Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911; manuscript of lyrics, with title
as My Girl Fra Glasgie Toon, in author’s collection.
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Billy Williams recorded seven versions of this song: ca. August 1911 for
Columbia, 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, and
12 January 1912 for Favorite. Reissues appeared on several other
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).