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"Put Another Nickel In"
By Damon Atchison

Does anyone know the history of that song about a nickelodeon.  The
lyrics said, "Put another nickel in, in the nickelodeon."  The song
had parts of just piano playing, which sounded much like a coin piano
playing 20's music.  I believe it was made in the 1950's.

Damon Atchison

 [ The hit record, "Put Another Nickel In", was sung by Theresa Brewer,
 [ a British lass, I believe.  The piano had thumb-tacks in the hammers,
 [ or they were lacquered, and the "tipsy wire box" tuning was applied.
 [ Sad, but that's the _image_ of the nickelodeon sound!  -- Robbie

(Message sent Sat 6 Dec 1997, 23:51:39 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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