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      • [Brown wax home recording of man singing Mrs. McLaughlin's party and While I rock the baby to sleep] .

[Brown wax home recording of man singing Mrs. McLaughlin's party and While I rock the baby to sleep] .


Place of Publication:
[Place of production unknown],
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 232-02).

Performer not given.

Place of recording likely the United States.

Brown wax cylinder.


Male vocal solos. The lyrics of the first song differ considerably from the original published text and the one collected by MacEdward Leach in Atlantic Canada; the performer seems to sing "Mrs. McLacheney's Party." The second song, partially recorded over the first, ends with yodeling.

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 173.4 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Audio musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Catalog System Number:
Copyright Holder:
University of California (System). Regents

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