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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.

Don't You Worry Dearie

Don't You Worry Dearie

Year 1912

Words by Al. W. Morse
Music by Percy Wenrich

Will Rossiter
136 W. Lake St.
Chicago, Illinois

  First Verse
A winsome little maid in an everglade With her soldier boy in blue Maiden softly sighs lovelight in her eyes, For she loves him fond and true Boy has come to tell girl he loves so well, Duty calls him far away Maiden is in tears for his life she fears Then she hears him softly say

Second Verse
The war is over now boy has kept his vow Nothing can their love destroy They are not alone in their little home, There's a bouncing baby boy Happy is their lot, trouble they forgot As they stand behind his bed Oft when stars shine bright they recall the night When to her he softly said

Chorus
Don't you worry Dearie Dearie don't you sigh See the moon is smiling In the deep blue sky Soon I'll be returning Then I'll claim my own Wedding bells will gaily ring, And the birds will sweetly sing, Little girlie when I come back home.

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When The Turkey In The Straw Danced The Chicken Reel

When The Turkey In The Straw Danced The Chicken Reel

Year 1913

Words by J. Will Callahan
Music by F. Henri Klickmann

Frank K. Root and Co.
Chicago, New York

  First Verse
In a barnyard far away, All the fowls assembled on a summer day; Just to give a barnyard dance, Tried to put the farmers in a barnyard trance. All the rubes for miles around, Came to see them shuffle there upon the ground.

Second Verse
Old Si Jones in overalls, Always won the ribbon at the barnyard balls; Came that day with Aunt Suzanne, Frisky as a bullfrog in a fryin' pan. Said, "By Gosh, just turn me loose," Crack'd his heels together yellin', "Come on, Suze."

Chorus
All the old hens cackled and the young ducks quacked, And the rooster all began to crow; The little chickens stood there in a row, "Keep your feet a-movin'," you could hear the farmers yell, And the old cow hid behind the old hay stack, But the pigs just grunted kind o' low; As they stood there lookin' at the show, When the turkey in the straw danced the chicken reel.

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The Black Cat Rag

The Black Cat Rag

Year 1905

By Wooster and Smith

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
Detroit and New York

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My Sunny Tennessee

My Sunny Tennessee

Year 1921

By Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, and Herman Ruby

Waterson, Berlin and Snyder
Strand Theatre Building
Broadway at 47th Street
New York

  First Verse
When the shades of night are falling Tennessee, I hear you calling; My thoughts just roam Back to home, sweet home. Every day my heart grows fonder, Of the folks I left down yonder; I wonder when I'll be there again.

Second Verse
Every dream and every vision, SImply strengthens my decision; To go back home Never more to roam. When I hear the 'Swanee River' My poor heart begins to quiver; It's then I miss Mammy's goodnight kiss.

Chorus
I wanna be in Tennessee in my Dixie paradise, An angel's voice I hear, I mean my mammy, dear. I'd give my soul if I could stroll down among those hills again; For all the world would not be dreary then. I'd love to go to sleep and know, that tomorrow I'd arise, Beneath those Southern skies, Where song birds harmonize. Lawdy hear my plea, Make me what I wanna be; A rolling stone just rolling home to my sunny Tennessee.

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Let's Have A Georgia Honeymoon

Let's Have A Georgia Honeymoon

Year 1916

Words by Carter Benson
Music by Bobby Lee

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

  First Verse
When I hear those wedding chimes It makes me think of happy times, Let me take you, glad they'll make you, Way down in Savannah town. Honey pack your trunk and things, Let's go price some diamond rings. Just received the word today; Listen what the home folk says:

Second Verse
Dear, the roses are a bloom, I can smell their sweet perfume, Birds are singing, bells are ringing, Here's the message that they bring, Love me honey, love me long, Life with you is like a song. Let me rest up on your breast down in Dixie Loving nest.

Chorus
Come down, why don't you Come down, Why don't you Come on down to old Savannah. Be there, oh honey see there old Aunt Mandy in her red bandanna; When the preacher joins you hand in hand, They're going to serenade you with a big brass band. Come down, why don't you come down Let's have a Georgia Honeymoon.

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