Synopses & Reviews
The dominant musical style during the early years of the decade was an amalgam of ragtime and theater music. The all-out frenzy of these years reflected the dramatic changes that American society was undergoing at this time.
The Decade Series explores a century of songs through each era's major events and personalities. Each volume features text and photos and all of the decade's top songs, so readers can see how music has acted as a mirror or a catalyst for current events and trends. Songs are arranged for piano, voice, and guitar.
Over 50 best songs from the teens, including: After You've Gone
-- Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
-- The Bells of St. Mary's
-- My Melancholy Baby
-- Peg O'My Heart
-- You Made Me Love You
-- and more. Also features text and photos of the era's major events and personalities.
Table of Contents
After you've gone -- Ah! Sweet mystery of life -- Alexander's ragtime band -- Art is calling for me -- Ballin' the jack -- Be my little baby bumblebee -- Beale Street blues -- Bells of St. Mary's -- By the beautiful sea -- Chinatown, my Chinatown -- Come, Josephine in my flying machine -- Danny boy -- Don't bite the hand that's feeding you -- Down by the old mill stream -- Everybody's doin' it now -- For me and my gal -- Giannina Mia -- He'd have to get under-get out and get under -- I love a piano -- I want a girl -- I'm falling in love with someone -- If I had my way -- If I knock the "L" out of Kelly -- Indiana -- It's a long way to Tipperary -- Italian street song -- Just a baby's prayer at twilight -- Let me call you sweetheart -- Love's own sweet song -- Memphis blues -- Moonlight bay -- Mother Machree -- My Melancholy baby -- My mother's rosary -- Naughty Marietta -- Oh! How I hate to get up in the morning -- Oh, you beautiful doll -- Over there -- Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile -- Peg o' my heart -- Play that barbershop chord -- Put your arms around me, honey -- Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody -- Sweetheart of Sigma Chi -- That international rag -- There's a long, long trail -- They didn't believe me -- Till the clouds roll by -- To the land of my own romance -- Trail of the lonesome pine -- 12th Street rag -- Waiting for the Robert E. Lee -- Wee wee Marie -- When Irish eyes are smiling -- When it's apple blossom time in Normandy -- You can't stop the Yanks -- You made me love you.