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I close my eyes [music]

Jenkins, Freddy
Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
United States
20th century
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 54.
1 part and an indefinite number of scores
I close my eyes is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page piano vocal score and 1 three page piano vocal score in c minor concert, and 1 two page piano vocal score and 1 part in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Jenkins?).
Folder A contains piano vocal scores in c minor. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I close my eyes whenever your warm lips meet mine ...". Three page piano vocal score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains piano vocal score and part in F Major concert. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I closed my eyes and suddenly realized ...". Part for unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). Folders may reflect different pieces. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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