Category Archives: Music hall song

The Night I Appeared As Macbeth

Words & music by William Hargreaves 1919 There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar.

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‘Arry, ‘Arry, ‘Arry

Words & music Fred? Murray, Alfred? Lee & George Le Brunn 1902 There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar.

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Granny’s Old Armchair

Eliza Cook 1838, adapted by John Read 1871 and others, including folk tradition later. There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar.

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My Old Dutch

Words & music by Albert Chevalier & Charles Ingle 1892 Dutch is dated Cockney rhyming slang for wife. (Duchess of Fife) Albums 6 above has more about this song and the music halls.

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The Rest Of The Day’s Your Own

Words & music by Worton David & J P Long 1915 There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar.

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Strolling Through The Park

Words & music Ed Haley 1884 If ever you have to record a whistling song it is better to do so before having a front tooth removed. I’m only glad no one was watching me struggle to keep my mouth airtight so … Continue reading

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The Spaniard That Blighted My Life

Words & music by Billy Merson 1911 Since we are short of Spanish bulls in Britain, and bullfighters are more or less absent, the first photo is of Highland cattle, the second an English Longhorn. Both are passive, the Highland being particularly friendly. There’s more about … Continue reading

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When Father Papered The Parlour

Words & music by R P Weston & Fred Barnes 1909 (Stuck up = snooty, getting above themselves, putting on airs) There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar.

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Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road

Glossary: wotcha – hullo; knocked ’em – surprised them; toff – well to do; topper – hat; popped orff – died; ain’t a sell – not a lie; shay – very small two wheeled carriage;           moke – donkey; straight – truly; low – common, below our station. Words & music by Albert Chevalier & Charles Ingle … Continue reading

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The Future Mrs ‘Awkins

Words & music by Albert Chevalier 1892 There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar.

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