Category: Music hall song

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 as to sing without a…

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 the music hall and…

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.

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 1892 Photo courtesy of…

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.

I Live In Trafalgar Square

Words & music by C S Murphy 1902 There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar. The bridge is in Chester. I prefer it to Trafalgar Square.

It’s A Great Big Shame

Words & music by Edgar Bateman & George Le Brunn 1894  There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar.