1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
26 copy scores, 32 cm
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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.
27 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Merry ha-ha is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published two page piano vocal score and 1 lead sheet in Eb Major concert, 2 four page short scores and 12 parts in Bb Major concert, and 14 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Ev'ry body had his little joke and I always was the butt ...". 1 four page short score indicates parts for clarinet, Jim, Sears, baritone, Rex, Scad, Tricky. 1 four page short score indicates parts for clarinet, 3 trumpets, Wilbur. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics as above. Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Sears, Jimmie, Carney; 4 trumpets - Rex, Taft, Scad, Cat; 3 trombones - Wilbur, Brown, Jones; bass. Parts in F Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Scad, Williams, Taft; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Paris; bass (2). -- from the Duke Ellington Library.