Will S. Hays

Timeline of works

  • 1858
    Ella Bell. Song.
    Place & Publisher L. Washburn Louisville, KY
    Subjects:Homecomings, Courtship, Love
  • 1861
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    The Union Forever. Fifteenth Edition.
    Place & Publisher Tripp & Cragg Louisville, KY
    Subjects:Flags, Civil War--Union, Campaigns & battles, Secession, Patriotism
  • 1861
    The Union Forever. Fifteenth Edition.
    Place & Publisher Tripp & Cragg Louisville, KY
    Subjects:Flags, Civil War--Union, Campaigns & battles, Secession, Patriotism
  • 1861
    Let Us Have Peace. A Beautiful Song & Chorus. 2nd Addition [sic].
    Place & Publisher Tripp & Cragg Louisville, Ky
    Subjects:Flags, Shaking hands, Civil War--Confederate
  • 1862
    Evangeline. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher S. Brainard & Co., No. 203 Superior Street Cleveland
    Subjects:Portraits, Graves, Waterfronts, Love, Death, Time, Grief
  • 1862
    Evangeline. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher S. Brainard & Co., No. 203 Superior Street Cleveland
    Subjects:Portraits, Graves, Waterfronts, Love, Death, Time, Grief
  • 1862
    Evangeline. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher S. Brainard & Co., No. 203 Superior Street Cleveland
    Subjects:Portraits, Graves, Waterfronts, Love, Death, Time, Grief
  • 1862
    Lone Grave by the Sea.
    Place & Publisher Tripp & Cragg Louisville, KY
    Subjects:Graves, Willows, Dwellings, Bodies of water, Sailboats, Mothers & children, Nostalgia, Sadness, Grief
  • 1863
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    The War Will Soon Be Over, John! Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher D.P. Faulds, No. 223 Main Street, between 2d and 3d Louisville, KY
    Subjects:Civil War--Union, Soldiers, Friendship, War casualties, Homecomings, Victories, Patriotism
  • 1863
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    The American Flag. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher D.P. Faulds Louisville, KY
    Subjects:National Emblems, Civil War--Union, Patriotism
  • 1864
    My Southern Sunny Home! A Beautiful Song, With Chorus (Ad Lib.).
    Place & Publisher n.p.
    Subjects:Civil War--Confederate, Mothers & children, Homecomings, Time, Sadness, Death
  • 1864
    Will You Remember Me? A Charming Song with Chorus.
    Place & Publisher Tripp & Cragg Louisville, Ky.
    Subjects:Courtship & love, Good-byes
  • 1864
    My Southern Sunny Home! A Beautiful Song, With Chorus (Ad Lib.).
    Place & Publisher Blackmar & Co., 74 Camp Street New Orleans
    Subjects:Civil War--Confederate, Mothers & children, Homecomings, Time, Sadness, Death
  • 1864
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    My Southern Sunny Home! A Beautiful Song, With Chorus (Ad Lib.). Fifth Edition.
    Place & Publisher Blackmar & Co., 74 Camp Street New Orleans
    Subjects:Civil War--Confederate, Mothers & children, Homecomings, Time, Sadness, Death
  • 1865
    Will S. Hays. Collections of Latest and Most Popular Songs. The Refugee.
    Place & Publisher Louis Tripp Louisville, Ky
    Subjects:Civil War--Confederate, Farewells, Mothers & children, Nostalgia
  • 1865
    Evangeline. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher S. Brainard & Co., No. 203 Superior Street Cleveland
    Subjects:Portraits, Graves, Waterfronts, Love, Death, Time, Grief
  • 1865
    Drummer Boy of Shiloh. A Beautiful Ballad.
    Place & Publisher D.P. Faulds, 223 Main St. Louisville, Ky
    Subjects:Battlefields, Soldiers, War casualties, Prayer, Patriotism, Mothers & children, Grief, Civil War--Confederate
  • 1865
    Drummer Boy of Shiloh. A Beautiful Ballad.
    Place & Publisher D.P. Faulds, 223 Main St.] Louisville, Ky
    Subjects:Battlefields, Soldiers, War casualties, Prayer, Patriotism, Mothers & children, Grief, Civil War--Confederate
  • 1865
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    Drummer Boy of Shiloh. A Beautiful Balld.
    Place & Publisher D.P. Faulds, 223 Main St. Louisville, Ky
    Subjects:Battlefields, Soldiers, War casualties, Prayer, Patriotism, Mothers & children, Grief, Civil War--Confederate
  • 1866
    Mary's Waiting at the Window.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters & Bro. Cincinnati
    Subjects:Portraits, Windows, Drapery, Birdcages, Travel, Courtship, Love, Homecomings
  • 1866
    Beautiful Songs of the South. Take Me Back Home.
    Place & Publisher Oliver Ditson & Co. Boston
    Subjects:Waterfronts, Dwellings, Steamboats, Deathbeds, Mothers & children, Domestic life
  • 1866
    We Parted by the River Side. Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher Oliver Ditson Company, 449 & 451 Washington St. Boston
    Subjects:Couples, Waterfronts, Courtship, Love, Farewells, Sadness
  • 1867
    Kiss Me Good Bye, Darling. A Beautiful Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 200 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Clothing & dress, Panoramic views, Porches, Couples, Moonlight, Spires, Mountains, Bodies of water, Courtship, Love, Farewells, Sailors, Sadness
  • 1867
    Nora O'Neal. A Beautiful Ballad.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters & Bro. Cincinnati
    Subjects:Portraits, Courtship, Love, Distress, Devotion
  • 1867
    Kiss Me Good Bye, Darling. A Beautiful Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 200 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Clothing & dress, Panoramic views, Porches, Couples, Moonlight, Spires, Mountains, Bodies of water, Courtship, Love, Farewells, Sailors, Sadness
  • 1867
    Nora O'Neal. A Beautiful Ballad.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 198 Broadway Cincinnati
    Subjects:Portraits, Courtship, Love, Distress, Devotion
  • 1867
    The Moon is Out To Night, Love. A Beautiful Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 200 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Clothing & dress, Moonlight, Bodies of water, Couples, Fences, Courtship, Love
  • 1867
    Nora O'Neal. A Beautiful Ballad.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, Broadway Cincinnati
    Subjects:Portraits, Courtship, Love, Distress, Devotion
  • 1867
    O! Let me Kiss the Baby. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 200 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Couples, Families, Beds, Infants, Pride
  • 1867
    Kiss Me Good Bye, Darling. A Beautiful Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 200 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Porches, Couples, Panoramic views, Spires, Dwellings, Bodies of water, Moonlight, Courtship, Love, Farewells, Travel
  • 1867
    Mary! O! Come Back to Me. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters Cincinnati
    Subjects:Knitting, Windows, Drapery, Portraits, Immigrants, Courtship, Love, Sadness
  • 1868
    Driven From Home.
    Place & Publisher John L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Portraits, Poor persons, Homeless persons, Bridges, Silhouettes, Waterfronts, City & town life, Orphans, Children, Death
  • 1868
    Driven From Home.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 198 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Portraits, Poor persons, Homeless persons, Bridges, Silhouettes, Waterfronts, City & town life, Orphans, Children, Death
  • 1868
    Good Bye! Old Home. Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 200 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Homesickness, Farewells, Nostalgia, Friendship, Death, Time
  • 1868
    Driven From Home.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 198 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Portraits, Poor persons, Homeless persons, Bridges, Silhouettes, Waterfronts, City & town life, Orphans, Children, Death
  • 1868
    Driven From Home.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 198 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Portraits, Poor persons, Homeless persons, Bridges, Silhouettes, Waterfronts, City & town life, Orphans, Children, Death
  • 1868
    Mary O'More.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 198 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Portraits, Courtship, Love, Devotion, Time
  • 1869
    Why Don't You Write to Me? A Beautiful Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher John L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Absenses, Spouses, Correspondence, Families, Distress, Children, Prayer
  • 1870
    O! PSHAW! GAL! You Won't Do. A Popular Song and Dance.
    Place & Publisher John L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:African Americans, Courtship, Love, Marriage, Clothing & dress
  • 1870
    Shamus O'Brien. Answer to "Nora O'Neal." A Beautiful Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher John L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Love, Homecomings, Sailors, Distress
  • 1870
    Good Bye Till I See You Again. A Beautiful Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher John L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Courtship, Love, Farewells, Sadness
  • 1870
    Riding in a Sleigh. A Favorite Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher John L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Sleds & sleighs, Horses, Snow, Bridges, Moonlight, Accidents, Dwellings, Mansions, Courtship & love, Kissing, Weddings
  • 1871
    My Dear Old Sunny Home, or, Recollections of the Sunny South.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters New York
    Subjects:Waterfronts, Dwellings, Palms, Homesickness, Sadness
  • 1871
    The Little Old Cabin in the Lane. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher Oliver Ditson & Co., 451 Washington St. Boston
    Subjects:Fences, Agricultural equipment, Slavery, African Americans, Caricatures, Emancipation, Freedmen, Aged persons, Time, Ethnic stereotypes, Dialects
  • 1871
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    The Little Old Cabin in the Lane. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 843 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Fences, Slavery, African Americans, Caricatures, Emancipation, Freedmen, Aged persons, Time, Ethnic stereotypes, Dialects
  • 1872
    Beautiful Songs of the South. My Southern Sunny Home.
    Place & Publisher Oliver Ditson & Co., 451 Washington St. Boston
    Subjects:Waterfronts, Steamboats, Dwellings, Homesickness, Homecomings, Nostalgia, Heaven
  • 1872
    Do Not Turn Me From Your Door. Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters New York
    Subjects:Children, Girls, Baskets, Poor persons, Mothers & children, Diseases, Ethics, Religion
  • 1872
    Oh! Sam. A Famous Minstrel Song.
    Place & Publisher Oliver Ditson & Co., 451 Washington St. Boston
    Subjects:African Americans, Caricatures, Hardship, Intoxication, Laboring classes--Farming, Families, Ethnic stereotypes, Dialects
  • 1872
    Oh! Sam. A Famous Minstrel Song.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:African Americans, Caricatures, Hardship, Intoxication, Laboring classes--Farming, Families, Ethnic stereotypes, Dialects
  • 1872
    Papa Stay Home, I'm Motherless Now. Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters New York
    Subjects:Fathers & children, Spouses, Death, Alcoholism, Prayer
  • 1872
    Mollie Darling. Beautiful Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters New York
    Subjects:Couples, Moonlight, Dwellings, Doors & doorways, Courtship
  • 1873
    Get Up and Shut the Door.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Couples, Infants, Sleeping, Beds, Humorous pictures, Diseases, Weeping, Accidents, Relations between the sexes, Women's rights
  • 1874
    I'm a gwine down South.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:African Americans, Caricatures, Banjos, Singing, Trees, Emancipation, Homecomings, Spouses, Domestic life, Slavery, Ethnic stereotypes, Dialects
  • 1874
    Sitting Round the Grate. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:Parlors, Families, Children reading, Fireplaces, Domestic life, Homesickness, Prayers
  • 1874
    Old Caleb. Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters, 599 Broadway New York
    Subjects:African Americans, Caricatures, Good-byes, Travel, Ethnic stereotypes, Dialects
  • 1874
    I'm Captain of the Guards. Cal. Wagner's Celebrated Character Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher Oliver Ditson & Co., 451 Washington St. Boston
    Subjects:Military officers, Daggers & swords, African Americans, Caricatures, Military parades, Central Park, Ballroom dancing
  • 1875
    Angels, meet me at the Cross Roads. Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters New York
    Subjects:African Americans, Caricatures, Travel, Bodies of water, Mountains, Prayer, Death, Ethnic stereotypes, Dialects
  • 1876
    Poor Little Wanderer. Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters New York
    Subjects:Portraits, Children, Girls, Orphans, Abandoned children, Heaven, Religion
  • 1876
    Who's a Gwine to Take Care of Me? Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher J.L. Peters New York
    Subjects:African Americans, Caricatures, Banjos, Slavery, Emancipation, Aged persons, Death
  • 1876
    De Bad Bob Lee. Fang Mo-rang O-Hay. Song.
    Place & Publisher Oliver Ditson & Co., 451 Washington St. Boston
    Subjects:African Americans, Caricatures, Boats, Seamen
  • 1877
    Take This Letter To My Mother. Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher Oliver Ditson & Co., 451 Washington St. Boston
    Subjects:Mothers & children, Correspondence, Mail carriers, Clipper ships, Rowboats, Anchors, Ship equipment & rigging, Sailors, Love, Prayer, Absences, Travel
  • 1877
    I'll Remember You Love, In My Prayers. A Beautiful Song & Chorus.
    Place & Publisher Oliver Ditson & Co., 451 Washington St. Boston
    Subjects:Portraits, Courtship
  • 1880
    Hannah, Is You Dar? Song and Chorus.
    Place & Publisher Geo. D. Newhall & Co. Cincinnati
    Subjects:Angels, African Americans, Dialects, Love, Death, Grief, Ethnic stereotypes
  • 1881
    Good Bye! I'm Gone.
    Place & Publisher Geo. D. Newhall & Co., 50 W. 4th Street Cincinnati
    Subjects:African Americans, Dialects, Love, Farewells, Death, Symbols