Common Bill, Sheet Music 04


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Common Bill, Sheet Music 04


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in pencil on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper right corner and the lower right corner were folded into the laminate. There are numerous tears of varying severity along the edges of the document. There are small holes of unknown origin throughout the document. There are stains of unknown origin throughout the document. The document was folded horizontally and vertically into twelfths; possibly for mailing. The editorial note "No. 3" is located to the left of the document title. There is an illegible editorial note to the left of the musical notations. There is a handwritten check mark following the musical notations. The documents "The Gypsy Laddie," Sheet Music 7, "Sourwood Mountain," Sheet Music 9, and "The Lexington Murder," Sheet Music 7 are located at the top of the leaf. The documents "Young Charlotte," Sheet Music 11, "The Daemon Lover," Sheet Music 11, and "The Wife of Usher's Well," Sheet Music 11 are located at the bottom of the leaf. The documents "The Gypsy Laddie," Sheet Music 8, "John Reilley," Sheet Music 10, "Dives and Lazarus (I)," Sheet Music 5, and "The Battleship Maine (II)," Sheet Music 4 are located on the reverse side of the leaf.


Ballads, English Courtship -- Songs and music Nonsense songs

Alternative Title

Silly Billy


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State Unviersity

Date Created



I. G. Greer


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Sheet music

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Common Bill, Sheet Music 04

Document Title

Common Bill

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Older Ballads, Mostly British - 195 Randolph, 119

Dimensions - Original

274 mm x 347 mm

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