Wait Till I’m As Old As Father



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

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HMV-Victor 120701-A
Favorite 565-B
Columbia A1761-A
Letter dated 2 May 1912 from Fred Godfrey assigning the performing rights and a share
of the publishing royalties of Wait Till I’m As
Old As Father
(and several other songs) to
Billy Williams.



One of Billy Williams’s most popular numbers, he recorded it at least six times: 26 July 1912 for Zonophone, ca. August 1912 for Columbia, ca. August 1912 for Homophon, ca. September 1912 for Edison Blue Amberol, ca. September 1912 for Pathé, and ca. December 1912 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).