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Title:

I was a hero too

Performer(s):

Billy Murray.

Issue Number/Label:

9880: Edison Record

Year of Release:

[1908]



Audio:

Stream cylinder 7924: Download: MP3 file (2-4 MB) (Usage info)



Note:

Words by Harry Williams.

Note:

Edison Record: 9880.

Note:

Year of release and songwriting credit from "The Edison Phonograph Monthly," v.6 (1908/1909).

Note:

From the musical comedy "Nearly a Hero."

Note:

Comic song. Male vocal with orchestra accompaniment.

Personal Name:

Van Alstyne, Egbert, 1882-1951.

Personal Name:

Williams, Harry, 1879-1922.

Personal Name:

Murray, Billy.

Subject:

Popular music--1901-1910.

Original Item Location:

Special Coll., Performing Arts - Cylinder 7924

 


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