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JOLLY COPPERSMITH (Den Lustige Kopparslagarn). A German march by C. Peter that became popular around 1900. The tune was played by Indiana fiddler John W. Summers. Words set to the tune begin:

I am the Jolly Coppersmith, no one from care is free'r,
So long as I have cash to treat myself to beer.
I am the happiest man on earth and sing both loud and long,
While each stroke of my hammer keeps time to my jovial song.

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Recorded sources: Edison Diamond Disc (1914). Popular Records P580 (78 RPM), Combined Bands (1915).

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