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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.

Sweetheart Time

Sweetheart Time

Year 1916

Words by Harold Robe
Music by Milbury H. Ryder

A.J. Stasny Music Co.
408-410 W. 44th St.
New York, NY.

  First Verse
Night time in June, right time to spoon, man in the moon looking down from above, breezes are light, stars shining bright, fireflies are flashing their wireless above roses in bloom, spreading perfume bluebells are ringing their wedding ring chime, crickets and whippoor wills calling their trills, they all know it's sweetheart time:

Second Verse
Now just we two, swear to be true, man in the moon dear, is laughing aloud, old mister moon, please let us spoon, can't you find business behind some dark cloud winds softly sigh, while nightbirds cry nature is drowsy and everything is fine, now, dear, it's not a miss to steal a kiss, they all do in sweetheart time:

Chorus
It's sweetheart time, just good old sweetheart time, so, honey, under pale moon beams, we'll plan love's sweetest dreams, hug, squeeze, cupid decrees, in sweetheart time, I'll have you all for mine, we'll find a dear little cozy nest, in that bright rosy best, sweetheart time.

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Thinking Of You

Thinking Of You

Year 1920

Words and Music by A. H. Eastman and Fred Heltman

Fred Heltman Co.
Cleveland, Ohio

  First Verse
When the roses were in blossom, and the soft wind sang low, we were sitting in the gloaming, in the long, long ago. Then you told me how you loved me, that old story, ever new; and you kissed me, I remember, now I'm thinking of you.

Second Verse
There's a faded little flower I have treasured with care; on my bossom it reposes, I am keeping it there. 'Tis a rosebud that you gave me, and the rose is ever true; I am thinking, fondly thinking, yes, I'm thinking of you.

Chorus
In the twilight, softly falling, at the quiet closing of day, tender memories I'm recalling, as the hours are passing away; and the shadows now are flitting, while the bright stars peep through. By the firelight I am sitting, and I'm thinking, dearest, of you.

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Pick Me Up And Lay Me Down In Dear Old Dixieland

Pick Me Up And Lay Me Down In Dear Old Dixieland

Year 1922

Words and Music by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby

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

  First Verse
One day I watched a flock of whippoor wills, as they flew to their homes across the hills; they were merrily flying, to the south I knew and I couldn't help crying; "Take me there with you!"

Second Verse
Bring me down there beneath the Southern sky, sing me one little Dixie lullabye; there's a candle light burning, down old Dixie way tell the folks that I'm yearning, for them night and day.

Chorus
Pick me up, and lay me down in dear old Dixie land, the sun shines there each morn that's where the sun was born. My heart's been all wrapped up in that land of magic charms carry me back to someone's empty arms. Keep those darkies singing, till I get back; to that ivy clinging ram shackle shack. Pick me up just like my mammy; lead me by the hand, and lay me down in dear old Dixie land.

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Just Try To Picture Me Back Home In Tennessee

Just Try To Picture Me Back Home In Tennessee

Year 1915

Words by W. M. Jerome
Music by Walter Donaldson

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

  First Verse
I'm so happy, oh, so happy, don't you envy me? I leave today at three for sunny Tennessee dad and mother, sis' and brother, waiting for me there and at the table, next to Mable, there's an extra chair.

Second Verse
At the station my relations all will be on hand with a hometown band, the best band in the land Hezekiah and Maria they'll hand me alaugh, and my old dad will be so glad, he'll kill the fatted calf.

Chorus
Back home in Tennesse just try to picture me right on my mother's knee, she thinks the world of me, all I can think of tonight is a field of snowy white; banjos ringing, darkies singing, all this world seems bright. The roses round the door make me love mother more I'll see my sweetheart Flo and friends I used to know. Why, they'll be right there to meet me. Just imagine how they'll greet me when I get back, when I get back to my home in Tennessee

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I'm All Bound 'Round With The Mason Dixon Line

I'm All Bound 'Round With The Mason Dixon Line

Year 1917

Words by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young
Music by Jean Schwartz

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

  First Verse
My daddy courted my Mammy, away down South; they married in Alabammy, away down South; and when I came into this world, old Dixie gave me birth, that's why I claim that Dixie is the finest place on earth. They brought me up in sunny Caroline, and they just planted Dixie in the heart of mine.

Second Verse
Last night I lay awake thinking of Dixie land; thinking of Abraham Lincoln, and Dixie land; he surely loved the stars and stripes, the Southern and the North, and his poor heart was broken when the loyal sons marched forth. Why no one loved old Dixie more than he, excepting that it might have been poor little me.

Chorus
I'm all abound round with the Mason Dixon Line; it's pulling me, back where I used to be; when I was younger I knew every lane. Now I hunger to be once again; back where the robin keeps throbbing pretty melodies; and when I'm all bound round with a pair of loving arms, Oh! mother mine! I'll know I'm in Caroline; I've read a lot about Heaven, but give me Dixie all the time; for I've found that I'm bound, bound all around, with the Mason Dixon Line.

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At The Million Dollar Tango Ball

At The Million Dollar Tango Ball

Year 1914

Words and Music by James White

Harold Rossiter Music Company
Chicago, Illinois

  First Verse
Millionaires gave a tango ball the other night at the Wall Street Hall, Hetty Green and old John D. Vanderbilt and Carnegie. Millionaires from every town did the tango up and down I know you'd think it funny if you could see them, honey doing things up brown

Second Verse
Fragrant perfume filled the air diamonds shone from everywhere I saw Eva Tanguay there she was singing "I Don't Care." Leaders of society losing all their dignity you ought to see them swaying and hear the music playing on and off the key.

Chorus
At the million dollar tango ball, given by the millionaires at Wall Street Hall, John D. Rockefeller sold the tickets by the score, Andrew Carnegie was taking tickets at the door. Hetty Green was dancing mistress of the floor, Vanderbuilt was playing every rag encore with "Too much mustard" oh you doll, no one thought of home at all, at the million dollar tango ball.

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