Piece is a part of Blake and Miller's larger work "Brown skin models." 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.
3 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Ole man river lonely now is contained in one folder consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score, 1 three page conductor score and 1 part in F Major concert, and 2 lyric sheets -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Blake, Whaley?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "The levy is obsolete, gone are those dancing feet ...". Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Conductor score includes lyrics as above. Part for 1 voice - baritone. Lyrics as above. 1 lyric sheet begins as above. 1 lyric sheet begins "If you think she's dumb, yes she's dumb like Solomon ...". Sheet may be unrelated to this piece. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.