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IMPORTANT: This list is based on USA Copyright Law and is intended only as a help in researching public domain music. This list is NOT sufficient documentation that music is in the Public Domain. To prove PD status in the USA, you MUST find a published copy of the song with a copyright date of 1922 or earlier. Our PD Sheet Music Reprints are exact reprints of books and sheet music published in 1922 or earlier and include music, lyrics, and complete original copyright information. Some of these songs may not be PD in countries other than the USA.

 TitleV=Verse   C=Chorus   N=Note   P=Production
w=Words   m=Music
1 - 3  $5 ea
4 up  $4 ea
Cabbage-Leaf Rag
Traditional
PD Reprint
Cactus Rag
Traditional
PD Reprint
Caissons Go Rolling
Patriotic
1908 - w.m. Edmund L. Gruber V - Over hill over dale we have hit the dusty trail, As our caissons go rolling along. C - For it's Hi! Hi! He! In the field artillery, Shout out your numbers loud and strong.! N - U.S. Army Official Song PD Reprint
Cake Walk in the Sky
Traditional
PD Reprint
Calico Rag
Popular Song
PD Reprint
California
Popular Song
1922 - w.m. Cliff Friend, Con Conrad PD Reprint
Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon
Popular Song
1910 - w.m. Irving Berlin V - Nellie Green met Harry Lee At a masquerade the other night C - Call me up some rainy afternoon, I'll arrange for a quiet little spoon PD Reprint
Calvary
Spiritual
V - Every time I think about Jesus, C - Calvary..... Calvary, Calvary..... Calvary.... PD Reprint
Cam' ye by Atholl
Traditional
PD Reprint
Campbells Are Comin'
Traditional
1745 - Traditional Scots PD Reprint
Campin' on de Ole Suwanee
Traditional
Lee Orean Smith PD Reprint
Camptown Races
Popular Song
1850 - Stephen Collins Foster V - De Camptown ladies sing dis song Doo-dah! doo-dah! De Camptown race-track five miles long. Oh! doo-dah day! C - Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day! I'll bet my money on de bobtail nag, Somebody bet on de bay. PD Reprint
Can Can Galop from Orphee Aux Enfers
Classical
1858 - m. Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880) N - Infernal Galop from Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphee Aux Enfers), Act II, No. 15 PD Reprint
Can't Yo' Heah Me Callin' Caroline
Popular Song
1914 - m. Caro Roma, w. William H. Gardner PD Reprint
Can't You See I'm Lonely
Popular Song
1905 - m. Harry Armstrong, w. Felix Feist PD Reprint
Can't You Take It Back And Change It For A Boy?
Popular Song
1911 - w.m. Thurland Chattaway PD Reprint
Canaday-I-O
Traditional
PD Reprint
Canadian Capers
Popular Song
1915 - w.m. Gus Chandler, Bert White, Harry Cohen PD Reprint
Cannon Ball
Ragtime, Music Hall
1905 - m. Joseph Northrup N - Two Step PD Reprint
Caprice Viennois
Popular Song
m. Fritz Kreisler PD Reprint
Capricio Espagnol
Traditional
1888 - Rimsky-Korsikov PD Reprint
Captain Ginjah
Traditional
F. W. Leigh PD Reprint
Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines
Traditional
Pratt PD Reprint
Car-Barlick-Acid
Traditional
PD Reprint
Careless LoveSee Loveless Love
Carolina in the Morning
Popular Song
1922 - m. Walter Donaldson, w. Gus Kahn PD Reprint
Carpet Rags
Ragtime, Music Hall
1903 - m. Raymond W. Conner N - March and Two Step PD Reprint
Carrie (Marry Harry)
Popular Song
1909 - m. Albert Von Tilzer, w. Junie McCree PD Reprint
Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
Popular Song
1878 - w.m. James A. Bland PD Reprint
Cascades
Traditional
1904 - Scott Joplin PD Reprint
Casey Jones
Popular Song
1909 - m. Eddie Newton, w. T. Lawrence Seibert PD Reprint
Casey Would Waltz with the Strawberry BlondeSee The Band Played On
Castle Doggy
Traditional
James Reese Europe N - Fox Trot PD Reprint
Cat Came Back
Traditional
1893 PD Reprint
Cataract Rag
Traditional
PD Reprint
Champagne Charlie
Traditional
c1868 - w. George Leybourne, m. Alfred Lee PD Reprint
Champagne Rag
Traditional
Joseph Lamb PD Reprint
Chanticleer Rag
Popular Song
1910 - m. Albert Gumble, w. Edward Madden PD Reprint
Charge of The Light Brigade
Instrumental, Keyboard
1900 - m. E. T. Paull N - March PD Reprint
Charlatan
Patriotic
1897 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Charleston Gals
Traditional
PD Reprint
Chatterbox Rag
Traditional
1910 - George Botsford PD Reprint
Chaw roast beef
Traditional
1859 PD Reprint
Cheer Up, Mary
Popular Song
1906 - w.m. Jack Kendis, Harry Armstrong PD Reprint
Chelsea Reach
Traditional
1665 PD Reprint
Cherie
Popular Song
1921 - m. Irbing Bibo, w. Leo Wood PD Reprint
Chester
Traditional
1778 - William Billings N - Colonial Marching Song PD Reprint
Chevy Chase
Ragtime, Music Hall
Eubie Blake PD Reprint
Chicago, That Toddlin' Town
Popular Song
1922 - w.m. Fred Fisher V - I got a gal, I got a pal, I got a chance, I got a dance, waiting for me. I'm goin' to make, right to the lake, There with the boys, in Illinois, I'll want to be. C - Chicago, Chicago, That todd'ling town, That todd'ling town. Chicago, Chicago, I'll show you around. I love it PD Reprint
Chicken Reel
Popular Song
1910 - m. Joseph M. Daly, w. Joseph Mittenthal PD Reprint
Child In The Manger
Folk Song
m. Irish Traditional, w. Mary MacDonald V - Child in the manger! Infant of Mary; Outcast and stranger, Lord of all! Child who inherits All our transgressions, All our demerits on Him Fall! N - Morning Has Broken lyrics were published in 1931 and are NOT in the public domain. PD Reprint
Chili Bean
Popular Song
1920 - m. Albert Von Tilzer, w. Lew Brown V - In the land of Eenie meenie minie mo, Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! not long ago Lived a girl named Chili, and the fellows loved her so C - Oh! You lean and lanky Chili Beanie eenie minie mo. You know we love you so. We love your ja da, um ta da da PD Reprint
Chime Again Beautiful Bells
Children
Sir Henry Bishop V - Chime again, chime again, beautiful bells. Now thy soft melody floats on the wind PD Reprint
Chin Chin Chinaman
Traditional
1896 PD Reprint
Chinatown My Chinatown
Popular Song
1910 - m. Jean Schwartz, w. William Jerome V - When the town is fast asleep, And it's midnight in the sky C - Chinatown, my Chinatown, Where the lights are low PD Reprint
Chong, He Come From Hong Kong
Popular Song
1919 - w.m. Harold Weeks PD Reprint
Chop Sticks
Traditional
1877 - de Lulli (?) N - a.k.a. Chop Waltz PD Reprint
Chorus Jig
Traditional
1849 PD Reprint
Christians Awake
Hymn
1750 - m. John Wainwright, w. John Byron V - Christians, awake, salute the happy morn Whereon the Savior of the world was born. Rise to adore the mystery of love Which hosts of angels chanted from above, PD Reprint
Christmas Day
Popular Song
1910 - m. Gustav Holst PD Reprint
Christmas Day in the Morning
Children
V - Dame get up and bake your pies, bake your pies, on Christmas day in the morningt PD Reprint
Christmas Tree
Children
1800s - German V - O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how faithful are thy leaves, N - German O Tannenbaum, tr. The Fir Tree PD Reprint
Chrysanthemum
Traditional
Scott Joplin PD Reprint
Cincinnati Hornpipe
Traditional
PD Reprint
Ciribiribin
Popular Song
1909 - m. Alberto Pestalozza, w. Rudolf Thaler V - When through vale and dale I'm wand'ring; Only one name follows me, And while list'ning to its rhythm To my ear 'tis melody C - Ciribiribin, a name of mystery that in my heart doth lie, Ciribiribin, It echoes constantly as days and nights roll by. PD Reprint
Clair De Lune - Suite Bergamasque
Classical
1905 - Claude Debussy N - Music Only, No Lyrics PD Reprint
Cleanin' Up in Georgia
Traditional
Harry P. Guy PD Reprint
ClementineSee Oh My Darling Clementine
Cleopha
Traditional
Scott Joplin PD Reprint
Climbing Up the Golden Stairs
Traditional
1884 PD Reprint
Clyde's Water
Traditional
PD Reprint
Coal Black Mammy
Popular Song
1921 - m. Ivy St. Helier, w. Laddie Cliff PD Reprint
Coal Black Rose
Traditional
1827 PD Reprint
Coasts of High Barbary
Traditional
PD Reprint
Coaxing the Piano
Traditional
1922 - Zez Confrey PD Reprint
Cobbler's Hornpipe
Traditional
1701 PD Reprint
Cockles and Mussels
Traditional
1750 N - a.k.a. Molly Malone PD Reprint
Cohen On The Telephone
Popular Song
1914 - w. Joe Hayman PD Reprint
Cold Icy HandSee Death's Going to Lay His Hand on Me
Cole Smoak
Traditional
PD Reprint
Colin's Cattle
Traditional
PD Reprint
Colonel Bogey March
Popular Song
1916 - m. Kenneth J. Alford N - March used in 1957 Movie, Bridge on the River Kwai PD Reprint
Colored Major
Traditional
PD Reprint
Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
Patriotic
1843 - m. Thomas a Becket, w. David T. Shaw V - O Columbia, the gem of the ocean, The home of the brave and the free. C - . . . When borne by the red, white, and blue N - Also possible British origin, "Britannia, the Pride of the Ocean" PD Reprint
Combination March
Ragtime, Music Hall
1896 - m. Scott Joplin (1867 - 1917) PD Reprint
Come After Breakfast, Bring 'Long Your Lunch
Popular Song
1909 - w.m. James T. Brymn, Chris Smith, Jim Burris PD Reprint
Come Along My Mandy
Popular Song
1910 - w.m. Tom Mellor, Alfred J. Lawrence, Harry Gifford P - Jolly Bachelors - 1910, PD Reprint
Come Back to Erin
Popular Song
1866 - Claribel PD Reprint
Come Back to Sorrento
Traditional
1904 PD Reprint
Come Down, Ma Evenin' Star
Popular Song
1902 - m. John Stromberg, w. Robert B. Smith PD Reprint
Come Haste to the Wedding
Folk Song
Traditional Irish V - Come haste to the wedding, ye friends and ye neighbors, The lovers their bliss can no longer delay C - Come see rural felicity, which love and innocence ever enjoy N - a.k.a.Rural Felicity, Haste to the Wedding PD Reprint
Come Lasses and Lads
Children
Old English V - Come, lasses and lads, get leave of your dads, And away to the Maypole hie, For every fair has a sweetheart there, And the fiddler's standing by. N - a.k.a. Come Lassies and Lads PD Reprint
Come Let's Be Merry
Traditional
1727 PD Reprint
Come Out Of The Kitchen, Mary Ann
Popular Song
1917 - w.m. James Kendis, Charles Bayha V - Mary Ann was a picture fan But she worked hard all day. Washing dishes, still she had wishes To star in a photo play C - Come out of the kitchen Mary darlin', Come out of the kitchen Mary Ann. Why waste your time cooking Irish stew When Mary Pickford and Theda Barra will step aside for you. PD Reprint
Come Take A Trip In My Airship
Popular Song
1904 - m. George Evans, w. Ren Shields PD Reprint
Come Thou Almighty King
Hymn
1885 - m. F. Giardini, w. C.Wesley PD Reprint
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Hymn
1885 - Wyeth PD Reprint
Come to the Moon
Popular Song
1919 - m. George Gershwin, w. Ned Wayburn, Lou Paley V - Helly ev'rybody, I have come to take you back with me To a land of liberty C - Come to the moon, I'll lead the way to Spoonland There earthly troubles vanish like bubbles PD Reprint
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
Traditional
1855 - Stephen Collins Foster PD Reprint
Come Ye Disconsolate
Traditional
Webbe PD Reprint
Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine
Popular Song
1910 - m. Fred Fisher, w. Alfred Bryan PD Reprint
Comin' Thro' the Rye
Traditional
1796 - w. ed Robert Burns, m. unknown PD Reprint
Comrades, I Am Dying!
Patriotic
1864 - w. Manahan, m. Sontag PD Reprint
Concerto for Piano #2
Traditional
1901 - Rachmaninoff PD Reprint
Cooper o'Fife
Traditional
Traditional Scots PD Reprint
Coronation March
Traditional
1849 - Meyerbeer PD Reprint
Cotton Bolls
Traditional
PD Reprint
Cotton Eyed Joe
Jig,Reel,Fiddle Tune
Traditional Fiddle Tune V - Hol' my fiddle an' hol' my bow, Whilst I knocks ole Cotton Eyed Joe. Whilst I knocks ole Cotton Eyed Joe. N - PD source for words ONLY. We cannot find a 1922 or earlier publication of the music. PD Reprint
Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
Spiritual
V - In the valley . . . with my burden! . . . An' my Saviour! . . . C - An' I couldn't hear nobody pray. O way down yonder by myself I couldn't hear nobody pray. PD Reprint
Country Club
Traditional
1909 - Scott Joplin PD Reprint
Country Gardens
Traditional
c1728 - m. Collected by Cecil Sharp (1859 - 1924) N - English Morris Dance Tune PD Reprint
Coventry Carol
Christmas, Holiday
1500s - w.m. English Traditional Carol V - Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, By, by, lully, lullay. Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, By, by lully, lullay. PD Reprint
Cradle Song - Brahms
Children
Johannes Brahms V - Lullaby and good night, with roses bedight, With lilies bedecked is baby's wee bed PD Reprint
Cradle Song - Weber
Children
Weber V - Sleep, my heart's darling, in slumber repose. Let the fair lid o'er those blue eyes now close; PD Reprint
Cradle Song (Lullaby)
Traditional
1868 - Brahms V - Lullaby and good night, with roses bedight, With lillies bedecked is baby's wee bed. Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blest . . . PD Reprint
Crazy Blues
Popular Song
1920 - w.m. Perry Bradford V - I can't sleep at night I can't eat a bite 'Cause the one I love He don't treat me right. It makes me feel so blue I don't know what to do. C - 'Cause my love has been refused. So now I got the Crazy Blues. PD Reprint
Crazy Bone Rag
Traditional
1913 - Charles L. Johnson PD Reprint
Creole Belles
Ragtime, Music Hall
1901 - m. J. Bodewalt Lampe N - March Two-Step PD Reprint
Crimson Banner
College
1905 - m. Charles N. Daniels N - Harvard University March PD Reprint
Crinoline Days
Popular Song
1922 - w.m. Irving Berlin PD Reprint
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Hymn
m. G. J. Elvey, w. M. Bridges PD Reprint
Cry Baby Blues
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Cuban Moon
Popular Song
1920 - m. Joe McKiernan, w. Norman Spencer PD Reprint
Cuckolds All in a Row
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Lovey Mine
Popular Song
1908 - m. Karl Hoschna, w. Otto Harbach PD Reprint
Cum-Bac Rag
Traditional
PD Reprint
Curse of an Aching Heart
Popular Song
1913 - m. Al Piantadosi, w. Henry Fink PD Reprint
Cutty Wren
Traditional
PD Reprint
Cyclone in Darktown
Traditional
George D. Barnard PD Reprint
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