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Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag (Just Because)

WWI pick-me-up classic written in 1915 by the Welsh fraternal songwriting team of George Henry ("Asaf")Powell(lyrics) and Felix Powell(music).

Play A Simple Melody (Just Because)

Music & words by Irving Berlin(1888-1989) from "Watch Your Step," 1914. One of the earliest of Berlin's trademark counterpoint songs, 2 melodies sung separately, then simultaneously as a duet.

Roamin' River (Rio Grande) (Just Because)

"Rio Grande," a traditional 19th century sea chantey extolling not America's Southwestern waterway but a Brazilian river of the same name.

Swanee (Just Because)

Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Irving Caesar, 1919. The song that launched the storied Gershwin career. The most famous of a host of songs derived from Stephen Foster's lyric "Way down upon the Swanee River" ("Old Folks At Home," 1851), extolling a dreamy, mythological Paradise Lost Down South.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game (Just Because)

Lyrics by Jack Norworth, music by Albert Von Tilzer, 1908. Tin Pan Alley standard and the unofficial anthem of the Great American Pastime. First sung by Norworth's wife Nora Bayes who, with Norworth, also wrote "Shine On, Harvest Moon." Still traditionally sung during the 7th Inning Stretch.