Melody Lane Standard Songs Page Fourteen

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Bill Bailey, Won't You Please...Come Home?

Words and Music by Hughie Cannon
Publication: New York: Howley, Haviland & Dresser, 1260-1266 Broadway, 1902.
Caricatures of African-American couples in song were all the rage at the
turn of the century; this one is probably the most famous, still played
quite often in Dixieland Bands.
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Tell Me Pretty Maiden
(Are There Any More At Home Like You?)

A landmark turn of the century song for romantic comedies,
this number was the big hit from the show Florodora, written
by Leslie Stuart and Owen Hall 
Publication: Harms, Inc., 1900
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A Perfect Day

Words and Music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond 
Publication: Chicago: The Bond Shop, by Carrie Jacobs-Bond & Son, Inc., 
726 South Michigan Avenue, 1910.
One of the best-selling musical titles written by a woman, its charm and simplicity
still hold up well to this day.
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Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1896) and The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1918)

Respectively: written by Maude Nugent / Monty Brice and Walter Donaldson
Ah, those Irish Girls like the O'Gradys, they are certainly worth prizing!
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Second Hand Rose

Words by Grant Clarke and Music by James Hanley
Publication: New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Cor. Broadway & 47th Street, 1921.
Big hit for Fanny Brice in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1921
Also sung by Barbra Streisand in the film musical Funny Girl
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The Love Nest

From George M. Cohan's musical comedy "Mary"
Book and Lyrics by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel
Music by Louis A. Hirsch (1920)
This adorable song about love and domesticity was the chosen theme song
of George Burns and Gracie Allen for their radio and tv shows
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My Buddy

Words by Gus Kahn and Music by Walter Donaldson
Publication: New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., (1922)
This song had a lot of poignancy for many American families, written
only a few years after World War One ended. It reminded people of the sons who did not return home
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Medley Of Three Beautiful Songs From the 19th Century

The Sweet Home Medley

Just a Song At Twilight (Love's Old Sweet Song)
Over the Banister (sung by Judy Garland in "Meet Me In St. Louis")
Home, Sweet, Home
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Baby Shoes

Music by Al Piantadosi
Words by Joe Goodwin and Ed Rose (1916)
Publication: Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., 224 West 47th Street, New York
Every mother and grandmother will absolutely love this's sweet that three men wrote it
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Rock-A-Bye Baby

Words and Music by Effie I. Canning 
From a 19th century collection called Songs Of The Old Homestead (1886) 
Most people are familiar with the chorus, but not the verses on this one,
so enjoy listening to the entire song from the original sheet music
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