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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.

Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song)

Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song)

Year 1916

By E. Ray Goetz, Joe Young and Pete Wendling

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

  First Verse
Down Hawaii way, where I chanced to stray, On an evening I heard a Hula maiden play, Yaaka hula hickey dula, Yaaka hula hickey du. Down Hawaii way, by the moonlit bay, When I lingered awhile, she stole my heart away, Yaaka hula hickey dula, Yaaka hula hickey du. Oh, I don't care if you've loved the ladies far and near, You'd forget about them all if you could hear. Yaaka hula hickey du la, Yaaka hula hickey du.

Second Verse
Down Hawaii way, you would love to stay, On an evening I heard a Hula maiden play, Yaaka hula hickey dula, Yaaka hula hickey du. Down Hawaii way, while the breakers play, WIth a movement just like the waves, those Hulas say, "Yaaka hula hickey dula, Yaaka hula hickey du." Oh, I don't care if you're never, never loved before, You'll be captivated on that coral shore. Yaaka hula hickey du la, Yaaka hula hickey du.

Chorus
I'm coming back to you, my Hula Lous, Beside the sea at Waikiki, You'll play for me. And once again you'll sway my heart your way, With your yaaka hula jickey du la tune.

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My Bird Of Paradise (My Honolulu Girl)

My Bird Of Paradise (My Honolulu Girl)

Year 1915 By Irving Berlin

Waterson, Berlin and Snyder Co.
Strand Theatre Building
Broadway at 47th St.
New York

  First Verse
In Honolulu far away A maiden who could not be gay is feeling so much better since she received a letter. From her Hawaiian lover came a little tender note. She's so excited and so delighted for this is what he wrote.

Second Verse
In Honolulu by the sea A maiden's waiting patiently and as a ship goes past her Her little heart beats faster. He'll soon be landing at the pier She's waiting for the boat. He won't forget her for in his letter her sweet Hawaiian wrote.

Chorus
Wait for me, My Honolulu girl, My Hula hula girl I'm coming back to you That sunny sky land Hawaiian Island Will soon be my land I hear a ukalele strumming gaily. In my dreams You seem to say to me, Come back and play to me that melody Oh, so nice! So if you love me still my things I'll pack again Then I'll be coming back again to you, my bird of Paradise.

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Hula Lou

Hula Lou

Year 1916

Words by Edward Grossmith
Music by Ted D. Ward

Bernard Granville Publishing Co. Inc.
154 West 45th St.
New York

  First Verse
I'm leaving town today I'm going far away To that land of "Heart's Desire" Fair Hawaii Do you wonder why I'm gay Where somebody waits for me. And where it's sunny as can be. I know I'll never leave again, never grieve again there beside the sea.

Second Verse
Just picture all those scenes those pretty tropic greens where most every one adores you nothing bores you Life is just a happy dream from the rising of the sun. Until the joyous day is done That's what the poets rave about Poets crave about Golden days each one.

Chorus
Hula Lou yes I'm coming right back to you, My Hula Lou with a heart that is fond and true Oh how I'm sighin' love for your undyin' love That sweet Hawaiian love has won my heart away Soon I'll be where that ukelele melody keeps ringing plaintively On the shores of the Lanai And when the stars are bright out in the pale moonlight we'll do the Hula, Hula, Hula Lou.

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In Honolulu By The Sea

In Honolulu By The Sea

Year 1915

Words and Music by: Jack Frost

Frank K. Root and Co.
Chicago, Illionois

  First Verse
It's just the time the moon is shining down In Honolulu by the sea; It's just the time the ukeleles sound In Honolulu by the sea. Sleep, dream, my Honolulu lady, Tho' I'm far away from thee. Sweet breezes whisper love songs as of you, When last you said farewell to me.

Second Verse
The same old silv'ry moon is shining there In Honolulu by the sea; With same sweet songs the night birds fill the air In Honolulu by the sea. Sleep, dream, my ukelele lady, Won't you sing once more to me. The songs that used to drive away all care In Honolulu by the sea.

Chorus
Once again I seem to hear her softly singing, "Aloha oe, aloha oe." When thro' the pines the ukeleles ringing bring back the happy days that used to be. Honey Lou, my tears are falling As I seem to hear you softly calling me, "Aloha oe, aloha oe," In Honolulu by the sea.

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On The South Sea Isle

On The South Sea Isle

Year 1916

Words and Music by Harry Von Tilzer

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

  First Verse
Down upon the South Sea Island Where I long to be, it's my land, Oriental breezes fan the air, there, On the beach of old Whi Woola You can see the hula hula pretty maidens dancing every where, so fair, In the night time, that's the right time, all the world's in tune, Oriental , sentimental, dusky lovers croon.

Second Verse
In this dreamy land of pleasure There are memories I treasure, Moonlight strolls along the silv'ry sand, and, loving eyes that seem'd to haunt me, lips that used to laugh and taunt me, listening to the oriental band, so grand, birds a cooing lovers wooing as they stroll along Tropic moonlight, dreamy spoonlight, just a world of song.

Chorus
Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm! sweet melodies fill the air, strange harmonies you will hear most every where just Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm! You'll hear them singing while you're there, Ukaleles they're strumming too, they'll play so soft for you, While dusky maidens will try hard to woo with Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm! its worth your while on the South Sea Isle.

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There's A Lot Of Blue Eyed Marys Down In Maryland

There's A Lot Of Blue Eyed Marys Down In Maryland

Year 1919

Words by Jack Yellen and Milton Ager
Music by Geo. W. Meyer

Leo Feist Inc.
Feist Building
New York

  First Verse
Maryland, Maryland, you've made chicken famous every where. Maryland, Maryland, I'm not kickin' but I must declare, You've got other chicken too, Baby Dolls with eyes of blue, They're the sweetest kind Here's what I've got in mind.

Second Verse
Maryland, Maryland, It's no wonder they've got such blue eyes, Maryland, Maryland, they're raised under Heaven's bluest skies, Sunbeams find a resting place, In each Mary's smiling face, Every one's a prize I'm here to put you wise.

Chorus
There's a lot of blue eyed Mary's down in Maryland, I'll have you understand, there is no sweeter brand, If you want a blue eyed bride just take a ride to Maryland, They've got just what you need, yes, indeed, Every one comes guaranteed; If you want the "best what am," in a wedding gown, Be some "Mary's little lamb," follow her around; If you'll marry one you'll settle down in Fairyland, And raise a lot o' little Mary's down in Maryland.

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Me-ow

Me-ow

Year 1918

By Mel B. Kaufman

Sam Fox Pub. Co.
Cleveland, Ohio

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Russian Pony Rag (A Syncopated Prance)

Russian Pony Rag (A Syncopated Prance)

Year 1910

By Don Ramsay

Walter Jacobs
Boston, Massachusetts

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Fantasma Star

Fantasma Star

Year 1907

Composed by H. L. Berger

Graul Pub. Co.
Detroit, Michigan

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Fair Hawaii

Fair Hawaii

Year 1913

By James Fulton Kutz

Sherman, Clay and Co.
San Francisco

  First Verse
Enchanting is the scene when the silvry moon is beaming On murm'ring waters at my dear Waikiki. The twinkling stars are bright and of your sweet charms I'm dreaming All my love will live for you eternally.

Second Verse
When far away sweetheart I am always of you thinking Of that sweet day dear when first I met you, Love called me to your arms as the golden sun was sinking 'Till we meet again, to you I will be true.

Chorus
Fair Hawaii Oh dear Hawaii, Lovely isle of the Southern sea, Fair Hawaii Oh dear Hawaii, FOndest mem'ries you bring to me.

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