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A prairie life for me
TitleA prairie life for me
PerformerMerson, Billy
SubjectHumorous songs
Popular music
Recording ContentSpoken word
Time Period1911-1920
LabelEdison Blue Amberol
Issue Number23206
Date Original1914
Spoken IntroductionLadies and gentlemen, tonight I'm going to present a little western life episode entitled, "A Life on the Prairie for Me." In this song, I usually have the assistance of a real horse, but, unfortunately while I was coming to the theatre tonight, I had the horse tied behind me car, and when I got here I found I'd lost him. The manager, however, has kindly lent me a horse's skin and all I want now is a gentleman to fill it for me, if anyone will volunteer to play the part for me? "I don't mind having a try, Gov'nor." "Oh, will you play the horse for me?" "With pleasure!" "Very kind of you; you won't take my goat, then, will you? I say, have you played an animal part before son?" "I once played the part of a monkey." "Naturally. If you'll just come around the side of the stage door, Mr. Darwin, and put on the horse's skin... there now face the first persons' chorus - thank you, sir"... music plays.
Series NoteForeign Amberol record release: British series
Cylinder ConditionGood
Format Original1 cylinder (ca. 4 min.) : 160 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Technical SpecificationsSpeed 160 rpm ; Sampling 44.1 KHz/24 bit ; Equalization- Flat ; Softtware : ProTools LE, Cedar Tools for PC, Declick, Descratch, Dehiss, ; Hardware : Archeophone, Stanton 500 cartridge, Elberg MD12, MK2 pre-amp Benchmark ADC-1 converter.
Date Digital2011
SourceBelfer Audio Archive, Syracuse University
RightsIntellectual Property Statement :
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Summon Content TypeMusic Recording
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