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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.

Broken Blossoms

Broken Blossoms

Year 1919

Words by Ballard MacDonald
Music by A. Robert King

Shapiro, Bernstein and Co. Inc.
Broadway and 47th Street
New York

  First Verse
Often a page of a book turned o'er Brings back a vision of days of yore; Only a rose leaf that lingers yet, Touches a spot that we can't forget:

Second Verse
Once in awhile there's a fragrance rare, Bringing a lingering vision fair; Only a thought of a bygone love, You have been longing and thinking of:

Chorus
Broken blossoms, maybe a violet blue. Pansies purple, tenderest thoughts renew Lillies of white or rose red, Bring back a mem'ry long since dead, Broken blossoms in fancy they bloom again.

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Bubbling Over (Life Is Bubbling Over All The Time)

Bubbling Over (Life Is Bubbling Over All The Time)

Year 1919

Words and Music By John William Kellette

Jos. W. Stern and Co.
New York

  First Verse
In the human heart there's a hope that glows, like the budding rose, Full of promise grows, And the dawning light finds that hope so bright, But hopes bubble over then fade from sight.

Second Verse
Through our dearest dreams as we scheme our schemes, Hope is ever new, And each golden hue, Keeps them soaring high, till they fade and die, Or those that we cherish take wings and fly.

Chorus
Bubbling over, Bubbling over, Hope with me is bubbling over all the time Just as a rosebud blooms, its petals fall, Like all my dreams, they die, then all goes tumbling over, crumbling over, Like my castles high in the air I search for sunshine and the raindrops fall, Then as I hunt for fortune, it just hides, that's all, Dreams are over Hopes are over, Life is bubbling over all the time.

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Dreams Just Dreams

Dreams Just Dreams

Year 1919

Words by R.N. Doore
Music by Richard Howard

Ted Garton Music Co.
181 Tremont St.
Boston, Mass.

  First Verse
Slowly the daylight is fading Soon 'twill be nighttime again Oh! how my heart will be aching, Aching for you all in vain. Then

Second Verse
Sometimes when I'm all alone, dear, Thinking of days we once knew, Often it seems you are near me Oh! how I wish it were true. But

Chorus
dreams, just dreams of you, it seems That's all that's left for me. Tears, just tears, for the bygone years, I must pay my penalty; "To err is but human, forgiveness, divine," But you don't seem to see it that way, honey mine, And so dreams, just dreams of you, it seems That's all that's left for me.

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The Dream I Had Last Night

The Dream I Had Last Night

Year 1915

By Cardigan, Brennan and Story

O.E. Story Music Publisher
218 Tremont St.
Boston, Mass.

  First Verse
Have you ever discovered the reason why The moment you close your sleepy eye, there's something always comes and sets you dreaming; And you think you're the son of a millionaire And you're the sole surviving heir And how to spend his money you are scheming Last night I fell asleep upon the hay pile And in the mean-while This hay pile went floating thru the air To a place I don't know where But I saw a world of wonders there

Second Verse
Did you ever wake up with a funny grin And sit with your hands up on your chin and wish that you were back again in Dream land. In that wonderful land when you're in so strong Where all is right and nothing's wrong And everybody's giving you the glad hand When I', asleep I like to dream of money Now ain't it funny how money will follow you it seems When you're wrap'd in idle dreams But it leaves you when the morning beams.

Chorus
I was the guest of honor of a millionaire Kings were there a swell affair Rulers of every land were waiting in a row to hand me all their dough All of a sudden things began to fade away And what I saw gave me an awful fright. I was all alone in swimmin' with a hundred thousand women That's the dream I had last night.

Chorus 2
I was the guest of honor of a millionaire Kings were there a swell affair Rulers of every land were waiting in a row to hand me all their dough All of a sudden things began to fade away And what I saw gave me an awful fright I was perched upon a steeple throwing money to the people That's the dream I had last night.

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Heart Aches

Heart Aches

Year 1919

Words and music by Jack Norworth

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

  First Verse
There are times when you're glad there are times when you're sad and life doesn't seem worth the while But we all get our share of sorrow and care there's a heart ache 'neath many a smile.

Second Verse
There are heartaches we know as the years come and go it seems we can never explain Why that ache seems to cling when gladness should bring all the sunshine and roses again.

Chorus
There's the heart ache when someone's lonesome longing just for home sweet home There's the heart ache when someone's mother prays for one who chose to roam There's the heart ache when lover's quarrel And the tear drops start to fall But when you lose the one you're dreaming of that's the greatest heart ache of all.

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I'd Love To Build A Love-Nest For You

I'd Love To Build A Love-Nest For You

Year 1921

By W. R. Williams

Will Rossiter Pub.
71 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, Il.

  First Verse
I was blue till I met you for everything was wrong, Now the world seems wonderful and gaily rolls along, And I'm mighty happy since you came my way, Glad I met you, can't forget you, and I'm here to say:

Second Verse
Our lovenest will be the best for rest that can be found, Just like castles in the air but built right on the ground, Roses in the garden for our happiness, Birds a singing, bells a ringing, if you'll just say yes:

Chorus
You are my star and little rainbow Just like the sunshine from above With your winning smile, you make things worth while, just say "yes," for I'll confess 'twill complete our happiness. For you are the star that leads to Love-land, You're the sweetest girl I ever knew; And you make me forget every other girl I've met, I'd love to build a love nest for you.

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I'm A Dreamer That's Chasing Bubbles

I'm A Dreamer That's Chasing Bubbles

Year 1919

Words by George A. Little
Music by Frank Magine

Jack Mills Inc.
152 W. 45th St.
New York

  First Verse
Dreams of my heart you're a wonderful dream, Although you never come true But still I cherish in fond memory, The hours I spent with you.

Second Verse
Dream of my heart if you would but come true I'd see the sunshine again But dear it seems I'll forever be blue, My heart's always filled with pain.

Chorus
I'm a dreamer that's chasing Bubbles, and the world knows that I'm in love, I have wandered along still I drift alone While I look at the sky above, And I beg every star just to guide me Where each one in love should go. But I dream and the world's like a bubble When it breaks, no one knows where it goes.

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Clouds (That Pass In The Night)

Clouds (That Pass In The Night)

Year 1920

By Lee David

B. D. Nice and Co. Inc.
1544 Broadway
New York City

  Refrain
When the world is sleeping, and the night is still; And the moon is creeping slowly above the hill; Clouds float by and kiss her, O! What a wond'rous thrill! When the clouds are passing in the night, I dream of you: When the clouds enveil the silv'ry light I dream of you. But the clouds that pass me in the day Hide the sunshine, make the skies look gray; How I wish and long and wait till they Roll by, roll by Oft when nights are lonely and I walk the road, Thinking of you only, Sweet thoughts of love bestowed. Ah! my moon is pris'ner By fleeting clouds she's towed. When the clouds are passing in the night, I dream of you, When the clouds enveil the silv'ry light I dream of you But the clouds that pass me in the day Hide the sunshine, make the skies look gray; How I wish and long and wait till they roll by, roll by Clouds.

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Dreamy Moon

Dreamy Moon

Year 1917

Words by Sidney Carter
Music by Walter Smith

Daniels and Wilson Inc.
San Francisco, California

  Refrain
Shadows falling, night time is here Sleep little honey, The sandman is near; Angels guard your sleep, little dear; Slumber till golden sunbeams appear. Starlight and moonlight bring silver and gold, Go to sleep, don't you peep; Don't mind the tear drop in your mammy's eye, Nor her sigh, but slumber deep. Shadows falling, night time is here, Sleep little honey, the sandman is near; Mother's humming this little croon; Bring sleep to baby, dreamy moon.

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Bright Eyes I Love You So

Bright Eyes I Love You So

Year 1919

Words and music by Frank A. Ryan

Frank A. Ryan
11 Davis St.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

  First Verse
I'm wondering if dreams come true, Last night my love, I dreamed of you; I dreamed that I kissed you caressed you and blessed you, you wonder why I love you so, The reason I will tell to you the many charms about you tell me ne'er to doubt you surely you'll be true.

Second Verse
A dream, they say is but a dream, When things are not just as they seem, You'll always be near me forever you'll cheer me, my heart cries out each night and day And longs for you when you're away dearie trusting you'll remember that love's burning ember means I love yo so.

Chorus
Your bright eyes are like the sunshine tow'ring from above, The birds, the trees, the perfumed flowers blend your songs of love, It seems the gates of Heav'n are opened with your smiling face, The world's a glow for now you know that's just why I love you so.

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