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Mermod Freres Musical Box Tune Information
By Jack M. Conway

Hi Group,  I had such a great response to my request for information to
identify the maker and tune information for my Paillard music box that
I would like to ask for help again.

I have a circa 1895 Mermod Freres 10-tune music box, No. 70929, with
this tune card:

 1. The Darkies Dream - Lansing
 2. Comrades -
 3. Maggie Murphy's Home - (Braham)*
 4. Helrows (Kellows) Reel -
 5. Rock A Bye Baby - Canning
 6. Little Annie Rooney - Brun
 7. Marguerite Romance - White
 8. Faust Up To Date, Skirt Dance - Lutz
 9. Little Fisher Maiden, Waltz -Waldmann
10. Ta Ra Ra Boom Deay - Asher

* Tunes 2, 3, and 4 have no composers written on the card.  I found
Braham as composer for tune 3 on the Internet.

When searching for tune 2, "Comrades", all that comes up is 
"The Old Comrade."

When searching for tune 4, "Helrows Reel", I get no results.  When
searching for "Kellows Reel" I get a links to a reel of Kellogg's
Cereal commercials and fishing reels!

Can anyone come up with the unknown titles and composers?

Also on the card is written "7 1/2 Pouces".  Is this the width of
the cylinder in inches?

Thanks for any help.

Jack M. Conway, Los Angeles, California, USA


 [ Tune no. 4 is possibly "Kelton's Reel".  -- Robbie

(Message sent Mon 30 Nov 2015, 03:51:58 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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