New York City sheet music from 1909. "I'm Going To Do What I Please" with words by Alfred Bryan and music by Ted Snyder. Inset image of "King & Bailey," Eugene King and Leo Bailey, known as the band The Chocolate Drops. Image of coy woman wearing a large hat by Edward Henry Pfeiffer, who is known for sheet music cover art.
Five pages with the song teaser "It's The Pretty Things You Say" by Bryan and Snyder on the back page. Published by Ted Snyder Co. Music Publishers in 1909, which was located on 112 West 38th Street in New York, New York.
From the last decade of ragtime and the early days of jazz, when new songs rang out in Tin Pan Alley in New York City. Tin Pan Alley was located on West 28th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Music shops had musicians play their sheet music on pianos in the street to advertise the latest sounds - and musicians would play their own compositions in their down time to advertise as well. This was the place to listen and be listened to... The Chocolate Drops made it from New York to London in 1911.
In good condition. Puncture through the middle has been taped on page one, but with no further damage to the paper on all pages. Some small rips on the outer edge. Some darkening on the corners and edge of the pages. Paper quality is in good shape with no deterioration, however, and the music is very legible and ready to play.
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Measures 13 1/2 H x 10 1/2 W x 1/16 D, weighs 1 oz.