Fred Godfrey’s Scottish Songs

 

 

The Wedding Of Wee MacGregorFred Godfrey’s songs with a Scottish theme play off all the usual comic stereotypes, with drunkenness and the behaviour of kilts in a strong wind always good for a laugh. Music Hall audiences and early record buyers lapped it up. Nostalgia is also an important component; interestingly, however, appeals to Scottish ethnic pride are rare, unlike in many of the songs for the Irish market.

 

 

 

 

All Scotch
Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” — London: Bert Feldman, 1928.
Recording:  Sandy Rowan (Zonophone 6086, 1932)

All The Ladies Fell In Love With Sandy
Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1913.

Are Ye A’ Richt The Noo?
Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright, 1915.
Recording:  Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1534, 1915).

The Bells Of Tobermory
A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1918.

Dan, Dan, Dan, The Funny Little Heilan’ Man
Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford, 1913?
Recording: Jack Lorimer Pathé 8806, 1913?)

Give My Love To Scotland, Maggie
Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912.

Goodbye Dear Old Scotland
Fred Godfrey, 1907; introduced at The Empire, Oldham, Lancs., March 28, 1907.

I Come Frae Scotland
Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.
Recordings: Billy Williams for Columbia, Favorite, Pathé, and Edison Blue Amberol)

In The Land Where The Heather Grows
Fred Godfrey & ?, ca. 1911.
Recording:  Jack Lorimer (Edison Amberol 12240, ca. 1911)

It’s An Old Scotch Tune They’re Playing
Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

It’s Not The Kilt You’re Wearing
Fred Godfrey, 1912?
Recording: Jack Lorimer (Jumbo 851, 1912)

Maggie MacIntyre (Change Your Name To Macadoo)
Fred Godfrey, ca. 1912; later rewritten as Oh! Molly McIntyre (I’ll Be A Scotchman For You).

Mary, Queen Of Scots
Fred E. D’Albert, Fred Godfrey & Vesta Victoria — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

Mary (Though I Left You In Argyle)
Fred Godfrey & Wynn Stanley — London: Worton David, 1924.

Mrs. Sandy McIntyre
Fred Godfrey, 1910.
Recording:  Jack Lorimer (Zonophone Twin 551, 1910)

Mr. John Mackenzie, O
Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913.

My Lass Frae Glasgae Toon
Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911.

Oh! Mr. McPherson
Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912.

Oh! Molly McIntyre (Ill Be A Scotchman For You) SEE ALSO Maggie MacIntyre (Change Your Name To Macadoo)
Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.

P.C. McWheeler
Fred Godfrey, 1912?
Recording: Jack Lorimer (Jumbo 853, 1912)

Put On Your Kilt, Sandy
Fred Godfrey & Fred D’Albert, 1910?
Recording: Jack Lorimer (Jumbo 480, 1910)

The Ragtime Scotchman
Fred Godfrey, 1913?
Recording: Jack Lorimer (Jumbo 1054, 1913)

Sandy Macadoo
Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912.

Sergeant Macadoo (A Little Bit Of French And A Little Bit Of Scotch)
A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott, 1915.
Recordings: Ella Retford (Jumbo A-513, 1915?); Murray Johnson (HMV B-554, 1915); Stanley Kirkby (Jumbo ?); Stanley Kirkby as “Frank Miller” (The Winner 2862, 1915)

She Does Like A Little Bit Of Scotch
Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1912.

The Wedding Of Jeanie McKie (Come Along, You Heilan’ Lads)
Fred Godfrey, Tom Mellor & Billy Williams; some sources credit Harry Gifford instead of Mellor — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912.

The Wedding Of Wee MacGregor
Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1930.

Wee MacGregor
Fred Godfrey, 1913?
Recordings:  Jack Lorimer (Regal G-6480, 1913?; Pathé 8805, 1913; Diamond 085, 1913)

We’re All Scotch
A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1917.

You’re Sure To Find A Scotchman There
Fred Godfrey, 1913.
Recording:  Jack Lorimer (Columbia-Rena 2251, 1913)