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There was a time when things were simpler, sweeter, and more romantic than they are today. 
Couples in love sat on front porches, chatted, and "spooned". For entertainment, friends and 
family would gather around the piano and sing the popular songs of the day. It is wonderful 
to return to those years in our collective memories, and the popular songs from yesterday
are a great way to recapture those times in our hearts and minds.

They simply don't write rich, beautiful music like this anymore, and these songs must never be forgotten. 
From the imaginations of George M. Cohan, Victor Herbert, Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg,
Albert von Tilzer and many other musical artists and showmen, the best of popular music was penned. 
Some of their greatest tunes and lyrics are represented here on this website. 

So choose your singing partner, warm up your vocal chords, and sing along to these gorgeous old songs.
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Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Words by Beth Slater Whitson. Music by Leo Friedman.
     Publication: Chicago: Will Rossiter, 152 Lake St., 1910.
An all-time favorite romantic love song 
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Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland

Words by Beth Slater Whitson. Music by Leo Friedman.
     Publication: Chicago: Will Rossiter, 152 Lake St., 1910.
From the same writing team that wrote Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Judy Garland sang this beautiful song in the MGM Musical "In the Good Old Summertime"
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Waiting For The Robert E. Lee

Words by L. Wolfe Gilbert. Music by Lewis F. Muir. 
    Publication: New York: F.A. Mills, 122 W. 38th St., 1912. 
Al Jolson had a hit with this song, and Judy Garland sang it 
in the musical "Babes On Broadway". 
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Swanee

Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Irving Caesar, 1919
An exhuberant song made famous by Al Jolson 
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Poor Butterfly

Lyrics by John L. Golden. Music by Raymond Hubbell. 
     Publication: New York: T.B. Harms, 1916. 
This torch song has been extremely popular 
since it was first published. My own favorite 
rendition of this song was sung by Julie Andrews 
in the 1967 film musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" 
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Sweet Marie

Words by Cy Warman. Music by Raymon Moore.
     Publication: New York: Manhattan Music Publishing Co., 161 East 86th St., 1893.
William Powell and Irene Dunne sang this lovely song together 
in the film "Life With Father" (1947)
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She's Only A Bird In A Gilded Cage

Words by Arthur J. Lamb. Music by Harry Von Tilzer.
     Publication: New York: Shapiro, Remick and Company, 1900.
Corny song, hopelessly old-fashioned, but interesting 
to see how times have changed for women since this song was written
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You Made Me Love You

Words by Joe McCarthy. Music by James V. Monaco.
     Publication: New York: Broadway Music Corporation, Will Von Tilzer, President, 145 West 45th St., 1913.
A hit song for both Al Jolson and Judy Garland, it's one of the great ones
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TWO GREAT SPORT SONGS!

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

     Words by Jack Norworth. Music by Albert Von Tilzer.
     Publication: New York: The York Music Co.,
Albert Von Tilzer, Mg'r, 40 West 28th St., 1908.
Everyone's favorite baseball song.
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The Victors March

Words and Music by Louis Elbel
Publication: South Bend, Ind.: Elbel Bros., 1898.
College Student Louis Elbel wrote this rousing march
for the University of Michigan football team after
a close win against the Chicago team.
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