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Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor

Lyrics (Music by Ernest Breuer, 1924, Lyrics by Billy Rose, Marty Bloom) Does the spearmint* lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?If you chew it in the morning, will it be too hard to bite?Can’t you see I’m going crazy, ...

First Be Sure You’re Doing Right

Lyrics (Lowell Mason) First be sure you’re doing right,Then go on with all your might. See also Subject: positive message Harmony: rounds / one chord Meter: 6/8 Scale: major Source: The Song-Garden: Series of School Music Books, Progressively Arranged, First ...

Speak Distinctly

Lyrics (Lowell Mason) Whether you whisper low or loudly call,Distinctly speak or do not speak at all. See also Form: AB Harmony: rounds / chords I, IV, V Meter: 6/8 Rhythm: ties Scale: major Source: The Song-Garden: Series of School ...

California Here I Come

Lyrics (Bud DeSylva, Joseph Meyer, Al Jolson, 1924) California, here I come,Right back where I started from,Where bowers of flowers bloom in the spring,Each morning at dawning, birdies sing and everything,A sun-kissed miss said, “Don’t be late,”That’s why I can ...

Me and My Shadow

Lyrics Music by Al Jolson, Dave Dreyer, Lyrics by Billy Rose, 1927 Me and my shadowStrolling down the avenue,Me and my shadowNot a soul to tell our troubles to,And when it’s twelve o’clock, we climb the stair,We never knock, ‘cause nobody’s there,Just ...

Froh zu sein bedarf es wenig

Lyrics – German (August Mühling, 1812) Froh zu sein bedarf es wenigUnd wer froh ist, ist ein König English Translation – It takes little to be happy It takes little to be happy,and whoever is happy is a king! See ...

I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover

Lyrics (Music by Harry M. Woods, Lyrics by Mort Dixon, 1927) I’m looking over a four-leaf cloverthat I overlooked beforeOne leaf is sunshine, the second is rainThird is the roses that grow in the lane.No need explaining the one remainingis somebody ...

The More We Are Together

Info Irving King wrote this song based on the German tune of Ach Du Lieber Augustin. The refrain has evolved into The More We Get Together in the original meter of the German tune. (source) Lyrics (Irving King, 1926) Here’s ...

I Scream You Scream We All Scream for Ice Cream

Lyrics (Howard Johnson, Billy Moll, Robert A. King, 1927) I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream,Rah! Rah! Rah!Tuesdays, Mondays, we all scream for sundaes,Sis-boom-bah!Boola-boola, saspa-roo-la.If you’ve got chocolate, we’ll take va-noo-la,I scream, you scream, we all scream ...

The Dear Little Shamrock

Lyrics (John William Cherry, 1871) There’s a dear little plant that grows on our Isle,‘Twas Saint Patrick himself, sure, that set it,And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile,And with dew from his eye often wet it.It shines ...
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