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Seek "Bonnie Eloise (Belle of the Mohawk Vale)"
By Jonathan White

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,

Jonathan White
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
 [ http://www.dailygazette.com/photos/galleries/2009/nov/30/1129_monthallpix/ 
 [ The song title appears in a list at the Roller Organ web site, see
 [ http://cobs.rollerorgans.com/cobs/all/home  -- Robbie


(Message sent Mon 18 Jan 2010, 05:00:24 GMT, from time zone GMT+1300.)

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