Play A Simple Melody


Irving Berlin, 1914

Won’t you play some simple melody
Like my mother sang to me
One with good old-fashioned harmony
Play some simple melody

Musical demon, set your honey a-dreamin’,
won’t you play me some rag
Just change that classical nag
to some sweet beautiful drag
If you will play from a copy of a tune that is choppy
you’ll get all my applause
And that is simply because I wanna listen to rag

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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