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Halcyon Days Music contains a collection of Early American Music and Vintage Songs from the early 1900s, 1910s and 1920s.

Our archive of vintage music contains a wide assortment of Early American Music and Popular Songs in MIDI music format which you can download and listen to on your computer at home. Each vintage song is accompanied with its vintage sheet music cover and music lyrics.

Goodbye Dixie Lee

Goodbye Dixie Lee

Year 1917

Words by Robert Levenson
Music by G. Vernon Strout

Garton Brothers Music Publishers
181 Tremont St.
Boston, Mass.

  First Verse
Dixie Lee the time has come to say goodbye, Dixie Lee, now brush that tear drop from your eye. Tho' I'll leave you far behind, you'll be always in my mind and some day I'll come back, so don't you cry.

Second Verse
When the roses start a blooming in the spring, that is when I'll be returning with the ring, on that bright and happy day I will kiss your tears away and never once again, dear, will I say.

Chorus
Goodbye Dixie, my Dixie Lee keep a place in your heart for me. When I'm there way over the foam, I'll dream of you and home. Some day when the sun shines again, we'll be as happy as can be, let's hope and pray until that day, so goodbye Dixie Lee.

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Hindustan

Hindustan

Year 1918

Words and Music by Oliver G. Wallace and Harold Weeks

Forster Music Publisher Inc.
Chicago, Illinois

  First Verse
Camel trappings jingle, harp strings sweetly tingle, with a sweet voice mingle, underneath the stars; singing memories are bringing, temple bells are ringing calling me a far.

Second Verse
Shades of night are falling, nightingales are calling, every heart enthralling, underneath the stars; Sighing, like the night wind dying, soft my heart is crying for my love afar.

Chorus
Hindustan, where we stopped to rest our tired caravan, Hindustan, where the painted peacock spread his fan, Hindustan, where the purple sunbird flashed across the sand, Hindustan, where I met her and the world began.

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Golden Gate (Open For Me)

Golden Gate (Open For Me)

Year 1919

By Kendis and Brockman

Leo Feist Inc.
Feist Building
New York City

  First Verse
Many dreams I dreamt, many days I spent, by the golden gate away out west, flowers all year 'round every where are found, there I left the ones that I love best.

Second Verse
Every day a year, every sigh a tear, since I left the land of sunny clime, days just seem to fly, clouds have drifted by, I'll be back in orange blossom time.

Chorus
Golden gate, Golden gate, by the sea, Someone's waiting, waiting there for me. When my good ship comes sailing Happy I will be, Open wide, swing aside Golden gate, Hear me calling, calling to my mate, so drive away sadness, bring back the gladness Golden gate open for me.

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Doo Dah Blues

Doo Dah Blues

Year 1922

Words and Music by Fred Rose and Eddie White

Shapiro, Bernstein and Co.
Corner of 47th St. and Broadway
New York

  First Verse
What will become of me what will become of me something it's plain to see is wrong with me yes wrong with me I'm always sighing I'm always crying Sad am I here's the reason why Just only yesterday my sweetie went away I thought t'was all in play but when I heard her say "Doo Dah, good-bye to you Doo Dah, that means that I'm thru." Oh! Lordy

Second Verse
You've heard my tale of woe and now I know you know just why I'm worried so Yes worried so and flurried so I loved her only that's why I'm lonely and I miss most of all her kiss maybe if she could see Just what she did to me sorry perhaps she'd be and set my poor heart free but I suppose she's thru there's nothing else I can do.

Chorus
Oh! those Doo Dah Blues I want to lose those Doo Dah Blues for all night long till early dawn they seem to come and never leave me Lordy but they grieve me Do they, they do I'll say they do Oh! I know those Doo Dah Blues will sure refuse poor me to lose I've got 'em now and oh! some how I know that if you'd had 'em you'd a long to lose the Doo Dah Blues.

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Broadway Rose

Broadway Rose

Year 1920

Words by Eugene West
Music by Martin Fried and Otis Spencer

Fred Fischer Inc.
224 W. 46th Street
New York City

  First Verse
A pretty flower grows along old Broadway, A mid'st the throng, gay life and song I found her drooping there, My heart went out to her I met on Broadway, A faded little rose, beneath the white light's glare:

Second Verse
I think about the rose I saw on Broadway, Her listless face, her trembling gaze, Beneath the starry sky, I'm praying for a little rose on Broadway, Her sad and bitter tears, In mem'ry will be nigh:

Chorus
Broadway Rose, there's a tear in your eye, Broadway Rose, seems I oft' hear you sigh, though you wear fancy clothes and you show silken hose, you're alone, as they all pass you by, Broadway Rose, hide your cares in a smile for to you tears have gone out of style still at heart you're a gem, though the whole world condemn no one knows of your woes, Broadway Rose.

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My Honeymoon Man

My Honeymoon Man

Year 1913

Words by Lucille M. Sanford
Music by Harry H. Williams
Arranged by Clairmond Millette

Williams Music Co.
Caesar Misch Bldg.
Providence, Rhode Island

  First Verse
When the night comes softly creeping and the big bright moon a peeping Honey moon man, my honey man down on me his eyes are winking as with ardent love he's blinking Honey moon man my honey man does he love me true I wonder on this thought I often ponder as into his starry eyes I gaze and sigh all night long I am so lonely cause I want you and you only my honey moon man, my honey man

Second Verse
When the shades of night are falling can you hear my heart a calling Honey moon man, my honey man? It is now the time of wooing It is now such hearts are cooing Honey moon man my honey man Down thro' lovers lane they're strolling while the evening bells are tolling and I'm sad at heart as on their joys I gaze come to me love with caresses hold me close and smooth my tresses My honey moon man, my honey man

Chorus
My honey moon man My honey moon man Won't you come down here to me while the stars are shining for you I'm pining I want to sit right on your knee, every things asleeping all the crickets gone to rest while I wait my heart goes out to you come down I'm lonely I want you only I want you now my honey moon man.

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Angel Child

Angel Child

Year 1922

By George Price, Abner Silver and Benny Davis

M. Witmark and Sons
No. 7 Witmark Building
New York

  First Verse
You're just as sweet as an angel I'm happy when you are near, I couldn't do without you Really dear, I am sincere.

Second Verse
Dear, since you gave me your answer, My happiness is complete, It seems in all my dreaming, I repeat, mem'ries so sweet.

Chorus
Angel child, I'm just wild about you, Angel child, say that you love me too, In your arms forever I'd stay, you drive away, shadows of gray, when you smile, I'm in heaven it's true. Cuddle closer do, Angel child, I'm just putting it mild, When I say that I'm wild about you.

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At The Gate Of The Palace Of Dreams

At The Gate Of The Palace Of Dreams

Year 1912

Words by Chas Baer
Music by Johann C. Schmid

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York Detroit

  First Verse
From the end of the world you come to me, while stars their vigil keep, when the toil and moil of a dreary day, has wearied me to sleep.

Second Verse
Every flower in the far off land of dreams, must vanish with the morn; but you'll blush and bloom in this heart of mine, a rose without a thorn.

Chorus
Then we meet at the gate of the palace of dreams, that opes with a golden key, at the edge of the world where the love star beams, beams a welcome for you and for me; where every breeze is a winged perfume each flower a jewel seems, and the light in your eyes that I prize never dies, at the gate of the palace of dreams.

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The Ashes Of My Heart

The Ashes Of My Heart

Year 1916

Words by Jeff Branen
Music by Arthur Lange

Joe Morris Music Co.
145 W. 45th Street
New York City

  First Verse
The day is dying, the years are flying, the while I'm sighing, because of you. I'm sad and lonely, I'm thinking only of someone's eyes of blue; of someone's kisses too.

Second Verse
Among the roses, where love reposes, my heart discloses, what you should know. Alone I sigh, dear; for you and I, dear; once loved each other so. 'Twas in the long ago.

Chorus
In the ashes of my heart fires of love no longer burn, still it seems I feel a start at the thought of your return 'tho it's years since last we met and we're doomed to live apart, there's a spark of hope still burning but it's buried somewhere in the ashes of my heart.

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Come Back To Arizona

Come Back To Arizona

Year 1916

Words by Alfred Bryan
Music by Herman Paley

Jerome H. Remick and Co

  First Verse
Arizona, wild and free you're always dear to me I love you true. Sun kissed meadows of the west the one I love the best she loves you too. But my heart is sad today my heart is far away I'm all alone can't you hear me calling you Oh! won't you come back home?

Second Verse
When the sunset fades away each night alone I stay with aching heart. And the night winds seem to sigh, "Why did you say goodbye why did we part?" Tho' the town is gay tonight and lights are burning bright I'm feeling blue. Waiting hearts grow weary dear but mine will wait for you.

Chorus
Come back to Arizona where the skies are blue. Come back where you can own a heart that waits for you, so lonely. Come little girl put my love to the test, come to the best little nest in the west. Come back to Arizona I love you.

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