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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.

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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.
Cagaran Gaolach
Traditional
PD Reprint
Caisson Song
College
PD Reprint
Cake Walk Queen
Popular Song
1910 - m. John Stromberg, w. Harry B. Smith V - Dar's a meetin' of all de high society To decide what dancers has most variety, And a prize dey offer with all propriety C - No use! for we have de cake walk Queen. PD Reprint
Calendar Song
Children
V - Sixty seconds make a minute, Something sure you can learn in it; Sixty minutes make an hour PD Reprint
California And You
Popular Song
1914 - m. Harry Puck, w. Edgar Leslie PD Reprint
Calinda
Traditional
PD Reprint
Call Me Back, Pal O' Mine
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Call Me Pet Names
Traditional
Osgood PD Reprint
Calla Lilly Rag
Traditional
Logan Thane PD Reprint
Calling To Her Boy Just Once Again
Popular Song
1900 - w.m. Paul Dresser PD Reprint
Calm Be Thy Slumbers
Traditional
Bishop PD Reprint
Came Raise the Song
College
N - Wesleyan University PD Reprint
Camp Meetin' Time
Popular Song
1906 - m. Egbert Van Alstyle, w. Harry H. Williams PD Reprint
Camp Meeting Band
Popular Song
1913 - m. Lewis F. Muir, w. L. Wolfe Gilbert PD Reprint
Campus Song
College
PD Reprint
Can Can Galop from La Grade Duchesse
Classical
1867 - m. Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) N - This is a nice alternate Offenbach Can Can, but is NOT the very famous Offenbach Can Can Galop from Orphee Aux Enfers. PD Reprint
Can I Go, Dearest Mother?
Traditional
1862 - Bernard Covert V - I am writing to you mother, knowing well what you may say, When you read with tearful fondness what I write to you today. C - Can I go my hearest mother? tell me, mother, can I go? N - Civil War PD Reprint
Can't You Live Humble
Spiritual
V - Lightning flashes, Thunders roll, Make me think of my poor soul. C - Can't you live humble? Praise King Jesus. PD Reprint
Candy
Traditional
PD Reprint
Candy Jag
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Canoeing Song
College
PD Reprint
Cape Ann
Traditional
1840's PD Reprint
Cape Cod Girls
Traditional
1830 PD Reprint
Capital Ship
College
PD Reprint
Caprice Bohemia
Popular Song
1897 - m. F. Boyd Wells PD Reprint
Captain Morgan's March
Traditional
1830 PD Reprint
Captain of the Boodle Gang
Traditional
PD Reprint
Careless LoveSee Loveless Love
Carissima
Popular Song
1904 - w.m. Arthur Penn PD Reprint
Carleton Spelling Song
College
N - Carleton College PD Reprint
Carlotta Grisi's Polka
Traditional
PD Reprint
Carmen Etonense
Traditional
1885 - J.M. Barnby PD Reprint
Carnival of Venice Bellak
Traditional
1854 - Bellak PD Reprint
Carol Children Carol
Children
Old English V - Carol, children, carol, carol joyfully. Carol the good tidings, O carol merrily. PD Reprint
Carolina
College
PD Reprint
Carolina Fox Trot
Traditional
1914 - m. Will H. Vodery PD Reprint
Carolina Sunshine
Popular Song
1919 - m. Walter Hirsch, w. Edwin R. Schmidt PD Reprint
Caroline
Traditional
PD Reprint
Carpenter
Children
V - Hey hammer, Ho hammer, hear the steady blow. 'Tis the jolly carpenter, Who's pounding down below. PD Reprint
Carrier Dove
Traditional
Johnson PD Reprint
Carus Breeze
Traditional
PD Reprint
Carve dat Possum
College
PD Reprint
Casey Would Waltz with the Strawberry BlondeSee The Band Played On
Castanets are Sounding
Traditional
1885 V - Caome, O come! Castanets are gaily sounding; Light feet to their notes are bounding C - Bear such thrilling notes of pleasure; Hearts and eyes are filled with glee, and gayest of the gay we'll be. N - Spanish La Cachuca PD Reprint
Castle of Towan
Traditional
PD Reprint
Celebratin' Day In Tennessee
Popular Song
m. Jack Glogau, w. Lew Brown PD Reprint
Centipede and the Frog
College
PD Reprint
Central, Give Me Back My Dime
Popular Song
1905 - w.m. Joe Howard PD Reprint
Century Girl
Traditional
PD Reprint
Champlain
College
N - University of Vermont PD Reprint
Chant
College
PD Reprint
Chant of the Short Ags
College
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Chapel
College
PD Reprint
Charley Over the Water
Children
V - Over the water and over the lea, And over the water to Charley; PD Reprint
Charlie Is My Darling
Traditional
1824 PD Reprint
Charlie Over the Water (Can't Catch Me)
Traditional
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Checkerboard
Traditional
PD Reprint
Cheer for the Purple
College
N - Northwestern University PD Reprint
Cheer We Love
College
PD Reprint
Cheerful 'Arn (Fox Jumped)
Traditional
Traditional PD Reprint
Chelmsford Assembl
Traditional
1750 PD Reprint
Cherries Are Ripe
Children
V - Cherries are ripe. Babies are too young to choose; PD Reprint
Cherries Ripe
Children
V - Cherries ripe, cherries ripe, who will buy my cherries ripe? Berries red . . PD Reprint
Cherry in the Glass
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Chesapeake and the Shannon
Traditional
Traditional PD Reprint
Chestnut
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
Cheyenne
Popular Song
1906 - m. Egbert Van Alstyne, w. Harry H. Williams PD Reprint
Chicken Chowder
Traditional
Irene Giblin PD Reprint
Chicken Rag
Popular Song
1911 - w.m. James Brockman V - A thousand miles south upon a great big farm, A thousand young chicks down in a great big barn C - Chick, chick, chick, chick, Come do the chicken rag, Chick, chick, chick, chick, Don't let your footlets drag PD Reprint
Child and the Star
Children
V - Little star that shines so bright, Come and peep at me tonight PD Reprint
Child Love
Popular Song
1911 - m. Joe Cooper, w. Dave Oppenheim PD Reprint
Child This Day
Traditional
1833 PD Reprint
Child's Dreamland
Children
V - When the moon is beaming, I'er the waters gleaming, Little ones are dreaming, PD Reprint
Child's Hymn
Children
V - Let children that would fear the Lord, Hear what their teacher say; With rev'rence hear their parent's words, And with delight obey. PD Reprint
Childgrove
Traditional
1701 PD Reprint
Children Do Linger
Traditional
PD Reprint
Children of the Battle Field
Traditional
1864 - Clark PD Reprint
Children's Angel
Children
V - In ev'ry land an angel, Goes watching ev'ry where. No one of us may see him and yet we know he's there PD Reprint
Children's Hosanna
Children
George J. Webb V - And when his salvation bringing, To Zion on Jesus came PD Reprint
Children's Temperance Hymn
Traditional
PD Reprint
Chimes
Traditional
PD Reprint
Chimes of Trinity
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Chinese Baby-Song
Traditional
PD Reprint
Chinese Lullaby ~ Bowers
Popular Song
1919 - w.m. Robert Hood Bowers V - Sing song, sing song, so Hop Toy Allee same like China boy C - A ripple I seem on life's mystic stream PD Reprint
Chinese Lullaby ~ Children
Children
V - Snail, snail, come out and be fed, Put out your horns and then your head PD Reprint
Ching-a-ling
College
PD Reprint
Chris and the Wonderful Lamp
Patriotic
1900 - m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Christchurch Bells
Traditional
1686 PD Reprint
Christians Hold Up Your Heads
Spiritual
V - Christians hold up your heads C - Got religion all round the world, O PD Reprint
Christians' Hymn Of The Crucifixion
Spiritual
V - O repent, sinner, Hammering! What de hammer say? Hammering! C - Hammering! PD Reprint
Christmas Carol
Children
Alfred S. Gaty V - Kind Christmas comes but once a year, Ring merrily, bells, ding dong! And with it brings right hearty cheer, Ring merrily bells, ding dong! PD Reprint
Christmas Chimes
Children
Brinley Richards V - What bells are those, so soft and clear, That fall melodious on my ear? PD Reprint
Christmas Is Coming
Traditional
PD Reprint
Christmas Pastorale
Popular Song
1921 - m. Pachelbel PD Reprint
Christmas Song
Children
V - Ev'ry yeat there comes to us the dear Christchild, Once to earth again With way so meek and mild. PD Reprint
Christmas Voices
Children
V - Voices of the belfry height, pealing forth your merry chimes, Sound upon the winter nights, Melodies of Christmas time. PD Reprint
Church Of God
Spiritual
V - Oh, look up yander what I see C - De church of God. . . . . . dat sounds so sweet PD Reprint
Cielito Lindo - Beautiful Heaven
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Cinderella Waltz
Traditional
N - Index shows title as Cinderella Waltz, but music page has title Swiss Waltz PD Reprint
Circassian Circle
Traditional
Traditional Scots PD Reprint
City Troop
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Clarindy
Traditional
1898 PD Reprint
Clear the Way of U.S.C.
College
N - University of Southern California PD Reprint
ClementineSee Oh My Darling Clementine
Cliff on the Volga
Traditional
PD Reprint
Climate
Traditional
V - We sing of the Polar bear fearless and bold, He never feels hot and he never feels cold PD Reprint
Climbers Rag
Traditional
PD Reprint
Clime Beneath Whose Genial Sun
Traditional
PD Reprint
Close To My Heart
Popular Song
1915 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Andrew Sterling PD Reprint
Clouds Have Risen Over the City
Traditional
PD Reprint
Clover Club
Traditional
1918 - Felix Arndt PD Reprint
Clover Leaf
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Clovertime
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Co-ca-che-lunk
Traditional
PD Reprint
Co-Ed That Vanquishes Me
College
PD Reprint
Co-Ed's Chant
College
PD Reprint
Co-Education
College
PD Reprint
Coax Me
Popular Song
1904 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Andrew Sterling PD Reprint
Cock Robin
College
PD Reprint
Cock Robin and Jenny Wren
Children
V - Twas in a merry time, When Jenny Wren was young, So neatly as she danc'd, And so sweetly as she sung. PD Reprint
Coffin To Bind Me Down
Spiritual
V - De coffin, de coffin, to bind me down, A folding sheet upon my lips . . A silver spade to dig my grave . . . C - De coffin, de coffin, to bind me down PD Reprint
Cold Frost Came A Mendelssohn
Traditional
PD Reprint
Cold Icy HandSee Death's Going to Lay His Hand on Me
Colleen O'Mine
Popular Song
PD Reprint
College Bell
College
PD Reprint
College Days
College
PD Reprint
College Days of OId
College
PD Reprint
College Hornpipe
Traditional
PD Reprint
College Life
Popular Song
1905 - m. Henry Frantzen, w. Porter Emerson Brown PD Reprint
College Medley
College
PD Reprint
College on the Hill
College
N - St. Olaf College PD Reprint
College Proverb
College
PD Reprint
College Pump
College
PD Reprint
College Ties Can Ne'er Be Broken
College
N - Moravian College PD Reprint
Collegium
College
N - Hope College PD Reprint
Collier's Daughter
Traditional
1728 PD Reprint
Colonial Glide
Traditional
Paul Pratt PD Reprint
Colonial Guards
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Colorado College Song
College
N - Colorado College PD Reprint
Come All You Worthy Christian Men
Traditional
PD Reprint
Come Along
Spiritual
V - I was but young when I begun, And now my race is nearly run. C - Come along, come along, I am sorry for to leave you, On the road to heaven come, friends, will you go? PD Reprint
Come Along, Moses
Traditional
PD Reprint
Come and Join Us
Traditional
1899 PD Reprint
Come Back Sweet May
Children
V - Come back sweet May, And bid the flowers bloom. The birds sing on the spray PD Reprint
Come Back, Ma Honey Boy, To Me
Popular Song
1900 - m. John Stromberg, w. Edgar Smith PD Reprint
Come Come Soldiers Come
Traditional
1849 PD Reprint
Come Down
Spiritual
V - Jesus Christ, He died for me. Way down in Egypt land. Jesus Christ, He set me free, Way down in Egypt land. C - Come down....Come, my Lord! . . . Way down in Eqypt land. PD Reprint
Come Down, Sinner
Spiritual
V - Some seek de Lord, but doan seek Him right . . . Lil' at de day an' none at night; C - Come down, come down, come down, sinner, yo' none too late PD Reprint
Come Fairies Trip It Parry
Traditional
1890 PD Reprint
Come Fill Your Glasses up
College
PD Reprint
Come Go With Me
Traditional
PD Reprint
Come Here, Lord!
Spiritual
V - O, little did I think He was so night, Sinners crying, 'Come Here, Lord!' C - Come here Lord. Come here Lord. Sinners crying, 'Come Here, Lord!' PD Reprint
Come Home Dewey We Wont Do a Thing to You
Traditional
1899 PD Reprint
Come Home Father
Traditional
Henry Clay Work PD Reprint
Come Let Us Sing
College
N - Campbell University PD Reprint
Come May Thou Lovely Mozart
Traditional
Mozart PD Reprint
Come Neighbors, the Moon Is Up (Frog Pond)
Traditional
PD Reprint
Come O Come with Me
Traditional
PD Reprint
Come On PaPa
Popular Song
1918 - w.m. Edgar Leslie, Harry Ruby PD Reprint
Come Over On My Veranda
Popular Song
1905 - m. Lester Keith, w. John Kemble PD Reprint
Come Rally Tonight
College
PD Reprint
Come Seniors Come
College
PD Reprint
Come to the Battle
Traditional
PD Reprint
Come Unto these Yellow Sands Shakespeare
Traditional
1600's - Shakespeare PD Reprint
Come with Thy Lute
Traditional
w.m. German Folksong V - Come, with they lute, to the fountain, Sing me a song of the mountain; Sing of the happy and free, PD Reprint
Come Ye Back to Old Grinnell
College
N - Iowa College PD Reprint
Come, All Ye Young Men, in Your Evil Ways
Traditional
PD Reprint
Comfort in Heaven
Spiritual
V - Jerusalem, my happy home, Name ever dear to me, O glory hallelujah! C - There's a comfort in heaven, And I feel it in my soul, O glory hallelujah! PD Reprint
Comic: Rig-A-Jig, Noah's Ark Three Crows
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Comical Fellow
Traditional
1776 PD Reprint
Commencement Hymn
College
PD Reprint
Commencement Ode
College
N - Fair Harvard PD Reprint
Commonwealth of Toil
Traditional
PD Reprint
Comrades
Children
1887 - Felix McGlennon V - Comrades, comrades, ever since we were boys, Sharing each other's sorrows PD Reprint
Comrades I Am Dying
Traditional
1864 - w. Manahan, m. Sontag PD Reprint
Coney Island Coon
Popular Song
1902 - w.m. William C. Welp PD Reprint
Confess
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
Confess His Tune
Traditional
1650 PD Reprint
Congo Love Song
Popular Song
1903 - m. J. Rosamond Johnson, w. Bob Cole, J.W. Johnson P - Nancy Brown - 1903, PD Reprint
Congress Hall
Patriotic
w.m. John Philip Sousa PD Reprint
Conscript's Departure
Traditional
PD Reprint
Consolation
Popular Song
1908 - m. Theodore F. Morse, w. Edward Madden PD Reprint
Constantinople
College
PD Reprint
Constantly
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Continued in Our Next
College
PD Reprint
Contrack, De
Traditional
1860 PD Reprint
Convention
Traditional
1794 PD Reprint
Coon Band Contest
Popular Song
1900 - m. Arthur Pryor PD Reprint
Coon Hollow Capers
Traditional
PD Reprint
Coon Serenade
Traditional
PD Reprint
Coon Up A Tree
Popular Song
1900 - A Scull PD Reprint
Coon! Coon! Coon!
Popular Song
1900 - w.m. Leo Friedman, Gene Jefferson PD Reprint
Cooper's Song
Traditional
Von Suppe PD Reprint
Cornell
College
N - Cornell University PD Reprint
Coronation
Traditional
1793 - Holden, Perronet PD Reprint
Corps
College
N - Male Voices PD Reprint
Cottage Well Thatch'd with Straw
Traditional
Traditional PD Reprint
Cotton Patch
Traditional
PD Reprint
Cotty House
Traditional
1721 PD Reprint
Could You Be True To Eyes Of Blue
Popular Song
1902 - m. G. Edwards, w. Will D. Cobb P - Chinese Honeymoon - 1902, PD Reprint
Country Dance
Traditional
PD Reprint
Courage Brother
Traditional
PD Reprint
Cow
Children
V - Thank you pretty cow, that made the pleasant milk to soak my bread PD Reprint
Cow with a Brindle Tail
College
PD Reprint
Crabfish
Traditional
PD Reprint
Cradle Hymn
Children
J. J. Rousseau V - Hush, my babe, lie still and slumber, Holy angels guard thy bed. PD Reprint
Cradle Rock
Traditional
1916 - Abe Frankl, Phil Kornheiser PD Reprint
Cradle Song
Traditional
Weber PD Reprint
Cradle's Empty, Baby's Gone
Traditional
1880 PD Reprint
Crambambuli
College
PD Reprint
Crew Song
College
N - Wellesley College PD Reprint
Crimson Triumph
College
PD Reprint
Crocodile Isle
Popular Song
1906 - m. Theodore F. Morse, w. Jack Drislane V - Far off in Egypt's lands, Down by the silv'ry Nile, On its sunbeaten sands, There lived a crocodile. C - Don't go away and leave me. Why don't you stay and spoon! If you should go 'twould grieve me, Stay 'neath the silv'ry moon. PD Reprint
Crooning
Popular Song
1921 - m. William F. Caesar, w. Al Dubin, Herbert Weise PD Reprint
Crosby Square
Traditional
1701 PD Reprint
Cross Ober Jordan
Traditional
1863 PD Reprint
Crow Song
College
PD Reprint
Crown of Love
Popular Song
PD Reprint
Crownd Him Lord of All
Spiritual
V - Am I a soldier of the cross, A follower of the Lamb? And shall I fear to own his cause, Or blush to speak His name? C - We will crownd Him Lord of All PD Reprint
Cruel Papa!
Traditional
Will Marion Cook PD Reprint
Crystal Spring
Traditional
PD Reprint
Cubanola Glide
Popular Song
1909 - m. Harry Von Tilzer, w. Alfred Bryan PD Reprint
Cuckoo
Traditional
McFarren PD Reprint
Cuckoo Yodel
College
PD Reprint
Cuckoo!
Children
V - Cuckoo ! Cuckoo! Pretty bird say; Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Prithee, so gay? PD Reprint
Cupid's Garden
Popular Song
1901 - m. Max C. Eugene PD Reprint
Curly Locks
Children
V - Curly locks ! Wilt thou be mine? Thou shalt not wash dishes nor yet feed the swine; PD Reprint
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