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Danny Boy

This beloved Irish song is one of over 100 songs composed to the same tune. 
The author of the version we now recognize and love, was an English lawyer, 
Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929), who was also a songwriter and early radio entertainer. 
In 1910 he wrote the words and music for an unsuccessful song he called Danny Boy. 
In 1912 his sister-in-law in America sent him a tune called the Londonderry Air, 
which he had never heard before. He immediately noticed that the melody was perfectly 
fitted to his Danny Boy lyrics, and published a revised version of the song in 1913. 
As far as is known, Weatherly never set foot in Ireland.
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Grandfather's Clock

Words and Music by Henry C. Work.
    Publication: Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 449 & 451 Washington Street, 1876.
Everyone's favorite Clock song
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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers

Words and Music by James A. Bland
(Composer of Carry Me Back To Old Virginny)
The sheet music says "Over 100,000 Copies Sold Already".
Tastes in music sure have changed since 1879.
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Toot Toot Tootsie

Words and Music by Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman and Dan Russo. 
    Publication: New York: Leo Feist, Inc., 1922
Al Jolson, "The World's Greatest Entertainer" strikes it big again 
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The Sheik Of Araby

Words by Harry B. Smith and Francis Wheeler. Music by Ted Snyder. 
    Publication: New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., Music Publishers, 
Strand Theatre Bldg., Broadway at 47th St., 1921
A jazzy treatment of one of the most popular songs of the Roaring Twenties and Big Band Eras 
Even the Beatles recorded a version of this one. 
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Stumbling

Words & Music by Zez Confrey. 
    Publication: New York: Leo Feist, Inc., 1922. 
A cute little fox trot ditty with a ragtime flavor 
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It's All In The Game

Words by Carl Sigman, Music by General Charles G. Dawes 
Publication: Remick Music Corporation, 1912 
This song was a hit for Tommy Edwards, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Four Tops 
 Cliff Richards, and Andy Williams. 
It was ahead of its time with a jazzy, romantic feeling that new audiences will continue to re-discover -- 
no wonder all these recording artists loved it. 
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Words and Music by Eddie Green 
Publication by Pace & Handy, New York, 1918
Ragtime flavored tune with a rather timeless lament.
Featured in the Frank Sinatra film Meet Danny Wilson
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I Love You Truly

Words and Music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. 
    Publication: Chicago: The Bond Shop by Carrie Jacobs-Bond and Son, 
746 So. Michigan Ave., 1906
This song has been sung at countless weddings since it was first published 
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Margie

Lyric by Benny Davis. Music by Con Conrad and J. Russel Robinson. 
     Publication: New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., Music Publishers, 
Strand Theatre Bldg., Broadway at 47th St., 1920
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