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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.

Suez

Suez

Year 1922

Words by Will Pancoast
Music by Ferdie Grofe and Peter De Rose

Triangle Music Pub. Co.
1658 Broadway
New York City

  First Verse
In Old Suez, under mystic sky, Near the old Red Sea, where the ships go by; There where the palm trees sway, Your lips and eyes plead with me to stay; In

Second Verse
When far away, with the caravan, There I pitch my tent, on the desert sand; Then o'er the blazing plain, I wander back love to you again; In

Chorus
Suez, wond'rous Suez, Where I was captured with your love sigh; All day, And thru the night, To be with you I cry; When you enfold me in your sweet loving arms I feel the thrill of all your charms, dear; Suez, wond'rous Suez, I lost me heart to you.

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Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Year 1918

Words by Bud Green
Music by Ed. Nelson

A. J. Stasny Music Co.
56 West 45th St.
New York, NY.

  First Verse
Skies of gray have given way to brightness Hearts that once were sad are feeling gay The news has flashed around Our boys are Homeward bound And we'll be there to meet them just to say.

Second Verse
Every mother's waiting for her loved on Every sweethearts waiting at the pier Each baby will be glad To see her fighting Dad And this whole nation's proud to see you here.

Chorus
Welcome home the day of peace on earth is here, Welcome home what words of cheer, We've kept our home fires a burning while yearning for you Your vacant chair is waiting too you know you're Welcome home Each mother's heart sings out with joy, Welcome home my soldier boy, And now that all the war clouds safely have past And God has brought me sunshine at last, Oh welcome, welcome, you are welcome home.

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I Want Someone To Call Me Dearie

I Want Someone To Call Me Dearie

Year 1920

Words and Music by Roy L. Burtch

Halcyon Pub. Co.
Indianapolis, Ind.

  First Verse
My story old, but often told, how Adam first married Eve. So since then, both girls and men, are happy as can be. Now I've been looking all around, I'd like to see who can be found. I'm in line, if I can find, just one, just one, To keep this heart of mine.

Second Verse
I had a dream, the other night, how I wish it would come true. I had found, the one I loved, my search on earth was thro'. We had a cozy winter flat, a summer home, and all like that. Do tell me, someone you know, just one, just one, Right to your friend I'll go.

Chorus
I want someone to call me dearie, In the town where I live and stay There would be no lonesome hours, in this little world of ours; We'd love and help each other day by day A goodnight kiss what joy and bliss For wealth I do not care I want someone to call me dearie A happy home to share.

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I'd Like To Know What Happened To Mary

I'd Like To Know What Happened To Mary

Year 1914

Words by J. Brandon Walsh
Music by Ernest Breuer

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit
  First Verse
Simple Mary Brown, left her own home town For to see the Great White Way. She was sweet and shy when she said "good-bye." And she came back home to day. At the railroad station, all the population waited for the two fifteen; Her stylish dressing, had the rubes all guessing For they didn't know their village queen. Said Mary's Ma, to Mary's Pa:

Second Verse
Mary's Turkey Trots and her new Gavottes Had her home town dancing mad. But the old barn dance, didn't have a chance With the loving Tango fad. Hesitation was the big sensation, They all tried to do it night and day. The crops were flopping while the rubes were hopping To some brand new dance from gay Broadway. Said Mary's Pa, to Mary's Ma:

Chorus
"I'd like to know what happened to Mary. Since she went to New York Town. It surely don't seem like the same old Mary Who dressed in a ging ham gown. She came back wearing seven kinds of hair, Does the Tango to the Maiden's Pray'r I'd like to know what happened to Mary. Since Mary left the old home town."

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My Cairo Maid

My Cairo Maid

Year 1917

Words by Bud De Sylva
Music by G. Foster and Chris Schonberg

W. A. Wincke and Co.
Los Angeles

  First Verse
Dreaming, I am always dreaming, When the stars are gleaming, of my Cairo maid. I believe she wants me, For her mem'ry haunts me, I sit and pine till skies are graying, saying,

Second Verse
Smiling, I can see her smiling, in her way beguiling, as the shadows fall. For the moon above her, Tells her that I love her, And will return o'er desert, swinging, singing,

Chorus
I know a maid in Cairo, In dreamy Cairo, beside the Nile. I know she's yearning, her heart is burning, For my returning, so, for a while, I'll travel upon my camel o'er scorching gravel unto my shrine, Which means, that I'll go to dreamy Cairo and make this Cairo maiden mine.

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Long Live The Ladies

Long Live The Ladies

Year 1916

Words by Joe Young and E. Ray Goetz
Music by Geo. W. Meyer

Waterson, Berlin and Snyder Co.
Strand Theatre Building
Broadway at 47th Street
New York

  First Verse
Oh, bring on the ladies, "Hurry up," said Willie Snow, Go, bring on the ladies, For the party's getting slow; They soon brought up a few, One maid with eyes of blue, Was acting cute and cunning, Young Willie started humming:

Second Verse
From the day of dimples, till the wrinkles trace your smile, Mothers, wives and sweethearts, Are what make your life worth while; If it was not for one, You wouldn't be here, son, So bear in mind you've got to, Live your life on this motto:

Chorus
Long live the ladies, May they all live long for me, Long live the ladies, They're as sweet as they can be; Oh, how I love to mix, With a perfect thirty six, If you think the girls are harmful, I'd like to be the pap of an armful, Long live the tall ones, They can never grow too tall, Long live the small ones, They don't have to grow at all; They're life's necessity, Like a lump of sugar in a cup of tea, Long live the ladies, The beautiful ladies for me.

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Bimini Bay

Bimini Bay

Year 1921

Words by Gus Kahn and Raymond B. Egan
Music by Richard A.Whiting

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
Detroit and New York

  First Verse
Gad a bouts of now-a-days All spend their winter holidays Way down old Bimini way Men of Wall street big and haughty Grow a trifle gay and naughty Way down on Bimini Bay When men talk honeymooning today They all rave about Bimini Bay they say

Second Verse
There is magic in the moon That makes December seem like June Way down old Bimini way Count the stars if you are able In the skies or on a label Way down on Bimini Bay Palm trees waving so friendly at you And each tree that you see looks like two to you

Chorus
Come and spoon with me 'Neath the julep tree Down old Bimini way Hear the cocktails a calling Come to Bimini Bay Sweet orange blossoms await you down yonder Where they say Absint the will make ev'ry loving heart grow fonder There's a shady nook By a sunny brook Where the Green River flows There we'll spend our days And we'll try to raise Tom and Jerries who knows Each night we'll sample our private stock Wind up the cat and put out the clock Oh by Jiminy won't you come with me Down to Biminy Bay

Chorus 2
There's a rickey tree By the Hennesea Down old Bimini way All the folks are good mixers Down on Bimini Bay You'll love that tropical Island The moon shines bright ev'ry night on that lovely Rock and Rye land Oh by hickory It's so liquory Down on Bimini Bay And of late I've heard Ev'ry wise old bird Will be flying that way You'll find that's where the good lawyers are And how they practice at ev'ry bar Oh by Jiminy how I'd love to be Down on Biminy Bay

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San

San

Year 1920

Words and Music by Lindsay McPhail and Walter Michels

Van Alstyne and Curtis
Toledo, Chicago and New York

  First Verse
King San of Senegal Sat on the shore At Bulamay, Singing a sad refrain. To his dear queen who'd gone away, This was his lay.

Second Verse
One day the queen came home Saw San in sadness on the shore, Told him she'd no more roam. Only her San would she adore, Then came this lore.

Chorus
Oh, sweet heart Lona, my darling Lona, Why have you gone away? You said you loved me, But if you loved me, Why did you act this way? If I had ever been untrue to you, What you have done would be the thing to do; But my heart aches, dear, And it will break, dear, If you don't come back home again to San!

Chorus 2
Oh, sweet heart Lona, my darling Lona, Have you come back to stay? You said you loved me, I knew you loved me, I knew you'd | come some day. If I had ever been untrue to you, What you have done would be the thing to do; But now you're mine, dear, For all the time, dear, And you're forgiven by your loving San!

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Harbor Of Dreams

Harbor Of Dreams

Year 1916

By J. R. Shannon

Vandersloot Music Pub. Co.
Williamsport, Pa.

  First Verse
When the day is dying and all the world is still, Shadows come acreeping from each rock and rill Golden bars from sunset land tint the hills aglow, Soft breezes whisper of days long ago; Voices from shadowland call me, it seems, I wander on 'mid sylvan streams, Gliding on mem'rys ship thru twilight land, Into the Harbor of Dreams.

Second Verse
Angel eyes are watching thru stars way up above, Nightingale is singing a carol of love, Night has drawn her mantle o'er land and o'er the sea, Weaving a haze of fond mem'ries for me. Drifting along where my dream river flows, My eyelids close in sweet repose, Guiding me onward, my beacon light gleams, Into the Harbor of Dreams.

Chorus
Back thru the years of smiles and tears, I sail away at close of day, And I journey a far to the land of moonbeams And anchor at last in the Harbor of Dreams.

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Floating Down The River ('Cause It's Moonlight Now In Dixieland)

Floating Down The River ('Cause It's Moonlight Now In Dixieland)

Year

Words by Roger Lewis
Music by James White

Will Rossiter
136 W. Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois

  First Verse
Choo! Choo! Choo! Come on, Sue, Here comes that old sidewheeler, Down the river; Choo! Choo! Choo! Come on, do, A good time for me and you Now the boat is stoppin', see the gang plank droppin,' Hear the music poppin',,' all the darkies hoppin', Beautiful night time, this is the right time, Come with me

Second Verse
Choo! Choo! Choo! Look there, Sue, Who's that I see a hailin', From the railin' Choo! Choo! Choo! Look! it's Lou, She's going to join us, too. You must hurry Susan, think of time you're losin'; Don't you be refusin', good time I am choosin', I'm goin' to take you, I'm goin' to make you Come with me

Chorus
Floatin' down the river, floatin' down the river, In the evenin' by the bright moonlight, These are good times that are ne'er forgotten, When the shores are snowy white with cotton, To the banjos strummin', we will all be hummin', Honey, let me take you by the hand, I'm goin', I'm goin', Floatin' down the river, floatin' down the river, Cause it's moonlight now in Dixie land.

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