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points as California, Teyas, Alaska, and even the Philippines, wherever a scene is laid, to secure original photographs taken on the spot. A set of negatives frequently costs as much as $1,500. But the public wants the best and shows its appreciation when A receives it. The sale of songs shows that the American public appreciates originality in song composition as in everything else.
. Only a few years ago a sheet music counter in a depart* ment store was unheard of. To-day in the largest dry goods emporiums and department stores in New York, down to the smallest in every city in the United States, can l>e found a music counter where all the i>opular songs of the day are on sale.
.Musical comedy, which has been the rage for the past few years, has also been instrumental in creating and increasing the sale of popular songs, as a musical comedy is made up almost entirely of popular music."
It may also be interesting to the readers of this book to glance over the remarkable list of popular song hits written and composed, both words and music, by Mr. Harris. Each and every song on the list has sold over oue hundred thousand copies, while some have sold as high as one million and a half:
"All for the Love of a Girl," "After the Rail," "After Nine," "A Rabbi's Daughter," "Always in the Way," "Break the News to Mother," "Better Than Gold," "Before and After Taken," "Cast Aside," "Creep, Baby, Creep," "Can Hearts So Soon Forget," "Dear College Chums," "Don't Forget to Tell Me That You Loves Me Honey," "Do You Think You Could Learn to Love Me." "Down in the Vale of Shenandoah," "Dreaming Love of You," "Fallen by the Wayside," "Fifty Years Ago," "For Old Times' Sake,","Farewell, Sweetheart May," "For Sale, A Baby," "Fly Away Birdie to Heaven,"