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Somebody Stole My Gal

Words and Music by Leo Wood (1918)
Beautiful song about a man who is, well, let's say it
very gently, self-deceived about a girl 
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After The Ball

Words and Music by Charles K. Harris 
Publication: Milwaukee, Wis.: Chas. K. Harris & Co., 1892. 
After the Ball has been a perennial favorite since its inception; 
people still remember it fondly. It will continue to find a new 
audience every time there is a revival of the musical "Showboat", 
for it is sung by the lead ingenue in the show at a memorable moment in the story 
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The Band Played On

Words by John F. Palmer. Music by Chas. B. Ward.
Publication: New York: New York Music Co., 57 West 28th St., 1895
This song, along with "After The Ball", best represents in my mind the
charming Victorian decade known as "The Gay Nineties" - the 1890's
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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?

Lyrics by Will M. Hough and Frank R. Adams. Music by Jos. E. Howard. 
     Publication: New York: Chas. K. Harris, 1909. 
A timeless romantic ballad with a poignancy which melts your heart 
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I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

Words and Music by Jaan Kenbrovin and John William Kellette.
Publication: New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1919.
Weird song written for June Caprice: 
"Famous Albert Cappellani Screen Star"
Who were June and Albert? I have no idea ;)
Passed into oblivion.
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Pretty Baby

Lyric by Gus Kahn. Music by Tony Jackson and Egbert Van Alstyne.
    Publication: New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1916.
This song was written for a Broadway show called "The Passing Show of 1916". It was an
"interpolation" song, since the nominal composer of the show was Sigmund
Romberg....who failed to produce even one hit song for it. Amazing, considering how
prolific and successful he became just a few years later.
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MA! (He's Making Eyes At Me)

Written by Sidney Clare and Con Conrad
From the co-writers of "Margie" comes this fun swing hit,
which was from the Broadway "Midnight Rounders" show in 1921.
Publication: Fred Fisher, New York
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Any Time

Lyrics and Music by Herbert Happy Lawson 
Publication: Herbert Happy Lawson Music Publishing Company, 1921. 
A favorite country western song, recorded by many artists, 
including Eddie Fisher, Eddy Arnold, and Patsy Cline 
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I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time

Lyrics by Neville Fleeson
Music by Albert Von Tilzer, 1920
This song became one of the biggest hits of the WW2 era 
as recorded by The Andrews Sisters in 1941 
Many a soldier far away from home was comforted by it 
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Down By The Old Mill Stream

Words and Music by Tell Taylor.
     Publication: Chicago: Tell Taylor Music Publisher, 1910
Another popular song from the Tin Pan Alley days, about a man growing older
and reminiscing about his wife, who means so much to him.
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