Songs

Song Lists

Larry Wilder creates a customized program for each performance.

The following lists represent some of the songs Larry can include in each show. To view each list, click on the title to expand the section.

Americana Music Sampler

Beloved songs of our heritage, their compelling stories and lots of singing along! Vast repertoire of over 300 songs spans the Americana Music spectrum-folk, Tin Pan Alley and many other sources and genres represented.

This Land is Your Land
Country Roads
Roll On, Columbia
Amazing Grace
Ghost Riders
You Are My Sunshine
I’ve Been Everywhere
Oh Susanna (penned by Stephen Foster, who never ventured into the South)
Goodnight Irene
Freight Train (composed by an 11 year old girl—of parents born into slavery)
Chime Bells + yodels
On Top of Old Smokey
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
I Walk the Line + other Johnny Cash tunes
Wildwood Flower
Lion Sleeps Tonight
Always (Irving Berlin song to his wife)
Way Out There (high school boy’s poem)
Yankee Doodle-Dixie (2 songs played at once + history)
Home Sweet Home (banned on some Civil War fronts)

Senior Audiences

40 years of performances for elders have shown that the best show for Senior Audiences is to sing what they know, long to hear and might sing along with. Elders are surprised and delighted to hear tunes from their younger days.

You Are My Sunshine
God Bless America
Always
On Top of Old Smokey
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Wabash Cannonball
Goodnight Irene
Don’t Fence Me In
Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
Cattle Call
Keep on the Sunny Side
Hey Good Lookin’
Ghost Riders
Pistol Packin’ Mama
San Antonio Rose
Green Grass of Home
Blue Skies
Jambalaya
Tumblin’ Tumbleweed
Tennessee Waltz
Red River Valley
Amazing Grace

Family Shows

Songs for family reunions, schools, churches or parties. Encouraging adults to sing with kids is always a special time. These are a few of the many Americana Music favorites fun for all ages.

Coming Around the Mountain
Old MacDonald
Oh Susanna
I’m My Own Granpaw
Yankee Doodle Dixie
This Land
I’ve Been Everywhere
Country Roads
You Are My Sunshine
I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad
Froggy Went A-Yodelin’
Goodnight Irene
Y’all Come!

Cowboy Songs

Some of America’s most treasured songs are from traditional cowboy sources. Songs of the Sons of the Pioneers and Gene Autry are often requested.

Happy Cowboy
Cattle Call (Includes Yodeling)
Back in the Saddle Again
Don’t Fence Me In
How the Yodel Was Born
Tumblin’ Tumbleweed
Cool Water
El Paso
*Red Haired Yodelin’ Girl
Home on the Range
Bloom is on the Sage
Red River Valley
Texas Plains
Auctioneer
Ghost Riders
Way Out There
Hold That Critter Down
*Oregon Trails
*Oregon Waltz
Timber Trail
*Goodnight Cowgirl Waltz
Happy Trails

*Original song by Larry Wilder

Retro Country

Treasured classic songs that evoke our roots of country music. From beloved artists such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bob Wills, The Original Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Sons of the Pioneers. Young audiences have consistently responded positively to Larry’s Retro repertoire.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Keep on the Sunny Side
Wildwood Flower
Your Cheatin’ Heart
Jambalaya
Hey Good Lookin’
Lovesick Blues
San Antonio Rose
Faded Love
Stay All Night
Ring of Fire
Folsom Prison
I Walk the Line
T for Texas
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
Green Grass of Home
Auctioneer
Pistol Packin’ Mama
Ghost Riders
Hank Snow -I’m Movin’ On/Fool Such As I/Golden Rocket
*Oregon Waltz

*Original song by Larry Wilder

Bluegrass

Favorites from Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley. Larry can also add in the Larry Wilder Band as a hot bluegrass aggregation if desired.
Original tunes feature the banjo.

Orange Blossom Special
Duelin’ Banjos
Rocky Top
Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Ballad of Jed Clampett
Salty Dog Blues
Muleskinner Blues
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Martha White Theme
Uncle Pen
Man of Constant Sorrow
Mountain Dew
*Frosty Morning
*Tabor Twist
Fox on the Run
New River Train
*Stumptown Perks
How Mountain Gals Can Love

*Original song by Larry Wilder

Folk Music

Songs folks love to sing from the Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot plus traditional sources.
Audiences enjoy tunes from the Urban Folk Revival expertly picked and sung. Folksongs are national treasures to be sung by all!

MTA
Tom Dooley
Worried Man
500 Miles
Sloop John B
Puff
Blowin’ in the Wind
Freight Train
Leavin’ on a Jet Plane
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Goodnight Irene
Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
This Land
So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya
Song for a Winter’s Night
Alberta Bound
Canadian Railway Trilogy
Bobby McGee
Gentle on My Mind
*Hard Road to Lovin’ You
Saints Train

*Original song by Larry Wilder

Gospel/Memorial Service

Treasured hymns and family songs to fit the occasion. Folks love singing with Larry’s “1935 Gospel Radio Show.” If desired, The Larry Wilder Band can be added to sing trio and quartet harmony.

Amazing Grace
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Life’s Railway to Heaven
In the Garden
What a Friend
Master’s Bouquet
This World Is Not My Home
This Train is Bound for Glory
*Healing Waters
I’ll Fly Away
Turn the Radio On
I Saw the Light
Old Gospel Ship
Jesus Cowboy – yodel
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Lonesome Valley
Mansion Over the Hilltop
*Light a Candle in Your Heart

*Original song by Larry Wilder

Military Observance Songs

Songs for July 4th, Veterans Day, Memorial Day or any patriotic occasion.
Larry is also experienced in working with families at the time of memorial services. Thankfulness for being so lucky to live in America is shared by us all.

America
God Bless America
National Anthem
Five service songs
Grand Old Flag
Yankee Doodle Dandy
This Land
America the Beautiful
I’ve Been Everywhere
God Bless America
Sinking of the Rueben James
Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
Let There Be Peace on Earth

Plus treasured hymns (See Gospel/Memorial Songs)

Christmas Music

Holiday tunes for all to sing. Larry and the band craft Holiday shows for churches and private entities. Many of these songs have compelling stories deepening their meanings.

White Christmas
Rudolph
Blue Christmas
What Child is This? (Greensleeves)
Winter Wonderland
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Jingle Bells – play 4 choir parts at once on guitar
Mary Boy Child
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Here Comes Santa Claus
Let It Snow
Frosty the Snowman
*Light a Candle in Your Heart
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bell Rock

*Original song by Larry Wilder

Train Songs

Songs of the rails spanning the whole United States. Some include yodeling and others feature fingerstyle guitar or scorching fiddle. While some trains are imaginary (e.g. “Golden Rocket”), others have colorful histories.

Wabash Cannonball
Wreck of Old 97
Orange Blossom Special
Engineers Don’t Wave From the Trains Anymore
Starlight on the Rails
Golden Rocket
Movin’ On
Way Out There
Cannonball Blues
Waiting for a Train
New River Train
Life’s Railway to Heaven
One More Ride
Midnight Special