Melody Lane Standard Songs 
Page Twenty-Eight

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  Smile And The World Smiles With You
(Weep And You Weep Alone)

Written by Jimmy Lucas and Billy Frisch (1919) 

A sure tonic for gloominess, this song will lift your spirits
like few songs can! Isn't the cover gorgeous?
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Rosie
(Make It Rosy For Me) 

Words by Grant Clarke, Music by J.L. Merkur (1920)

A love song about a fellow who says he knows a
rose is used too much in love songs but he can't
help himself - he thinks his Rosie is prettier than any rose
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The Honeysuckle And The Bee

Words by Albert H. Fitz, Music by William H. Penn (1901)

A classic early Tin Pan Alley song that is still as charming today
as it was over 100 years ago when first penned.
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Down By The Meadow Brook

Words by Edgar Leslie, Music by Pete Wendling (1919)

An absolutely beautifully constructed and idyllic song
from the Tin Pan Alley era, extolling the virtues of
nature and love. Heard in the DVD soundtrack for
one of my favorite silent film classics, Tol'able David (1921)
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Dream Kiss

Lyric by Ray Sherwood, Music by Alfred J. Rienzo (1921)

A waltz song that makes me melt, it's so beautiful and romantic!
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Love Will Find A Way

Written by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
From the early all-black Broadway musical "Shuffle Along" (1921)

Only two geniuses could have written such a brilliant, gorgeous melody!
I sang this all day after I created the song page; it's that catchy a tune. 
How could this song be forgotten? It boggles my mind!
I'm bringing it back. :)
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Ciribiribin

Composed by A. Pestalozza (1898) 
English Lyrics in 1909 Sheet Music Featuring Enrico Caruso by Henry Sawyer

The English lyrics for this classic Italian song are very, very funny.
Ciribiribin is the name of his girlfriend - but it seems she is too popular to stay true to one man.
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Palesteena

Written by Con Conrad and Russel Robinson (1920)

A fat girl who plays the concertina goes to Arabia
to play her instrument - her efforts are so strenuous
that she loses weight and all the sheiks want her.
Don't you just love Tin Pan Alley? ;)
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  Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night

Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young, and Music by Geo. W. Meyer (1916)
Sung by Al Jolson at the Winter Garden, New York 

You didn't know there were wild wimmin' with Robinson Crusoe and Friday
on that island, did you?
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  Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere

Music by J.S. Fearis and Words by Jessie Brown Pounds (1897 - 1901)

A radical departure from all the other songs on this page,
this gorgeous spiritual song is almost like a hymn. 

Assassinated US President William McKinley
loved the song and it was played at his funeral in 1901

It can also be heard in the soundtrack for the 1912 Edison Silent
"The Land Beyond The Sunset" and photo snapshots from that
beautiful film adorn the song page

Piano Performance recorded by Jill at Melody Lane
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