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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.

I Found The End Of The Rainbow

I Found The End Of The Rainbow

Year 1918

Written by John Mears, Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy

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

  First Verse
Thought I'd never find my happiness, I just watched the days roll by, But a ray of gladness came through clouds of sadness, like a little sunbeam from the sky, I found a rainbow of a golden hue, it led me to a land where dreams come true.

Second Verse
Thought I'd never find my luck day, failure was my middle name, My imagination, thrilled with new sensation, I had a winning in life's game, here after I will always trust in fate, the sun will always shine for those who wait.

Chorus
I found the end of the rainbow, when you first smiled on me, all my happiness came with your caress and the world was fair to see, believe me, somebody way up in heaven just sent the sunshine through, and I found the end of the rainbow, when I found you sweet you.

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The Japanese Sandman

The Japanese Sandman

Year 1920

Words by Raymond B. Egan
Music by Richard A. Whiting

Jerome H. Remick and Co.
New York and Detroit

  First Verse
Won't you stretch imagination for the moment and come with me Let us hasten to a nation lying over the western sea Hide behind the cherry blossoms here's a sight that will please your eyes There's a baby with a lady of Japan singing lullabies Night winds breath her sighs here's the Japanese

Second Verse
Just as silent as we came we'll leave the land of the painted fan Wander lightly or you'll wake the little people of old Japan May repose and pleasant dreaming be their share while the hours are small Like an echo of the song I hear the Japanese Sandman call new days near for all here's the Japanese

Chorus
Sandman sneaking on with the dew just an old second hand man He'll buy your old day from you he will take every sorrow of the day that is through and he'll give you tomorrow just to start a life anew then you'll be a bit older in the dawn when you wake and you'll be a bit bolder with the new day you make here's the Japanese Sandman trade him silver for gold just an old second hand man trading new days for old.

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Slow And Easy

Slow And Easy

Year 1919

Words by Harry Williams
Music by Norman Spencer

Daniels and Wilson Inc.
San Francisco

  First Verse
Oh! honey dear my honey dear, I hear those doggone "blues;" and honey dear, Oh! listen here, I feel those doggone shoes. Though they're new and killing me too, hear that "blue" and what can you do? Oh! boy, Oh! joy; let's toddle it through: but take it

Second Verse
Oh! honey dear, my honey dear, I fear I'll have to stop; and honey dear, Oh! listen here, I feel my feet will "pop." When they choose to put on the blues, two new shoes mean terrible news. Oh! boy, no joy; I've got to refuse: so walk it

Chorus
slow and easy, if you want to get along with me, I said slow and easy, be easy as a man can be. I'm a lady, pure and sweet, but "shimmee" up a little while I rest my feet. Go slow and easy, if you want to get along with me. Just take it

Chorus 2
slow and easy, if you want to get along with me, I said slow and easy, be easy as a man can be. Sit me down here in the shade, I'd like a little beer (I mean a lemonade.) Go slow and easy, if you want to get along with me. So walk it

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When Shadows Fall I Hear You Calling California

When Shadows Fall I Hear You Calling California

Year 1920

By Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby

Waterson, Berlin and Snyder Co.
Strand Theatre Building
New York

  First Verse
You'll find every native son, when his roaming days are done; has a feeling so forlorn for the place where he was born. I'm no different from the rest, I've that feeling in my breast, I've a longing for the Golden West.

Second Verse
I can see each sun kissed hill, it gives me a wholesome thrill; and I see the orange tree, that once sheltered you and me. I hope I'll be back there soon, mid the roses' sweet perfume, where each day is like a day in June.

Chorus
When shadows fall I hear you calling California, your sheltering palms stretch out their arms. Each gentle breeze brings memories of California; in every dream I just seem to be going back to the one I love. I know somebody who is waiting to caress me, two eyes of blue, said they'd be true, I'm going there where the palm trees are swaying, that's where I'm longing to be; two loving arms beneath the palms are calling me.

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When It's Moonlight In Tokio

When It's Moonlight In Tokio

Year 1917

Words by Bobby Heath
Music by Charles P. Shisler and Billy James

M. Whitmark and Sons

  First Verse
Dear old Japan I hear you calling me, though I am far away; I dream of you, too, though all the night and day. I have spent my time in many lands, I've seen beauty everywhere, but Tokyo, when bathed in moonlight's glow, is beauty sweet and rare.

Second Verse
I long to go to dear old Tokyo, beneath those Eastern skies; its gardens fair and poppy perfumed air, bring dreams of paradise. Japanese lovers strolling though the town, lanterns swinging to and fro, each moonlight Jap lover's hearts are bright, in dear old Tokyo.

Chorus
When it's moonlight in Tokyo, mid the flowers, when the lanterns are burning low, Happy Hours! every girlie in old Japan finds she's loving some Japanese man, sings while holding his little hand: "Hurry up, hurry up, I'm waiting." Down through Japanese Lover's Lane they are strolling, each boy humming the same refrain: "My butterfly, I love but you, tell me you love me true," when it's moonlight in Tokyo!

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