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Band Played On, The (Valentine's Day)

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.

Beautiful Dreamer (Valentine's Day)

Published in 1862, written by the first great American songwriter Stephen Foster(1826-1864).

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon/Moonlight Bay (Valentine's Day)

"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 A Litle Closer/Glow Worm (Valentine's Day)

"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.

Down By The Old Mill Stream (Valentine's Day)

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.

I Love You Truly (Valentine's Day)

Words & Music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond(1862-1946), million seller in 1901, later superseded by her 1910 multi-million seller, "A Perfect Day" (see Occasions/Friendship & Sympathy). Bond was the first woman in American songwriting to enjoy mass-market success.