Sheet Music

  • # 43673

    THORNTON, Jas. (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Don’t send the organ man away

     / words and music by Jas. Thornton … Copyright 1901 by M. Witmark & Sons. Cover: “Descriptive song by the writer of ‘When you were sweet sixteen’” / “Sung by Robert McLeish”. Melbourne, Bendigo & Geelong : Allan & Co, [c.1907]. Allan’s popular sixpenny edition ; no. 207. Folio (350 x 250 mm), original illustrated wrappers with …

  • # 43674

    FORD, Percy (words); MOORE, J. Chas. (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Won’t you come down and open dat door? (“achew”).

    Written by Percy Ford. Composed by J. Chas. Moore. Cover: “The great sneezing song” / “Sung with immense success by J. M. Campbell in J. C. Williamson’s pantomime ‘Jack & Jill’” / “Copyright in all countries 1907”. Melbourne, Bendigo & Geelong : Allan & Co, [c.1907]. Allan’s popular sixpenny edition ; no. 241. Folio (350 x 250 …

  • # 42724

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer and lyricist]; WEBER, Edwin J. [music]; BERRY, Hyatt (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Nobody lied (when they said that I cried over you)

    New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1922. Sheet music, cover illustration of Karyl Norman (aka George Francis Peduzzi) ‘The Creole Fashion Plate’ in full drag, pp. 6, owner’s name to upper panel, a fine copy. ‘Karyl Norman’ (1897 – 1947) was born in Baltimore, leaving home at the age of 16 and performing …

  • # 42521


    Wesley College songs (Fourteenth edition)

    Fourteenth edition, 2009.  Melbourne : Wesley College, 2009. Fourteenth edition. Small quarto, gilt-decorated purple cloth, light edge wear, pp. 117, sheet music and songs, photographic illustrations. A scarce Wesley College song book. Includes favourites such as ‘Grey Towers’, ‘The Wesley chorus’, and ‘The best school of all’. Loosely enclosed : the eight page printed program …

  • # 41143

    DRISLANE, Jack (words); MEYER, George W. (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] You taught me how to love you (now teach me to forget.)

    Melbourne, Bendigo & Geelong : Allan & Co., [ca. 1910]. Series: Allan’s Popular Sixpenny Edition, no. 403. Folio (355 x 250 mm), upper wrapper with portrait of Australian vaudeville singer Miss Maud Bletsoe by Punchinello Co., Manly, inscribed by original owner ‘R. Thomas 1912’; [3] pp music notation (arrangement for voice and piano); a fine …

  • # 41146

    MILLS, A. J. (words); SCOTT, Bennett (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] She was a girl in white.

    Cover: Artistically sung by England’s dainty song artist Miss Florence Cromer Challis. Also now being sung with great success by Miss Ida Berridge. Melbourne : A.M. Dinsdale, [ca.1911]. Series: Dinsdale’s Popular sixpenny edition, no. 160. Folio, illustrated wrappers with vignette portrait of Miss Florence Cromer Challis by Talma (taken during her Australian tour in 1911), …

  • # 41147

    ARMSTRONG, Tom (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Leonora, or, That dreamy Honolulu rag.

    Cover: Tome Armstrong’s very latest bewitching rag song. Also sung with great success by Les Warton at Rickards’ Tivoli Theatres. Melbourne : A.M. Dinsdale, [ca.1911]. Series: Dinsdale’s Popular sixpenny edition, no. 169. Folio, illustrated wrappers with vignette portrait of Australian vaudeville star Tom Armstrong, [3] pp of music notation; a fine copy. Trove locates only the NLA …

  • # 41144

    LAWRENCE, Alf. J. and GODFREY, Fred (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Have you got another girl at home like Mary.

    Cover: The latest song craze. / Miss Cissie Curlette’s great success. Melbourne, Bendigo & Geelong : Allan & Co., [ca. 1908]. Series: Allan’s Popular Sixpenny Edition, no. 269. Folio (355 x 250 mm), upper wrapper with inset portrait of English vaudeville singer Cissie Curette by Talma (taken during her 1909 Australian tour), inscribed by original …

  • # 40032

    PLOCK, A. (composer); TROEDEL, Charles (lithographer); NICHOLSON, J. C. W. (publisher)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Plock’s Little Footsteps galop

    Melbourne : J. C. W. Nicholson, [1874]. Folio (345 x 250 mm), disbound, pictorial wrappers with a striking front cover design lithographed by Charles Troedel; 5 pp music notation (arrangement for piano); scattered foxing, else a fine copy. Published in Melbourne in July 1874 by Nicholson, Plock’s Little Footsteps galop was described by one newspaper …

  • # 40063


    [SHEET MUSIC] A convenient list of Albert’s catchy music carefully selected and alphabetically arranged.

    Cover title: Music hits of the hour from the home of catchy music. Parramatta, NSW : Cleminson Bros. (Late A.I.F.), 162 Church Street, [ca. 1920]. Trade catalogue. Small quarto (245 x 190 mm), illustrated stapled wrappers (chipped, original owner’s name ‘Miss Olive Burton’ to front), 44 pp., all advertisements for popular sheet music published by …

  • # 40128

    COURTNEY, Vince (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] My Chinee girl : song

    Cover: Successfully introduced into Fuller’s brilliant Australian pantomime, “The Bunyip,” by Vince Courtney. Sydney : W. J. Deane & Son, [1917]. Quarto (295 x 250 mm), original cloth-backed printed wrappers, with the original owner’s inscription in ink ’21st November 1918 / Cecil Holl’; [4] pp. music notation (arrangement for voice and piano); slightly trimmed at …

  • # 39764

    SPITZ, Charles Georges or HOARE, Sophia (attributed)

    [TAHITI; MUSIC] Airs tahitiens : Arue! Arue!

    [Circa 1885]. Albumen print photograph (160 x 210 mm) of two pages of music notation (the original was most likely handwritten and then lithographically printed before it was photographed); generic title legible as Airs tahitiens at the head of the left-hand page, with the title of the individual tune Arue! Arue! (= Praise! Praise!) at the head of …

  • # 39688

    SHIMADA, Yoshifumi (1898 - 1973, lyricist); KOGA, Masao (1904 - 1978, composer)

    “A beautiful evening”

    Tōkyō : Hakubi Shuppansha, Showa 6 (1931).  Sheet music for voice, piano and harmonica, fine art deco lithographed cover (artist unknown), pp. [8], a little silverfished on lower wrapper. No. 113 in the Hakubi Super Special Selection of Music Scores series. 

  • # 39188

    LEWIS, John W. (composer)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Australia March

    / Composed for the piano by John W. Lewis. Boston : Oliver Ditson, 1854. First edition. Folio bifolium (330 x 250 mm), disbound; 2 pp music notation (arrangement for piano), the first page with decorative title; as issued, with plain front and rear sides; on this copy, the original owner has annotated the front with …

  • # 38908

    ADAMS, Harry (words); JONGHMANS, E. (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Old England and the new

    / written by Harry Adams ; composed by E. Jonghmans. At the head of title: The Immensely Successful Anglo Australian Patriotic Song. Sung also by Harry Rickards. London : Hopwood & Crew ; Melbourne : Allan & Co., [1887]. Folio (315 x 260 mm), wrappers with a striking colour design of an Australian stockman by …

  • # 38907

    ESLICK, T. H. (words); ROMAINE, W. H. (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Hullo girlie : the popular White City waltz song

     / words by T.H. Eslick ; music by W.H. Romaine. Sydney, NSW : London Music Agency, [1916]. Folio (350 x 250 mm), pictorial wrappers wet-stamped ‘Special White City Copy / Sixpence and with early ownership stamp of Hannah Morgan, Howe Street, Lambton (wrappers with light creasing); [3] pp music notation (arrangement for piano); some old tape …