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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.
Napolean's Last Charge
Instrumental, Keyboard
m. Edward Ellis N - March PD Reprint
1891, 1899 - Etherbert Nevin PD Reprint
National Emblem March
Popular Song
1906 - m. E.E. Bagley PD Reprint
Navy Hymn
1861 - m. Rev. John Bacchus Dykes, w. William Whiting V - Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave. C - Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea! PD Reprint
Neapolitan Nights
Popular Song
1925 - w. Harrt D. Kerr, m. J.S. Zamecnik PD Reprint
Nearer My God to Thee
m. Lowell Mason, w. Sarah F. Adams V - Nearer my God, to Thee. Nearer to Thee. E'en tho' it be a cross that raiseth me. Still all my song shall be C - Nearer my God to Thee, Nearer to Thee! N - Played by the band on the Titanic as the ship was sinking. PD Reprint
Nelly Bly
1850 - w.m. Stephen Colllins Foster V - Nelly Bly! Nelly Bly! bring de broom along, We'll sweep de kitchen clean, my dear, and hab a little song. C - Heigh! Nelly Ho! Nelly, listen lub to me, I'll sing for you, play for you, a dulcem melody. PD Reprint
New Kind Of Man With A New Kind Of Love
Popular Song
1924 - w.m. Sidney Clare, Leon Flatow PD Reprint
New Orleans Blues
Popular Song
1925 - m. Ferd 'Jelly Roll' Morton PD Reprint
Ninety-Nine Blues
Popular Song
1920 - w. Henry McCurdy, m. S. Gordon Saunders V - The other night I felt so lonely I had such awful blues Then I went to the phone to try and find her alone C - I've got the blues those 99 blues such awful blues I don't know what to do. But that's my fate Ev'ry time I call that place PD Reprint
No, No, Nora
Popular Song
1923 - w. Gus Kahn PD Reprint
Noah's Ark
V - Old Noah built himself an ark, There's one wide river to cross! He built it out of hickory bark . . . C - There's one wide river, And that wide river is Jordan . . . There's one wide river to cross. PD Reprint
Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen
V - Sometimes I up, sometimes I'm down; Oh, yes, Lord; Sometimes I'm almost to de groun', Oh, yes, Lord. C - Nobody knows de trouble I've seen, Nobody knows by Jesus. Nobody knows de trouble I've seen. Glory Hallelujah! PD Reprint
Nobody Knows What A Red-Headed Mama Can Do
Popular Song
1924 - w.m. Irving Mills, Al Dubin, Sammy Fain PD Reprint
Nobody's Sweetheart
Popular Song
1924 - w.m. Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Billie Meyers, Elmer Schobel P - The Vagabond Lover PD Reprint
Popular Song
1916 - m. Felix Arndt N - A Silhouette for the Piano PD Reprint
Nut Brown Maiden
1885 V - Nut brown maiden, Thou hast a bright blue eye for love . . . A bright blue eye is thine, love! The glance in it is mine, love! PD Reprint
Nutcracker Suite
Tchaikovsky PD Reprint
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