Sheet Music

  • # 23602

    O'HAGAN, Jack (1898-1987) (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] The Snake Gully swagger

    / words and music by Jack O’Hagan. Cover: Full instructions for the steps for this dance on back page. Featured in “Dad and Dave” the popular radio serial. Melbourne : Allan & Co., 1939. Large quarto (305 x 240 mm), illustrated cover with label of Melbourne music shop Sutton’s, 5 pp, music notation (arrangement for …

  • # 23599

    STEVENS, Vernon T. (words & music); GORMAN, Frank W., Rev. (performer)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Back to home sweet home

    / Words & music by Vernon T. Stevens. Cover: Sung by Rev. Frank W. Gorman (The Singing Parson) at Fuller’s Vaudeville Theatres. Melbourne : L.F. Collin Pty. Ltd., [c.1920]. Series: Collin’s popular sixpenny edition. Folio, front cover with photographic portrait of Frank Gorman and original owner’s name ‘Vera Bangs’ (light foxing and edge tears), 3 …

  • # 23592

    WERDEN, W.L. [Evelyn DELL?] (words); GLADDISH, Frederick E. (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] He was only a private – that’s all.

    At head of title: Dedicated to Albert Jacka, V.C. Sydney : Albert & Son, [1915]. Series: Albert’s 6d pops, 386. Folio (350 x 270 mm), cover with photographic portrait of Albert Jacka (by Darge, Melbourne), 5 pp, music notation (arrangement for voice and piano); a very good, clean copy. This sheet music was reviewed in the …

  • # 23586

    MORTON, Alan and Roy SPARKS

    [SHEET MUSIC] The fuzzy wuzzy angels

    Melbourne : Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd., [1945]. Large quarto (310 x 230 mm), original photographically illustrated cover (scene showing Papuan bearers carrying a wounded Australian soldier on the Kokoda Track) with cloth backstrip, early owner’s name ‘Richard Lock’, 3 pp, music notation; mild vertical crease and a couple of short edge tears, else good …

  • # 23716

    AARONS, Emanuel (arranger); HURLEY, Frank (field recordings)

    Pearls and savages : a cycle of Papuan melodies

    Sydney : Paling, 1921. “Royal edition, no. 99”. Quarto (310 x 240 mm), original printed green wrappers (scattered stains, short paper split at tail of spine), 15 pp, music notation (arrangement for piano), five pieces of music each preceded by a contextual paragraph, with photographic illustrations, including portraits of Hurley and Aarons, and line drawings; …

  • # 23207

    O'HAGAN, Jack (1898-1987) (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] After the dawn : waltz ballad.

    Melbourne : Allan & Co., [1926]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers (disbound), 3 pp music notation (arrangement for voice and piano), plus music for Josie and What can I say after I say I’m sorry? ; a good copy. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (Monash; NLA; SLQ; SLV; UM).

  • # 23206

    FREED, Arthur and BURTNETT, Earl (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] After every party.

    Cover: “The Season’s Greatest Waltz Melody … This Song includes Special Ukulele Accompaniment”. Sydney : J. Albert & Son, c1922. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, [4] pp music notation (arrangement for voice, piano and ukulele); a good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; Inner West …

  • # 23205

    LUMSDAINE, Jack (words); PRIOR, Will (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Bella-donna : The new Spanish six-eight fox-trot.

    Cover: “With Bishaw Tozer ukulele arrangement”. Sydney : J. Albert & Son, c1927. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, [5] pp music notation (arrangement for voice, piano and ukulele); a very good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Victoria)

  • # 23001

    SLATER, Joe (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Kitchener : march song & chorus.

    Cover: A triumphant, ever-welcome hit … Featured by the top singers of the vaudeville stage. Sydney : Albert & Son, [1909]. Folio, illustrated front cover with portrait of Kitchener, original owner’s inscription of ‘Mr. Roland Thomas 1909’, 3 pp of music notation (arrangement for voice and piano); in fine condition. John Joseph “Joe” Slater (1872-1926) was an Australian composer …

  • # 23010

    ARMSTRONG, Tom (words & music)


    Cover: The Great Musical Success in J.C. Williamson’s Ltd. Brilliant Pantomime The House That Jack Built, produced by Charles A. Wenman / Sung by Constance Cayley. At head of title: Also sung by Miss Phyllis Porter. Sydney : Albert & Son, [1916]. Folio, illustrated front cover with half-length portrait of Constance Cayley in AIF uniform, [3] …

  • # 22678

    RATTRAY, Alan M. (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC; SYDNEY] Jack tar : nautical march song, and chorus.

    Cover: “Artistically portrayed with grand success by Post Mason”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., [1906]. Folio, original wrappers, the front featuring a striking black-and-white design of a sailor in front of a Sydney Harbour backdrop, wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Sutton’s at bottom edge, lower wrapper with music for ‘A Nigger’s Paradise’ and …

  • # 22641

    Hamonika Gakufu [ハーモニカ楽譜]

    Tokyo : Shochiku Kinema: Bikuta, etc., Showa 3-6 [1928-31]. Two Japanese music scores for the harmonica, offset-printed covers stunningly designed in an early Showa style by notable illustrators, pamphlets measuring 26.3x19cm, each pp. 4  (including wrappers), light edgewear and soiling, overall very good. . A nice pair with covers representative of art deco design popular in Japan during the …

  • # 22638


    [RELIGION] The Gideon lamp and pitcher songs

    / composed and compiled by P.P. Bilhorn under the auspices of the National Organization for the Christian Commercial Traveling Men and all Christian workers. Melbourne; Ballarat; Bendigo; Geelong : Sutton’s, [circa 1910]. Octavo, original cloth backed illustrated wrappers, stapled, 95 pp, music notation throughout (arrangements for voice and piano); a good copy. Two copies are recorded …

  • # 22283

    GORDON, Adam Lindsay (1833-1870) (words); FURLONG, W.R.

    [SHEET MUSIC] Uphold the sports of our land (in utrumque paratus).

    Melbourne : W.R. Furlong, [1920]. Folio, original wrappers, 3 pp, lyrics printed as text on p 1, music notation pp 2-3 (arrangement for voice and piano); a fine copy. The moral of colonial balladeer Adam Lindsay Gordon’s poem, set to music by W.R. Furlong, is that when we play sport we should learn to give …

  • # 22278

    ST. ROQUE, Lorelei

    [SHEET MUSIC] Valse Australis

    Cover: Dedicated to Young Australians. Melbourne, Sydney : Australian Music Publishing Company, [c.1901]. Folio, illustrated front cover, the design featuring gum leaves, a map of Australia and the Southern Cross, printed in blue and gold by Reporter Print of Box Hill, Melbourne (light marks and small loss at upper right corner), 4 pp of music notation …

  • # 22398

    HATES, Henry T. (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] For the term of his natural life

    Cover: Specially written & featured in association with the presentation of the Union Master world production “For the Term of His Natural Life”. Melbourne : Allan & Co., [1927]. Folio, illustrated wrappers, front with original music seller’s stamp (C. Gregory, Lithgow) and first owner’s name (G. Manton-Hall), wrappers with wear at edges and a tiny …