Melody Lane Songbook Standard Songs
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In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree

Words by Harry Williams and Music by Egbert Van Alstyne.
Publication: New York: Jerome H. Remick and Company, 1905.
Remembered fondly, and often requested, this standard song
has always been popular because of its simplicity and old-fashioned style
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Row, Row, Row

Written by William Jerome and James V. Monaco for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1912
Publication: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Cor, 125 W. 43rd Street, N.Y.
Hit love song, memorable for being performed in several musicals:
1) The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
2) Two Weeks with Love (Performed by Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter, 1950)
3) The Eddie Cantor Story (Eddie Cantor dubbing for Keefe Brasselle, 1953)
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Oceana Roll

Music by Lucien Denni and Words by Roger Lewis
Publication: New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., (1911)
A landmark syncopated ragtime song; fun to sing, try it out
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My Little Dream Girl

Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Music by Anatol Friedland
Publication: Joseph W. Stern & Co. 102-104 W. 38th St. New York, NY. (1915)
The lyricist for the unforgettable "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee", Mr. Gilbert, 
often combined his song writing and performing talents with vaudevillian and composer Mr. Friedland 
to write some lovely Tin Pan Alley songs; this is one of their more famous.
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Old Pal

Words by Sam M. Lewis, and Joe Young
Music by M.K. Jerome
Publication: Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder Co. (1920)
A heartbreaking song about a man who loses his sweetheart to death.
Mr. Jerome was the first parody singer to head the bill in Tony Pastor's Fourteenth Street Theatre 
and was E.F. Albee's star at the Union Square Theatre during the early to mid 1890's. 
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They Didn't Believe Me

Music by Jerome Kern and Lyrics by Herbert Reynolds 
Original Publication: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day and Hunter, N.Y. (1914)
A beautiful early gem from Mr. Kern, with a chorus way ahead of its time in sophistication
From the ground-breaking Charles Frohman show "The Girl From Utah"
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On A Sunday Afternoon

Words by Andrew B. Sterling
Music by Harry Von Tilzer (1902)
Come take a trip back in time and re-visit Coney Island. 
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When You Were Sweet Sixteen

Lyrics and Music by James Thornton 
Publication: New York: M. Witmark & Sons, Witmark Building, (1898)
An unforgettable romantic ballad from the 1890's period, it has never lost its popularity,
having been performed by countless musical artists and singers,
including a hit in the 50's by Perry Como.
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Love Me Like You Used To Love A Sugar Lump

Words by Ned Moray. Music by Malvin M. Franklin. 
Publication: New York: 
F.B. Haviland Publ. Co., New Zealand Building, Broadway & 37th St., 1912. 
I saw this sheet music and almost keeled over laughing. 
Hope you get a kick out of it as much as I did.
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