While often themed, such as baseball songs, these are not necessarily topically authentic. For instance, the cowboy songs that were the precursors of Country and Western music would not belong in this category while a collection of sentimental and/or idealistic songs about cowboys written by composers who had never ventured outside of New York City would. Similarly, the popular "Indian songs" of the period, which bear no resemblance to Native American culture or music, would be listed here. Racial and cultural stereotypes were common in the lyrics of this period as was the misrepresentation of locales considered exotic.
Websites that present a mixture of authentic and popular nostalgia songs will be listed here.