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Popular Songs, 1918


  After You've Gone (Turner Layton, music; Henry Creamer, lyrics)
  At the Jazz Band Ball (Edwin Edwards, James La Rocca, Anthony Sbarbaro, Larry Shields)
Listen to the RealAudio file Beautiful Ohio (Mary Earl (pseud. of Robert A. King), music; Ballard MacDonald, lyrics)Link to copyright/source information
  The Caissons Go Rolling Along (The U.S. Field Artillery March)
  Dallas Blues (Hart A. Wand, Lloyd Garrett)

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  Canadian instrumental groups made numerous recordings of popular dance music; Toronto Daily Star, February 13, 1919, p. 12

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  The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (Walter Donaldson, music; Monty C. Brice, lyrics)
Listen to the RealAudio file Dear Old Pal of Mine (Lieutenant Gitz Rice, music; Harold Robé, lyrics)Link to copyright/source information
  Down Texas Way (Godfrey, Mills and Scott)
  Everything Is Peaches Down in Georgia (George W. Meyer, Milton Ager, music; Grant Clarke, lyrics)

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French advertisement for "Dear Old Pal of Mine", La Presse, May 31, 1919, p. 31  

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  For Me and My Gal (from Here and There) (George W. Meyer)
  A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Eddie Green)
  Hello, Central, Give Me No Man's Land (Jean Schwartz, music; Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, lyrics)
  Hindustan (Harold Weeks, Oliver G. Wallace)
  I'd Like to See the Kaiser with a Lily in His Hand (Henry Leslie, Howard Johnson, Billy Frisch)

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  Advertisement for recordings by Henry Burr, and Lt. Gitz Rice's "Dear Old Pal of Mine," a few days before the end of the war; Toronto Daily Star, November 5, 1918, p. 17

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  If He Can Fight Like He Can Love, Good-Night Germany (George W. Meyer, music; Grant Clarke, Howard E. Rogers, lyrics)
Listen to the RealAudio file I'm Always Chasing Rainbows  (from Oh, Look!) (Harry Carroll, music; Joseph McCarthy, lyrics)Link to copyright/source information
  I'm Sorry I Made You Cry (N.J. Clesi)
Listen to the RealAudio file Ja-Da (Bob Carleton)Link to copyright/source information
  Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight (M.K. Jerome, music; Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, lyrics)

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Heintzman advertisement for Victrolas and Victor records, Toronto Daily Star, May 2, 1918, page 6. Geoffrey O'Hara's humourous composition "K-K-K-Katy" was selling for 90 cents  

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  K-K-K-Katy (Geoffrey O'Hara)
Listen to the RealAudio file Mickey (silent film theme, from Mickey)Link to copyright/source information
  My Belgian Rose (George Benoit, Robert Levenson, Ted Garton)
  My Mammy (Walter Donaldson, music; Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, lyrics)

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  Columbia advertisement for recordings by Canadian Henry Burr (Harry McClaskey), Toronto Daily Star, March 5, 1920

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  Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning (Irving Berlin)
  Oh, How I Wish I Could Sleep Until My Daddy Comes Home (Pete Wendling, music; Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, lyrics)
  Oh! Oh! Oh! It's a Lovely War (Long and Scott)

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  Nurses at No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station, July 1916

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  On the Road to Calais
  On the Road to Home, Sweet Home (Van Alstyne)
  Original Dixieland One-Step (Joe Jordan, James La Rocca, J. Russell Robinson)

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  Advertisement for Eckstein's recording of Lt. Gitz Rice's "Burmah Moon"; Toronto Daily Star, Aug. 15, 1919, p. 4

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  Ostrich Walk (Edwin Edwards, James La Rocca, Anthony Sbarbaro, Larry Shields)
  Oui, Oui, Marie (Fred Fisher, music; Alfred Bryan, Joe McCarthy, lyrics)
  Over Yonder Where the Lilies Grow (Geoffrey O'Hara)
  Peter Pan (Noel Coward)
  Rock-a-bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody (Jean Schwartz, music; Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, lyrics)

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Advertisement for "Till We Meet Again," which was a top seller. Henry Burr and Albert Campbell, among others, recorded the song. Toronto Daily Star, August 8, 1919, p. 8  

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Listen to the RealAudio file The Rose of No Man's Land (Joseph A. Brennan, music; Jack Caddigan, lyrics)Link to copyright/source information
  Smiles (from The Passing Show of 1918) (Lee M. Roberts, music; J. Will Callahan, lyrics)
  Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (trad. Spiritual; arr. Harry Burleigh)

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  Pathé advertisement for vocal, dance and instrumental recordings, including Lt. Gitz Rice's "Keep Your Head Down, Fritzie Boy"; Toronto Daily Star, September 26, 1918, p. 9

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Listen to the RealAudio file That Tumble-Down Shack in Athlone (Alma Sanders and Monte Carlo, music; Richard W. Pascoe, lyrics)Link to copyright/source information
  They Were All Out of Step but Jim (Irving Berlin)
  Tickle Toe (from Going Up) (Louis A. Hirsch, music; Otto Harbach, lyrics)
  Tiger Rag (Original Dixieland Jazz Band)
  Till We Meet Again (Richard Whiting, music; Raymond B. Egan, lyrics)

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Caption: Advertisement for Christmas recordings by Miro's Orchestra, La Presse, November 30, 1918, p. 26  

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  Waters of Venice (Floating Down the Sleepy Lagoon) (Albert Von Tilzer, music; Neville Fleeson, lyrics)
  We Don't Want the Bacon, What We Want Is a Piece of the Rhine (Howard Carr, Harry Russell, Jimmie Havens)
Listen to the RealAudio file When You Come Back (George M. Cohan)Link to copyright/source information
Listen to the RealAudio file When You Look in the Heart of a Rose (Florence Methven, music; Marian Gillespie, lyrics)Link to copyright/source information

References for Song Lists

Popular Songs, 1914-1918

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