Bawdy and scurrilous comedy routines and recitations.
Program, historical, and biographical notes, with discographical information and bibliographical references, and transcripts of the performances, all in English by Patrick Feaster and David Giovannoni (58 p. : some col. ill., ports.) inserted in container.
Recordings from the collections of Edison National Historic Site, National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior (tracks 1-14); and Bruce R. Young, Hanson, Massachusetts (tracks 15-43).
Learning a city gal how to milk ; The tapeworm story (believed to be by Cal Stewart)
Gimlet's soliloquy ; The rascal detector ; The whores' union ; Boarding the Folsom ; A few conundrums (by an unknown performer, possibly Russell Hunting)
Out of order ; Did he charge too much ; Reilly as a policeman ; Sim Hadley on a racket (believed to be by Russell Hunting)
Sim Hadley on a racket ; Michael Casey exhibiting his panorama ; Dennis Reilly at Maggie Murphy's home after nine o'clock (believed to be by James White)
Stroll on Capitol Hill ; A hard head ; The virtues of raw oysters ; Jokes, riddles, verses, a limerick, and a toast ; More verses and jokes ; The lady's friend ; A song ; The Irishman's prayer ; A joke ; Verses and songs ; Poem: "I sit here thinking, Will, of you" (by an unknown performer, probably home recordings).