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NIKOLINA. Scandinavian-American; Song Air and Waltz (3/4 time). This tune, by far the best known Scandinavian-American tune, was composed by comedian and singer Olle i Skratthult [1] (1886-1960), who went by the stage name of Hjalmar Peterson. He recorded the song (with orchestra) for Columbia Records (E 3494) in 1917, and it became his trademark number, selling over 100,000 copies prior to the Great Depression.

Gustav Nyberg and Olle i Skratthult/Hjalmar Peterson, 1916
Olle i Skratthult and his Luffare Kapell (Hobo Orchestra).

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Recorded sources: Columbia Records E 3494, Hjalmar Peterson (1917).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Skrtthult/Peterson's recording on [3]

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