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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 1924 or earlier. Our PD Sheet Music Reprints are exact reprints of books and sheet music published in 1924 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
Patriotic Songs are on this PD list if we have a pre-1925 PD sheet music publication in our library AND if anyone has asked about PD status of the song in the past 20 years.
Star Spangled Banner 1814 - m. British Drinking Song, w. Francis Scott Key V - O ! Say can you see by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. C - Oh! Say does that star spangled banner yet wave, O... N - Lyrics: 9/13/1812 at Ft. McHenry PD Reprint
America 1832 - m. British National Anthem, w. Rev. Samuel Francis Smith V - My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing. N - a.k.a. My Country 'Tis of Thee PD Reprint
America the Beautiful 1913 - m. Samuel A. Ward, w. Katharine Lee Bates V - O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain. PD Reprint
American Patrol March 1885 - m. Frank W. Meacham PD Reprint
Battle Hymn of the Republic 1861 - m. John William Steffe (?), w. Julia Ward Howe V - Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; C - Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on. PD Reprint
Columbia the Gem of the Ocean 1843 - m. Thomas a Becket, w. David T. Shaw V - O Columbia, the gem of the ocean, The home of the brave and the free. C - . . . When borne by the red, white, and blue N - Also possible British origin, "Britannia, the Pride of the Ocean" PD Reprint
Comrades, I Am Dying! 1864 - w. Manahan, m. Sontag PD Reprint
Hail Columbia 1798 - m. Joseph Hopkinson, w. Philip Phile (Pfeil) V - Hail, Columbia, Happy land! Hail ye heroes! Heav'n born band! C - Firm united, let us be, Rallying round our liberty; PD Reprint
When Johnny Comes Marching Home 1863 - w.m. Louis Lambert, pseudonymn of Patrick Sarsfield Gil V - When Johnny comes marching home again, Hurrah! Hurrah! We'll give him a hearty welcome then. Hurrah! Hurrah! C - . . . And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home. N - Possibly derived from Irish Anti-War Song "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye" PD Reprint
Yankee Doodle 1775 or Ea - m. British War Song,1400s Dutch Harvest Song, w. Unknown V - Yankee Doodle went to town, A-riding on a pony; He stuck a feather in his hat, And called it macaroni. C - Yankee Doodle, keep it up, Yankee Doodle dandy. Mind the music and the step, And with the girls be handy! N - There are numerous versions of the lyrics. PD Reprint
Yankee Doodle Boy 1904 - w.m. George M. Cohan V - I'm the kid that's all the candy, I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy. I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy, I'm glad I am. So's Uncle Sam. C - I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy, A Yankee Doodle, do or die; A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam's, born on the Fourth of July. N - a.k.a. Yankee Doddle Dandy PD Reprint
Yankee Doodle-oodle m. College Tune, w. Richard D. Ware V - My name is Yankee Doodle and my home's the U.S.A. I'm getting pretty husky now and growing ev'ry day; Columbus brought me over here in fourteen ninety two, And landed me on Plymouth Rock to see what I would do. C - Oh! Yankee Doodle! Doo-dle-de-oo-dle-e-oo! Oh! Yankee Doodle! Doo-dle-de-oo-dle-e-oo-dle-e-oo-dle! N - Tune: Solomon Levi PD Reprint
You're A Grand Old Flag 1906 - w.m. George M. Cohan V - There's a feeling comes a-stealing, And it set my brain a-reeling. C - You're a grand old flag, You're a high flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave. PD Reprint

Songs of the Armed Forces

 TitleV=Verse   C=Chorus   N=Note   P=Production
w=Words   m=Music
1 - 3  $5 ea
4 up  $4 ea
Search YouTube Anchors Aweigh D: w. 1906 Capt. Alfred H. Miles, USN, m. 1906 2Lt. Charles A. Zimmermann, USMC
V: Stand Navy down the field, Sails set to the sky, We'll never change our course, So Army you steer shy-y-y-y
C: Anchors aweigh my boys, anchors aweigh.
NOTE: See US Naval Academy web site. The words were rewritten in 1926, and any lyrics written after 1922 are NOT PD.
Search YouTube Caissons Go Rolling D: w. 1908 Edmund L. Gruber, m. 1908 Edmund L. Gruber
V: Over hill over dale we have hit the dusty trail, As our caissons go rolling along.
C: For it's Hi! Hi! He! In the field artillery, Shout out your numbers loud and strong.!
NOTE: U.S. Army Official Song
Search YouTube The Marines Hymn D: w. early 1900s Unknown, m. 1859 Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
V: From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli, We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea.
C: . . . United States Marine.
T: Gendarmes' Duet from Genevieve de Brabant
NOTE: U. S. Marine Corps Official Song
Search YouTube Navy Hymn D: w. 1860 William Whiting, m. 1861 Rev. John Bacchus Dykes (1823 -1876)
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!
T: Melita
Search YouTube Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN
D: w.m. 1927 - Capt. Francis S.Van Boskerck
V: From Aztec shore to Arctic zone, To Europe and Far East.
NOTE: U.S. Coast Guard Official Song *** NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN IN USA ***
 
Search YouTube The U.S. Air Force
NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN
D: w.m. 1939 - Capt. Robert Crawford
V: Off we go into the wild blue yonder, Climbing high into the sun;
NOTE: United States Air Force Official Song *** NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN IN USA ***
 
Search YouTube Hail to the Chief D: w. 1810 Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832), m. c1810 James Sanderson (1769 - 1841)
V: Hail to the chief who in triumph advances! Honor'd and bless'd be the evergreen Pine!
NOTE: Official Song of the President of the United States, PD Lyrics from "The Lady of the Lake"
Search YouTube Reveille D: Middle Ages or Earlier
Search YouTube Taps D: 1860s or Earlier

John Philip Sousa Marches

 TitleV=Verse   C=Chorus   N=Note   P=Production
w=Words   m=Music
1 - 3  $5 ea
4 up  $4 ea
Beau Ideal March 1894 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Charlatan 1897 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Congress Hall w.m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Diplomat 1904 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Directorate w.m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
El Capitan March 1896 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Free Lance 1906 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Gladiator 1886 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty 1900 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Hands Across the Sea 1899 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
High School Cadets 1890 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Imperial Edward 1902 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Invincible Eagle 1901 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Jack Tar 1903 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
King Cotton 1895 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Liberty Bell 1893 - m. John Philip Sousa N - March PD Reprint
Manhattan Beach March 1893 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
March Past of the Corcoran Cadets 1890 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
March Past of the National Fencibles 1888 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
March Past of the Rifle Regiment 1886 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Picador March 1889 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Semper Fidelis 1888 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Stars and Stripes Forever - March 1897 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Stars and Stripes Forever - Song 1898 - w.m. John Philip Sousa V - Let martial note in triumph float, And liberty extend it might hand C - Hurrah for the flag of the free, May it wave as our standard forever PD Reprint
Thunderer 1889 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Washington Post 1889 - m. John Philip Sousa N - March PD Reprint
White Plume m. John Philip Sousa N - March PD Reprint
Yorktown's Centennial m. John Philip Sousa N - March PD Reprint
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