Peg O' My Heart (1922) with Laurette Taylor
I played the infamous standard Peg O' My Heart, but just during the opening titles as the feel of the song doesn't match the film at all -- the film is very Irish (can only imagine what John Ford might have done with it, besides giving J. Warren Kerrigan a character part). MoMA's Ron Magliozzi, an expert on film-related sheet music (among other things) confirmed my hunch that the song was not part of the film. Following the stage play in 1912 which was a big hit, the song was written and published in 1913 and introduced in the Ziegfeld Follies; another edition of the sheet music was published in 1922 to promote the film.
Have now booked an additional 9 DW Griffith shows at MoMA concurrent with the Desmet series (July 1-10), making July's performance total a whopping 26.
See you at the silents!