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Ernest B. Ford Papers, 1937-1977

Collection Overview

Title: Ernest B. Ford Papers, 1937-1977

ID: A/59

Creator: Ford, Ernest B. (Ernest Bevil) (1916-1991)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Consists of 95 items arranged in 16 folders and 2 boxes.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes manuscripts and published sheet music, correspondence, biographical materials, and manuscripts of two novels written by Ford.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1947-1964Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ernest B. Ford, Houston, to Mildred Wyatt, Nacogdoches. 1 p., 8/18/1947Add to your cart.
Item 2: Enclosure: Biographical information on J. Rosamond Johnson and FordAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Mildred Wyatt, Nacogdoches, to Ernest B. Ford, Houston. 1 p., 8/21/1947Add to your cart.
Item 4: Ernest B. Ford, Houston, to Mildred Wyatt, Nacogdoches. 1 p., 1/5/1952Add to your cart.
Item 5: Mildred Wyatt, Nacogdoches, to Ernie Ford, Houston. Carbon. 1 p., 1/8/1952Add to your cart.
Item 6: Ernest B. Ford, Houston, to Mildred Wyatt, Nacogdoches. 1 p., 4/4/1963Add to your cart.
Item 7: Mildred Wyatt, Nacogdoches, to Ernest, Houston. Carbon. 1 p., 4/19/1963Add to your cart.
Item 8: Ernest B. Ford, Houston, to Mildred, Nacogdoches. 1 p., 4/24/1963Add to your cart.
Item 9: Mildred Wyatt, Nacogdoches, to Ernest, Houston. Carbon. 1 p., 12/18/1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Biographical Materials, 1963-1966Add to your cart.
Item 1: "This Week at SFA." [Ford and O'Hara.] Printed. 4 p., 4/12/1963 - 4/21/1963Add to your cart.
Item 2: "This Week at SFA." [Ford.] Printed. 6 p., 5/3/1963 - 5/12/1963Add to your cart.
Item 3: News release for The Pine Log. [Ford and O'Hara.] Typescript, c.1963Add to your cart.
Item 4: Biographies for Ernest B. Ford, J. Rosamond Johnson, Billy Mills, and Geoffrey O'Hara from American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Biographical Dictionary, 3rd ed. Photocopies. 6 p., 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Musical Compositions which Ernest B. Ford wrote lyrics for, 1939-1951Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Beautiful Eyes." Composed by Jose Melis. 1 p. Photocopy, 1951Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Come Back to Me." Composed by David De Vere. 2 p. Handwritten and typed, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 3: "A Crescent Moon (and a Powder Blue Sky)." Composed by Bert Reisfeld. 1 p. Photocopy, 1947Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Cutie of the College." Composed by Doc Bechtel. 1 p. Handwritten, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Daddy Brings Home the Bacon (and Mama's Cotta Fry It)." Composed by Russ Hull. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Daddy Don't 'Low No Foolin' 'Round." Composed by Russ Hull. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Dear Diary." Composed by Doc Bechtel. 1 p. Handwritten, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Dream No More." Composed by Al Wiggins. 2 p. Photocopy, 1939Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Fool That I Am." Composed by Bernard Peradotto. 4 p. Photocopy, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 10: "From Dusk Till Dawn." Composed by Lew Mel, arrangement by Harold Potter. 3 p. Handwritten and typed, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Musical Compositions which Ernest B. Ford wrote lyrics for, 1939-1952Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!" Composed by Doc Bechtel. 3 p. Handwritten and typed, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Give Me A Rod, A Reel (A Boat and a Creel)." Composed by J. Rosamond Johnson. 6 p. Handwritten, 1947Add to your cart.
Item 3: Introduction to the above song. 1 p. Handwritten, 1947Add to your cart.
Item 4: Sheet music of above. 4 p. Printed, 1947Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Have You Met My Pet?" (Same as "Yvette"). Composed by Sharon Pease. 2 p. Typed, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Hum, Mister Humming Bird." Composed by Jack Betzner. 1 p. Handwritten, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 7: "I Broke My Dreams." Composed by Ernest B. Ford. 1 p. Handwritten, 1952Add to your cart.
Item 8: "I Can't Remember Faces." Composed by John Schonberger. 2 p. Handwritten and typed, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 9: "I Found a Bit of Heaven." Composed by Jack Rogers and Doc Bechtel. 2 p. Handwritten and typed, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 10: "I Have My Dreams." Composed by Ernest B. Ford, 1939. 1 p. Handwritten, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Musical Compositions which Ernest B. Ford wrote lyrics for, 1939-1972Add to your cart.
Item 1: "I Just Have To Tell You." Composed by Doc Bechtel, 1940. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 2: "I Won't Take 'No' for an Answer." Composed by Jack Glogau. 2 copies, 1 p. each. Handwritten, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 3: "I'll Never Get Tired of Texas." Composed by Frank Ryerson. 2 p. Handwritten, 1949Add to your cart.
Item 4: "I'm Shuffling a New Pack of Dreams." Composed by Jack Meakin. 2 p. Photocopy, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 5: "I'm Shuffling an Old Pack of Dreams." Composed by Marcy Klauber and Jack Meakin. 2 p. Handwritten, 1951Add to your cart.
Item 6: "I've Been Living in Heaven." Composed by Jack Rogers. 1 p. Handwritten, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 7: "La Criadita." Composed by Doc Bechtel. 1 p. Handwritten, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Let's Hit the Trail Together." Composed by Billy Haid. 2 p. Handwritten, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 9: "The Little Brass Band from my Home Town." Composed by Brandy Pasco and Andy Toce. 1 p. Typed, c.1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Musical Compositions which Ernest B. Ford wrote lyrics for, 1940-1952Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Little Refugee." Composed by Norman Kelly. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, 1952Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Lovin' on a Shoestring." Composed by Gerald "Doe" Bechtel, arranged by Art McKay. 2 p. Handwritten, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 3: "My Dreams." Composed by Les Caldwell. 4 p. Handwritten, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 4: "My Heart and I Agree!" Composed by L. A. Jolly. 1 p. Handwritten, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 5: "My Itty Bitty Kitty." Composed by J. Betzner. 1 p. Handwritten, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 6: "My Sweet Cuddly Cutie." Composed by Doc Bechtel. 3 p. Handwritten, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Oh Me!" Composed by Ronnie Bonner. 3 p. Handwritten and typed, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Please Return My Heart." Composed by Doc Bechtel. 1 p. Handwritten, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Please Ring Her Number Again." (Same as "Please Ring That Number Again.") Composed by Al Grant Goodman. 2 p. Handwritten, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 10: "Please Ring Her Number Again." (Same as "Please Ring That Number Again.") Composed by Al Grant Goodman. 2 p. Handwritten, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Musical Compositions which Ernest B. Ford wrote lyrics for, 1939-1963Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Poor Heart." Adapted by Ernest B. Ford from the song "There is a Tavern in the Town." 1 p. Handwritten, 1958Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Pray." Composed by Geoffrey O'Hara. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, c.1958, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Pray." Composed by Geoffrey O'Hara. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, photocopy, c.1958, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Pray." Composed by Geoffrey O'Hara. 4 p. Handwritten, c.1958, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Pray." Composed by Geoffrey O'Hara. 3 p. Printed, sheet music, c.1958, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Pray." Composed by Geoffrey O'Hara. 3 p. Photocopy, c.1958, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Pray." Composed by Geoffrey O'Hara. 2 p. Printed, c.1958, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Pray." Composed by Geoffrey O'Hara. 2 p. Typed, photocopy, c.1958, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Scouts of America." Composed by Al Wiggins. 2 p. Handwritten, 1939Add to your cart.
Item 10: "Smoke Across the Moon." Composed by Doc Bechtel. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Musical Compositions which Ernest B. Ford wrote lyrics for, 1937-1977Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Soundtrack." (Same as "Thirteen.") Composed by Bob Miketta. 1 p. Typed, photocopy, 1957Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Sourpuss." Composed by G. E. Lineken. 2 p. Handwritten and typed, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Sweet and Lovely Forever." Composed by Paul Haney. 2 p. Photocopy, 1937Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Sweet Lips (Kiss My Blues Away)." Composed by Harry Tobias and Roy Ingraham. 2 p. Handwritten, 1937Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Sweethearts' Rhapsody." Composed by Grace Shumaker. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Tears Won't Bring You Back." Composed by Cal Devoll. 1 p. Handwritten, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Texas Brags." Composed by Bob Miketta. 1 p. Handwritten, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Thinkin'." Adapted from the song "On Top of Old Smokey." 1 p. Handwritten, 1957Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Thirteen." (Same as "Soundtrack") Composed by Bob Miketta. 1 p. Typed, 1957Add to your cart.
Item 10: "The Thought of Losing You." Composed by J. Rosamond Johnson. 3 p. Handwritten, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Musical Compositions which Ernest B. Ford wrote lyrics for, 1941-1955Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Unless My Heart Deceives Me." Composed by Edgar Battle. 1 p. Handwritten, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 2: "When the Fireflies Light the Bayou." Composed by Mariam Gillespie. 3 p. Handwritten, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 3: "When the Fireflies Light the Bayou." Composed by Mariam Gillespie. 2 copies. 3 p. Handwritten and typed, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 4: "When Two Hearts Beat As One." Composed by Edgar Battle. 1 p. Handwritten, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Whispering Pines." Composed by Billy Mills. 1 p. Typed, 1949Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Why Am I Blue Over You?" Composed by Doc Bechtel. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Why Shake the Apple Tree?" Composed by Brandy Pasco and Andy Toce. 1 p. Typed, c.1945Add to your cart.
Item 8: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet." Composed by Paul Wood. 4 p. Handwritten, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Musical Compositions which Ernest B. Ford wrote lyrics for, 1938-1981Add to your cart.
Item 1: "You Can't Do That to Me!" Composed by Glory Casebier. 1 p. Typed, c.1938-1939Add to your cart.
Item 2: "You Can't Do That to Me!" Composed by Glory Casebier. 1 p. Typed and Handwritten, c.1938-1939Add to your cart.
Item 3: "You Can't Do That to Me!" Composed by Glory Casebier. 2 p. Typed, c.1938-1939Add to your cart.
Item 4: "You Fill Me With Desire." Composed by Doc Bechtel. 1 p. Handwritten and typed, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 5: "You'll Be Just as Sweet at Sixty (As You Were At Sweet Sixteen)." Composed by Harry Tobias and Henry Tobias. 1 p. Typed, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Your Eyes Haunt Me Night and Day." Composed by Paul Haney and Al Wiggins. 1 p. Handwritten, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Yvette." (Same as "Have You Met My Pet?") Composed by Sharon Pease. 2 p. Handwritten, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 8: Unnamed piece of music, Composed by Russ Hull. 2 p. Handwritten and typed, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 9: Music book entitled The Bell Ringer, includes "Daddy Don't 'Low No Foolin' 'Round." Composed by Russ Hull, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Juvenile NovelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Resin-Belly (tentative title), by Ernest Bevil Ford. Chapters 1-7. Edited transcript carbon.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Juvenile NovelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Resin-Belly (tentative title), by Ernest Bevil Ford. Chapters 8-14. Edited transcript carbon.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Juvenile NovelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Resin-Belly (tentative title), by Ernest Bevil Ford. Chapters 1-7. Typescript carbon.Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music BookAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Successful Songwriting, by Lou Herscher, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Music BookAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Tested Song Patterns, by Bert Heftier, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Song ListAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Ernest B. Ford, "Songs I Have Co-Written, Dates Written, and My Collaborators." 6 p. Typed., c.1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: NovelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: In a Box: Manuscript of a novel entitled Hot Black, by Ernest Bevil Ford. Edited Typescript carbon.Add to your cart.