On Her Pic-Pic-Piccolo



Piccolo manuscript
Letter dated 24 September 1912 from Fred Godfrey assigning the performing rights
and a share of the publishing royalties of
On Her Pic-Pic-Piccolo and several other songs to Billy Williams for 3 guineas each.
Manuscript of lyrics,
believed to be in
Fred Godfrey’s hand.

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, composed 1912 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.


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Zonophone Twin 1030-BRecordings

Billy Williams recorded three versions of this delightful song: 18 October 1912 for Zonophone, ca. November 1912 for Homophon, and ca. March 1913 for Edison Blue Amberol. Reissues appeared on a couple of other labels, including the Australian Rexophone.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).