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From 1898, a classic song of the Season, Auld Lang Syne, sung by the Edison Male Quartette.

Auld Lang Syne
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 2202
Category Quartette
Title Auld Lang Syne
Performed by Edison Male Quartette
Circa 1898
Announcement "Auld Lang Syne, sung by Edison Quartette."

This ever-popular Scotch air of nostalgia, friendship, and adult beverages, is heard in this early Edison Quartette recording.

The background rumbling sound comes from a mechanical process used, probably not at Edison's Labs but at a record dealership, in duplicating this record from a master cylinder.

To hear Auld Lang Syne  

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See an 1858 quartette arrangement of Auld Lang Syne (a PDF document), courtesy of the Lester Levy Collection of Sheet Music.


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