Blame It On To Poor Old Father

 

 

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1913; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.

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Pathé20279Recordings

Billy Williams recorded four versions of this song: 25 August 1913 for Zonophone; ca. September-October 1913 for Pathé; ca. October 1913 for Edison Blue Amberol; and ca. October-November 1913 for Jumbo. Reissues appeared on several other labels.1

 

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Note

1 For comprehensive discographies of recordings by Billy Williams, see Brian Rust, British Music Hall on Record (Harrow, UK:
    Gramophone, 1979); and Frank Andrews and Ernie Bayly, Billy Williams’ Records: A Study in Discography (Bournemouth, UK:
    Talking Machine Review, 1982).