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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.

When Love Is Young

When Love Is Young

Year 1906

Words by Rida Johnson Young
Music by M. Melville Ellis

M. Witmark and Sons
New York

  First Verse
The beads on the wine in our glorious youth And life's full of fervor and zest, And the world is made bright by the light of a smile, Or the sound of the voice we love best. There's a thrill of delight in the touch of her hand, All the Earth's bubbling over with joy; Oh! the love that we give to the girls that we love, When we're boys, boys, boys.

Second Verse
There are various way that a fellow may love And most of us sample them all, And the older and stronger you are when it strikes, The harder and deeper you fall. But there's no love on earth that holds half the thrill, No love that has half the joys As love that we give to the girls that we love, When we're boys, boys, boys.

Chorus
When love is young in Springtime, And boys are youthful, too And girls are so alluring What can a fellow do? A look, a smile, a dimple, You're caught, you're captured, stung There's danger in the very air When love is young.

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Has Anybody Seen Our Cat?

Has Anybody Seen Our Cat?

Year 1899

Written and Composed by: T. W. Conner
Additional verses by James T. Powers

T. B. Harms and Co.
18 East 22nd St.
New York

  First Verse
I'm upset now let me tell you why, Our old cat sneaked away, upon the sly My old Ma declares it is a sign that bad luck's coming, and two to one it's mine! I've been wond'ring who I am to blame for sneaking the bacon and the brawn and the can of milk and beef steak pie, When they're missing on a Sunday morn!

Second Verse
Every night, as soon as we're in bed, All his old pals gather overhead; Gently calling for hime to come out and play a game of leapfrog 'round the gutter of the spout. In despair, I went to the police, They told me not to feel so blue, He might turn up in a penny mince pie or With his wife, in a day or two!

Chorus
Has anybody seen our cat? Has anybody seen our cat? He's got a bit o'black on the end of his tail and the skin all off where he's been fighting. Last Sunday morning we miss'd him from the mat: - Puss, puss, puss, puss, meat, meat, meat! Has anybody seen our cat?

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She Was Happy Till She Met You

She Was Happy Till She Met You

Year 1899

By Chas. Graham and Monroe H. Rosenfeld

Howley Haviland and Co.
1260 - 1266 Broadway
New York

  First Verse
'Twas a bright and sunny day, when a young wife went away from her husband, who had wrung her heart with pain. On the table lay a note with the simple words she wrote: "Good bye! I hope we'll never meet again." Unto her mother she returned The home for which she'd often yearned for every spark of love for him and fled; There he sought her out at last with repentance for the past, But her mother met him at the door and said:

Second Verse
"I have come to say goodbye," said the husband with a sigh, "Just let me take her to my heart again." But the mother said: "Too late: All her love has turned to hate, So go your own way, your pleadings are in vain. "She is my wife!" the husband cried, "You shall not take her from my side The law forbids you part us we are wed!" "But you've broken every vow, she is yours no longer now, My daughter shall not go!" the mother said.

Chorus
She was happy till she met you, and the fault is all your own, If she has come to her old mother just because there is no other She'll be happy in her own sweet home.

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Sweetheart Waltz

Sweetheart Waltz

Year 1920

Words and Music by: Jack Caddigan and Chick Story

Fred Fisher Inc.
224 W. 46th St.
New York City

  First Verse
Dearie now tell me, why do you sigh, Why do you let all the Sunshine pass bye, Life's all too short for a worry or care, When melody fills the air: Let us

Second Verse
Back of the shadows, there lies the sun, Waiting the dawning when night-time is done, Don't hide the Sun with a sorrowful sigh, Let all your clouds pass you by: Let us

Chorus
Dance a good old sweet-heart waltz, In a good old fashioned way, Let us glide along while life's a song And there's Moonligh on the bay, Let us sing a song of brighter days, And forget each other's faults, There are miles and miles of Sunny Smiles, When dancing a sweet-heart waltz.

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The Frolic Of The Frogs Waltz

The Frolic Of The Frogs Waltz

Year 1900

By J.J. Watson

De Luxe Music Co.
Broadway and 28th Street
New York

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Come On To Nashville Tennessee

Come On To Nashville Tennessee

Year 1916

Words and Music by Walter Donaldson

Broadway Music Corporation
145 W. 45th St.
New York
  First Verse
I want to tell you that you've been real nice to me take a look and you can see I'm as happy as can be, I leave tomorrow just a word before I go I'm delighted so delighted Here's the thanks I want to show

Second Verse
If I should tell you 'Bout my mother's bill of fare And the good things you can share You'd be hungry as a bear There's something pleasing In the Southern atmosphere WHen you strike it you will like it You can stay for a year

Chorus
Come on along with me and meet my family How glad they're goin' to be to have your company ALtought you'll find no fancy style They're going to greet you with a smile You'll be itchin', you'll be itchin' to get around the kitchen Oh, if you only knew What mother thinks of you My friends are waiting too they're all expecting you Because I wrote them all about you, Now I can't go home without you, Don't be bashful come on to Nashville, Come on to Nashville, Tennessee.

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You're Making A Miser Of Me

You're Making A Miser Of Me

Year 1919

Music by Ernest R. Ball
Words by Al. Dubin

M. Witmark and Sons
New York

  First Verse
I gave you all my heart and soul, What have I in return? A little smile, a little kiss, and memories that burn. You've shown me just what life could be, My heart has heard love's call; But if I can't have all your love, Then give me none at all!

Second Verse
I cherish every thought of you, Your love is all I need; Somehow I always crave for you, My love has turned to greed. How sweet and happy are the hours, when I sit by your side; The love I get is not enough, and I'm not satisfied!

Chorus
Can't get enough of your kisses, I'm counting the few that you gave; I gloat all the while over each little smile That made me forever your slave. I save every letter you send me, I hide them where no one can see; And the less love you give me, the more love I crave; You're making a miser of me!

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The Red Lantern

The Red Lantern

Year 1919

By Fred Fisher

McCarthy and Fisher Inc.
224 W. 46th St.
New York

  First Verse
The Chinese tell a story that's full of mystic glory, of the Orient, a tale of wonderment; by the temple walls, each night, they burn a red, red lantern bright, to their ancient warrior maid they pray.

Second Verse
From English sire descended her blood with China blended, eyes of Saxon blue, skin of yellow hue; at the call of war's command, her heart turned to her Motherland, ever more they honor her and say.

Chorus
Shine on Red Lantern, through the gloomy night, Over fields of white, Shine on Red Lantern, over poppies bright, where she sleeps tonight, While temple bells to the God of war is calling, While thru the moonlight the yellow dragons crawling, Come with sword in hand, save your China land, Shine on Red Lantern, send your silver beams, Over hills and streams, Shine on Red Lantern till the morning gleams, Wake her from her dreams, Sound the tom tom till they come, Beat the cymbal and the drum, Shine on Red Lantern shine on.

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The Four Aces

The Four Aces

Year 1907

Composed by Abe Losch

Vandersloot Music Pub. Co.
Williamsport, PA.

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Jagtime Johnson's Ragtime March

Jagtime Johnson's Ragtime March

Year 1901

Composed by Fred L. Ryder

McKinley Music Co.
307-309 Wabash Ave
Chicago

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