Songs from the Early 20th Century

These songs were written, published, recorded or released between 1900 and 1938 (i.e. before the Second World War commenced).  They include songs associated with the First World War, and some of the most popular Music Hall numbers! Check out the list of songs from before the turn of the century for more of these.


Blue Moon
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cheek to Cheek (from Top Hat)
Dream a Little Dream of Me
I got rhythm (from Girl Crazy)
I wanna be loved by you
I’m forever blowing bubbles
It’s a long way to Tipperary
Jolly Good Company
Lady is a Tramp, The (from Babes In Arms)
Little Liza Jane
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Ol’ Man River (from Showboat)
On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep
Pack up your troubles
Paddy McGinty’s Goat
Show me the way to go home
Side by side
Spread a little happiness (from Mr Cinders)
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
When the red, red robin (comes bob, bob, bobbin’ along)