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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.

Bo-La-Bo

Bo-La-Bo

Year 1919

Words and Music by George Fairman

M. Whitmark and Sons
Whitmark Building
New York

  First Verse
Bo-la-bo, Bo-la-Bo, Oh, my heart is beating fast, Far across the desert sand you come to claim my love at last! 'Neath the palm trees my soul is waking, for dawn is breaking, and night is past! Oh,

Second Verse
Bo-la-Bo, Bo-la-Bo, I have waited long for you, After weary days we'll meet again, 'Neath Egypt's skies so blue. Many long days have I been yearning for your returning, my love so true! Oh,

Chorus
Bo-la-Bo, Bo-la-Bo, carry me to Cairo, Where oriental breezes blow. On our way, day by day, let us drift awhile, down the dreamy Nile, Bo-la-Bo!

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I Told You So

I Told You So

Year 1920

Words by Lew Brown
Music by Albert Von Tilzer

Broadway Music Corporation
145 W. 45th Street
New York, NY.

  First Verse
I remember when you went away, how I begged and pleaded that you stay, You just laughed at me you wanted to be free Everything I told you has come true, now if I wanted to, how I could laugh at you.

Second Verse
You said you had nothing to regret, you thought you could easily forget, You knew right along that you were in the wrong I could treat you as you treated me, but I can plainly see, you're sorry as can be.

Chorus
You're so blue and lonesome too, I told you so. No one else can comfort you I told you so I said that you would pine, and miss this love of mine but you didn't care, you wouldn't play fair and still I loved you so Life for you is one sad song I told you so. You admit that you were wrong, You ought to know you flew around from tree to tree but when you couldn't get the love you got from me you started longing for the days that used to be I told you so.

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Nightingale

Nightingale

Year 1920

Words by Richard Coburn
Music by Vincent Rose

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit.

  First Verse
Somewhere the nightingale is singing from above he promised that he's be my messenger of love and I am yearning for his returning It seems that's all I'm thinking of

Second Verse
The nightingale knows why I'm feeling sad and blue somehow I know that he is feeling lonesome too that's why he's heeding my tender pleading and sings to her the whole night thru

Chorus
Nightingale when you are singing tenderly oh tell her nightingale That it's a lover's melody just so when ever you are singing she'll know the message you are bringing nightingale bring back my love to me

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Buddha

Buddha

Year 1919

Words by Edward Rose
Music by Lew Pollack

McCarthy and Fisher Inc.
224 W. 46th Street.
New York, NY.

  First Verse
In an oriental clime, seated on a mystic shrine, Buddha dwells, and dispels hate. Came a maid, to him one day, with a troubled heart, they say, She was told he controlled fate. "Oh Buddha, listen to my plea, I bring my troubled heart to thee, so won't you please tell me;"

Second Verse
Time changed quickly in to years, still no word from him she hears, But each day, she would pray low. When her savings all were spent, magic messages were sent, She enthused at the news so. I came from far, far, away while those near heard her softly say, "now won't you please tell me;"

Chorus
Buddha, does he really love me, Buddha, is he thinking of me, at each dawn in awaking, and I find my heart still breaking; Buddha with the poppies blooming, he said he'd come back to me, Buddha, can't you discover, my heart cries, there's another Buddha with your mystic power, Buddha, take this faded flower. I know he'll understand and ease my sad heart, why? Oh, why did he say good bye? Buddha listen to my plea, bring him back to me.

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Down In Bom-Bombay

Down In Bom-Bombay

Year 1915

Words by Ballard Macdonald
Music by Harry Carroll

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

  First Verse
If you're tired of this life, if you're lonely with one wife, take my little tip, take your little grip, take a little trip to India far away, down to Bom-Bombay:

Second Verse
There the tropic breezes blow, there the waw waw bushes grow, where the girls are nice, they eat curried rice, full of red hot spice in India far away, down in Bom-Bombay

Chorus
Down in Bom-Bombay, where the palm trees sway, where you clap your hands, then you give commands to those Indian bands to play a little tom-tom (hear 'em) There the girlies sway, in Oriental way, Every cat has got nine lives, every man has got nine wives, down in Bom-Bombay. Down in Bom-Bombay, where the palm trees sway, where you clap your hands, then you give commands to those Indian bands to play a little tom-tom (hear 'em) There the girlies sway, in Oriental way, Where you lead the simple life, every day a different wife, down in Bom-Bombay.

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Southern Beauties March-Two Step

Southern Beauties March-Two Step

Year 1907

By Charles l. Johnson

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

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The Troubadour Two-Step Intermezzo

The Troubadour Two-Step Intermezzo

Year 1904

By W.C. Powell

Shapiro, Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

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