PDF Download Only

America's Sung Heritage

ALL HARPS – LEAD SHEET – a wonderful collection of American tunes!


QuantityDiscountPrice Per Item
2+ 10% $13.50


This collection of lead sheets includes history notes about each song as well as alternate versions for lever harp and pedal harps, taking into consideration harps without full levers. With this collection you’ll always have plenty of music for American holidays and plenty of options for a themed program about our great country, including a bit of history for program notes. With few exceptions, all are playable on lever harps of all sizes. Most songs include a history of the music, including dates.

Keys have been chosen with several things in mind: keys available to C and Eb tunings for lever harps, the range of therapy harps and singing range. Very often when I perform these I hear people singing or humming along so a good singing range is included for all these titles. If the original key was F, moving the piece to the key of C moves it out of the singing range for most people. Alternate keys are suggested only if the singable key is out of the range of your harp.  There are sound samples below the list of titles.

America the Beautiful
Hush Little Baby
Dance to your Daddy
Bye Bye Bunting
Now the Day is Over
All the Pretty Little Horses
Hush Little Baby
Aura Lee
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Beautiful Dreamer
Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair
The Buffalo (The Banks of the Pleasant Ohio)
Careless Love
George M. Cohan
Yankee Doodle Dandy
You’re a Grand Old Flag
My Country ‘Tis of Thee
Cowboy’s Dream
Home on the Range
Streets of Laredo
Round Her Neck She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Daisy Bell
Hail Columbia
Home Sweet Home
Jenny Lind Polka
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
The Entertainer
I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen
The Liberty Ball
Marine’s Hymn
Go Down Moses
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Goodnight Ladies
Goodnight Irene
Old Folks at Home
On Top of Old Smokey
Lakes of Pontchartrain
O Promise Me
House of the Rising Sun
The Rosary
Sidewalks of New York
Simple Gifts
Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis
While Strolling Through the Park One Day
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
I Love You Truly
Wabash Cannon Ball
Wayfaring Stranger
Wondrous Love
Christmas Hornpipe
Yankee Doodle
Yellow Rose of Texas

Two sound files:  Wondrous Love | Simple Gifts


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “America’s Sung Heritage”

Your email address will not be published.

Downloadable Product Information

Here at Melody’s we offer a wide array of music books and accessories.  In the music book category, you may have a choice between PDFs (or MP3s) and paper books. If there is a choice, you are required to click either the paper version or PDF version before you can put an item into your cart. There should be no shipping charge for download music.  If there are physical products in your cart at the same time, your total will reflect shipping for those physical items.

Products that are download only will have a narrow blue banner toward the top of the description.   Products that are only available as physical/paper will not have a choice for you to make in order to add to your cart, nor will they have the narrow blue banner signifying download only.

After you check out, you are directed back to your receipt where you can download your music. Also, you will receive an email thanking you for your order with links that will take you to your downloads. Please add melodytradmusic@gmail.com to your approved e-mail list. If you do not receive an e-mail within a few minutes after you place your order, check your spam folder.

If you created an account with us, you can also find your downloads by going to “My Account” and clicking on the “Downloads” link.  We highly recommend that you create an account so that you can refer to your order history whenever you want.

Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”. 

If you have a problem with your downloads, please contact us at MelodyTradMusic@gmail.com  for assistance. Because our website contains so many titles, on occasion we have overlooked uploading a PDF here or there.  When you notify us of this, we make the correction immediately.  Please note that downloads are not “returnable.”


Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”.  If you can’t find your PDF, look in your “downloads” folder first.  The title of the PDF may not match the title of the book, so you may want to change the title to what you will remember. After you have located your download, please either remember that it is in your “downloads” folder, or better yet, move it to another folder on your computer with a name that you will remember.

Your respect of the copyright laws will help support the musicians and arrangers who created this music, and will encourage more harp music to be produced in the future. Please do not make multiple copies to pass on to others. You can help keep downloadable harp music viable and available by encouraging your students, friends, and relatives to purchase their own copies. Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.


On our website, folkharp.com, we offer a wide selection of paper and download music. We were always in a quandary about publications having several parts, or that include sound files. After realizing that we can place multiple files into one folder and “zip” it up, we are now able to offer book + cd options.

What we do: sound files and the PDF book are placed into a folder and zipped. The zipped folder is inserted into the product on the back end of the web site.

What you receive: after you purchase, you receive a zipped folder. This is a folder that literally has a picture of a zipper on it, indicating there is more than one document in the folder.

What you do with it: Generally by double clicking on the folder, it automatically opens up. The challenge lies in whether or not you have a program that unzips these folders. If you do, it is as simple as double clicking and the contents are revealed. Alternately, you can right click on the folder, which brings up choices, one of which is “open with” – you then click on your unzip program.

If you don’t have a program to unzip your files you’ll have a challenge! Recently I bought a small laptop for my zoom lessons. This laptop did not come with winzip, or any other kind of program that unzips these folders. The computer kept wanting me to purchase winzip for $29.  I found another program that does a great job, and it is free. 7-zip unzips all my compressed (zipped) folders! It is open source and you can find out more here:https://www.7-zip.org/

We hope all this information is helpful to you.

Haven't used our site since before May 2021?

If you haven't used our site since before May of 2021, please register again, because your old credentials won't work.