Pretty Baby — Sheet Music – Public Domain

By Evan / August 4, 2019

PRETTY BABY (1916) 

Composer: Tony Jackson

Verse 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" when he discussed Tony Jackson in his Library of Congress interview, which implies that it was likely composer's practice.


​Perform​ing the song in double-time feel is not ​common in New Orleans, but many ​"Jazz" ​bands have performed it this way.

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Notable Recordings:

​To be added soon!


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