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From 1906, the traditional Scottish folk song The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond sung by Marie Narelle.

Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9325
Category Soprano
Title Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
Performed by Marie Narelle
Circa August 1906
Announcement "The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond, sung by Miss Marie Narelle.  Edison record."

Although Marie Narelle recorded only about a dozen 2-minute wax cylinders for Edison, they were very big sellers – especially her renditions of traditional Scottish and Irish folk songs.

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    No. 9325, "Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond," by Marie Narelle, is a delightful Record of this well-known and ever popular Scotch Melody.   Sung with orchestra accompaniment.   The song is a great favorite of Miss Narelle's and one she takes unusual interest and delight in singing.   Her specially fine rendition of the ballad abundantly bears out this statement.
— June 1906 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the August records]

To learn more, read the Wikipedia article on the ballad of Loch Lomond.


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