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If You Were The Only Girl In The World

Words by Clifford Grey and Music by Nat D. Ayer
Publication: B. Feldman and Co., 1916
England's famed comic George Robey first posed this melodic
hypothesis in the 1916 London musical The Bing Boys Are Here.
It floundered along for about 13 years until Rudy Vallee got a bright idea:
He changed its beat from a fox trot to a waltz and successfully reintroduced it
in his movie debut, The Vagabond Lover.
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TWO FAMOUS SONGS FROM COMPOSER KERRY MILLS

Meet Me In St. Louis

Words by Andrew B. Sterling. Music by Kerry Mills. 
Publication: New York: F.A. Mills, 48 W. 29 St., 1904
Song to commemorate the St. Louis Exposition 
The rarely heard verses to this song are very funny. The MGM musical based 
on this title starred Judy Garland, Mary Astor, and little Margaret O'Brien 
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At A Georgia Campmeeting

Words and Music by Kerry Mills (1897)
The most popular cakewalk song of its era
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Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral
That's An Irish Lullaby

Lyrics and Music by J.R. Shannon, 1913
Everyone's favorite Irish lullaby, sung by generations of mothers to their tots 
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Come Josephine, In My Flying Machine

Words by Alfred Bryan; Music by Fred. Fischer.
     Publication: New York: Shapiro Music Publisher, Cor. Broadway & Thirty Ninth Street, 1910
Popular again because "Rose and Jack" sang it in James Cameron's film Titanic
but it is a cute song on its own merits. It actually reminds me more of the BBC's series "Flambards" 
than it does the Titanic film
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TWO WONDERFUL WEDDING SONGS

For Me And My Gal

Words by Edgar Leslie & E. Ray Goetz. Music by Geo. W. Meyer. 
     Publication: New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., Music Publishers, 
Strand Theatre Bldg., Broadway at 47th St., 1917
Best known as the title song from the 1942 film starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly 
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Oh Promise Me

Words by Clement Scott 
Music by Reginald de Koven
Publication: New York: G. Schirmer, 35 Union Square, (1889)
The perfect wedding song, it's time to bring it back to public memory
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Smiles

Lyrics by J. Will Callahan. Music by Lee S. Roberts. 
     Publication: New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1917
Another great song Judy Garland sang in "For Me and My Gal" 
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After You've Gone

Lyrics and Music by Creamer & Layton. 
     Publication: New York: Broadway Music Corporation, 
Will Von Tilzer, President, 145 West 45th St., 1918
Another great torch number, popular for decades, this song can be heard in many films 
from the old studio days 
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Paper Doll

Written by Johnny Black (1915) 
The Mills Brothers and Frank Sinatra both recorded hits with this song,
years after it was first written
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