​​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 Orleans music and created lead-sheets for them. ​​They will have composer's melodies ​and harmonies that reflect contemporary performance practice. On occasion, chords in the sheet music have been ​included ​for their interest even ​​if rarely used​.

As this resource expands, ​we will add a list of ​notable recordings. And​ when possible, ​video performances by present-day artists New Orleans will be ​included. 

​All songs are available in concert key. Transposed versions will be added for Bb, Eb & Bass Clef Instruments.

Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None o' My Jelly Roll

Baby, Won't You Please Come Home

​Verse & Chorus

Pretty Baby

​Chorus Only


​Creole Blues for Sidney Bechet ​Duc des Lombards, Paris.  ​Monday/Tuesday, ​July ​29​ & 30.