Sheet Music

  • # 32644

    WALTERS, Howard Arnold (words); STERNE, Laurie Annette (music); QUEENSLAND COUNTRY WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

    [SHEET MUSIC] My creed.

    / The words by Howard Arnold Walters. The music by Laurie Annette Sterne. Dedicated to Ruth B. Fairfax, State President of the Queensland Country Women’s Association, May 1931. At head of title: “I would be Friend to All – The Foe – The Friendless”. Brisbane : The Read Press Pty. Ltd., Ann St., Valley [for …

  • # 32603

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer] WEBER, Edwin J. [music]

    [SHEET MUSIC] I’m through (shedding tears over you)

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

  • # 32641

    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 (320 x 240 mm), disbound, illustrated wrappers (very good), front with original music seller’s stamp (King & King, Brisbane) and original owner’s name (E. Ward); …

  • # 32555

    DREYER, Anne (1905-2001) (words); WOOD, Robin (music); HOWDEN, Marjorie (1911-1988) (illustrator)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Anne Dreyer’s Aboriginal songs for you and me.

    Melbourne : Davis & Co., 1954. Large quarto (310 x 240 mm), pictorial wrappers with a colourful front cover design by Marjorie Howden (a tiny amount of pale foxing), staple bound; pp 21, with music notation for 10 songs (arrangements for voice and piano), each song accompanied by a full-page b/w line-drawn illustration by Howden; …

  • # 32602

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer] SANTLY, Henry W. [composer] CONRAD, Con [composer] DAVIS, Benny [lyricist] De SYLVA, B. G. (Buddy Gard) [lyricist]

    [SHEET MUSIC] Don’t leave me mammy

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

  • # 32642

    LOW, Reg (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Ukulele dream girl.

    Words & music by Reg. Low. Arrangement for ‘banjulele’ banjo and ukulele by Kel Keech. Cover: A new haunting Hawaiian fox-trot song. Sung by Iza Crossley and Jock Thompson of Pat Hanna’s “Diggers” Costume Comedy Co. / Featured by Queenie & David Kaili with Kaai’s Hawaiian Troubadors / Delightfully featured by Jack Blake on Columbia …

  • # 32643

    O'HAGAN, Jack (1898-1987) (words & music); HALL, Frederick (arranger)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Along the road to Gundagai : song.

    / Words and music by Jack O’Hagan. Melbourne : Allan, 1922. Publisher’s number “B558”. Folio (315 x 240 mm), disbound, original pictorial wrappers (light printing flaws front and back) with inset portrait of “The Big Four” singers, and the early ownership signature of Grace Ward; 4 pp music notation (arrangement for voice and piano, with …

  • # 32692

    PROCTOR, John

    Little Red Riding Hood, or, the Good Fairy and the Naughty Wolf

    Designed by John Proctor. London : Dean & Son, circa 1880. Quarto, gilt-lettered yellow wrappers, pp. 8, with an additional 8 fine large full page chromolithograph illustrations, text to the story and music for the pianoforte. Occasional spots of foxing but a fine copy. Dean’s Golden Toy Books series.

  • # 32041

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    [SHEET MUSIC]. The Magic Pudding

    Produced by The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Adapted for marionettes by Peter Scriven with music by Hal Evans. Australia’s funniest and most famous children’s story. Sydney : Chappell & Co., 1960. Sheet music, self-wrappers illustrated by Norman Lindsay, pp. [8], light edge wear and a couple of marks, a very good copy. Rare sheet music …

  • # 31089

    BELLINI, Vincenzo (1801-1835) (composer); GROCOTT, James Turner (publisher)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Do not mingle : air as sung by Madame Malibran in the opera La Sonnambula / composed by Bellini.

    Sydney : Published at Grocott’s Music Saloon, George Street, [probably 1847]. Folio (340 mm), disbound from a nineteenth-century music album, original stitching with remnants of old paper spine, 7 pp of engraved music notation with decorative title and publisher’s imprint at head of first page; original owner’s manuscript pagination at top corners; paper browned, otherwise …

  • # 31444


    [BROADSIDE] The bold privateer.

    Philadelphia : Thomas M. Scroggy, [circa 1860]. Broadside, 170 x 107 mm (printed area), decorative border; a 4-stanza ballad sung to the tune of ‘Adieu sweet lovely Nancy’; fine.

  • # 29593

    VON TILZER, Albert (music); BROWN, Lew (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Oh gee! Say gee! You ought to see my gee gee from the Fiji isle! : song fox-trot

    / written by Lew Brown ; composed by Albert Von Tilzer. Cover: Sung by Leyland Hodgson in Harry G. Musgrove’s Tivoli show, ‘All the winners’. Sydney : J. Albert & Son, [1920]. Folio (340 mm), disbound, illustrated wrappers with idealised depiction of an exotic dancer from the South Seas and vignette illustration of Leyland Hodgson; 5 pp, …

  • # 29591

    SCOTT, Maurice (music); WOOD, Frank (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Archie P. C.

    / written by Frank Wood. Composed by Maurice Scott. Cover: Sung by Ella Shields on the Harry G. Musgrove Tivoli Theatre Circuit. Melbourne : Chappell & Co., 1920. Folio (340 mm), disbound, illustrated wrappers with vignette illustration of Ella Shields in policeman’s uniform, wet stamp of Mebourne music seller; [2] pp, music notation (arrangement for voice and …

  • # 28569

    ALBERT, Charles d' (1809-1886) (composer)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Little Bo-Peep quadrilles, founded on popular nursery rhymes. 

    At head of title: D’Albert’s celebrated. Sydney : Published by Woolcott and Clarke, Music Sellers, Print Sellers, etc., George Street, [between 1859 and 1865?]. Folio, publisher’s decorative wrappers lithographed by F. Cunninghame, 7 pp of music notation (arrangement for piano); lower wrapper with full-page advertisement for Woolcott & Clarke’s sheet music with hundreds of titles; …

  • # 28481


    Up-to-date song book : number 8

    Melbourne : A.H. Massina & Co., [August, 1901]. Duodecimo (165 x 105 mm), original illustrated wrappers featuring a caricature of a minstrel in blackface (scattered foxing along spine), staple bound, 48 pp (all lyrics to popular songs – no music notation); clean throughout, a very good copy. One of a series of popular song booklets …

  • # 28210

    STEELE, J. A. (James A.)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Leaves from an Austral garden

    : for piano / by J. A. Steele. Melbourne ; Adelaide ; Bendigo : Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd., 1946. “Imperial edition, no. 594”. Folio (305 x 240 mm), pictorial covers (a couple of spots of silverfishing), 11 pp music notation; very pale damp stain at top corners, else contents very clean, a good copy. …