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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.
Ukelele Lady
Popular Song
1925 - w. Gus Kahn, m. Richard A. Whiting PD Reprint
Under The Anheuser Bush
Popular Song
1903 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Andrew Sterling V - Talk about the shade of the sheltering palms, Praise the bamboo tree and its wide spreading charms, There's a little bush that grows right here in town . . . C - Come, come, come and make eyes with me, Under the Anheuser Bush. Come, Come, drink some PD Reprint
Up on the Housetop
Christmas, Holiday
1867 - Possibly Benjamin Hanby V - Up on the house, no delay no pause. Clatter the steed of Santa Claus; Down thro' the chimney with loads of toys. Ho for the little ones, Christmas joys. C - O! O! O! Who wouldn't go, O! O! O! Who wouldn't go, Upon the housetop click! click! click! Down through the chimney with good St. Nick. PD Reprint
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