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Irving Kahal, Ted Snyder, and Francis Wheeler- Summertime Sweethearts (1927 recording by S.C. Lanin and His Orchestra, vocals by Tom Duffy)

When That Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam’ (1912). Sheet music. Irving Berlin. Ted Snyder Co and Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder Co. Performed by Vera Michelena.

That’s where you stop your train, that brings me back again
Down home where I’ll remain, where my honey lamb am.
I will be right there with bells, when that old conductor yells,
“All aboard! All aboard! All aboard for Alabam’”

For voice and piano. Caption title. First line of text: Tom Beasly worked in a livery barn, very seldom he went out. First line of chorus: When I’m promenading with my lady friend, don’t notice me. Cover ill.: African American woman and two men; photo of Jeannette Dupree. Ads for other song titles on p. [7]-[p. [8]. F.A. Mills, c1906.

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library

Dancing Fool sheet music. Lyrics by Francis Wheeler and Harry B. Smith, Music by Ted Snyder, 1922. Illustration by Frederick Manning. Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., New York. First edition. Key: B Major. For Piano and Vocal. Tempo: Moderato.

Lyrics: “Oh! Listen to that melody, your dancing eyes are temping me; the band ought to play forever, while we two are dancing together, My heart just seems to syncopate, I know I’ve met my dancing fate.”

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Fats Waller & His Rhythm’s 1939 The Sheik of Araby, written by Harry B. Smith and Francis Wheeler and originally composed by Ted Snyder.
A jazz standard and quite a dirty song in its time, part of its lyrics have featured in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby:

I’m the Sheik of Araby,
Your love belongs to me.
At night when you’re asleep
Into your tent I’ll creep.

 And this other part which doesn’t appear in the novel:

The stars that shine above,
Will light our way to love.
You’ll rule this land with me.