The Memphis blues


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The Memphis blues

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Title:
The Memphis blues a Southern rag
Creator:
Handy, W. C.
Norton, George A.
Place of Publication:
New York (145 West 45th St.)
Publisher:
Joe Morris Music Co.
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Language:
English

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Subjects / Keywords:
African American sheet music -- Popular music -- United States -- Memphis (Tenn.) -- 1911-1920 ( lcsh )

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University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
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The University of South Florida Libraries believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries.
Resource Identifier:
020718918 ( ALEPH )
08150439 ( OCLC )
A65-00033 ( USFLDC DOI )
a65.33 ( USFLDC Handle )

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2 .. v " I • ..... , .... y !'I -y t "' . . -' ,, ,, • ...... I k \ y THE MEMPHIS BLUES. GEORGE A.NORTON'S. Song Founded on W. C. Handy's World Wide "Blue" Note Melody. -' Tit ready. --l .. . .. -11111 ..... ..... .... --" -. I ,. -w ... v ---II. ..... • . . _, . --• .. -.. .. -,, ------"1Fi v• --r#r-r-w #rr --'\ •• ,,,, . l .,. --" ... -.,, -. --I... - • -....... . . -v ----......... -_, -...... --. ,_ ---11'. """ • "1 • "1 i'---'c...!. -> ---Slowly I l I I ' . . . .. -----.... -. -... -'' "' • rv " ' . ,, --y --' ...... v .. -'" _ , ...... , _ , , _ , _ , A ' J --., IA ---I -r I'f f J' br r lo P r Folks ve Just een down, down \1em-pl,iis town, That's where the peo ple smile, Oh, that mel -0 dy, sure ap -pealed to me, Just like a moun-tain stream --.. ----.... -.. ... ... _, .. .. -' --. ...,,, u -. -"' --'-' . ..;J -. . . . ------...__., '-.-/ .... .. .. ,,,,,.. ------.._ , _ ,... """ • ---smile on you all_ the while rip -pl -ing on_ it seem e d Oop;11rigkt .MOMXIII by :J'lwron 0 . .Benn International Oopyr1:gkt " Joe Morris Music Co. 145 W. 45tp. Street , . -• "" ---• "' ----'" ... 11 ... ...__-4 "11 ... ,,,,. I --" • -" -" .. -W -.. -

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" l I II l -... I .. .. "' .., .. , ;J\ l . -.... , ---, -,, t. ------Han dy called the Mem-phis Blues. Oh them B lues. _ play'd the Mem phis Blues so grand. Oh the m Blues . _ _ /":'.. ' -I ,, -II .. ... --" --.... ---. . -... ----t. -., -1-: .... ... ;jjj ' r #r r-p-1 !" I l ---I ' 0 -... _,, II , ... ---..... ----. -. -. • -I-r • • • -. '...:.I • -Ch I I/":'.. --,, II •• --.. --.. • .. --... -... .I ., " -I'"[ I'"[ -• --..,. _ -. ... " A IJJ . . . IJ ' 1 ""' .... N --' ' '' I -rJ v • • r ,, .. .., -0 N --A ,, ...,, "'' t. r , I r r r tWat , • ; p fni r. They got a fid -dler the re al-ways s licke n s hi s folks I /":'.. /":'.. I/":'.. J --,, II .. -------.. ... --[]. -. ----.... ---T --v ,,. -'11 . ' -.... --iT " ..... .. --------' .. --t. --• • -., -• .. • • .... •• ,_ ,_ -,_ ,, -.. .. . ... ... ... ... , -... .. . --. -.... I i I i ---............ sure 0 pull s ome bow, And when th e b i g Bas -s oon I'\ I J -I L I ---" ---" .. ... .... ------' ----. -T -II--T .. .. .. ... ,, , . ----. ------t. ., --• t ., -r .. • ? .. • L --• := --. .. ---I I -----, ... --v --I -i i I • --" I -" u. --.. -.. ... u; -.... -... ----v 11 ' ' ' .... .... ,., -.-I"< • " , . , , -t. :-' r lo t 1e Tfom-bones I I sec-ond s croon, --c r oon, " I -i, I II -, -... --• -.... -.... .... ... .... , ... -... . '11 ... ... . -----" , .. ---... -. ./ / t. ---. -• • / -... • I i' --• -----I > """::> ---... -... • L. ----u • ,, ---... -I -.... -.... v .... ---., i...::... v ----I • I 1"'---i ---I ----#p J l p J V moans just like--a on al 'I'lte M e m p h i s .Blues. i

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