Alexandria Digital Research Library

[Black wax home recording of a group of men singing drinking songs, August 15, 1915].


Place of Publication:
[Place of production unknown],
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 361-01, Originally acquired: Bill Kocher, 2012).

Black wax cylinder.

Announcement at beginning: "Song, As You Like It, by the As You Like It Cast, [...], August twelfth, nineteen fifteen, As You Like It Record."

Place of recording likely the United States.

Performers not given.


Group of men sings comic drinking songs and cheers: "Oh, I had a little hen / and she had a wooden leg / and every morn / she laid a little egg. She's the finest little hen / that we had on the farm / and another little drink / won't do us any harm. When I am dead / don't you bury me at all / just pickle my bones / in alcohol," etc.

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 160.4 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Audio musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Catalog System Number:
Copyright Holder:
University of California (System). Regents

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