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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.

In The Valley Of The Nile

In The Valley Of The Nile

Year 1915

Words by Dave Radford
Music by Richard Whiting

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

  First Verse
Down where the Nile flows so dreamily where Cleopatra met Anthony, There's a sweet Egyptian maid who is waiting patiently. And in my dreams I seem to see here waiting there, There never bloomed a tropic flow'r so rare; I hear her calling plaintively "Come back, my love, to me!"

Second Verse
The moon shines bright on the pyramids, The lotus flowers have closed their lids, Thro' the bright Egyptian night I can hear her calling me. The dreamy river whispers to her of my love, The nightbirds sing a welcome from above; My heart is longing constantly, I'd give the world to be:

Chorus
Where the dreamy Nile is flowing, She's waiting there for me; Waiting thro' the lonely hours There beside the lotus flow'rs But she knows just how my heart is yearning To kiss her, I miss her own sweet smile; Someday my caravans will cross the desert sands, And take me to my dark eyed sweet heart, Down in the Valley of the Nile.

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Hand In Hand Again

Hand In Hand Again

Year 1919

Words by Raymond B. Egan
Music by Richard A. Whiting

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

  First Verse
There were tears in the hour that was darkest The hour that came just before dawn But a smile lurks today Where a tear used to stray And the curtain of darkness is drawn.

Second Verse
Not a sparrow may fall from the tree top Unknown to the angels above So then why should our fears Turn our smiles to tears Heaven watches o'er all hearts that love.

Chorus
Ev'ry heart is lighter Ev'ry smile is brighter Sad "Adieu is changing to Hello" again Sorrow walk'd before us But a pray'r watch'd o'er us We stray'd far buy here we are Hand in Hand Again.

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Just For Tonight

Just For Tonight

Year 1914

Words and music by George L. Cobb

Will Rossiter
136 W. Lake St.
Chicago, Illinois

  First Verse
Oh Honey I'm so sad and blue, I cry and sigh the long night through; I can't eat, I can't sleep, Since you have been away And there's so much to say. I wonder if I'm right or wrong, I've thought about you all day long, Kissed your picture and it made me long for you, Honey, just for tonight.

Second Verse
I wonder if you'll ever know Just how I've cried and missed you so; Want you here, want you near, Say you'll come back to me, Oh, honey can't you see, I want your love and nothing more, Just love me as you did before, Let me hear you say you'll never leave me, dear, Honey, just for tonight.

Chorus
Just for tonight, I want you only, Just for tonight, I long for you; Why did you leave me, Why did you grieve me, Can't you believe me, My heart is true. I can't forget the things you told me, I miss your smile, and kisses too; So Honey, hear my plea, Oh listen to my plea, I want the love you took away brought back to me Just for tonight, Just for tonight.

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Nestle In Your Daddy's Arms

Nestle In Your Daddy's Arms

Year 1921

By Lou Herscher and Joe Burke

Leo Feist, Inc.
Feist Building
New York

  First Verse
Baby, daddy's mighty blue, Don't know what to do, So lonesome for a little love from you; Maybe you feel just as bad, Won't you make me glad; You know I need your sweet affection too; Just cuddle near me, So you can hear me, And listen while I say:

Second Verse
Baby, you're my little pet, Since the day we met, You've been your daddy's little angel child Maybe you don't realize, How my poor heart cries, Because you very nearly drive me wild. I'm wild about you, Can't live without you, So listen to my plea:

Chorus
Come and nestle in your daddy's loving arms, On my shoulder let me hold your loving charms; When you go away for even just a day, Your daddy misses all your love and all your kisses; Show your pretty dimples, let me see you smile, Make your daddy happy all the while; Because you know I'm awf'ly lonesome When I'm by my ownsome, Come and nestle in your daddy's arms.

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Cheer Up The Sun Will Soon Be Shining

Cheer Up The Sun Will Soon Be Shining

Year 1917

By Andrew B. Sterling, Bernie Grossman, and Arthur Lange

Joe Morris Music Co.
145 West 45th St.
New York

  First Verse
Every little girl that's lonely Every little girl that's sad Needs a little word of consolation Just to cheer her up and make her glad So to every girl that's feeling blue Here's a message that is meant for you.

Second Verse
Every little girl that's waiting Every little lonesome boy Knows for every moment filled with sorrow There's another moment filled with joy Always think when you are feeling blue Of the happiness in store for you.

Chorus
Cheer up, The sun will soon be shining, Cheer up, Although your heart is pining Don't you sigh Don't you cry When you say Goodbye Smile out loud Every cloud has a silv'ry lining, Cheer up, and soon there'll be a Rainbow 'way up in the sky Cheer up, The sun will soon be shining When the clouds roll by.

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Canary Isle

Canary Isle

Year 1922

By Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz Music Co. Inc.
1591-1597 Broadway
New York City

  First Verse
Down on an isle where palm trees sway, There's where I'll while my time away, I hear it calling me, From way out in the sea, That's just the reason why I say.

Second Verse
The balmy air just breathes perfume, And maidens dance 'neath tropic moon, Romance is everywhere, There's not a thought or care, Nothing can get me there too soon.

Chorus
Canary Isle where birds are singing, My fairy land, I'm going there. A little while, and I'll be bringing. A song of love, to my lady fair(Music will fill the air) And while we're crooning, a long in tune Beneath the bright stars and silv'ry moon. You'll hear my song, I'll see your smile, Then I'll belong, In Canary Isle.

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So Long Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone)

So Long Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone)

Year 1920

By Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby

Waterson, Berlin and Snyder Co.
47th St. and Broadway
New York

  First Verse
Ming Toy loved a boy, Happy little Japanee; Oo-long was his name, Set her heart a flame. One day he say, "Soon I gotta go away;" When he leave Ming Toy grieve; Everybody hear her say:

Second Verse
Days fly quickly by, Turning into lonely years; Tho' the nights are long, Ming Toy's faith is strong. She kneels and feels, That she doesn't pray in vain; Whispers "Oo I love you, Ming Toy wants you back again."

Chorus
"So long! Oo-long, how long you gonna be gone? Your little Japanee, Will be waiting underneath the bamboo tree; So don't be too long, Oo-long I'll long while you're away Waiting for the day when you'll come back to me. I'll sit and sigh, 'Neath the Oriental sky, Each day that I am left a lone In Naki Saki. So long! Oo-Long, How long you goin' to roam? Please don't be too long Oo-long, so long hurry back home."

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The Little House Upon The Hill

The Little House Upon The Hill

Year 1915

By Ballard MacDonald, Joe Goodwin and Harry Puck

Shapiro, Bernstein and Co.
224 West 47th Street
New York City

  First Verse
I feel oh! so lonely tonight, I feel all alone, I'm just starving for a sight Of my old Kentucky home, I can see my mother old and gray, I can hear the whippoor will, I can see a light for me In the window of the house upon the hill:

Second Verse
I've seen many wonderful sights, Wand'ring on my way, But I've spent such lonesome nights, And been weary thru the day, I'm just longing for a mother's love, And I know she longs for me, Can't erase her loving face, It's the sight of all sights I want to see:

Chorus
There's a light that's burning in the window Of a little house upon the hill, And the light will burn, And a heart will yearn, And it always will till I return, For there's only one mother, I know she's waiting still, And she'll always keep the light a burning in the window of the house upon the hill.

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(There's A Little Lane Without A Turning) On The Way To Home Sweet Home

(There's A Little Lane Without A Turning) On The Way To Home Sweet Home

Year 1915

Words by Sam. M. Lewis
Music by George W. Meyer

Broadway Music Corporation
145 W. 45th St.
New York

  First Verse
There's a light that's burning in the window Of a little house upon the hill, And the light will burn, And a heart will yearn, And it always will till I return, For there's only one mother, I know she's waiting still, And she'll always keep the light a burning in the window of the house upon the hill.

Second Verse
When every friend you've had has turned you down, When every smile has turned into a frown, When every finger points at you in shame Somebody home says you are not to blame, I sometimes hear somebody teaching me My first lesson in geography

Chorus
There's a little lane without a turning, On the way to home sweet home There's a little mother always yearning, For the ones that long to roam There's a road that leads to strangers That's where friendship parts, Another leads to dangers, And it's paved with broken hearts Take the little lane without a turning, On the way to home sweet home.

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Everybody Wants A Key To My Cellar

Everybody Wants A Key To My Cellar

Year 1919

Words and music by Ed. Rose, Billy Baskette, and Lew Pollace

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

  First Verse
Down in my cellar, down in my cellar, I've been changing everything around, I've a secret hidden there, I'll guard it with my life, There's only one mistake I made I told it to my wife.

Second Verse
Down in my cellar, down in my cellar, I've been having parties every night, People that I never knew come up and talk to me, They're trying hard to find out where I hang my cellar key.

Chorus
Now everybody wants a key to my cellar, my cellar, my cellar, People who before wouldn't give me a tumble, Even perfect strangers are beginning to grumble, 'Cause I won't let them have a key to my cellar, They'll never get in just let them try. They can have my money, They can have my car, They can have my wife If they want to go that far, But they can't have the key that opens my cellar, If the whole darn world goes dry.

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