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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 1926 or earlier. Our PD Sheet Music Reprints are exact reprints of books and sheet music published in 1926 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
1 - 3  $5 ea
4 up  $4 ea
Songs are on this PD list if we have a pre-1927 PD sheet music publication in our library AND if anyone has asked about PD status of the song in the past 20 years.
Popular Song
1918 - w.m. Geoffrey O'Hara V - Jimmy was a soldier brave and bold, Katy was a maid with hair of gold, Like an act of fate Kate was standing at the gate, Watching all the boys on dress parade. C - K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy, You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore. When the m-m-m-moon shines, Over the cow shed, I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door. PD Reprint
Kansas City Stomp
Popular Song
1923 - m. Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (1890-1941) PD Reprint
Kashmiri Love Song
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Kathleen Mavoureen
Popular Song
1840 - m. F. Nicholls Crouch, w. Mrs. Crawford V - Kathleen Mavoureen! the grey dawn is breaking, The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill C - . . thou voice of my heart? It may be for years, and it may be forever, Then why art thou silent Kathleen Mavoureen? PD Reprint
Katinka [Tobias]
Popular Song
1926 - w. Ben Russell, m. Henry Tobias N - NOT Katinka, 1915, w. Oscar Hauerbach, m. Rudolf Friml PD Reprint
Keep On The Sunny Side
Popular Song
1906 - m. Theodore F. Morse, w. Jack Drislane V - One little boy, one little girl, sat gazing at the moon. Boy's head bowed down, face wore a frown, girl whispered 'why don't we spoon' C - Keep on the sunny side and let dull care pass you by. Just figure out you're a long time dead, Don't start to worry or sigh. PD Reprint
Keep Smiling At Trouble
Popular Song
1924 - w. Al Jolson & B. G. De Sylva m. Lewis E. Gensler PD Reprint
Keep The Home Fires Burning
Popular Song
1915 - m. Ivor Novello, w. Lena Guilbert Ford C - Keep the Home-Fires Burning 'Till the Boys Come Home PD Reprint
Folk Song
1600s - English Folk Song V - The keeper did a shooting go, And under his coat he carried a bow, All for to shoot at a merry little doe, Among the leaves so green, O. C - Jackie Boy! Master! Sing ye well! Very well! Hey down, Ho down, derry, derry, down, Among the leaves so green, O! PD Reprint
Keller's American Hymn
1885 PD Reprint
Kentucky Home
Popular Song
1914 - m. Eugene Platzmann N - Fox Trot PD Reprint
Kerry Dance
1878 - J.L. Malloy V - Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing! Oh, the ring of the piper's tune! C - Oh, to think of it, Oh, to dream of it, fills my heart with tears! PD Reprint
Folk Song
m. M.W. Balfe V - By Kilarney's lakes and fells, Em'rald isles and winding bays; Mountain paths and woodland dells, Mem'ry ever fondly strays. PD Reprint
Folk Song
Irish Folk Song V - By Killarney's lakes and fells, Em'rald isles and winding bays, PD Reprint
King Porter Stomp
Popular Song
1924 - Jelly Roll Morton PD Reprint
Kiss in the Dark
Popular Song
1922 - m. Victor Herbert, w. Bud DeSylva PD Reprint
Kitten on the Keys
Popular Song
1921 - m. Zez Confrey PD Reprint
Kittie Put the Kettle On (We'll All Have Tea)
PD Reprint
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