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I was very surprised to hear Elton Britt died nearby and is buried at Broad Top, an area I drive by frequently. In my boyhood days, he was one of my favorite singers. I still have some of his old 78 records, which I used to play on an old hand-crank Victrola.
At the age of eighty, I decided to become a musician as my prime occupation. I enjoy performing the old songs at a jamboree every Saturday night. In preparation for my next performance I was looking for some of the lyrics to Elton's songs and ran across your website. Thank you for keeping this information available. I hope that together we can keep this music alive and not let it be forgotten.

William Frotscher
Newburg, PA