Melody Lane MP3 Sing Along Standard Songs Page Eleven

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Beautiful Ohio

Music by Mary Earl and Lyrics by Ballard Macdonald 
Publication: New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., Music Publishers, 
224 West 47th St., 1918.
Not sure the Ohio River is still as lovely and unpolluted as it must 
have been in 1918, but still this is a gorgeous song, conjuring up images
of two sweethearts lazily cruising down the river in a canoe.
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O' Sole Mio

Music by Ed Di Capua and Italian Lyrics by Capurro (1898)
The most famous Italian song ever written, "O My Sun".
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Three Famous "Ethiopian Melodies" from the early 1800's

The Cat Came Back

Words and Music By Harry S. Miller. Arr. by Otto Bonnell. 
    Publication: Chicago: Will Rossiter, The Popular Song Publisher, 
Main Offices, 56 Fifth Ave., 1893. 
Ever have a cat who just refused to go away?
This song speaks about this predicament.
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Buffalo Gals, Will You Come Out Tonight?

Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed sang this song in a memorable scene from
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The Yellow Rose of Texas

An "Ethiopian Melody" from 1858, a favorite of all Texans
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My Man (Mon Homme)

Music by Maurice Yvain. English Lyric by Channing Pollock.
     Publication: New York: Leo Feist, Inc., 1920
The ultimate torch song, first made popular by Fanny Brice in the Zeigfield Follies of 1921,
then years later by Barbra Streisand in the film musical "Funny Girl"
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Keep The Homefires Burning

Words by Lena Ford and Music by Ivor Novello
     Publication: New York: Chappell & Co., Ltd., 1914.
On par with any patriotic song George M. Cohan could have written, comes this hugely popular
song of the World War One period
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Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Lovey Mine

Lyrics by Otto Harbach, Music by Hoschna
Publication: New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1908.
From a show called "Three Twins", this is a sweet song about romance on the
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I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen

Words and Music by Thomas P. Westendorf.
     Publication: Cincinnati: John Church & Co., 66 W. Fourth St., 1876.
A very different "Kate" song...
This piece was written by an American public school teacher, for his wife, who longed to return to Ireland
It's been associated with love of that country ever since
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A Nostalgic Medley

Silver Threads Among The Gold and You Tell Me Your Dream

Late 1800's

Sweet and nostalgic songs about growing older, but staying "young at heart"
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