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, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 293.
10 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Lover, come back to me is contained in two folders consisting of 1 one page conductor score in Db Major concert, 1 five page conductor score and 9 parts in F Major concert, and 1 part in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains conductor scores. Score in Db Major does not indicate instrumentation. Score in F Major indicates parts for alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, bass, guitar.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in G Major for 1 reed - tenor. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Carney; trumpet. -- (iii) Parts in F Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Carney; trumpet; piano. Part for piano appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.