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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.

Come Back Dixie

Come Back Dixie

Year 1915

Words by Jack Mahoney
Music by Percy Weinrich

Leo Feist
Feist Building
New York

  First Verse
I'm standing in the old peach orchard, Dixie, Where the rose played hide and seek with the peach bloom in your cheek; The blossoms left the trees just as we parted, And to me every day seems a week. Oh, how I yearn for your return, I want you near me, to hear me and cheer me, The lovelight in your eyes will ever shine, dear, In the orcahrd, way down in my heart.

Second Verse
In dreams again we wander through the wildwood, Where the orioles would throng' mid magnolias all day long; Your face is mirrored in the silent river, And the brook seems to ripple your song. Down in my heart memories start With recollections of that old affection, My dreaming seems to bring sweet consolation, And some day every dream will come true.

Chorus
Won't you come back, Dixie, Bring back the sunshine that you took away with you, All the world seems dreary Without you, dearie, I am lonely for you only; Down in the land of cotton You're not forgotten, The springtime is calling for you, We will love each other, like dad and mother, Come back, Dixie, Dixie, do.

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I Used To Love You But It's All Over Now

I Used To Love You But It's All Over Now

Year 1920

Words by Lew Brown
Music by Albert Von Tilzer

Broadway Music Corporation
Will Von Tilzer - President
145 West 45th Street New York

  First Verse
I used to bless the day I first met you I planned so many things for just us two But now its plain to see that you have never cared for me You can't deny you fooled me from the start It's best we part, before you break my heart

Second Verse
I never would believe the things I'd hear Because I always thought you were sincere But now I find I'm wrong for you've been flirting right along You will admit I acted on the square Still you don't care and you've been so unfair

Chorus
I used to love you, but its all over, All over now, You know it's all over town that you threw me down But you shouldn't let that kind of story go 'round For you've had your chance, and now it's all over, I'll get along somehow Now there are things that you did, I used to forgive But you'll never change just as long as you live, I used to love you, but it's all over, all over now.

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Lost A Wonderful Girl

Lost A Wonderful Girl

Year 1922

Words by Benny Davis Music by James F. Hanley

Introduced by Anna Chandler

Shapiro Bernstein and Co.
Corner of Broadway and 47th Street
New York

  First Verse
Oh! Mister Newspaperman Please help me out if you can My sweetie wander'd away I fear she may go astray I've searched her every place I haven't found any trace I'm feeling awfully bad So please run this ad In your Lost and Found column today:

Second Verse
I have been waiting in vain Hoping to hear once again Her sweet voice calling to me I wonder where she can be My feelings I can't disguise Every one reads in my eyes They see that I'm all upset Seems I can't forget There's but one thing to do advertise:

Chorus
Lost a wonderful girl A wonderful pearl Please help me find her And remind her She is all the world to me Without her I don't even care 'bout livin' Tell her everything will be forgiven I would give up all that I own If she'd only hurry back home I'm kind a lost without her, Lost a wonderful girl Won't the finder please return her to me.

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When I Hear A Dreamy Waltz

When I Hear A Dreamy Waltz

Year 1919

Words by Grant Clarke

McCarthy and Fisher Inc.
224 W. 46th Street
New York

  First Verse
When lovers part very sad you'll always find them, In every heart there is something to remind them, Maybe it's a face, maybe it's a place, And I have something too that still reminds me of you.

Second Verse
I love to hear pretty tunes by Mister Verdi, Ilove to hear any common hurdy gurdy, Underneath the moon, any dreamy tune, On a sweet guitar will bring you back from a far

Chorus
When I hear a dreamy waltz melody, Then your smile I can see, And I think how happy we used to be, Every waltz refrain brings you back again, There are times when it seems I've forgotten you, You're only a sweet memory, But I see all your charms and you're back in my arms, When I hear a dreamy waltz melody.

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Have A Smile For Everyone You Meet And They Will Have A Smile For You

Have A Smile For Everyone You Meet And They Will Have A Smile For You

Year 1918

Lyric by J. Keirn Brennan and Paul Cunningham
Music by Bert Rule

Corrine Griffith - Vitagraph Star on cover.

M. Witmark and Sons

  First Verse
When you're blue and things go wrong with you, Don't try to share it, grin and bear it, And your dreams are to come true; When you're sad Just make believe you're glad, And all the world will smile with you.

Second Verse
When you fear the days because they're drear, Don't you regret it, just forget it, And the sun us sure to appear; Pride and pluck, Will always bring good luck, So keep on smiling while you're here.

Chorus
Have a smile for every one you meet, And every one will have a smile for you. Every mile along life's busy street is filled with friendship true. Each tomorrow Brings new sorrow, So why borrow tears? The thing to do is have a smile For every one you meet, And they will have a smile for you.

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