I Don’t Care
Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, composed 1911 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912; copyright renewed by Godfrey, 1939 [Library of Congress]; manuscript of music and lyrics in the Norris Collection.
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Billy Williams recorded at least seven versions of this popular number: ca. August 1911 for Columbia-Rena, ca. August 1911 for Homophon, ca. August 1911 for Jumbo, 9 September 1911 for Zonophone, ca. September 1911 for Edison Amberol, ca. September-October 1911 for Pathé, ca. December 1911 for Beka Grand. Reissues appeared on several other labels.1
Jumbo Military Band, in “Jumbo Band Medley 2” (Jumbo 617, 1912)
1 For comprehensive discographies of recordings by Billy Williams, see Brian Rust, British Music Hall on Record (Harrow, UK: