Sheet Music: My Melancholy Baby

TitleMy Melancholy Baby
ComposerErnie Burnett (1884–1959)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyE-flat major
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time2:05
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2014-04-21
Last updated2014-04-21
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Monday 21 April 2014

Tune of the Day: My Melancholy Baby

by Ernie Burnett, transcribed fro flute and piano

This popular song, published in 1912, was first sung publicly by William Frawley. Ernie Burnett, who composed the music, was wounded fighting in the First World War, and he lost his memory together with his identity dog-tags. While recuperating in hospital, a pianist entertained the patients with popular tunes including “Melancholy Baby”. Burnett rose from his sickbed and exclaimed: "That's my song!". He had regained his memory.

Thanks to Steve for suggesting this piece!