The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135324   Message #3086671
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
01-Feb-11 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Pretty songs
Subject: RE: Pretty songs
I'm an indifferent pianist, so I tend to play pretty songs rather than exciting songs. Pretty songs are easier. So here is my list of pretty songs, most of which you can probably download from the internet.

I have decided to add 'ss' to the songs which might be deemed sweetly sad rather than pretty.

all through the night
aloha oe
amelia's waltz
annie laurie
the ash grove
ashokan farewell
aura lee
baloo baleerie
beautiful dreamer
beautiful savior
bendemeer's stream
black is the color of my true love's hair - ss
blow ye winds southerly
gallowa hills - ss
christmas day ida moarnin (from Fiddler's Fake Book)
come and dine
confesse, his tune (playford dance) - ss
dainty davy - curly pow and all
daphne or hit or miss - (playford dance) - ss
y deryn pur (welsh. see contemplator's site)
dissempling love (playford dance) - ss
salley gardens
eleanor plunkett
fanny power
ffarwel i Marian - ss
greensleeves
her mantle so green - ss
hyfrydol - well-known Welsh hymn tune
jeannie with the light-brown hair
michael turner's waltz (Mozart)
minuet in G from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach
mockingbird hill
mrs. hamilton of pincaitland - found on mudcat
o give me your hand
old black joe
over the waves
pleasant and delightful
que sera sera
rosbif waltz - found on mudcat - ss
rose of tralee
rose of allandale
shepherd's wife waltz
si beag, si mor
snowy-breasted pearl
streams of bunclody - O'Neill's number 338
sweet and low
think on me - ss
tombigbee waltz
vi is dos geseleh - subject of a recent thread - ss
the water is wide
waves of the danube (Anniversary [sp] Waltz)
we gather together
welladay, or Essex's last goodnight - ss
when you and I were young, Maggie

We are under a blizzard warning here in Kansas City. Yesterday was icy, and cars and streets are still coated with ice. The wind is making a whooshing noise as it whirls around the corners of the house, and the birds are feeding frantically from my feeder.

If you are having a day like mine, it's a good day to stay home, get out the instrument, and start working out some of the songs people are posting to this thread.