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[I can't give up my rough and roguish ways]


Sung by [Marle?] Palmer.

Year of Release:

[Between 1890 and 1929]


Stream cylinder 5203:

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Brown wax cylinder.


Home recording.


Two songs. The first is entitled "I can't give up my rough and roguish ways."


The first piece, which the vocalist calls "Rastus Johnson, sung by [Marle?] Palmer," contains an unidentified vocal accompaniment. The second piece, unindentified, is sung solely by Mr. Palmer.

Collection Information:

Todd collection.

Personal Name:

Graham, George (Composer)


Popular music--To 1901.

Original Item Location:

Special Coll., Performing Arts - Cylinder 5203


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