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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.

Way Down On Tampa Bay

Way Down On Tampa Bay

Year 1914

Words by A. Seymour Brown
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

  First Verse
Twilight is falling, I'm so lonesome and blue, Twilight is calling back sweet mem'ries of you. And as the night breeze sighs in thepalm trees Somehow it seems to say: My heart is yearning for your returning, Way down on Tampa Bay.

Second Verse
Moonlight is slowly stealing over the sea, Moonlight just like the night you whispered to me; Then all my gladness turned into sadness After I heard you say: Though we must part dear, I leave me heart here, Way down on Tampa Bay.

Chorus
On Tampa Bay the moon beams play, When the harbor lights are gleaming I am dreaming of the day You won my heart, dear, then sailed away, And you left me so lonely Way down on Tampa Bay.

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Hold Me

Hold Me

Year 1920

By Art Hickman and Ben Black

Jerome H. Remick Co.
New York and Detroit

  First Verse
I must confess that I like you But there is something a miss Tell me did it ever strike you That a maid likes a man to steal a kiss Now please don't think me bold And please oh please don't scold Just simply

Second Verse
Some girlies just love to motor, Some crave a musical show Some girls love to Fox Trot nightly I know some who are always on the go But here's what I like best I'm different from the rest Just simply

Chorus
Hold me Fold me right in your arms It's your affection I crave Tease me Squeeze me tight in your arms Until I promise to behave Fill me Thrill me with tales of love And all its sweet mystic charms Then enfold me Please don't scold me Just hold me tight in your arms.

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It's The Pretty Things You Say

It's The Pretty Things You Say

Year 1908

Words by Alfred Bryan
Music by Ted Snyder

Ted Snyder Co.
112 W. 38th St.
New York

  First Verse
You ask the reason why I love but you, Little girl of mine; And would you believe me if I told you true, Little girl divine! There's a thousand reasons why I love you so, But I can't tell why; But you've asked the question and you want to know, So I'll try, try, try.

Second Verse
All the stars shine brighter, little girl of mine, If you're only night; And your eyes shine brighter than the stars that shine, Can you tell me why? Tell me why I'm happy when your voice I hear? Why your eyes are blue? Then I'll tell the reason why I love you dear, Only you, you, you!

Chorus
It's the pretty things you say, dear, And the pretty things you do; It's the pretty smiles you smile, dear, And your pretty eyes of blue; it's the pretty look you give me When I ask you to be true, It's the very pretty girl you are, That's why I am so fond of you.

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The Greyhound March

The Greyhound March

Year 1912

Music by John Parker

Church, Paxson and Company
1369 Broadway
New York

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Arrah Wanna

Arrah Wanna

Year 1906

Music by Theodore Morse

F. B. Haviland Publishing Company
New Zealand Building
Broadway and 37th Street
New York

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My Hawaiian Rose

My Hawaiian Rose

Year 1918

Words by Walter Bolian
Music by James G. Henshel

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

  First Verse
On an island fair where the flowers rare With their fragrance fills the balmy air Where fair maidens are I hear the old guitar Calling me back to this land a far, Where the palm trees sway and the lovers gay sing love songs all the while, There my heart goes back to a rose I left upon this flowered isle.

Second Verse
Where the twilight fades then the soft night shades Make me long for the land of dark eyed maids And there comes to me across the sea, Visions that gill me with ecstasy, And in restless dreams it always seems I hear this rose implore, That I once more come to the shore Where love and song lives ever more.

Chorus
Each gentle breeze brings me memories Of my sweet Hawaiian Rose And each flower fair I find blooming there To me her charms disclose But then I know that I will go At winters close to seek repose In the arms of my Hawaiian Rose.

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Back To The Carolina You Love

Back To The Carolina You Love

Year 1914

Words by Grant Clarke
Music by Jean Schwartz

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

  First Verse
Carolina thats a State And a girlie too One who promised that she'd wait For somebody I knew Since he's gone I hear she's wed How his lonesome heart has bled This is all the poor boy said "What is a fellow to do".

Second Verse
Carolina broke his heart When she wouldn't wait Tho' he must forget the girl He remembers the State Every year he loves to go Down there where the roses grow Once he said "I love her so "But I'm a little too late,".

Chorus
Gone are the days I used to spend with Carolina She had the sunshine in her laughter Just like the State they named her after Gone are the days the golden days I'm dreaming of And still I seem to hear her say, "Will you be back, Will you be back, back to the Carolina you love?"

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In San Domingo

In San Domingo

Year 1917

Words by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young
Music by Ted Snyder

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

  First Verse
"Chickee Choo," that was all she said to me; "Chickee Choo," on an island in the sea; I was blue, just as blue as I could be; But "Chickee Choo," seemed to cheer me instantly. Out of a million or more, Who come to visit the shore; It really seemed like fate, that she should wait for me; Out on that tropical isle, I had to linger awhile, She won me with her smile; It had to be.

Second Verse
"Chickee Choo," every time she whispered this; "Chickee Choo," I would steal a little kiss; All the while, I just had to wear a smile; For "Chickee Choo," seemed to fill my heart with bliss. It wasn't just what she said, That seemed to go to my head; She was a little bear, and here and there. was less; Although she wiggled around, She never covered much ground, When she said, "Chickee Choo," I answered "yes."

Chorus
In San Domingo 'neath starry skies, I couldn't understand her "lingo," But I could read this in her eyes (Chickee Choo, I love you) One day by "jingo"! I held her hand; And I could feel my heart go "bingo" Down in San Domingo Land.

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Aurora Borie Alice

Aurora Borie Alice

Year 1909

Words by Walter Peirson Jr.
Music by Samuel K. Stinger Jr.

Welch and Wilsky Music Publishers
812 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA.

  First Verse
Little Eskimo, in your house of snow, Way up by the Polar Sea;

Second Verse
Yet there is no light the long Artic night, And I must soon go away;

Chorus
Sweet Aurora Borie Alice, In your snowy crystal palace, There's no girl in all the world compares to you, And although your skin is yellow, Yet I want to be your fellow, Underneath I know your heart is true.

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Zis For You, Zat For You!

Zis For You, Zat For You!

Year 1913

Words by Andy Rice
Music by Fred Fischer

Leo Feist
New York

  First Verse
La la la la la la la la Whoo! Rosetta Papetta, Papetta Rosetta, Have sweethearts everywhere, Debonair, She don't care She make all the fellow go mad and go jealous, when she makes eyes at me, For she's a merry widow, and she tell everybody she see.

Second Verse
La la la la la la la la Whoo! Rosetta Papetta, She walk-a the street-a, To get some exercise, Fresh young man flirt, and then, Rosetta she stop-pa, She whistle for Pappa, He comes with "sacre bleu?" He grab ze fresh young fellow quick and this is what Pappa he do.

Chorus
"Zis" for you, "Zat" for you, "Zis" for my papa, La la la la la la, La la la la la la, For you I sing, I dance, I play, But if you "make ze love" I say, "Zis" for you "Zat" for you, "Zis" for my Papa.

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