Songs from the 1920s

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This page lists the top songs of the 1920s in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page.

After the "Great War" there was an explosion of popular music, especially in the US. The chart data for this period is sparse, and mostly focused on the USA, this is actually fair since that was where most music revenue was being generated. The top 30 acts of the 1920s were:

#1: Paul Whiteman #2: Al Jolson #3: Ben Selvin #4: Bessie Smith #5: Marion Harris
#6: Louis Armstrong #7: Gene Austin #8: Isham Jones #9: Ted Lewis & his Orchestra #10: Fiddlin' John Carson
#11: Mamie Smith #12: Eddie Cantor #13: Clara Smith #14: Frank Crumit #15: Vernon Dalhart
#16: Jelly Roll Morton #17: Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians #18: Nora Bayes #19: George Olsen #20: Nat Shilkret
#21: Ben Bernie #22: Papa Charlie Jackson #23: Ruth Etting #24: Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) #25: Alberta Hunter
#26: Lonnie Johnson #27: Duke Ellington #28: Blind Lemon Jefferson #29: Jimmie Rodgers #30: Ma Rainey
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Al Jolson Swanee 1920 US Billboard 1 - May 1920 (18 weeks), US BB 1 of 1920, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1920), POP 1 of 1920, nuTsie 1 of 1920s, Library of Congress artifact (1920), Brazil 5 of 1921, Music Imprint 8 of 1910s, Europe 22 of the 1930s (1920), RIAA 124, Acclaimed 912 (1919), RYM 5 of 1920
2 Paul Whiteman Whispering 1920 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1920 (20 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1920), Music Imprint 1 of 1920s, ASCAP song of 1920, US BB 3 of 1920, POP 3 of 1920, Brazil 12 of 1921, nuTsie 17 of 1920s, US CashBox 32 - Aug 1954 (4 weeks), RIAA 330, Acclaimed 1594 (1920), RYM 7 of 1920
3 George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue 1924 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974 (1927), ASCAP song of 1924, Library of Congress artifact (1924), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1924 (8 weeks), US BB 3 of 1924, POP 3 of 1924, nuTsie 3 of 1920s, Europe 10 of the 1930s (1924), Brazil 28 of 1928, Acclaimed 763 (1924)
4 Gene Austin Bye Bye, Blackbird 1926 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1926 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1926), ASCAP song of 1926, US BB 5 of 1926, Music Imprint 9 of 1920s, POP 16 of 1926, Brazil 18 of 1927, nuTsie 25 of 1920s, RIAA 189, Acclaimed 1339 (1926), RYM 22 of 1926
5 Bessie Smith Down Hearted Blues 1923 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1923 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1923), Library of Congress artifact (1923), Music Imprint 2 of 1920s, US BB 6 of 1923, POP 8 of 1923, nuTsie 19 of 1920s, Brazil 33 of 1925, RIAA 315, RYM 1 of 1923, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
6 Ben Bernie Sweet Georgia Brown 1925 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1925 (13 weeks), US BB 1 of 1925, POP 1 of 1925, ASCAP song of 1925, Music Imprint 7 of 1920s, Brazil 17 of 1926, nuTsie 35 of 1920s, RIAA 54, RYM 7 of 1925
7 Vernon Dalhart The Prisoner's Song 1925 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1925 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1925), US BB 4 of 1926, POP 4 of 1926, Brazil 7 of 1925, nuTsie 7 of 1920s, Music Imprint 8 of 1920s, DMDB 91 (1925), RIAA 345, Acclaimed 1048 (1925), RYM 9 of 1926, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1924
8 Eddie Cantor Makin' Whoopee 1929 ASCAP song of 1929, US Billboard 2 - 1929 (10 weeks), US BB 2 of 1929, POP 2 of 1929, nuTsie 10 of 1920s, Music Imprint 14 of 1920s, Brazil 16 of 1929, RIAA 126, Acclaimed 1362 (1928), RYM 8 of 1928
9 Jimmie Rodgers T For Texas (Blue Yodel No 1) 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1985 (1928), Library of Congress artifact (1927), US Billboard 2 - 1928 (11 weeks), nuTsie 5 of 1920s, US BB 11 of 1928, POP 11 of 1928, Music Imprint 12 of 1920s, Brazil 62 of 1928, RIAA 331, Acclaimed 600 (1928), RYM 4 of 1928
10 Hoagy Carmichael Stardust 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1927), ASCAP song of 1927, Library of Congress artifact (1927), Music Imprint 10 of 1920s, Jazz Standard 12, nuTsie 31 of 1920s, RIAA 40, DMDB 43 (1929), Acclaimed 654 (1927), RYM 13 of 1928
11 Isham Jones It Had to Be You 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1924 (15 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1924), US BB 2 of 1924, POP 2 of 1924, Music Imprint 5 of 1920s, nuTsie 15 of 1920s, Brazil 20 of 1925, RIAA 81, RYM 4 of 1924
12 Al Jolson California, Here I Come 1924 US Billboard 1 - May 1924 (12 weeks), US BB 1 of 1924, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1924), POP 1 of 1924, Brazil 24 of 1925, nuTsie 27 of 1920s, RYM 12 of 1924
13 Fanny Brice My Man 1922 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1922 (9 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1922), Library of Congress artifact (1922), US BB 6 of 1922, POP 6 of 1922, Brazil 16 of 1922, nuTsie 38 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1866 (1922)
14 Gene Austin My Blue Heaven 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (26 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978 (1928), US BB 2 of 1927, POP 3 of 1927, nuTsie 12 of 1920s, Brazil 15 of 1928, DMDB 53 (1927), RYM 13 of 1927
15 Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin' 1929 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1984 (1929), Library of Congress artifact (1929), nuTsie 4 of 1920s, Music Imprint 16 of 1920s, US Billboard 17 - 1929 (1 week), RIAA 41, Acclaimed 778 (1929), RYM 1 of 1929, Song of 1936
16 Frankie Trumbauer Singin' the Blues 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977 (1927), Library of Congress artifact (1927), US BB 5 of 1927, POP 5 of 1927, US Billboard 9 - 1927 (6 weeks), nuTsie 49 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1917 (1927), RYM 49 of 1927
17 Bessie Smith St Louis Blues 1925 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993 (1925), US Billboard 3 - Jun 1925 (6 weeks), Brazil 5 of 1926, POP 6 of 1925, nuTsie 8 of 1920s, Jazz Standard 20, Acclaimed 1036 (1925), Visconti song of 1925, RYM 1 of 1925
18 Paul Whiteman Three O'Clock in The Morning 1922 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1922 (20 weeks), ASCAP song of 1922, US BB 2 of 1922, POP 4 of 1922, Brazil 11 of 1923, nuTsie 67 of 1920s, RYM 42 of 1922
19 Al Jolson April Showers 1922 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1922 (17 weeks), US BB 1 of 1922, POP 1 of 1922, Brazil 9 of 1922, nuTsie 42 of 1920s, RYM 41 of 1922
20 Ethel Waters Am I Blue? 1929 US Billboard 1 - 1929 (15 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1929), US BB 8 of 1929, POP 8 of 1929, Brazil 19 of 1930, nuTsie 41 of 1920s
21 Helen Kane I Wanna Be Loved By You 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1928), US Billboard 2 - 1928 (11 weeks), US BB 6 of 1928, POP 6 of 1928, Music Imprint 15 of 1920s, nuTsie 58 of 1920s, Brazil 80 of 1929, RIAA 128
22 Arthur Gibbs & his Gang Charleston 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1924 (7 weeks), Brazil 2 of 1925, Music Imprint 3 of 1920s, US BB 4 of 1924, POP 6 of 1924, RIAA 103, RYM 17 of 1924
23 Al Jolson Toot Toot Tootsie (Goodbye) 1922 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1922 (10 weeks), Peel list 2 of 1922, US BB 3 of 1923, POP 3 of 1923, Brazil 18 of 1923, nuTsie 34 of 1920s, RYM 12 of 1922
24 Duke Ellington Black & Tan Fantasy 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1981 (1928), Peel list 2 of 1927, US BB 8 of 1928, POP 8 of 1928, US Billboard 15 - 1928 (3 weeks), nuTsie 21 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1268 (1927), RYM 2 of 1927
25 Paul Robeson Ol' Man River 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1928), US BB 3 of 1928, POP 3 of 1928, US Billboard 7 - 1928 (4 weeks), nuTsie 9 of 1920s, AFI 24, Brazil 86 of 1929, Song of 1932
26 Al Jolson Sonny Boy 1928 US Billboard 1 - 1928 (19 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1928), US BB 7 of 1928, POP 7 of 1928, nuTsie 13 of 1920s, Brazil 29 of 1929, RYM 19 of 1928
27 Isham Jones Swingin' Down the Lane 1923 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1923 (15 weeks), ASCAP song of 1923, US BB 9 of 1923, Brazil 11 of 1924, POP 14 of 1923, nuTsie 81 of 1920s, RYM 68 of 1923
28 Jack Smith Me & My Shadow 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (14 weeks), US BB 4 of 1927, POP 4 of 1927, Music Imprint 11 of 1920s, Brazil 24 of 1927, nuTsie 80 of 1920s, RIAA 289
29 Louis Armstrong West End Blues 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974 (1928), nuTsie 2 of 1920s, US Billboard 8 - 1928 (6 weeks), US BB 14 of 1928, POP 14 of 1928, Acclaimed 479 (1928), Jazz Standard 648, RYM 1 of 1928, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
30 Billy Jones Yes! We Have No Bananas 1923 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1923 (13 weeks), Music Imprint 4 of 1920s, US BB 5 of 1923, POP 6 of 1923, Brazil 18 of 1924, nuTsie 32 of 1920s, RIAA 304
31 Marion Harris I Ain't Got Nobody 1921 US BB 1 of 1921, POP 1 of 1921, US Billboard 3 - Jun 1921 (7 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1922, nuTsie 45 of 1920s, RYM 21 of 1921
32 Mamie Smith Crazy Blues 1920 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994 (1920), Library of Congress artifact (1920), US Billboard 3 - Dec 1920 (11 weeks), nuTsie 11 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1496 (1920), RYM 1 of 1920
33 George Olsen Always 1926 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1926 (10 weeks), US BB 2 of 1926, POP 2 of 1926, Brazil 22 of 1926, nuTsie 52 of 1920s
34 Paul Whiteman Parade of the Wooden Soldiers 1923 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1923 (13 weeks), US BB 2 of 1923, POP 2 of 1923, Brazil 8 of 1924, nuTsie 91 of 1920s, RYM 40 of 1923
35 The Carter Family Wildwood Flower 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1929), Library of Congress artifact (1928), US Billboard 3 - 1928 (10 weeks), nuTsie 48 of 1920s, Acclaimed 906 (1929), RYM 6 of 1928
36 Nora Bayes Make Believe 1921 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1921 (10 weeks), ASCAP song of 1921, Brazil 7 of 1922, US BB 13 of 1921, POP 16 of 1921
37 Ma Rainey See See Rider Blues 1925 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1925), Library of Congress artifact (1923), US Billboard 14 - Jan 1925 (1 week), nuTsie 22 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1475 (1925), RYM 2 of 1925
38 Pinetop Smith Pinetop's Boogie Woogie 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1983 (1928), POP 9 of 1928, US BB 15 of 1929, nuTsie 16 of 1920s, US Billboard 20 - 1929 (1 week), Jazz Standard 965, Acclaimed 1478 (1928), RYM 12 of 1928, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
39 Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) Singin' in the Rain 1929 US Billboard 1 - 1929 (12 weeks), US BB 3 of 1929, POP 3 of 1929, Brazil 8 of 1930, nuTsie 54 of 1920s
40 Al Jolson When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along 1926 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1926 (8 weeks), US BB 1 of 1926, POP 3 of 1926, nuTsie 82 of 1920s, RYM 50 of 1926
41 Paul Whiteman I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise 1922 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1922 (9 weeks), US BB 1 of 1923, POP 1 of 1923, RYM 23 of 1922
42 Jan Garber Baby Face 1926 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1926 (12 weeks), US BB 3 of 1926, Brazil 4 of 1927, POP 5 of 1926, nuTsie 36 of 1920s
43 Van & Schenck Ain't We Got Fun? 1921 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1921 (9 weeks), US BB 2 of 1921, POP 2 of 1921, Brazil 23 of 1922, nuTsie 79 of 1920s
44 Charley Patton Pony Blues 1929 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1929), Library of Congress artifact (1929), nuTsie 51 of 1920s, Acclaimed 903 (1929), RYM 10 of 1929
45 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra When My Baby Smiles At Me 1920 US Billboard 1 - May 1920 (18 weeks), US BB 2 of 1920, POP 2 of 1920, Brazil 13 of 1920, nuTsie 39 of 1920s
46 Bix Beiderbecke In a Mist 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1980 (1927), US BB 10 of 1927, POP 10 of 1927, US Billboard 20 - 1928 (1 week), nuTsie 28 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1477 (1927), RYM 7 of 1927
47 Marion Harris Tea For Two 1925 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1925 (11 weeks), US BB 2 of 1925, POP 2 of 1925, Brazil 6 of 1925, RYM 30 of 1924
48 Gertrude Lawrence Someone to Watch Over Me 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1927), US Billboard 2 - 1927 (11 weeks), US BB 3 of 1927, POP 7 of 1927, nuTsie 77 of 1920s
49 Al Jolson My Mammy 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 (1927), US Billboard 2 - 1928 (7 weeks), US BB 4 of 1930, nuTsie 18 of 1920s, Brazil 35 of 1922, RYM 61 of 1928
50 Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 (1927), Library of Congress artifact (1927), Peel list 4 of 1927, Acclaimed 1799 (1927)
51 Eddie Cantor If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie) 1925 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1925 (12 weeks), US BB 4 of 1925, POP 4 of 1925, Brazil 12 of 1926, nuTsie 70 of 1920s, RYM 12 of 1925
52 Sophie Tucker & Ted Lewis Some of These Days 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (12 weeks), US BB 12 of 1927, POP 12 of 1927, Brazil 20 of 1927, RIAA 314, Acclaimed 1559 (1911)
53 Nick Lucas Tip Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me 1929 US Billboard 1 - 1929 (19 weeks), US BB 4 of 1929, Brazil 17 of 1930, POP 17 of 1929, nuTsie 55 of 1920s
54 Bertolt Brecht Mack the Knife 1928 US BB 1 of 1928, POP 1 of 1928, ASCAP song of 1928
55 Louis Armstrong When You're Smiling 1929 US BB 1 of 1929, POP 1 of 1929, US Billboard 15 - 1929 (2 weeks), RYM 35 of 1929, Song of 1932
56 Ben Selvin Dardanella 1920 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1920 (24 weeks), US BB 5 of 1920, Brazil 5 of 1920, POP 8 of 1920, nuTsie 14 of 1920s, RYM 8 of 1920
57 Paul Whiteman The Birth of the Blues 1926 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1926 (12 weeks), US BB 10 of 1926, POP 10 of 1926, Brazil 16 of 1927, nuTsie 72 of 1920s, RYM 87 of 1926
58 Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees Honey 1929 US Billboard 1 - 1929 (15 weeks), US BB 7 of 1929, POP 7 of 1929, Brazil 43 of 1930, nuTsie 89 of 1920s
59 Al Jolson I'm Sitting On Top of the World 1926 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1926 (11 weeks), US BB 8 of 1926, POP 8 of 1926, Europe 20 of the 1930s (1925), Brazil 25 of 1926
60 Fanny Brice Second Hand Rose 1922 Library of Congress artifact (1922), POP 2 of 1922, US Billboard 3 - Feb 1922 (7 weeks), US BB 3 of 1921

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7 Sep 2014

Reply to 14 August email

https://library.indstate.edu/about/units/rbsc/kirk/PDFs/sm1923_last.pdf


18 Aug 2014

song lyrics

My father sings this song- Roll 'em roll 'em roll 'em down and show your pretty knees'.He is 100 years old, we would like to know the complete lyrics, if possible. Thank you.


14 Aug 2014

Please help me find the name of this song and who sings it+

Oh I loved her in the morning and I loved her at night Yes I loved Yes I loved When the stars shine so bright

Oh I loved her in the spring time And I loved her in the fall But last night on the back porch I loved her best of all

Oh I+ love my Marianna When she plays the grand piana She's a pusha she's a pumpa with the feet She's got lips that taste so finea Use to like Italian winea She's a dolly she's a dolly she's a sweet

Oh she calls me her papa When she starts a lovin there's no stoppin With eyes so big so bright But last night she got +cholic When she at a lot of garlic And I loved her best of all+


13 Aug 2014

name of song

trying to find a song but don't know the name of it. +some of the words in it are playmates won't you come out & play & sliding down the cellar door.


11 Jul 2014

songs children would sing

Can you tell me what song children or young persons might have sung in the1920's? My town is holding a special anniversary and as part of it would like to do a tribute to childhood having people of all ages perform. Thank you so much.

That is a good question, which we don't know the answer to.

"The Ovaltineys" started in 1930, try looking them up on YouTube


8 Jul 2014

song title

I am looking for the title of a song my grandmom used to sing. I don't know ifit is from the 20's or 30's. It goes: Smile a while and kiss me sad adew, when the clouds roll by I'll come to you, when the sky turn to blue I'll meet you down in lovers lane my darling. This is all I remember. I hope you can help. Thank you


6 Apr 2014

13 Dec 2013

Responding to 12 Dec 2013, I believe those lyrics are from the light opera "The Vagabond King", sung by the second lead.

"Never try to bind me. Never make me stay. +Take me as you find me; love then go away. +All the loves you leave behind you die and fade away. +Never mind, you will be mine today."

Can't remember the name of the character. +Leif Ericson played the title role in the Hollywood Bowl production in 1950 or 1951.

Thanks for the suggestion


23 Mar 2014

llatin songs 1920s

Besides &* tea for two* can you tell me of other famous latin songs in this era?


2 Feb 2014

Betty Co-ed

My mother sang this to me I would like to have the lyrics

We have no lyrics here, just listing of hits. The song "Betty Coed" was a hit for (in 1930) for Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees and Bob Haring & his Orchestra.


30 Jan 2014

Lost artist

There is a song from the 30's (tea for two) that the waring girls sang, Was that a one hit wonder? I tried to search them and I cannot find the girls anywhere on the internet!

The song "Tea for Two" was a hit for many people. Never heard of the Waring Sisters


13 Dec 2013

lover take me as you find me.....never try to bind me

lover take me as you find me.....never try to bind me


6 Oct 2013

Old song

Is there any old song that includes the words (My wife she fights with me all day) Thanks Mike


28 Jun 2013

When we build our little home

Hello, can you please help me locate a song of the 1920/30's when we build our little home, also when my ship comes in.

Many thanks. N.P.Ciccone

Neither song was a hit


15 Jun 2013

I'm surprised George Gershwin is not on this list

From what I had heard from various sources I thought he was very popular during this time, didn't you say in an earlier post that you also used the sales figures of sheet music.

In this list we have the peformer not the author, that matches the way music charts worked from the 1950s onward. Gershwin wrote a lot of hits in this period but didn't perform them


11 Jun 2013

The year Honey was written

When was the song... From the 1920's HONEY written?


27 Apr 2013

river stay away from my door

river stay away from my door

The song "River Stay 'Way From My Door" was a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1960 (in the UK, Canada and the US) and for Paul Robeson in 1931


27 Feb 2013

A Place To Do It

A friend of mine shared an old song with me about "finding a place to do it." He believes it dates to 1920-1926 but I have no luck finding the artist. Has anyone here ever heard of it?

Thanks, Jeff


9 Feb 2013

song # 57 by Louis Armstrong

You say it is the Muscrat Ramble.. But I believe the correct word is The MUSCAT ramble..Check it out..


26 Jan 2013

Song of 1920's Poss early 30's

The song was called 'Daddy' The lyrics started off "Put your head on my shoulder daddy" It was a young boy singing to his daddy after his mothers death. I remember it as a child and it was on a 78" record.


24 Oct 2012

#31 Tea for Two

The title of this song is simply Tea for Two. It was re-arranged in the 1950s to a Cha Cha tempo and was titled as such, but the 1925 version and the original title of the song is just Tea for Two.

Your assertion looks correct. We have changed the titles of all versions to just "Tea for Two" to make sure that people will find them all together. While this means that the 1950s versions "should" be "Tea for Two (Cha Cha)" we think that this will make it easiest for most users.

Thanks for the suggested fix.


8 Oct 2012

when june comes and the roses bloom again+

The only song that is close to your lyrics is by Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman "When the Roses Bloom Again". I hope that helps.


21 Sep 2012

1920s songs

Would you please send me the words and music of these songs or tell me where I can purchase them. I need it for a skit I am putting on for charity.

thank you

We don't have lyrics or actual music files here (either for sale or for download). All we have are chart positions.

We would suggest iTunes or Amazon (but other good sources are available)


25 Jun 2012

song

looking for the words to a song my mum used to sing to us in the 1960s It start susie green was sweet16 and never had been kissed what she never had she new she never missed. i think it was called i want a boy


9 Apr 2012

lost song

i am looking for a song i have only herd my family sing pre 40s ? words when june comes and the roses bloom again when june comes youl be in my arms and then we'll soon forget we parted in september as arm in arm we stroll down lovers lane when june comes and the roses bloom again


9 Apr 2012

song

when june comes and the roses bloom again


8 Sep 2011

song identification?

I only remember part of the song: "How high's the water mama? 6 feet high and rising. How high's the water papa?" I've had this stuck in my head for years! Can you identify?

The song actually is "Five Feet High & Rising" which was written by Johnny Cash (apparently based on his childhood home in Arkansas which was flooded twice).

Cash had a minor hit with the song in 1959.


2 Sep 2011

Lost Song ... my Father used to sing

I am looking for a song that my father used to sing when I was a child in the 1950's. I believe the song may have been in the 1920's (or prior) or later to the 1940's.

The title, I do not know but the lyrics are along this line:

"I want to say hello, I want to see you smile, I want to hold you in my arms again ..... I want to do the little things we used to do before, Honey, I can't live without you anymore"

unfortunately, that is all that I can recollect

Please help me .... thank you


5 Apr 2011

missing Page yr1920.htm

Hi: I've tried to read yr1920.htm and can't find it.

Very good site -- Thanks.

We've checked the file "/music/yr1920.htm" and it looks OK to us.


5 Sep 2010

song

Who was the lady who sang "We'll meet again" in the early 1900s.

The most famous song with that title was written in 1939 (by Ross Parker & Hughie Charles) and was a hit for many including the Ink Spots, Guy Lombardo, Peggy Lee and (of course) Vera Lynn

We don't have any record of a hit from before 1939 with that title.