Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911.
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Billy Williams recorded four versions of this song: ca. August 1911 for
Columbia-Rena, ca. August 1911 for Homophon, ca. August 1911 for Jumbo,
and ca. September-October 1911 for Pathé. Reissues appeared on
several other labels. Billy Williamss signature in the wax master
can be seen in both the US Columbia and UK Regal reissues shown above.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).