Giving A Donkey A Strawberry
Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1913; manuscripts of music and lyrics (two drafts) and piano arrangement by Alfred Glover in author’s collection.
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Billy Williams recorded five versions of this song: 25 March 1913 for Zonophone, ca. March-April 1913 for Columbia, ca. June 1913 for Pathé, ca. October-November 1913 for Jumbo, and ca. November 1913 for Edison Blue Amberol. Reissues appeared on several other labels.1
1 For comprehensive discographies of recordings by Billy Williams, see Brian Rust, British Music Hall on Record (Harrow, UK: