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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.

When The Old Oaken Bucket Was New

When The Old Oaken Bucket Was New

Year 1910

Music by Joe Cooper
Music by George J. Moriarty

Harry Cooper Music Pub. Co.
1416 Broadway
New York City

  First Verse
Summer was blooming, old times were looming, while I closed my eyes; Scenes I love dearly, came back so clearly, under summer skies, Stars were a gleaming, I was just dreaming, Dreaming, dear of you, Back to the time when you became mine, Just a memory.

Second Verse
Life was a pleasure each day a treasure, that I foundly praise, Thoughts of the morrow, never brought sorrow, in those good old days, Back to our childhood, back thro' the wild wood, My thoughts seem to fly, What can compare with those days so rare, Days that never die.

Chorus
When the old oaken bucket was new, That's the first time I made love to you, You turned your head, but you heard all I said, As we sat by the well just we two, We both vowed that our hearts love would flow Just as long as the water below, Life is sweet yet, but I'll never forget, When the old oaken bucket was new.

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Are You From Dixie? 'Cause I'm From Dixie Too

Are You From Dixie? 'Cause I'm From Dixie Too

Year 1915

Words by Jack Yellen
Music by George L. Cobb

M. Witmark and Sons
New York, Chicago, San Francisco and London

  First Verse
Hello, there, stranger! how do you do? There's something I'd like to say to you Don't be surprised You're recognized! I'm no detective but I've just surmised. You're from the place where I long to be, Your smiling face seems to say to me, You're from my own land, My sunny homeland, Tell me can it be?

Second Verse
It was a way back in eighty nine, I crossed the old Mason Dixon line Gee! but I've yearned, Longed to return To all the good old pals I left behind. My home is way down in Alabam' On a plantation near Birmingham, And one thing's certain, I'm surely flirtin' With those southbound trains:

Chorus
Are you from Dixie? I said from Dixie! Where the fields of cotton beckon to me. I'm glad to see you, Tell me how be you And the friends I'm longing to see. If you're from Alabama, Tennessee or Caroline Any place below the Mason Dixon line Then you're from Dixie, Hurrary for Dixie! 'Cause I'm from Dixie too!

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Dixie's Land With Variations

Dixie's Land With Variations

Year 1908

Music by Charles Grobe
Revised and Fingered by Henry S. Sawyer

McKinley Music Co.
Chicago New York

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Take Me Around Again

Take Me Around Again

Year 1907

Written by Ed. Rose
Composed By Kerry Mills

F. A. Mills
32 West 29th St.
New York City

  First Verse
Said Sammie to Annie, "close up the pianie, let's go thro' the park for a stroll," But Annie told Sammie "You're off your nanny, that park proposition is old." Said he, "I know somewhere, There's nothing but fun there, It's Coney, we went there before;" Then Annie grab'd Sammie, said "That will be dandy, I'm dying to go there once more."

Second Verse
Said Sammie, "I'm going, we've seen all worth showing," but Annie just clung to his arm; "I've spent all my money, So don't be a dummy, and act like you just left the farm" But Annie just pouted, "Get tickets," they shouted, and Sam look'd at Annie and sigh'd; "My bank roll's a quarter, and if it gets shorter, We'll have to walk back," he replied.

Chorus
"Take me all around again, 'round again, 'round again, What's the odds how much we spend, Pa's rich and Ma don't care; Let's go down the chutes again, off again, on again; Refuse me, you'll lose me, Come on and amuse me, And take me around again.

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Sugar Moon

Sugar Moon

Year 1910

Music by Percy Wenrich
Words by Stanley Murphy

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

  First Verse
Lindy Lou and Jasper in the fields of sugar cane, Down in Loosiana, Jasper was so love sick, that his heart was filled with pain For his Lindy Lou. When the sun was shining bright, He'd make love with all his might, Lindy'd say: "You're acting like a loon, Don't come fussin' 'round at noon, Nighttime is the time to spoon, Underneath the sugar moon."

Second Verse
Jasper says to Lindy: "Won't you be my lovin' bride?" Sugar moon am shinin', Lindy says "Uh huh", and cuddles closer to his side, Wedding mighty soon. Gwine to have a barbecue, Gwine to roast an ox or two, Possum pie 'simmon jam and coon. Can't you hear the banjos ring, Can't you hear Miss Lindy sing, Underneath the sugar moon?

Chorus
When the sugar moon am moonin,' You can spoon and keep on spoonin,' Croon a tune and keep on croonin' When you croon, croon a tune, that a coon can croon in June. For I love to hear you hummin', And I dearly love to spoon; But my lovin' coon, turtle dovin' coon, Underneath the sugar moon.

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Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Year 1920

Words by Harold G. Frost
Music by Lemuel Fowler and F. Henri Klickmann

McKinley Music Co.
Chicago and New York

  First Verse
Sweetheart, I've been dreaming of a by gone day When you said you loved me so; Silv'ry stars are gleaming just to light my way, Seems they know that I want to go

Second Verse
Underneath the willow 'neath a sky of blue, While the moonlight softly beams, I will make my pillow while I dream of you, Once again I will stroll in dreams

Chorus
Back to Sleepy Hollow, Sleepy Hollow, Where I first met you, I'll dream again, all the dream we knew, I'll dream again dear, of your sweet eyes of blue. In the shadows falling you are calling As you used to do, While the mem'ries follow "Sleepy Hollow" Where I first met you.

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There's A Quaker Down In Quaker Town

There's A Quaker Down In Quaker Town

Year 1916

Words by David Berg
Music by Alfred Solman

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

  First Verse
Two hours ride old Broadway There is a sleepy town, they say; "Old Philadelphia," You opened my eyes And I apologize.

Second Verse
Old William Penn, please pardon me, One of your sons I want to be You love your quakers, And I love one too That's why I'm strong for you.

Chorus
There's a quaker down in Quaker town, When I am around she sighs But down in her heart, I know, She's not so slow, For oh, oh, oh, oh! Those eyes! Like the waters still she's very deep She knows a heap, I found, She has that "Meet me later" look, And oh, she knows her book, This little Quaker down in Quaker town.

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Kerry Mills Barn Dance

Kerry Mills Barn Dance

Year 1908

Music composed by Kerry Mills

F.A. Mills
32 W. 29th St.
New York

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The Sunny South (Selection Of Southern Plantation Songs)

The Sunny South (Selection Of Southern Plantation Songs)

Year 1906

Arranged by J. Bodewalt Lampe

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

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Gleaming Star (Novelette Intermezzo)

Gleaming Star (Novelette Intermezzo)

Year

Music by Frederic W. Hager

Helf and Hager Co. Inc.
48 W. 28th Street
New York City

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