I Never Heard Father Laugh So Much Before



I Never Heard Father Laugh So Much Before
Image source:
National Library of Australia,

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, composed 1911; published London: Francis, Day & Hunter; Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1912.

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Billy Williams recorded five versions of this song: 3 January 1912 for Zonophone, ca. March 1912 for Columbia-Rena, ca. March 1912 for Pathé, ca. April 1912 for Favorite, and ca. August 1912 for Homophon. 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:
    Gramophone, 1979); and Frank Andrews and Ernie Bayly, Billy Williams’ Records: A Study in Discography (Bournemouth, UK:
    Talking Machine Review, 1982).