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Berkeley: East Bay Books, 1993

Once again Travis Bogard has given us another insight into the heart and mind of Eugene O'Neill. Bogard's comments on the songs and their relationship to the plays are an enlightening and thrilling experience. The Songbook is invaluable... I only wish José Quintero and I had this collection when we started the revival of the O'Neill plays thirty-five years ago.

Jason Robards

The Eugene O'Neill Songbook is published on eOneill.com with the generous permission of Jonathan Elkus of East Bay Books. The Songbook, complete with sheet music, can be purchased from Subito Music. 

Foreword: A Musical Heritage


For He's a Jolly Good Fellow

Ah, Wilderness!

"Waltz Me Around Again Willie"
Mighty lak' a Rose
Waiting at the Church
"Poor John!"
In the Sweet By and By
Then You'll Remember Me
Down the Field
I Just Can't Make My Eyes Behave

All God's Chillun Got Wings

A Bird in a Gilded Cage
I Guess I'll Have to Telegraph My Baby
Little Annie Rooney
I Wish I Had a Girl
Bon Bon Buddy
When I Lost You
Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
Frankie and Johnny
God Be with You
Annie Laurie
Sometimes I Feel like a Mourning Dove
Old Black Joe

The Ancient Mariner

The Doll's Funeral March

"Anna Christie"

My Yosephine

Bound East for Cardiff

När ljusen skall tändas därhemma

The Calms of Capricorn

The Eden Above

Chris Christophersen

Rio Grande

Desire Under the Elms

Oh! Californi-a
Lady of the Lake
Pop Goes the Weasel
Turkey in the Straw



The Emperor Jones

John Henry

The Fountain

The Great God Brown

Sweet Adeline
Ah, Moon of My delight
Mother Machree

The Hairy Ape

Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer
Whisky Johnny
Far Away in Canada
The Miller of Dee

The Iceman Cometh

Rap, Rap, Rap
It's Always Fair Weather
Another Little Drink Wouldn't Do Us Any Harm
La Carmagnole
The Sunshine of Paradise Alley
A Wee Deoch-and-Doris
Break the News to Mother
Knocked 'Em in the Old Kent Road
Everybody's Doing It Now
The Curse of an Aching Heart
The Oceana Roll


Lazarus Laughed

Excerpts from music by Arthur Alexander
Excerpts from music by Leonard Ratner

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Chopin waltzes

The Long Voyage Home

The Boys of Wexford

Marco Millions

At the Court of Kublai Kaan

A Moon for the Misbegotten

The Praties Song
In the Baggage Coach Ahead

The Moon of the Caribbees

Calypso Chant
Blow the Man Down
Oh, You Beautiful Doll

More Stately Mansions

Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms

Mourning Becomes Electra

John Brown's Body
A Bottle o' Wine and a Bottle o' Beer
Hanging Johnny
Marching through Georgia

The Movie Man

Mexico, My Bright-Eyed Mexico

The Personal Equation

Strange Interlude

Row, Row, Row

The Straw



A Touch of the Poet

Biddy O'Rafferty

Afterword: The Play as Symphony

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