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 key of Bb, though New Orleans Revival Bands often performed it in the key of F.
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Composed by Paul Dresser (1905)