They Can All Do As They Like With Me



Regal G6021-B
Scala 643-A
Manuscript, believed to be in
Fred Godfrey’s hand.

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1914; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection

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Among the last sides Billy Williams ever recorded were two versions of this song: 1 May 1914 for Zonophone, and early June 1914 for Favorite. 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).