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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 In Iowa I'm Going To Hide Away

Way Down In Iowa I'm Going To Hide Away

Year 1916

Words by Sam. M. lewis and Joe Young
Music by George W. Meyer

Waterson, Berlin and Snyder Co.
Strand Theatre Building
Broadway
New York City

  First Verse
I found a horse shoe yesterday; It brought me good luck right away. Now I'm not superstitious, But my wishes all came true. I went and rubbed a rusty nail, And then I made a wish for mail. Next day a letter said "you'd better come home without fail".

Second Verse
My palm was itching all last night, That means I'll get my fare all right. I found a four leaf clover, Hard luck's over, me for home! My ear is ringing like a bell, That means the folks all wish me well. Now I'm delighted, so excited, I could fairly yell.

Chorus
I'm gonna hide away, on a little farm in Iowa; I'm gonna ride away, on the road that leads to yesterday. Why, I can almost picture dear old mother, Sprinkling sugar on my bread and butter, Way down in that town in Iowa. Two heads are crowned with gray; Oh! I owe them more than I can pay, The fields of new mown hay just moan and say: "Go home and stay;" And when I get back with them both, I'll never leave, I'll take an oath, I'll hide away, way down in Iowa.

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Legend Of The Maguire

Legend Of The Maguire

Year 1904

By Andrew Mack

Boston Sunday American
Boston, Mass.

  First Verse
In the bright day's of old when our dear land was young her praises and glories were on every tongue to each breeze her emerald hearts ever steady for love and for freedom we dare

Second Verse
When the wintry storm raged around the old Castle wall brave knights and fair ladies were held in the thrall of harper and bard in the faith unbroken in this Irish heart lives still.

Chorus
Oh for love we have fought and for love we will die and love will uphold us when danger is nigh and the fame of our name sure the land still admires for they fought for their home and for love the Maguire.

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I'm Goin' Back To Louisiana

I'm Goin' Back To Louisiana

Year 1913

Words by Floyd Thompson
Music by E. Clinton Keithley

Frank K. Root and Co.
Chicago and New York

  First Verse
I long to be roamin' down in Louisiana with my lover's gal, only pal, Floatin' on the river while the moon is shinin' With my lovin' gal, Only pal, The whippoor will is callin' from the The distant shore, I hear the banjos ring, Darkies sing, In Louisiana Dear Louisiana, There is where my heart will ever cling.

Second Verse
I don't know why I ever roamed from Louisiana and my Dixie home, Dixie home, There among the cotton fields I lived the sweetest days I ever known, Ever known, Tonight I'm goin' to sail along the Mississippi river on my way, On my way, And I know tomorrow I'll be free from sorrow, See my lovin' gal at break of day.

Chorus
I'm goin' back to Louisiana where the bright moon shines, I'm goin' back to Louisiana and to that old gal of mine. When I get back we ain't a goin' to tarry, We're a goin' to find a Preacher man and marry, In the beautiful garden of Louisiana Where the bright moon shines.

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Iola

Iola

Year 1906

Music by Charles L. Johnson
Words by James O'Dea

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

  First Verse
Many, many years ago, In a valley where the prairie roses grow Once there lived an Injun Queen of sweet sixteen. Who never knew a care. To her lodge beneath the tree, Came a copper colored aboriginee, To this maiden sightly, He would nightly warble there.

Second Verse
To that ditty singing brave Not a shadow of encouragement she gave, Nightly he would sigh for hours and send her flowers, The while his love he told, And he persevered so well That at last he won his copper colored belle, With this serenade he woos his lady as of old.

Chorus
My sweet Iola, Iola, list to me, My dream of bliss to be, Come throw a kiss to me. For you, I'm waiting, Here 'neath the stars a shine My love please don't decline, Iola mine.

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Golden Arrow

Golden Arrow

Year 1909

Music by Harry Williams
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York Detroit

  First Verse
Out in the shade of a glade sat a maid, with burning cheeks all aglow; Eyes black as night, but as bright as the light of any sunset in Idaho: For by her side was the pride of a tribe, the son of Chief Arrow-bow And in the ear of his dear, sweet and clear, he whispered low.

Second Verse
She then replied "I'm your bride by your side, We'll hunt the big buffalo; I'll be your dear, never fear, ever near, For I'm your Arrow and you're my beau. You lead the way where you may from today, for you must guide me, you know." "Then I can see we'll agree, come with me," said Arrow Bow.

Chorus
"My little Golden Arrow I love you You've pierced my heart it's true, pretty Sioux, through and through, Take me to be your fallen sparrow, do For Golden Arrow my life belongs to you."

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Oriental - Some Day In Araby

Oriental - Some Day In Araby

Year 1918

Words by Richard Coborn
Music by Vincent Rose

Daniels and Wilson, Inc.
San Francisco, California

  First Verse
Dreams of you and I Beneath the swaying palms of sunlit gardens; Heart of mine, I sigh For just one glimpse of Araby.

Second Verse
Neath a cloudless sky We'll roam the desert you and I together; Golden hours that fly When dreams come true in Araby.

Chorus
Some day I will be back in Araby Land of mystery Ever dear to me Over desert sands Come love's sweet commands Eyes and lips and hands Tenderly call to me Araby.

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The King's Messenger

The King's Messenger

Year 1907

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La Mode - Tango Time

La Mode - Tango Time

Year 1913

Words by E.J. Stark and B.R. Whitlow

Stark Music Co.
St. Louis, Missouri

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Erin Is Calling

Erin Is Calling

Year 1916

Words by William Jerome
Music by Milton Ager

William Jerome Publishing Corporation
Strand Theatre Building
47th St. and Broadway
New York

  First Verse
Can't you hear poor Erin sadly calling you? Erin, alone, calls to her own And her grief I'm sharin,' you must share it too: Erin is calling you.

Second Verse
Fair Killarney's waters ebb and flow along Fed by her tears all these long years Erin's sons and daughters must right every wrong. Erin, sweet land of song.

Chorus
Shannon flowing; Erin's tears have kept the shamrock growing. You can hear a tear in every breeze that is blowing, Erin is calling you.

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Sweet Rosie O'Grady

Sweet Rosie O'Grady

Year 1896

Words and Music by Maude Nugent

Jos. W. Stern and Co.
45 East 20th Street
New York

  First Verse
Just down around the corner of the street I reside There lives the cutest little girl I have ever spied; Her name is Rose O'Grady and, I don't mind telling you, That she's the sweetest little Rose the garden ever grew.

Second Verse
I never shall forget the day she promised to be mine, As we sat telling love tales, in the golden summer time. 'Twas on her finger that I placed a small engagement ring, While in the trees, the little birds this song they seemed to sing!

Chorus
Sweet Rosie O'Grady, My dear little Rose, She's my steady lady, Most everyone knows And when we are married, How happy we'll be; I love sweet Rosie O'Grady, And Rosie O'Grady, loves me.

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