Words by John E. Palmer, music by Charles B. Ward, 1895. A Gay Nineties classic, its lyrics demonstrate the strong Irish presence in American songwriting at that time.
Published in 1862, written by the first great American songwriter Stephen Foster(1826-1864).
"By The Light Of The Silvery Moon," 1909 Tin Pan Alley standard by famous children's troupe impresario Gus Edwards(music) and Edward Madden(lyrics). One of the countless "moon/June/croon/spoon" songs inspiring endless parody of early Popular American song...such as 1912's "Moonlight Bay" with (not surprisingly) the same lyricist Edward Madden, music by Missouri-born Percy Wenrich.
"Cuddle Up": music by Czech-born Karl Hoschna(1876-1911), words by American lyricist Otto Harbach(1873-1963)for Broadway production "3 Twins"(1908). Hoschna also wrote "Yama Yama Man," and Harbach's later work includes "Indian Love Call," "Desert Song," and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." "Glow-Worm": music(1902) by Austrian operetta composer Paul Lincke, English words(1905) by American Lilla Cayley Robinson.
Words & Music by Tell Taylor, 1910. Taylor (1876-1937) was an Ohio-born vaudevillian & songwriter. A barbershop classic and multi-million bestseller from the beginning, legend has it that the song was written on the banks of the Blanchard River in NW Ohio in 1908.