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55th annual - AMICA CONVENTION
BLACK HILLS - South Dakota
June 3 - 8, 2018

          Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes 1881 - 1920
       A History,
          Catalog Raisonné,
                and Appreciation.
                    By Q. David Bowers
       An AMICA-International Publication

"Crinoline Days" Lyrics
[Read more about the 1848-1870 Crinoline Period]
Crinoline was originally a stiff fabric with a weft of horse-hair and a warp of cotton or linen thread. The fabric first appeared around 1830, but by 1850 the word had come to mean a stiffened petticoat or rigid skirt-shaped structure of steel designed to support the skirts of a woman’s dress into the required shape.

Back to the olden days that were golden
     Memory often strays;
          Before anyone could gaze,
     At Molly and May's little ankle-displays!

Time with its changes often arranges
     Styles that become the craze;
But I am yearning - to be returning
    Back to those crinoline days ...


In, those dear - old Crinoline days;
   Old fashioned people with their old fashioned ways

When, the girl a fellow courted
   Was, the girl, he married and supported

Back, in eighteen seventy-four
   Rosy complexions weren't bought in a store

Grandma and, granddaddy longingly gaze
   Back to those Crinoline days


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