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"Blue-Eyed Sally" & Organ Grinder in Reno NV
By Barbara Christy

-- forwarded message, please reply to sender and MMD --

A few years ago (maybe ten) I was on a street corner in Reno, Nevada.
There was an old-fashioned cart, bright yellow, playing a music roll
or disc.  It was a song my mother used to play for us on the piano,
and I never heard it anywhere else until that day in Reno.  I didn't
know the name of the tune, so I asked the man who operated the organ.
He read the name right off the music roll or disc: "Pretty Little
Blue-Eyed Sally."

Do you know anything about this organ, or the music?  I just want
to hear it again.  I've tried for years to find out for myself but
I haven't been able to.

If you can find out for me I would be so grateful.  Or if you could
suggest where I might look.  Thank you.

Barbara Christy

 [ Found at Lester S. Levy Collection web site,
 [ "Blue-Eyed Sally", by Al. Bernard and Russel Robinson.
 [ Henry Waterson, Inc., 1571 Broadway, New York, 1924.
 [ Chorus: Pretty little blue-eyed Sally, better times are comin'
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Tue 2 Oct 2001, 07:20:22 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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