Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.
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Billy Williams recorded three versions of this song: 25 August 1913
for Cinch, ca. September-October 1913 for Pathé, and ca. October-November
1913 for Jumbo. 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).