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Best Known Popular Public Domain Songs 1928 List of 68

Works published in 1928 will enter the public domain on January 1, 2022.
The Most Popular songs are listed below.
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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 1927 or earlier. Our PD Sheet Music Reprints are exact reprints of books and sheet music published in 1927 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
After I Say I'm Sorry [What Can I Say] 1926 - w.m. Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman
Am I Wasting Time On You 1926 - w.m. Howard Johnson, Irving Bibo
Are You Lonesome Tonight 1926 - w.m. Roy Turk, Lou Handman V - Tonight I am down hearted, For tho' we have parted, I love you and I always will. C - Are you lonesome tonight? Do you miss me tonight? Are you sorry we drifted apart? Does your memory stray to a bright summer day, When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
At Peace With The World 1926 - w.m. Irving Berlin
Baby Face 1926 - w.m. Benny Davis, Harry Akst V - Rosy cheeks and turn'd up nose and curly hair. I'm raving 'bout my baby now. Pretty little dimples here and dimples there. C - Baby face. You've got the cutest little baby face. There's not another one could take you place. Baby Face.
Barcelona 1926 - w. Gus Kahn, m. Polchard Evans
Because I Love You 1926 - w.m. Irving Berlin V - Why am I lonely and why am I blue? And why am I thinking just thinking of you. C - Because I love you I've tried so hard bu can't forget Because I love you.
Birth Of The Blues 1926 - w. B.G. De Sylva, Lew Brown, m. Ray Henderson P - George White's Scandals
Black Bottom 1926 - w. B.G. De Sylva, Lew Brown, m. Ray Henderson P - George White's Scandals
Black Bottom Stomp 1926 - m. Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (1890-1941)
Blue Room 1926 - w. Lorenz Hart, m. Richard Rodgers P - The Girlfriend
Breezin' Along With The Breeze 1926 - w.m. Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simmons, George Whiting
Bye Bye Blackbird 1926 - w. Mort Dixon, m. Ray Henderson V - Blackbird blackbird singing the blues all day. Right outside of my door. Blackbird blackbird Why do you sit and say 'There's no sunshine in store'. C - Pack up all my care and woe here I go singing low. Bye bye blackbird. Where somebody waits for me. Sugar's sweet and so is she.
Cannon Ball Blues 1926 - m. Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (1890-1941)
Charmaine 1926 - w.m. Erno Rapee, Lew Pollack
Cherie, I Love You 1926 - w.m. Lillian Rosedale Goodman
Chicago Breakdown 1926 - m. Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (1890-1941)
Clap Yo' Hands 1926 - w. Ira Gershwin, m. Georgia Gershwin P - Oh, Kay!
Climbing Up The Ladder Of Love 1926 - w. Raymond Klages, m. Jesse Greer P - Earl Carroll's Vanities
Cossack Love Song [Don't Forget Me] 1925 - w. Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, m. Herbert Stothart, George Gershwin P - Song of the Flame
Cross Your Heart 1926 - w. Bud DeSylva, m. Lewis E. Gensler P - Queen High
Dead Man Blues 1926 - m. Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (1890-1941)
Deed I Do 1926 - w.m. Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose V - I was oh so blue until you came along C - Do I Want you? Oh my do I? Honey, deed I do!
Desert Song 1926 - w. Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel, m. Sigmund Romberg P - The Desert Song V - My desert is waiting, Dear, come there with me. I'm longing to teach you Love's sweet melody, C - Blue heaven and you and I, And sand kissing a moonlit sky. A desert breeze whisp'ring a lullaby, Only stars above you To see I love you.
Do Do Do 1926 - w. Ira Gershwin, m. George Gershwin
Doll Dance 1926 - m. Nacio Herb Brown P - Hollywood Music Box Revue
Fidgety Feet 1926 - w. Ira Gershwin, m. George Gershwin
For My Sweetheart 1926 - w. Gus Kahn, m. Walter Donaldson
Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh? 1926 - w.m. Roy Turk , Jack Smith, Maceo Pinkard
Girl Friend 1926 - w. Lorenz Hart, m. Richard Rodgers P - The Girl Friend
Hello Bluebird 1926 - w.m. Cliff Friend
Hello, Aloha, How Are You? 1926 - w. I. Wolfe Gilbert, m. Abel Baer
Horses 1926 - w.m. Richard A. Whiting, Byron Gay
How Many Times 1926 - w.m. Irving Berlin
I'd Climb The Highest Mountain 1926 - w.m. Lew Brown, Sidney Clare
I'm Just Wild About Animal Crackers 1926 - w.m. Fred Rich, Sam Coslow, Harry Link
In A Little Spanish Town 1926 - w. Sam Lewis, You Young, m. Mabel Wayne
Jealousy [Jalousie - Tango] 1926 - m. Jacob Gade
Just A Bird's Eye View Of My Old Kentucky Home 1926 - w. Gus Kahn, m. Walter Donaldson
Katinka [Tobias] 1926 - w. Ben Russell, m. Henry Tobias N - NOT Katinka, 1915, w. Oscar Hauerbach, m. Rudolf Friml
Let's Tallk About My Sweetie 1926 - w.m. Walter Donaldson
Little White House At The End Of Honeymoon Lane 1926 - w. Eddie Dowling, m. James F. Handley P - Honeymoon Lane
Lonesome And Sorry 1926 - w.m. Benny Davis, Con Conrad
Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses 1926 - w.m. Tommy Malie, Jimmy Steiger
Lucky Day 1926 - w. Bud DeSylva & Lew Brown, m. Ray Henderson
Mary Lou 1926 - w.m. Abe Lyman, George Waggner, J. Russel Robinson
Me Too 1926 - w.m. Harry Woods, Charles Tobias, Al Sherman
Moonlight On The Ganges 1926 - w. Chester Wallace, m. Sherman Myers
More We Are Together 1926 - w.m. Irving King, Pseud: James Alexander Campbell-Tyrie (1903–1967) and Reginald John Connelly (1895–1963) N - "Based on ""Did You Ever See A Lassie"""
Mountain Greenery 1926 - w. Lorenz Hart, m. Richard Rodgers
My Dream Of The Big Parade 1926 - w. Al Dubin, m. Jimmy McHugh
One Alone 1926 - w. Oscar Hammerstein II, m. Sigmund Romberg P - The Desert Song V - Lonely as a desert breeze, I may wander where I please. Yet I keep longing, Just to rest a while. C - One alone to be my own. I alone to know her caresses. One to be eternally The one my worshiping soul possesses.
Play Gypsies - Dance Gypsies 1926 - w. Julius Brummer, Alfred Grunwald, Harry B. Smith, m. Emmerich Kalman
Poor Papa. He Got Nuthin' At All 1926 - w. Billy Rose, m. Harry Woods
Reaching For The Moon [Davis-Greer] 1926 - w.m. Benny Davis, Jessee Greer N - NOT Reaching For The Moon, 1931, w.m. Irving Berlin
Say It Again [I Don't Believe It But] 1926 - w. Harry Richman, m. Abner Silver
Sidewalk Blues 1926 - m. Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (1890-1941)
Sleepy Head 1926 - w.m. Benny Davis, Jesse Greer
Someone To Watch Over Me 1926 - w. Ira Gershwin, m. George Gershwin
Sunday 1926 - w.m. Ned Miller, Chester Conn, Jule Styne, Bennie Krueger
Tamiami Trail 1926 - w.m. Cliff Friend, Joseph H. Santly
There's A New Star In Heaven Tonight 1926 - w. Irving Mills, J. Keirn Brennan, m. Jimmy McHugh
Thinking Of You [I've Grown So Lonesome] 1926 - w. Paul Ash, m. Walter Donaldson
Ting-A-Ling [Waltz Of The Bells] 1926 - w. Addy Britt, m. Jack Little
Tonight You Belong To Me 1926 - w. Billy Rose, m. Lee David V - Once more we meet, You look so sweet, Dear, can't you see how I feel? C - Though you belong to somebody else, Tonight you belong to me. Though we're apart, you're part of my heart, Tonight you belong to me.
When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' 1926 - w.m. Harry Woods V - I heard a robin this morning, I'm feeling happy today. Goin' to pack my cares in a whistle, And blow them all away. C - When the red, red, robin comes bob, bob, bobin' a long, along. There'll be no more sobbin' When he starts throbbin' his old sweet song.
Where Do You Work-a John? 1926 - w.m. Mortimer Weinberg, Charley Marks, Harry Warren N - Push-a Push-a Push' Comic Song with Many Verses
Where'd You Get Those Eyes 1926 - w.m. Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman
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