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  • Audio Recording

    My mother's rosary

    Copyright: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1915/Mills Music Inc. Coupling date: 3/27/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. With (reverse side): There's a long long trail / George Ballard and chorus.

    • Contributor: Meyer, George W. - Van Brunt, Walter - Lewis, Sam L. - Edison
    • Date: 1916
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    That tumble-down shack in Athlone

    Copyright: Waterson, Berin & Snyder, 1918. Coupling date: 10/1/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: counter-tenor and chorus with orchestra. With (reverse side): Did you mean all you told me last night? / Manuel Romain.

    • Contributor: Carlo, Monte - Sanders, Alma M. - Oakland, Will - Pascoe, Richard W. - Edison
    • Date: 1920
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    Copyright: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1917. Coupling date: 5/11/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: female voices with orchestra. With (reverse side): Can't yo' heah me callin', Caroline? / Vernon Dalhart.

    • Contributor: Hanley, James F. (james Frederick) - Homestead Trio - Macdonald, Ballard - Edison - Hanley, James F.
    • Date: 1917
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    Just a baby's prayer at twilight

    From Edison records catalog: After you have listened to this Re-Creation a few times you will probably decide it is one of the most perfectly rendered songs you ever heard. Notice, particularly, the orchestra accompaniment in the refrain. This lyric gives a new idea to the many "war-lyrics" that have been written. "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight, for a Daddy Over There." Few ...

    • Contributor: Jerome, M. K. - Homestead Trio - Lewis, Sam M. - Young, Joe - Edison
    • Date: 1918
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    Beautiful Ohio

    Copyright: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1918. Coupling date: 4/3/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: mixed voices with orchestra. Robert A. King wrote the music under the pseudonym of "Mary Earl" because of a "for hire" contract he had with his publisher. With (reverse side): Alabama lullaby / Gladys Rice, Marion Evelyn Cox.

    • Contributor: King, Robert A. - Macdonald, Ballard - Metropolitan Quartet - Edison
    • Date: 1919
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    Love, here is my heart

    Copyright: Leo Feist Inc., 1915, 1943, 1952. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. Also known as "Chere, a toi mon coeur" or "Mon coeur est pour toi," with French words by Louis Delamarre. With (reverse side): Auld lang syne / Old Home Singers.

    • Contributor: Silésu, Lao - Miller, Reed - Ross, Adrian - Edison
    • Date: 1921