Arabian Dreams" by Herbert B. Marple, 1918 

1 3

"As We Parted At The Gate," Words and Music by E. Austin Keith, 1920 

1 4

"Blue Again," Lyric by Dorothy Fields, Music by Jimmy McHugh, 1930 

1 5

"Bubbling Over," Words and Music by John William Kellette, 1919 

1 6

"The Celebrated Sweet Bye and Bye" by Harold Spencer, 1913 

1 7

"Crying Myself to Sleep," Words by John Klenner, Music by Pete Wendling, 1930 

1 8

"Dear Old Pal Mine," Words by Harold Robe, Music by Gitz Rice, 1918 

1 9

"Dixie Lullaby," Words by David Portnoy, Music by Harold Dixon, 1919 

1 10

"Dreamy Moon" by Walter Smith, 1917 

1 11

"Dreamy Moon" by Walter Smith, 1917 

1 12

"Enchanted Mill" by William Thorne, 1919 

1 13

"Eyes" by Lillian M. Childers, 1919 

1 14

"Fair Hawaii" by James Fulton Kutz, 1913 

1 15

"I Didn't Raise My Ford to Be A Jitney" by Jack Frost, 1915 

1 47

"I Never Miss The Sunshine (I'm So Used To The Rain)," Lyric by Neil Pardette, Melody by Norman Jay Harvey, 1923 

1 16

"I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen," Words and Music by Thomas P. Westendorf, 1904 

1 17

"I'm Alone Because I Love You," Words and Music by Joe Young and John Siras, 1930 

1 18

"Just As The Ship Went Down," Words by Edith Maida Lessing, Music by Gibson and Adler, 1907 

1 19

"Just Like the Will O' The Wisp," Words and Music by Vernon J. Stevens and J. Stanley Brothers Jr., 1919 

1 20

"Kathleen Mavourneen," Lyrics by Will Heelan, Music by Albert Von Tilzer, 1919 

1 21

"Kentucky Dream" by S. R. Henry and D. Onivas, 1918 

1 22

"Laddie Boy He's Gone," Poem by Edna Bell Seward, Music by George M. Seward, 1923 

1 23

"Little Pal of Mine," Words and Music by J. J. Callahan and G. A. Kurtzburn, Jr., 1919 

1 24

"Lonesome Lover," Lyric by Al Bryan, Music Jimmie Monaco, 1930 

1 25

"Mammy O' Mine," Words by William Tracey, Music by Maceo Pinkard, 1919 

1 26

"Mickey," Words by Harry Williams, Music by Neil Moret, 1918 

1 27

"Mississippi Shore" by Arthur Sizemore and Egbert Van Alystyne, 1919 

1 28

"The Missouri Waltz," From an Original Melody Procured by John Valentine Eppel, Arranged for Piano by Frederic Knight Logan, 1914 

1 29

"My Girl Is A Regular Feller and I'm Her Regular Beau," Written and Sung by Donnie O'Neil and Jimmie Foley, 1919 

1 30

"My Song of Songs" by Clay Smith, 1915 

1 31

"On the Road to Home Sweet Home," Lyric by Gus Kahn, Music by Egbert Vanalstyne, 1917 

1 32

"Painting the Clouds With Sunshine," Lyrics by Al Dublin, Music by Joe Burke, 1929 

1 33

"The Only Sweetheart I Ever Had," Words and Music by Al. J. Palmer, 1919 

1 34

"Roses Bring Memories of You" by Fred C. Swan, 1919 

1 48

"Somewhere Down in Tennessee," Words by Chip Donaldson, Music by Earl K. Smith, 1919 

1 35

"Swanee Shore," Words and Music by Sidney D. Mitchell, Arthur Fields, Irving Kaufman, 1919 

1 36

"There's A Long, Long Trail," Written by Stoddard King, Composed by Zo Elliott, 1908 

1 37

"There's a Mother Old and Grey Who Needs Me Now," Words and Music by George H. Diamond, 1921 

1 38

"When I'm Gone You'll Soon Forget," Words and Music by E. Austin Keith, 1919 

1 39

"When You're A Long, Long Way From Home," Words by Sam W. Lewis, Music by George W. Meyer, 1915 

1 40

"When You're Gone I Won't Forget," Words by Ivan Reid, Music by Peter Rose, 1920 

1 41

"When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver (I Will Love You Just The Same)" by Charles Tobias and Peter DeRose, 1930 

1 42

"Where the Silv'ry Colorado Wends Its Way," Words by C. H. Scoggins, Music by Charles Avril, 1901 

1 43

"Where the Sunset Turns the Ocean's Blue to Gold," Words by Eva Fern Buckner, Music by H. W. Petrie, 1908 

1 44

"Who Tied the Can On the Old Dog's Tail?" by Mike Fitzpatrick, 1922 

1 45

"Woodland Echoes" by Addison P. Wyman, 1908 

1 46