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, brittle.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 3.
27 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Make me a pallet on your floor is contained in one folder consisting of 1 twenty three page conductor score, 1 three page conductor score, 1 five page piano vocal score, and 27 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand.
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Three page conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpets, violins, viola, cello, bass, guitar, drums, piano. Parts for 3 reeds - flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Piano vocal score and parts. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Lawd! Feel so low down and sad ...". Parts for 1 reed - bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 4 violins - A, B, C, D; viola; cello; bass; vibraphone. -- (iii) Twenty three page conductor score. Score indicates parts for bass clarinet, trumpets, 3 violins, viola, cello, vibraphone, piano. Score appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.