Category: Music hall song

I Live In Trafalgar Square

The words & music of this rather clever song are by C S Murphy 1902. It had a brief revival in the folk clubs of the late sixties, when I learned it. I once sang in Trafalgar Square perched on the empty plinth. It was a…

Lucky Jim

Written by Charles Horwitz & Frederick Bowers in 1896, Lucky Jim was a little-known song until it was heard in the 1957 film of Kingsley Amis’s 1954 novel. Unfortunately book and film quote only the chorus. The story in the film and the book has…

Villikins & His Dinah

Down The Road

 

Get A Little Table

Lucky Jim

Written by Charles Horwitz & Frederick Bowers in 1896, Lucky Jim was a little-known song until it was heard in the 1957 film of Kingsley Amis’s 1954 novel. Unfortunately book and film quote only the chorus. Here we have the rather subtle song complete at last.

Have A Bit Of Pity On The Crooner

The music halls of the 1930’s, 40s and 50’s had increasing competition from the latest singing stars and American films portraying a more exciting world very different from tired, dreary, hard-up Britain. At a time when ‘crooners’ such as Bing Crosby were particularly in vogue Arthur Askey…