Tag: Music hall song

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…

Down The Road

Words & music by Fred Gilbert 1893 swag = money; jimmies = guineas (£1 and 1 shilling); sovereign = a gold coin worth £1; cob = short legged strongly built horse; dance = race. There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the…

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.

‘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.

I Want To Sing In Opera

Words & music by Worton David & George Arthurs 1910 There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar.

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.