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For your valentine: A nearly forgotten but timeless love song from the 19th Century, I'll Love You Forever and Ever sung by Steve Porter.

I'll Love You Forever and Ever
Company Columbia Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 4612
Category Baritone
Title I'll Love You Forever and Ever
Performed by Steve Porter
Circa 1898
Announcement "I'll Love You Forever and Ever, sung by Mr. Steve Porter for Columbia Phonograph Company of New York and Paris."
Steve C. Porter (photo, 'Edison Re-creations 1922')

Enjoy this old love song recently unlocked from its nearly 110 year old wax cylinder time capsule.

Although I have been unable to locate sheet music for this song, according to the Library of Congress, it appears to have been written by Roger Harding.   Harding, a tenor, would undoubtedly have been pleased with how his song was rendered by fellow recording artist, baritone, Steve Porter.

To hear I'll Love You Forever and Ever   —

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— This cylinder is from the collection of Tyrone Settlemier —


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