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Last year I purchased this book from the used book table at the annual Greenbelt Labor Day Festival.

First Day of the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

I’ve rendered a few songs from that book using the open source software MuseScore but I decided to put it away for a while because of the winter holiday season and other issues that are currently going on in my life. It was during the Presidents’ Day holiday that I decided to pick it up again and choose another song that I can put through MuseScore. I chose “The Bowery,” a song from the 1890s that skewered the Bowery’s high crime rate at the time.

Since those days the Bowery—like the rest of Manhattan—has gotten gentrified, much to the consternation of longtime residents. In any case, here’s my video version of “The Bowery” as rendered by MuseScore. Enjoy!

By the way, if you want to learn more about this song, check out the Wikipedia.

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