Save A Little One For Me

 

 

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1909.

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Save A Little One For Me HMV-Victor 120211-A Starr Gennett 4706 Homophon 492 John Bull B8

 

Recordings

Billy Williams recorded at least six versions of this song, an early hit that was one of his biggest: 27 August 1908 for Homophon, 21 December 1908 for Zonophone, ca. January 1909 for Jumbo, 28 September 1909 for Favorite, ca. September 1909 for Pathé, and a 1909 recording of uncertain date for Edison Standard Cylinder. Reissues appeared on several other labels, including the mid-1920s Canadian Starr-Gennett release shown above, with incorrect composing credits.1

Fred Murray (Bell Disc 120, ca. 1910) — 10¼" disc

Fred Mayne (Columbia-Rena 1259, 1910)

Charles Denton (Clarion 370, 1910) — cylinder

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Note

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).