I am wondering if any of your readers can advise me if the song,
"Bonnie Eloise (Belle of the Mohawk Vale)", was ever originally
issued on 27-inch or 15.5-inch Regina discs, or on 18.5-inch Mira
discs? If it was, and if anyone has a copy available they wish
to part with, I would be most interested in purchasing it. Was
this same tune ever issued on an 88-note roll?
Basking in the summer heat,
Whakatane, New Zealand
[ George W. Elliott wrote a poem, later put to music by John Rogers
[ Thomas and titled "Bonnie Eloise, the Belle of the Mohawk Vale,"
[ that became one of the most popular tunes of the Civil War and
[ was often sung by both Union and Confederate troops. Ref.
[ http://www.civilwarmusichistory.com/bonnieeloise.html and
[ The song title appears in a list at the Roller Organ web site, see
[ http://cobs.rollerorgans.com/cobs/all/home -- Robbie