Avenida de las Camelias is a military march of Argentine infantry composed in 1915 by the Captain of the Symphonic Band of the 6th Division of the Argentine Army Pedro Maranesi. It is totally instrumental and is usually played with bass drums and trumpets. Due to its vigorous rhythm, it has become one of the main marches of the Argentine Armed Forces and is currently performed in parades and ceremonies by them. The Band of the Artillery Group 1 Brigadier General Iriarte, interpreting the march.
Burlington Bertie is a music hall song composed by Harry B. Norris in 1900 and notably sung by Vesta Tilley. It concerns an aristocratic young idler who pursues a life of leisure in the West End of London. Burlington is an upmarket London shopping arcade associated with luxury goods. This song was parodied in the now-much-better-known Burlington Bertie from Bow 1915 credited to William Hargreaves and sung by his wife, Ella Shields, who performed the song whilst dressed in male attire as the sort of character known as a broken down swell. Unlike the original song, Berties pretensions to gentility are belied by his residence in Bow, in the poverty-stricken East End of London, though his status as an idler ironically links him to the leisured aristocratic class, who reside in the West End.
"Dont Take My Darling Boy Away" was a World War I era song about a mother begging a captain to not take away her son to fight. It was written by Will Dillon, composed by Albert Von Tilzer. Andre De Takacs designed the sheet music cover. The Broadway Music Corporation published it in New York in 1915.
Forbidden Fruit ", also known as Its The Peach ", is an early Noel Coward song written in 1915, but not publicly performed until 1924 and not published until 1953. Although another early song, "Peter Pan" was the first to be recorded, in 1918, Coward considered "Forbidden Fruit" to be his first full-length song, already exhibiting Cowards trademark "worldly cynicism", risque lyrics, and "love of the internal rhyme." Musical theatre writer Stephen Citron concluded that the songs "musical rhythms, phrase lengths and especially its melodic sophistication are all harbingers of a more mature Coward." In Present Indicative, Cowards first autobiography, he describes his song as "a bright Point number: Forbidden Fruit, which I think is worthy of record as it was the first complete lyric I ever wrote." In musical theatre a "point" number is a song requiring a heightened accentuation on particular words that will "point" them out as important to the sense of the song. "Forbidden Fruit" came so easily to Coward that from that time on he increasingly focussed on song writing.
I Aint Got Nobody is a popular song copyrighted in 1915. Roger A. Graham wrote the lyrics, Spencer Williams composed it, and Roger Graham Music Publishing published it. It became a perennial standard, recorded many times over following generations, in styles ranging from pop to jazz to country music. The 2008 film Be Kind Rewind uses the version recorded by Booker T. & the M.G.s, although two covers were recorded for the film as well: a piano solo version by Jean-Michel Bernard, and a Fats Waller-esque version by Mos Def.
A Little Bit of Cucumber is a cockney music hall song, written by T. W. Conner for the comedian and singer Harry Champion, who first performed it in 1915; it was published by Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. the same year. The song is about the joys of certain types of food, which were popular at the time with the cockney working class community of East London. The song is intended to be sung at a fast tempo. The lyrics centre around the culinary preferences of the working-classes including cucumbers; the vegetable is then compared to other types of food, but by the end of the song the cucumber is affirmed to be the preferable delicacy. It was the second song adopted into Champions repertoire which centred on food, the first being "Boiled Beef and Carrots" in 1909.
Paper Doll was a hit song for The Mills Brothers. In the United States it held the number-one position on the Billboard singles chart for twelve weeks, from November 6, 1943, to January 22, 1944. The success of the song represented something of a revival for the group, after a few years of declining sales. It is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million physical copies worldwide. Harry Mills recalled that he and his brother Herbert did not initially like the song, although their brother Donald did. However, Harry said, "as we went along rehearsing it, we got to feeling it". The song has been named one of the Songs of the Century and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Many artists have recorded it, including Bing Crosby for his album Songs I Wish I Had Sung the First Time Around 1956, Frank Sinatra for the album Come Swing with Me! 1961 and Pat Boone for his album Ill See You in My Dreams 1962. In 1975, British actors Don Estelle and Windsor Davies both known for the sitcom It Aint Half Hot Mum recorded a novelty version of the song. It reached number 41 in the UK Singles Chart in 1975. As with their cover of "Whispering Grass", they sung in character. It has appeared in various films and in the British television miniseries The Singing Detective. Four lines of it are sung by Rodolfo in the first act of Arthur Millers play A View from the Bridge. It is also referenced in stage directions of the third scene of Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire.
”Quand nos bourgeons se rouvriront” is a song for solo soprano, part of a staged recitation with orchestra Une voix dans le desert written by the English composer Edward Elgar in 1915. The words are by the Belgian poet Emile Cammaerts. It was first performed in a performance of Une voix dans le desert at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, on 29 January 1916, sung by the soprano Olga Lynn, with the recitation by the Belgian dramatic performer Carlo Liten, and the orchestra conducted by the composer. The French title "Quand nos bourgeons se rouvriront" literally translates into "When our buds shall re-open", but in the English version of the lyrics, by Cammaerts wife Tita Brand, it became "When the spring comes round". The song was published separately by Elkin & Co. in 1916, inscribed "English version by R. H. Elkin". The words are the same as in the vocal score of Une voix dans le desert, so it is not clear whether the English translation of the song is by Tita Brand or by Elkin. The Pall Mall Gazette described the scene on the wartime front in West Flanders, Belgium: It is night when the curtain rises, showing the battered dwelling, standing alone in the desolate land, with the twinkling of camp fires along the Yser in the distance, and in the foreground the cloaked figure of a man, who soliloquises on the spectacle. the voice of a peasant girl is heard coming from the cottage, singing a song of hope and trust in anticipation of the day the war shall be ended.
The Strawberry Roan is a classic American cowboy song, written by California cowboy Curley Fletcher and first published in 1915, as a poem called The Outlaw Broncho. By the early 1930s, the song had become famous; in 1931 it was sung by a cowboy in the Broadway play Green Grow the Lilacs. It has become one of the best-known cowboy songs, found in dozens of collections of American folk music and performed on numerous recordings. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. The song tells the story of a bragging horse breaker who meets his match in a picturesque strawberry roan.
’O surdato ’nnammurato is a famous song written in the Neapolitan language. The song is used as the anthem of S.S.C. Napoli. The words were written by Aniello Califano and the music composed by Enrico Cannio in 1915. The song describes the sadness of a soldier who is fighting at the front during World War I, and who pines for his beloved. Originally Cannios sheet music was published with piano accompaniment, but in recordings, on 78rpm, then LP, Neapolitan standards such as O surdato have usually been orchestrated to suit each tenor.