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.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 36.
7 parts and 1 score
Wade in de water is contained in one folder consisting of 1 two page piano vocal score and 7 parts in f minor concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Wade in de water ... God's a goin' to trouble de water ...". Parts for voices - soprano 1, soprano 2, alto, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, bass. Lyrics as above. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.