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My grandfather, pictured here in the middle of France in the First World War, had a good sense of humour, a fine voice and sang in the music halls. But, so far as I’m aware, had absolutely no ambition regarding … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Words & music by William Hargreaves 1919 There’s more about the music hall and this album in Albums 6 of the menu bar.
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.
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.
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.
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.