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While you won't find every single song title in the catalog, you will find a lot of them. When we catalog new song collections now, we catalog the contents of the collection, but that wasn't always the case.
We recommend you search by keyword - and try to use as few words as possible. Songs could be translated into different languages, or translated in different times with slightly different words, so using a minimum of keywords will likely be more successful than a very specific search.
If you're looking for a famous song cycle, for example, something like Winterreise, you might do a keyword or title search and find very few copies listed. That's because most of the copies we have are part of Composers' complete song collections. You can recognize complete song collections because they will have a hyperlinked title called "Songs."
"This database provides access to about 50,000 songs in more than 1,500 published song anthologies owned by the George F. DeVine Music Library at the University of Tennessee, located in Knoxville. Use this citation index to determine which anthologies contain the song(s) you need. You will not find the music or the words here, just the call number and book title. If you are not in Knoxville, ask your librarian about interlibrary loan options to obtain the songs you need be."