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Standard Songs, Page Three

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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

     Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Music by Harry Carroll. Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy.
Publication: New York: McCarthy & Fisher, Inc., Music Publishers, 224 W. 46th St., 1918.
This pretty ballad was introduced by Harry Fox and the
Dolly Sisters in "Oh, Look!"  in 1918. Revived for the 20th Century Fox
film biography of Roszika and Jansci Dolly in 1945 and
MGM's "Ziegfeld Girl" in 1946. Also used in the 1973 Broadway musical
"Irene" starring Debbie Reynolds. It was a chart-topper for Harry James,
Perry Como, and Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes.
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Shine On, Harvest Moon

Words by Jack Norworth. Music by Nora Bayes-Norworth.
Publication: New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1908.
Sung by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth in "The Follies of 1908"
This was a popular song sung alot during World War One, as
soldiers remembered home and hearth while far away. They'll
still be singing this song 100 years from now, it's classic.
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Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey

Words by Junie McCree. Music by Albert Von Tilzer. 
Publication: New York: The York Music Co., Albert Von Tilzer, Mgr., 1367-9 Broadway, 1910. 
Another nice swing tune. Judy Garland gave a great rendition 
of this song in the musical "In The Good Old Summertime" 
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Two Great 1920's Songs Featured in Billy Wilder's 1959 
Classic Film Comedy Some Like It Hot

Down Among the Sheltering Palms

Words by James Brockman. Music by Abe Olman.
     Publication: New York: Leo Feist, 1915.
Fun, snappy song that was popular throughout the 20's
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By The Sea By The Sea By The Beautiful Sea

Words by Harold R. Atteridge. Music by Harry Carroll. 
Publication: New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., Music Publishers, 224 West 47th St., 1914. 
"By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea..." is the best place to be 
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Oh, You Beautiful Doll

Words by Seymour Brown. Music by Nat D. Ayer. 
Publication: New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1911. 
This song has stood the test of time for a reason: 
its words were pretty risque for 1911. It was a song ahead of its time: not 
to mention it has a catchy chorus that is really fun to sing 
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Look For The Silver Lining

Lyrics by Bud de Sylva and Music by Jerome Kern
Publication: New York: T.B. Harms Co., 1920.
Judy Garland also had a hit with this song, as did several other recording artists over the years.
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In The Good Old Summer Time

Words by Ren Shields. Music by George Evans. 
Publication: New York: Howley, Haviland & Dresser, 1260-1266 Broadway, 1902. 
An old favorite gets a nostalgic treatment
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Avalon

Lyric & Music by Al Jolson & Vincent Rose. Arr. by J. Bodewalt Lampe. 
Publication: New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1920. 
This pretty ballad has an intriguing history: in 1921, 
opera composer Giacomo Puccini brought suit against 
the publisher of this song, charging that the melody had been 
lifted from his aria "E lucevan le stelle" in Tosca. He walked 
out of the courthouse $25,000 richer, having proved his case. 
This song was closely identified with Al Jolson. 
In addition, if you don't think you know this song title, but it sounds vaguely 
familiar to you when you visit the page, that is because Dooley Wilson played the chorus 
as background music on his piano in the film "Casablanca", 
as Rick (Humphrey Bogart) awaits the secret arrival of Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), 
before he utters the famous line: "If you can play it for her, you can play it for me. Play it!" 
(But that's ANOTHER song)
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The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi

Words by Byron D. Stokes and Music by F. Dudleigh Vernor
Publisher: Richard E. Vernor Publishing Company, 1912
Two college fraternity students wrote this pretty song,
printed up 500 copies to sell to other college fraternities....Orders
flooded in, the writers turned the song over to a major publisher, and in no
time all the world was serenading "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi".
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