These copies of the music are provided only for Bridge Town Sound members, and can only be used as alternate copies to licensed copies bought and paid for by the chorus. This use is generally viewed as allowed under fair use provided that the are solely used for convenience in place of licensed copies and results in no revenue loss.

Unfortunately, copyright law is unclear and often ambiguous. Some useful guidelines for fair use in the electronic age — often way beyond the comprehension of the minds (?) of most legislators and lawyers, and probably many music librarians — are provided by the Music Library Association:

It follows that the benefits of the new technologies should flow to the public as well as to copyright proprietors. As more information becomes available only in electronic formats, the public's legitimate right to use copyrighted material must be protected. In order for copyright to truly serve its purpose of "promoting progress," the public's right of fair use must continue in the electronic era, and these lawful uses of copyrighted works must be allowed without individual transaction fees.

Without infringing copyright, the public has a right to expect:

  • to read, listen to, or view publicly marketed copyrighted material privately, on site or remotely;
  • to browse through publicly marketed copyrighted material;
  • to experiment with variations of copyrighted material for fair use purposes, while preserving the integrity of the original;
  • to make or have made for them a first generation copy for personal use of an article or other small part of a publicly marketed copyrighted work or a work in a library's collection for such purpose as study, scholarship, or research; and
  • to make transitory copies if ephemeral or incidental to a lawful use and if retained only temporarily.

Currently Available Music

If you find errors in any of the music, please let me know so that they can be corrected. Any comments or suggestions are also appreciated.

Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat (Music PDF) | Last updated 25 May, 2004 1:15 PM
Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat (MIDI file) | Last updated 24 May, 2004
Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat (CD Song List) | Last updated 24 May, 2004
Words and Music by Frank Loesser
Arranged by David Wright for the Chiefs of Staff
TLBB with solo parts by John Burri 2004
Old Fashioned Girl / Sweet And Lovely Medley (Music PDF) | Last updated 25 May, 2004
Arrangement by Rich Hasty for Studio One

Barbershop Information