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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.

Can You Tame Wild Wimmen

Can You Tame Wild Wimmen

Year 1918

Words by Andrew B. Sterling
Music by Harry Von Tilzer

Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co.
222 W. 46th Street
New York City

  First Verse
When the circus came to town Jay Augustus Henpeck Brown bought himself a ticket to the show. Passed by all the acrobats all the clowns in funny hats went to see the animals below saw a "tamer" put his head into a lion's mouth waited till the "tamer man" was through shook his hand and said "at taming wild one's you're a bird, but just one thing I'd like to ask of you."

Second Verse
Jay Augustus Henpeck Brown gave the crowd the up and down saw a woman edging t'ward the cage there she is he yelled in fright there she is, she's wild all right wilder than a tiger in a rage Mister "Tamer" man he whispered in a trembling voice tell me did you ever have a wife you can tame the wildest beast I know, but listen please, there's only one thing now can save my life.

Chorus
Can you tame wild wimmen? Can you tame wild wimmen? You made a tiger stand and eat out of your hand you made the hippo do the flippo honest it was grand but can you tame wild wimmen so they'll always lead a sweet and simple life? with a wild ferocious glance that pierced him like a lance you made the grizzly bear get up and do the "Hula dance" but can you tame wild wimmen? if you can please, tame my wife.

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You're Always Welcome At Our House

You're Always Welcome At Our House

Year 1914

Words by Wm. Tracey
Music by Al Harriman

Broadway Music Corporation
145 West 45th Street
New York City

  First Verse
On a street car Johnny met Marguerite Car was crowded John let her have his seat They got friendly thought it was great he got busy fixed up a date next night they were planning some place to go where they could cuddle side by side Johnny preferred the park where it was nice and dark Margie just smiled and replied.

Second Verse
John felt nervous when she invited him those inducements really delighted him still he didn't know what to do thought it was too good to be true poor John had a feeling around his heart just like he never had before made up his mind to call he couldn't help but fall when she repeated once more.

Chorus
You're always welcome at our house don't be a stranger It's nice and cozy at our house and there's no danger of someone looking when we steal a kiss and you can show me how you love me and I'll introduce you to mother and dear old daddy they'll be delighted if you'll only call and if it should be stormy weather you and dad can sleep together come up any time at all.

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The Letter That Never Reached Home

The Letter That Never Reached Home

Year 1916

Words by Edgar Leslie and Bernie Grossman
Music by Archie Gottler

Kalmar Puck and Abrahams Consolidated Inc.
1570 Broadway
New York City

  First Verse
Just after the fray where brave soldiers lay upon the field their comrades came to carry them away, they picked up a note some poor fellow wrote, they read it with a tear dimmed eye 'twas a soldier's last good bye.

Second Verse
He's only just one a husband or son who knows but what he left before his work on earth was done, but some one may yearn for some one's return and never know just where he went or the message that he sent.

Chorus
Just an old fashioned letter that lay on the ground it came from a soldier boy's heart before he ever could send it he had to end it "I love you" was all he could start. It was found without an address not even a name, so his message will never be known, only God in His might, know's who waiting tonight for the letter that never reached home.

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That's Worth While Waiting For

That's Worth While Waiting For

Year 1919

Words by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young
Music by Harry Ruby

Waterson, Berlin and Snyder Co.
Strand Building
47th Street and Broadway
New York City

  First Verse
I know a boy who is crazy about; a certain pet; it's two years since they've met, and he hasn't got her yet. This little girl that he's crazy about; kind o' turned his head, 'Cause when I asked him to describe her; here's what he said:

Second Verse
Each night he begs for that one little kiss, he's wild about; he'll get that kiss no doubt, if his patience don't wear out. Day after day he keeps telling the boys, what a gal he has, and when he's finished they all holler; "cut out that jazz."

Chorus
"She's just the kind of a miss that's worth while waiting for she's got the kind of a kiss, that's worth while waiting for; she's always bashful and shy, but when you whisper "good-bye," she puts that 'promising look' in her eye, that's worth while waiting for; she's got that wonderful smile the smile that you adore; she let's you squeeze her awhile, then makes you beg for more; she's got the kind of petting the kind that's worth while getting, and what's worth getting is worth while waiting for.

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You'll Love Me Dear Some Day

You'll Love Me Dear Some Day

Year 1922

Words and Music by Salvatore Scoppetto

The Lone Star Music Co.
10 Hamilton Street
New Haven, Conn.

  First Verse
Oh dearie must we part, sweetie you will break my heart, now won't you tell me why, you're casting me aside, I know your heart belongs to someone, someone who you think is true, but you'll rue the day, mark what I say, when he'll go back on you.

Second Verse
I played an honest game, since the day you came my way, and you told me from the start, that I had won your heart, you say someone your love has won, and that he beckons you to come, but that someone you found somewhere, will bring you back to me.

Chorus
You'll love me dear some day, just as I love you still, your heart some day will be broken, and then you, will wish me near, love was not made for play, to win and cast aside, for your foolish pride you left my side, but you'll love me dear some day.

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Gray Morn

Gray Morn

Year 1921

Lyrics by George O'Neil
Music by J. Morris Ward and Clinton Standish

Forster Music Publisher, Inc.
235 South Wabash Ave.
Chicago

  First Verse
Slowly the shadows fail, slowly a silver veil floats above the hills and a robin trills.

Second Verse
Lighter the heaven glows, brighter the morning's rose thru' the failing gloom trembles into bloom.

Chorus
Gray morn has come and the sun is ascending but in the robin's song of glad notes, sad notes blending, tell of a longing, and hope never ending echo my heart that is still, Gray Morn

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Down By The Millside Alongside The Hillside (You Made All My Dreams Come True)

Down By The Millside Alongside The Hillside (You Made All My Dreams Come True)

Year 1918

Words by Lew Brown
Music by Harry D. Kerr

Broadway Music Corporation
145 West 45th Street
New York City

  First Verse
Dearie today is the day we were wed. Just twenty five years ago let's take a trip to the old home today I know that you love it so, we'll wander

Second Verse
I'm going to dress in my new Sunday clothes, you wear your new gingham gown; We'll get old Dobbin and hitch up the shay, for he knows the road from town, the old road

Chorus
Down by the millside, alongside the hillside, where I told love's story to you night shades were falling, and song birds were calling, as you vowed you'd ever be true(and I sighed as I stood by your side) those were our school days, our old golden rule days, today we will live them all through, for down by the millside, alongside the hillside, you made all my dreams come true.

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When You Waltz With The Girl You Love

When You Waltz With The Girl You Love

Year 1917

Words by Garfield Kilgour
Music by Harry Von Tilzer

Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co.
222 W. 46th St.
New York City

  First Verse
Music softly plays dreamy loveland days Waltzing a long with one dear sweet girl heart awhirl as you twirl gliding all around to that dreamy sound two eyes of blue steal your heart, too then you say "Dear I'll be true."

Second Verse
Dreaming as you glide drifting by her side waltzing forever and then a day heart so gay as you sway you look in her eyes you're in Paradise that dreamy sound guides you around true happiness you have found.

Chorus
When you waltz with the girl that you love and adore all the world seems right in tune for a June time honeymoon when she says She'll be true as the stars up above then you sing of the Spring and the ring it will bring when you waltz with the girl you love.

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Who Are You With Tonight?

Who Are You With Tonight?

Year 1910

By Williams and Van Alstyne

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

  First Verse
Bill Bounder was a rounder, just as round as he could be, He rounded all around the town with all the girls he'd see, at luncheon he had Genevieve, at dinner he had Flo' and then he had somebody else each evening at the show, a young soubrette but old coquette said: "I remember you, I've seen you out with Mandie and I've seen you out with Sue, but

Second Verse
One night he phoned his wife that bu'ness kept him down you see, then in a private dinner room, as comfy as could be, with such a little queen he sat, till thro' the open door he heard a voice, a voice he knew, that he had heard before, his wifey took a single look then took him by the ear, to lead him home, no more to roam and shouted: "Sir, look here!

Chorus
Who are you with tonight, tonight? Oh! Who are you with tonight? Who is the dreamy peach and creamy vision of sweet delight? is it your little sister, Mister? answer me honor bright, will you tell your wife in the morning who you were with tonight?

Chorus 2
Who are you with tonight, tonight? Oh! Who are you with tonight? Who is the dreamy peach and creamy vision of sweet delight? is it your little sister, Mister? answer me honor bright, will you tell the judge in the morning who you were with tonight?

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I'm Sorry I'll Be Busy All Next Week

I'm Sorry I'll Be Busy All Next Week

Year 1902

Words by John Gilroy
Music by Harry Linton

Sol Bloom
New Zealand Building
37th and Broadway
New York City

  First Verse
An ebony tinted maid of affectation is loved by a gent of tawny hue, she gave to him a standing invitation, saying "Call and I'll be always in for you." After she had spent most of his money, he said, "Don't leave me in this world alone, could I call to see you once next week, my honey?" this excuse she offered in regretful tone:

Second Verse
He easily hid from her occupation, till into jail they threw this maiden dear, for counterfeit coins of this great nation, as the money that she took from him was queer. She was tried in court by judge and jury, she thought the tawny gent would come to speak, but he sent this note that drove her in a fury, "Goodbye, my gal, I'm busy all next week."

Chorus
Monday I'll be busy all the day, Tuesday I'm going far away, Wednesday is the day that I study my French, Thursday is for music, you would in trench,... Friday I must paint a little bit, Saturday in the dentist's chair I'll sit, Sunday is for church, salvation I must seek, I'm sorry, I'll be busy all next week.

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