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    I almost don't dare to ask because I'Ve heard this tune so many times on a calliope but admit that I never cared for the name of all these wonderful tunes ... Can anyone help me out?

    click on the link to hear (or download) the recording: http://www.steamboats.org/temp/calliopetune.m4a

    Thanks so much!
    Franz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franz Neumeier View Post
    I almost don't dare to ask because I'Ve heard this tune so many times on a calliope but admit that I never cared for the name of all these wonderful tunes ... Can anyone help me out?

    click on the link to hear (or download) the recording: http://www.steamboats.org/temp/calliopetune.m4a

    Thanks so much!
    Franz
    Here Comes The Showboat-- I think that's the official title.

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    Thanks a lot - yes, now that you mention the title I'm sure you're right :-)

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    And I'd venture to say it is Travis on the BELLE...

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    If you go toe theryles.com you will find mid page this song as recorded on the Avalon about 1961 with Doc Hawley in a slicker and all at the keyboard. I have several CDs made from the original vinal master available. Enjoy!

    The image shown on the web site is how the same stretch of river looked about 1900 to 1910 that is currently shown in the river cam at Rising Sun. The casino boat sets on the mud flat on the Indiana shore above town now that about 20 feet of water has been added thanks to boith the 1920's and 1960's sets of high lift dams. Capt. Jesse would be amazed.

    Keep your steam up!

    Russ Ryle
    Last edited by Russ Ryle; 07-07-2018 at 01:22 PM. Reason: adding additional information

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