Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, tape, brittle.
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22 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Honest woman is contained in three of eighty three folders for "Pousse cafe" consisting of 7 three page piano vocal scores in Bb Major concert, and 1 seventeen page piano conductor score, 2 six page short scores and 21 parts in A Major concert, and 1 part in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Charlap) and unidentified hands.
Folder A contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) 1 piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Who's gonna make me an honest women ...". -- (ii) Piano conductor score and parts in A Major. Piano conductor score indicates parts for flute, 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, trumpets, trombones, violins, cellos, voice. Lyrics begin as above. Parts for 4 violins - A, B, C, D; 2 cellos - A, B; bass; 1 drums - B.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in A Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone 5; 4 trumpets - 1/2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; 2 drums - A, C. Parts for trumpet 1 and trumpet 2 are noted on the same sheet. -- (ii) Part in an unknown key for drums.
Folder C contains remaining scores. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin as above. Short scores do not indicate instrumentation. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.