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SHEET MUSIC: PUBLIC DOMAIN PROJECT

By Evan / January 26, 2019

​​The New Orleans Jazz Museum in cooperation with the National Historical Jazz Park ​is ​​​helping me create this ​free public domain sheet music resource​. In the USA, as of January 1, 2019, all songs composed ​before 1924 can be performed​, distributed and recorded​ royalty-free. ​I carefully chose songs ​​​​significant to the canon of traditional New […]

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Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home — Sheet Music – Public Domain

By Evan / August 4, 2019

​Song Credits:​B​ABY, WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME (1919)​Music & Lyrics by Charles Warfield Published by and possibly co-composed by Clarence Williams. About This Score: ​Regarded as a “blues song” and popularized by Bessie Smith, this lead sheet reflects the original published sheet music. ​Harmonies differing from the published chords have been ​included to reflect common performance […]

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Bill Bailey — Sheet Music – Public Domain

By Evan / August 4, 2019

​Song Credits: ​BILL BAILEY Won’t You Please Come Home (1902)​Music & Lyrics by Hughie Cannon About This Score: ​The harmonic structure of Bill Bailey, with small variations, can be found in many other songs. This lead sheet reflects common performance practice. The sheet music chords and verse have been included for interest despite their rare inclusion. Download […]

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Darktown Strutter’s Ball — Sheet Music – Public Domain

By Evan / August 4, 2019

​Song Credits:​THE DARKTOWN STRUTTERs’ BALL (1917)​Music & Lyrics by Shelton Brooks About This Score: Coming Soon! Download the Sheet Music: Concert Leadsheet B flat Instruments E flat Instruments Bass Clef Instruments Notable Recordings:Coming soon!

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My Gal Sal — Sheet Music – Public Domain

By Evan / August 4, 2019

About This Score:​Before My Gal Sal earned the distinction of being the first song recorded in a motion picture (The Jazz Singer, 1927), it was a popular “Tin Pan Alley” waltz. Bands in New Orleans often performed it in 4/4 time. This leadsheet has it in both time signatures​ and is in the sheet music […]

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Pretty Baby — Sheet Music – Public Domain

By Evan / August 4, 2019

PRETTY BABY (1916) Composer: Tony JacksonVerse added by Gus Kahn & Egbert Van Alstyne About This Score:This version reflects Tony Jackson’s 16-bar ballad as published, but rhythms have been simplified. The fifth stave (with asterisk) reflects a commonly used extension that does not appear in the published sheet music. Jelly Roll Morton performed it with this “tag” […]

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