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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
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M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
Popular Song
1916 - m. Harry Tierney, w. Bert Hanlon, Bennie Ryan PD Reprint
M-O-T-H-E-R
Popular Song
1915 - m. Theodore F. Morse, w. Howard Johnson V - I've been around the world, you bet, But I never went to school, Hard knocks are all I seem to get, Perhaps I've been a fool. C - M is for the million things she gave me, O means only that she's growing old, T is for the tears were shed to save me, H is for her heart of purest gold . . . PD Reprint
Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me
Popular Song
1921 - m. Con Conrad, w. Sidney Clare PD Reprint
MacNamara's Band
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Maldito Tango
Dance
ND - m. O, Perez Freire (1878 - 1930), w. Luis Roldan N - Published in Large Format size without copyright notice or date by Casa Amarilla, Santiago Chile. Entered the public domain in the USA upon publication. PD Reprint
Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Traditional
1892 PD Reprint
Manhattan Beach March
Patriotic
1893 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Maple Leaf Rag
Ragtime, Music Hall
1899 - Scott Joplin PD Reprint
March of the Toys
Popular Song
1903 - m. Victor Herbert, w. Glen MacDonough P - Babes in Toyland - 1903, Musical PD Reprint
March of the Wee Folk
Instrumental, Keyboard
1914 PD Reprint
Marche Militaire
Traditional
1826 - Schubert PD Reprint
Marching Through Georgia
War Song
1865 - Henry Clay Work V - Bring the good old bugle, boys we'll sing another song, Sing it will a spirit . . . C - While we're marching thro' Georgia, Hurrah Hurrah. We bring the Jubilee! PD Reprint
Margie
Popular Song
1920 - m. Con Conrad, J. Russel Robinson, w. Bennie Davis PD Reprint
Marriage of Figaro
Traditional
1786 - Mozart PD Reprint
Marseillaise
Traditional
1885 - de Lisle PD Reprint
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Children
1866 - Sarah Josepha Hale V - Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, Its fleece was white as snow. PD Reprint
Mary's A Grand Old Name
Popular Song
1905 - w.m. George M. Cohan PD Reprint
Maryland, My Maryland!
Traditional
1861 - Randall PD Reprint
Massa's in de Cold Ground
Traditional
1852 - w.m. Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864) V - Round de meadows am a ringing De darkey's mournful song, While de mocking bird am singing, Happy as de day am long. C - Donw in de cornfield, Hear dat mournful sound; All de darkeys am a-weeping, Massa's in de cold, cold ground. PD Reprint
Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis
Popular Song
1904 - m. Kerry Mills, w. Andrew Sterling PD Reprint
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
Popular Song
1909 - m. Leo Friedman, w. Beth Slater Whitson PD Reprint
Memories
Popular Song
1915 - m. Egbert Van Alstyne, w. Gus Kahn PD Reprint
Memphis Blues
Popular Song
1912 - w.m. William C. Handy V - Folks I've just been down, down to Memphis town, That's where the people smile, smile on you all the while. Hospitality, they were good to me C - They got a fiddler there that always slickens his hair, an' folks he sure do pull some bow, And when the big Bassoon seconds to the Trombones croon, croon N - a.k.a. Mr. Crump PD Reprint
Memphis Blues - Song
Popular Song
1908 - m. W. C. Handy, w. George A. Norton P - Honey Boy Minstrels V - Folks, I've just been down, down to Memphis town, That's where the people smile, smile on you all the while C - They got a fidler there that always slickens his hair, an' folks he sure do pull some bow, And when the big Bassoon seconds to the Trombones croon PD Reprint
A Merry LifeSee Funiculi Funicula
Merry Widow Waltz
Instrumental, Keyboard
1908 - m. Franz Lehar PD Reprint
The Merry Widow Waltz (with lyrics)See I Love You So (Merry Widow Waltz)
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Traditional
1867 V - Michael row de boat ashore. Hallelujah! Michael boat a gospel boat, Hallelujah! N - Arrangements by folk singers of the 1950s are almost certainly under copyright protection. PD Reprint
Mighty Lak' a Rose
Popular Song
1901 - m. Ethelbert Nevin, w. Frank Stanton PD Reprint
Minuet in G ~ Beethoven
Traditional
1796 - Beethoven PD Reprint
Moment Musicale
Traditional
1823 - Schubert PD Reprint
Moonlight Bay
Popular Song
1912 - m. Percy Weinrich, w. Edward Madden PD Reprint
Moonlight Sonata
Classical
1802 PD Reprint
Mother Machree
Popular Song
1910 - m. Chauncey Olcott, Ernest Ball, w. Rida Johnson Young V - There's a spot in me heart which no colleen may own, There's a depth in me soul never sounded or known; There's a place in my mem'ry, my life, that you fill, No other can take it, no one ever will. C - Sure, I love the dear silver that shines in your hair, And the kiss the dear fingers, so toil-worn for me, Oh, God bless you and keep you, Mother Machree! PD Reprint
Mowing the Barley
Traditional
PD Reprint
Mr. Crump (Memphis Blues)See The Memphis Blues
Mulberry Bush
Children
V - Here we go round the mulberry bush, so early in the morning. N - a.k.a. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush PD Reprint
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
College
V - My Bonnie lies over the ocean, My Bonnie lies over the sea, My Bonnie lies over the ocean, Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me. C - Bring back, bring back, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me. Bring back, bring back, Oh! bring back my Bonnie to me. PD Reprint
My Country! 'Tis of TheeSee America
My Gal Sal
Popular Song
1905 - w.m. Paul Dresser PD Reprint
My Isle of Golden Dreams
Popular Song
1919 - m. Walter Blaufuss, w. Gus Kahn V - Out of the mist, lips I have kissed, call tenderly. Out of the west, hands I have pressed, Beckon to me. PD Reprint
My Lord, Delibered Daniel
Spiritual
V - I met a pilgrim on de way, An' I ask him what he's a gwine. I'm bound for Canaan's happy lan', An' dis is de shouting band. C - My Lord delibered Daniel . . . Why can't he deliber me? PD Reprint
My Mammy
Popular Song
1920 - m. Walter Donaldson, w. Sam Lewis, Joe Young PD Reprint
My Man (Mon Homme)
Popular Song
1921 - m. Maurice Yvain, w. Channing Pollock PD Reprint
My Melancholy Baby
Popular Song
1912 - m. Ernie Burnett, w. George A. Norton V - Come sweetheart mine, Don't sit and pine, Tell me of the cares that make you feel so blue. What have I done? Answer me, Hon' C - Come to me, my melancholy baby, Cuddle up and don't be blue; All your fears are foolish fancy, may be, You know dear that I am strong for you. PD Reprint
My Mother's Rosary
Popular Song
1915 - m. George Meyer, w. Sam Lewis PD Reprint
My Old Kentucky Home
Traditional
1853 - w.m. Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864) V - The sun shines bright in my old Kentucky home, 'Tis summer, the darkies are gay C - Weep no more, my lady, Oh! Weep no more today! PD Reprint
My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon
Traditional
1892 V - Ev'rybody has a sweetheart underneath the rose, Ev'rybody loves a body, so the old song goes. C - My sweetheart's thj man in the moon, I'm going to marry him soon, 'Twould fill me with bliss, just to give him one kiss . . . PD Reprint
My Wild Irish Rose
Traditional
1899 - Chauncy Olcott V - If you listen I'll sing you a sweet little song, Of a flower that's now droped and dead. Yet dearer to me, yes, than all of its mates, Tho' each holds aloft it's proud head. C - My wild Irish Rose, the sweetest flow'r that grows. You may search everywhere, but none can compare, with my wild Irish Rose. PD Reprint
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