Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, stained.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 10.
9 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Take me along is contained in one folder consisting of 1 nineteen page conductor score, 1 five page piano conductor score and 9 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (ME, Whaley?).
Conductor score indicates parts for 3 saxes, Mercer, 2 trumpets, trombone, drums, guitar, piano. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 3 reeds - alto, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, Mercer; trombone; bass; drums. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.