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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.

Never Forget To Write Home

Never Forget To Write Home

Year 1917

Words by Ballard Macdonald
Music by James F. Hanley

Shapiro, Bernstein and Co.
224 West 47th Street
New York

  First Verse
The golden sun was sinking with its splendor in the West, As a mother bade her son a fond farewell, And her loving eyes were tender as she drew him to her breast, For her heart held more than any tongue can tell, The tear drops from eyes began to steal, As to her boy she made this last appeal:

Second Verse
You've often heard of the proverb "Out of sight is out of mind," Don't forget the little girl you left behind, She is always thinking of you and her heart will ever yearn, For she'll always be the same sweet girl, you'll find, So one kind word from you is like a star That sends its cheerful message from afar:

Chorus 1
Never forget to write home, Even if only a line, Just try to make your mother feel you've commenced to Make good although you have the whole world against you, Send us your love and a kiss, Those are the things that we miss, No matter where you may roam, Never forget to write home.

Chorus 2
Never forget to write home, Even if only a line, Just try to make your sweetheart feel you've commenced to Make good although you have the whole world against you, Send us your love and a kiss, Those are the things that we miss, No matter where you may roam, Never forget to write home.

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When The Yanks Come Marching Home

When The Yanks Come Marching Home

Year 1917

Words by William Jerome
Music by Seymour Furth

William Jerome Music Publisher
Strand Theatre Building
47th St. and Broadway
New York

  First Verse
Our hearts today are far across the ocean God spare our boys, at night we kneel and pray In far off lands our troops are now in motion Among the very bravest in the fray For right and might must wipe out every wrong So let us hope it won't last long.

Second Verse
Our hearts are beating now with palpitation We smile and then we brush away a tear For we have sent the flower of our nation We're proud of every Yankee Volunteer America was waiting for the chance TO show the love we always had for France.

Chorus
For there'll be smiles and miles of tears, When the Yanks come marching home There'll be tears enough you know to make a dozen rivers flow Dressed in their torn and tattered suits of tan From battle fields across the foam Hearts will beat with joy for every boy When the Yanks come marching home.

Chorus 2
For there'll be smiles and miles of tears, When the Boys come marching home There'll be tears enough you know to make a dozen rivers flow Dressed in their torn and tattered suits of tan From battle fields across the foam Hearts will beat with joy for every boy When the Boys come marching home.

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Will You Love Me In December As You Do In May

Will You Love Me In December As You Do In May

Year 1905

Words by J. J. Walker
Music by Ernest R. Ball

Sung with Great Success by Charles F. Orr with The Al. G. Field Greater Minstrels

M. Witmark and Sons

  First Verse
Now in the summer of life sweetheart, You say you love but me, Gladly I give all my heart to you, Throbbing with ecstacy. But last night I saw while a dreaming, The future old and gray, And I wondered if you'll love me then dear, Just as you do today.

Second Verse
You say the glow on my cheeck sweetheart, Is like the rose so sweet, But when the bloom of fair youth has flown, Then will our lips still meet? When life's setting sun fades away dear, And all is said and done, Will your arms still entwine and caress me, Will our hearts beat as one?

Chorus
Will you love me in the December as you do in May, Will you love me in the good old fashioned way? When my hair has turned all gray, Will you kiss me then and say, That you love me in December as you do in May?

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K-K-K-Katy

K-K-K-Katy

Year 1918

By Army Song Leader Geoffrey O'Hara

Leo Feist Inc.
Feist Building
New York

  First Verse
Jimmy was a soldier brave and bold, Katy was a maid with hair of gold, Like an act of fate, Kate was standing at the gate, Watching all the boys on dress parade. Jimmy with the girls was just a gawk, Stuttered every time he tried to talk, Still that night at eight, He was there at Katy's gate, Stuttering to her this love sick cry.

Second Verse
No one ever looked so nice and neat, No one could be just as cute and sweet, That's what Jimmy thought, When the wedding ring he bought, Now he's off to France the foe to meet. Jimmy thought he'd like to take a chance, See if he could make the Kairser dance, Stepping to a tune, All about the silvry moon, This is what they hear in far off France.

Chorus
K-K-K Katy, beautiful Katy, You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore; When the m-m-m-moon shines, Over the cow-shed, I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.

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Shores Of Old California

Shores Of Old California

Year 1920

By Ralph D. Tompkins

Tompkins Music Company
86 and 88 Congress Street
Room One
Troy, New York

  First Verse
Golden Gate, I have been dreaming of you, Of your wondrous land, Of your silver sand. Golden Gate, You're like an old friend that's true, I miss your dear old shores, I will miss your open doors;

Second Verse
Golden Gate, I miss your mountains so green, All your wondrous scenes, I see in my dreams. Golden Gate, You bring back scenes of childhood, Oh, how I long for you, You make me feel so blue;

Chorus
Shores of old California, How I miss you. Miss your waves of blue, And your roses too, Flowers sweet don't surround me, As in days of yore, Southern shores of old California I'm coming back once more.

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