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, worn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of repsonsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 188.
Someone to watch over me is contained in one folder consisting of 12 parts in Bb Major concert, and 12 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Procope, Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Baker, Francis, Scad; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Tyree; guitar. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 2 reeds - Skippy, Carney. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 3 reeds - Otto, Johhny, Jimmy; 4 trumpets - Scad, Rex, Ray, Baker; 1 trombone - Tricky; bass; guitar. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.