#1088 - Blue Eyes

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The entry for this cob in this Cobography previously identified the composer of the piece on the cob as “Gerald M. Lane, 1896” “by title only”, that is, solely on the basis of information that someone by that name wrote a piece titled “Blue Eyes” in that year. There is sheet music, however, in the University of Maine Sheet Music Collection for an 1897 song with the title “Blue Eyes” with a tune that corresponds to the tune on this cob that gives the name of the lyricist as Edward Hoopes and the name of the composer as Robert T. Townsend. For further information, see the notes on this cob in “Dutton's Roller Organ Cob Handbook” elsewhere on this website. (Corrected by R.D., 2/26/21)

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