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Frank Desprez’s “Lasca” read by Harry E. Humphrey (1920)



Edison recording of Harry E. Humphrey reading the English writer Frank Desprez’s most famous poem “Lasca”. This ballad-like piece, first published in a London magazine in 1882, tells the story of a Mexican girl and her cowboy sweetheart caught in a cattle stampede “in Texas down by the Rio Grande”.

Housed at: Internet Archive | From: Library of Congress
Underlying Work: PD 70 Years | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights
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