All the Known Fred Godfrey Songs

 

Fred Godfrey’s Greatest Hits (includes sound clips)

 

Irish Songs

 

Scottish Songs

 

Services (War) Songs

 

Songs of Uncertain Authorship

Fred Godfrey claimed to have written a number of Music Hall successes for which he never received credit in the published sheet music.

 

 

More than 800 Fred Godfrey songs are known;
here are the sheet music covers and record labels of a small selection
(the complete list of known Godfrey songs continues below).

 

Any More For The Boat Train
Anywhere Will Do (US)
Arm In Arm Together
The Bells Of Tobermory
Calling Me Home
Charles (Cha-Cha-Cha Charles)
Chimney-Pots Of My Home Town
The Christening Of The Baby Doll
Dad And Mammy's Golden Wedding Jubilee
The Day He Took Me To Wembley
A Dream Of Asia
   
Written by Fred Godfrey
under the pseudonym
“Eddie Stamper”
 
Give Me Your Love For Keeps
Going Home
Hello There Flanagan
He's A Very Old Friend Of Mine
 
Image source:
National Library of Australia,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an10029894
I-A-Like-A-You
I Called You Sweetheart
Idaho
   
Written by Fred Godfrey,
H. Worton David, and
Andrew Allen collectively
under the pseudonym
“Manny Romanz”
 
I'll Saw His See-Saw Down (Australian)
I'm Going Tomorrow, Today
I'm Gonna Be Married Sunday
Image source:
National Library of Australia,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-vn5056316-s1-v
     
It's No Use
Jack, Jack, Jack, Come Along Back, Back, Back
The Last Man
Let's Sing The Cuddley Song
A Little Dutch Heaven
   
Written by Fred Godfrey
under the pseudonym
“Edward E. Elton”
 
Little Green Heaven
Mary
Mary's A Beautiful Name
My Tennessee, Is That You Calling Me
Oh, Gee
Oh How You Love
Oh Mary
Oh! You Paree
Pierrot Parade
The Poor Girl Cried
Poor Old Father
Put On Your Old Plaid Shawl (Australian) Poor Old Father Razzy Wazzy Lou
Image source:
National Library of Australia,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an9979136
Rolling Home In The Morning (Australian)
Rolling Home In The Morning
The Rose Of Alabam
Roses Red And Roses White
Image source:
National Library of Australia,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an12857359
   
She Said She Wouldn't — But She Did! Sing Something Irish To Me Sorry Stop It, John! (Australian)
Written by Fred Godfrey
under the pseudonym
“Edward E. Elton”
     
A Stranger In My Own Home Town
Tennessee Twilight
That's How Ireland Was Born
There Is Always A Silver Lining
There's A Girl In Berlin
They All Did The Goose-Step Home
Till You Come Back Again
Ting! Ting! Tra-La-La
Tonight, By The Firelight Glow
The Tripper's Lullaby
Try A Smile
The Ukulele Wedding
   
Written by Fred Godfrey
under the pseudonym
“Dan Grahame”
Watching The Boat Coming In
The Wedding Of Wee MacGregor
We've All Got To Walk Back Home
What Did You Want To Make Me Love You For
When We're Made One, We Two
Where The Mountain Meets The Sky
Wonder Where You've Been
Would I Like
You Gave Me A Rosary
Your Wonderful Eyes
You’ve Got To Show Me
 

 

 

Labels of some of the hundreds of recordings of Fred Godfrey songs

 

Are We All Here
Dance Your Troubles Away
Doh, Ray, Me, Fah, Soh, Lah, Te, Doh
Don’t Let Me Get Any Better, Nurse
Don’t Sing A Song About A Rose To Me
Down In Virginia
Fed Up And Far From Home
The Feller That Played The Pianner
I’m Taking That Baby Home
I’m The Only Bit Of Comfort That She’s Got
It’s A Far Better Thing I Do Than I Have Ever Done
In The Island Of Go-As-You-Please
John Bull’s Daughters
The Last Train Home Tonight
Mississippi
Mulligatawny
My Tennessee, Is That You Calling Me
My Young Man Is Not A Chocolate Soldier
Oh, Chanticler
Oh For The Sight Of A Girl
Oh! Mary, Look What You’ve Done For Me
Oh, The Sailors Of The King
Oh! You Have No Idea
Sheila O’Neil
Some Little Girl Named Mary
Squeeze Her, Ebenezer
Twas An Old-Fashioned Song He Was Singing
Wonder Where You’ve Been
 

 

 

Below is a list of all known Fred Godfrey songs. Please click on titles with links for
sheet music covers, record labels, and other information.

 

A.B.C.D.E.F.G.

Fred Godfrey — London; New York: M. Whitmark & Sons, 1911.


The Adventurer

Fred Godfrey, [ca. 1913] (same Godfrey?).

Recording: Robert Howe (Marathon 246, 1913; vertical cut disc)

 

Ah! Ah! Ah! There You Are Again

H. Worton David, Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright, 1915.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1505, 1915)

 

All Day Long I’m Thinking Of You, Just You

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

All Girls Are Beautiful

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 17 July 1913; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.

 

All Scotch

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” — London: Bert Feldman, 1928.

Recording: Sandy Rowan (Zonophone 6086, 1932)

 

All The Houses Were Going Round And Round

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1911.


All The Ladies Fell In Love With Sandy

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1913.

 

All The Men Are Wonderful

music by Clay Smith; words by Fred Godfrey — Sydney: J. Albert & Son, 1925.
Introduced by Lee White in the revue Let’s Go, Ambassadors Theatre, London, [1925?].

 

All The Silver From The Silvery Moon

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911.


All Through The Scent That Silly Sent To Millicent

Fred Godfrey & Ralph Butler — London: Cameo Music, [late 1920s?].

 

Americana

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Angeline Put On Your Crinoline

Terry Sullivan, Harry Carlton & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Annie The Farmer’s Daughter

Fred Godfrey, 1937; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society; usually credited to Max Miller. One of several songs Godfrey is thought to have written for Max Miller around 1937–38, but for which he is not credited.

Recording: Max Miller (HMV BD-482, 1937), reissued on LP “The Golden Age of Max Miller” (Music for Pleasure GX-2503, 1980), with credit to Miller alone.

 

Any More For The Boat Train?

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1915.
Interpolated by Effie Ray in Jack Williams’s revue When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1915).

Recordings: Hayes & Croft (Coliseum 880, 1915); Clara Beck (HMV B-619, 1915); The Two Filberts (Jumbo 36066, 1915?)

 

Any Windows To Mend?

Fred Godfrey & George D’Albert; EMI also credits Amber Austa — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

Anything To Take Me Home

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.

Recordings: Albert Whelan (Jumbo 1091, 1913); Jack Charman as “Ted Yorke” (Edison Bell Velvet Face 1390, 1914)

 

Anywhere On Louisiana Bay

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Interpolated by Beatrice Allen in the John Tiller revue The Swiss Miss (Elephant and Castle, London, 1915); interpolated by Miss Teddy Butt in Campbell and Mostel’s revue What A Beauty (1915); interpolated in the Francis Laidler production The Silver Lining (1915).

“At the Hippodrome, Newcastle-on-Tyne, last week Sophie Forrest made a hit with ‘Anywhere On Louisiana Bay’, a new rag song, by Fred Godfrey, Worton David , and Lawrence Wright. The publishers, the Lawrence Wright Music Co., anticipate a demand for this number” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 6 May 1915, p. 11). “Ethel Ra Leslie, at the Empire, Camberwell [London], last week, made a hit with ‘Anywhere On Louisiana Bay’ and ‘Back, Back To Tipperary’ both of which are from the pens of Fred Godfrey, Worton David, and Lawrence Wright,” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 5 August 1915, p. 16).

 

Anywhere Will Do

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1908; New York: Nove Music, 1909.
Interpolated by Kathleen Franklin & Herbert Cyril in Joseph Hart’s musical review Snap-Shots (New York [Broadway]; Garrick Theatre, Wilmington, Delaware [December 1909]; Orpheum Theatre, Brooklyn, New York [February 1910]).

 

From a review in a Wilmington, Delaware, newspaper, 1909:

Joseph Hart’s newest girl revue, set to music, entitled “Snap-Shots,” opens tomorrow after its successful premier on Broadway. “Snap-Shots” is a typical metropolitan vaudeville production and in it are featured Herbert Cyril and Kathleen Franklin. it is in some respects the most elaborate and ingenious of the many successes that have borne the Joseph Hart trade mark of excellence and genuineness. This act, conceived and personally constructed by Mr. Hart, is in four complete scenes….The fourth song is another one of those startling realistic and bewilderingly beautiful Joseph Hart effects that have made his name something to conjure with in the line of modern stagecraft. “Anywhere With You” [sic] is the song presented during this scene, and the scene shows the entire company out on the water in canoes and paddling seemingly toward the audience.

(“Great Acts at Garrick: ‘Joe’ Hart’s Ingenious New Production ‘Snap-Shots’ Coming,” The Star (Wilmington, Delaware), 5 December 1909, p. 15.)

Recording: Harry Fay (Columbia D-216, 1908; Columbia-Rena 1069, 1909)

 

Are We All Here?

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1912.

Recording: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 1012, reissued on Ariel Grand and HMV-Victor [Canada])

 

Are Ye A’ Richt The Noo?

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright, 1915.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1534, 1915)

 

Are You Happy? Yes We Are

Fred Godfrey, Elsie Waters & Doris Waters, date unknown; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Arm In Arm Together

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling — London: Bert Feldman, 1931.


Arrah! Go On, Now, Miss Emerald Isle

A.J. Mills & Fred Godfrey; British Library credits Godfrey alone — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1915.

“Daisy Dormer has gone to the provinces for one week and occupies a very big share of the bill at the Palace, Nelson [Lancashire], this week. All the numbers she is singing are Star publications, [including] ‘Arrah Go On, Miss Emerald Isle’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 29 April 1915, p. 21). “At the Oxford last week Sybil Arundle was singing ‘Arrah Go On, Miss Emerald Isle’, which proved most successful. She was assisted by six little girls dressed in typical Irish costume” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 3 June 1915, p. 16).

Recordings: Harry Fay (Zonophone Twin 1508, 1915); Stanley Kirkby (Jumbo 1295, 1915); Stanley Kirkby as “Frank Miller” (The Winner 2862,1915)

 

At The Bathing Parade

Max Miller & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1938.

Interpolated by Max Miller in the film Everything Happens To Me (1938)

Recording: Max Miller (HMV BD-697, 1938), reissued on LP “The Golden Age of Max Miller” (Music for Pleasure GX-2503, 1980), reissued on 2-cassette set “The Cheeky Chappie” (EMI ECC-10, 1990), reissued on CD “Max Miller, Volume 2: The Pure Gold Of The Music Hall” (Pearl PAST CD 9736, 1991)..

 

Au Revoir, Sweet Marie!

music by Fred Godfrey; words by Leslie Leonard Cooke — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.


Auntie Nellie’s Sunday At Home

Fred Godfrey, Elsie Waters & Doris Waters, date unknown; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

The Baby’s Parade

Fred Godfrey, Harry Gifford & Alf J. Lawrance — London: Star Music, 1908.

 

Back, Back To Baby Days

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1916.

 

Back To Tipperary

Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915

“Florrie Forde’s summer songs, [including] ‘Back, Back To Tipperary,’ are now well-matured successes in the towns this lady has recently visited. At Leeds, where Miss Forde is appearing this week at the Hippodrome, the choruses are being sung and whistled” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 29 April 1915, p. 21). “Ethel Ra Leslie, at the Empire, Camberwell [London], last week, made a hit with ‘Anywhere On Louisiana Bay’ and ‘Back, Back To Tipperary’ both of which are from the pens of Fred Godfrey, Worton David, and Lawrence Wright,” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 5 August 1915, p. 16).

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone 1494, 1915)

 

The Band Was Playing An Old Scotch Tune

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright, 1915.

Recordings: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1534, 1915); Black Diamonds Band, in “Camp Concert” (Zonophone Twin 1572, 1915)

 

Be Sure He’s Irish

Fred Godfrey & George Arthurs, 1914.

Recording: Ella Retford (Jumbo 1232, 1914)

 

Because I Love You That’s All

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


Because Of You

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright, 1927; title from EMI database.

 

The Belle Of Cotton Town

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

 

The Bells Of Tobermory

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1918.


Birdie Birdie Playing Her Hurdy Gurdy

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Blame It Onto Poor Old Father

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1913.

 

Bless ’Em All

James Lally, as “Jimmy Hughes”, Frank Kerslake, as “Frank Lake” & Fred Godfrey [British Library, Performing Right Society (PRS), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)]; originally written by Fred Godfrey in 1917; EMI lists as Hughes, Godfrey, Al Stillman & Lake; PRS credits Terry Sullivan with additional lyrics; published UK sheet music credits Hughes & Lake only; new US lyrics by Al Stillman, 1941 — London: Keith Prowse Music, 1940; Sydney: W.H. Paling, 1940; Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1941; New York?: Sam Fox Publishing, 1941.

 

Blue Eyes

Music by Lawrence Wright as “Horatio Nicholls”, words by Fred Godfrey as “Godfrey Williams” — London: Lawrence Wright Music; Bert Feldman, 1915.

 

Boo-Hooray

Fred Godfrey & James Lally [as “Jimmy Hughes”?] — London: Campbell, Connelly, 1941.


Bridget Malone (Queen Of The Opera)

Fred Godfrey & John A. Glover-Kind — London: Bert Feldman, 1911.


Broncho Bill

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, [date unknown]; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.


Buffalo

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey; EMI data base credits Godfrey, Daisy Dormer & Castling — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

Call Me Early In The Morning

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912.


Call Round On Sunday

Fred Godfrey, 1911; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 3 February 1911.

 

Calling Me Home

Fred Godfrey & T. Turner Spencer — London: Bert Feldman, 1922.


Can’t You Spare One Little Feather? (Mister Ostrich)

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

Certainly Not Mr. Parkington Pott

Clarkson Rose & Fred Godfrey, [mid-1920s?].


Charles (Cha-Cha-Cha-Charles)

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Bert Feldman, 1922.

 

The Chimney-Pots Of My Home Town

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1944.

 

Chop Stick Sue

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Barclay — 1926.

Written for Vesta Victoria‘s return to the Variety stage.

 

The Christening Of The Baby Doll

George Arthurs & Fred Godfrey — London: Keith Prowse Music, 1930.

 

Cleo My Cleopatra

George Arthurs & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


Cleopatra Got The Needle

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].


The Closer They Nestle Together

Fred Godfrey — London?: Southern Music, 1934.


The Colliers (A Lot Of Little Blackbirds In A Cage)

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey; EMI database also credits Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.


Colonel K-Nut

Fred Godfrey & Mark Sheridan — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1915; title first mentioned as “Colonel Nutt” in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 27 September 1912.

Recordings: Mark Sheridan (Jumbo 958, 1913; Marathon 407, 1913 [vertical cut disc]; The Winner 2487, 1913; Pathé 8878, 1913; Diamond 077, 1913)

 

Come Along To The Carnival Tonight

Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1914.


Come And Do The Kelly Two-Step

Fred Godfrey, 1920 [British Library entry]; Star Music sheet has Maurice Scott & Frank Wood.


Come And Have A Drink At The Victory Arms

Tolchard Evans, Ralph Butler & Fred Godfrey; British Library credits Evans only — London: Keith Prowse Music, 1941.


Come And Have A Look At What I’ve Got!

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams [1911]; EMI database credits Godfrey alone — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.

 

Come Back To Ireland And Me

music by Ronald F. Wakley, words by Fred Godfrey — London: West & Co., 1916.

 

Come For A Sail In My Yacht

music by John Neat, words by Fred Godfrey — London: Monte Carlo Publishing, 1907.

 

Come In My Submarine (A Honeymoon Under The Sea)

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


Come Into The Garden, John

Fred Godfrey, Fred D’Albert & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1910.

 

Coo-ee! Coo-ee! (The Anzac Boy)

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1916.

Recordings: Charlie Collins (Zonophone Twin 1753, 1916); Ella Shields (Columbia 2850, 1918), with title as Coo-ee; same song?

 

Corned Beef

Fred Godfrey & Leslie Sarony, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


The Coster’s Concertina Band

Fred Godfrey & Harry Carlton, 1911; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 31 January 1911, where it is listed as The Concertina Band; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Cross-Words (I Love You)

E.E. Bryant, Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Worton David, 1925.


Cute

Fred Godfrey & Clarkson Rose, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Dad And Mammy’s Golden Wedding Jubilee

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1918.

 

Dan, Dan, Dan, The Funny Little Heilan’ Man

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford, [1913?].

Recording: Jack Lorimer Pathé 8806, 1913?)

 

Dance Your Troubles Away

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

Introduced by Florrie Forde at the Palace, Blackpool, on 14 May 1913.

Recordings: Jack Charman (Pelican P-105, ca. 1913); Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1165, 1913); Stanley Kirkby (Columbia-Rena 2176, 1913); Black Diamonds Band, in “Popular Melodies, Part 2” (Zonophone Twin 1242, 1913); Harry Long (Phoenix 056, 1913); Harry Cove (The Winner 2398, 1913)

 

Dancing Days

music by Clay Smith; words by Fred Godfrey — Sydney: J. Albert & Son, 1925.

Introduced by Lee White in the revue Let’s Go, Ambassadors Theatre, London, [1925?].

Dancing In My Dreams

Fred Godfrey & Maurice Scott, 1932.

 

Danny O’Doherty’s Dance

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

The Day He Took Me To Wembley

music by Clay Smith; words by Fred Godfrey — Sydney: J. Albert & Son, 1925.

Introduced by Lee White in the revue Let’s Go, Ambassadors Theatre, London, [1925?].

 

The Day You Became My Bride

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


The Death Of Rag-Time

Fred Godfrey & William Hargreaves — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.

  

Diabolo Mad

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1907; this is not the Billy Williams song, Oh! Diabolo.


The Dickens Ball

Fred Godfrey & Eric White — London: Bert Feldman, 1919.


Dicky Bird! (Sing! Sing! Any Old Thing)

Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

Recordings: Frank Curtis (Coliseum 384, 1913); Jack Charman (Marathon 265, 1913); The Two Bobs (Columbia-Rena 2164, 1913)

 

Did You Ever See?

Fred Godfrey & Leslie Sarony, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Dismal Desmond, The Despondent Dalmatian

Richard Ellett, Billie Grey, Fred Godfrey as “Eddie Stamper” & Lawrence Wright as “Everett Lynton” — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1926.
Recordings: Bert Firman’s Dance Orch. (Zonophone 2870, 1926); Henry Hearty (Zonophone 2848, 1926); Charles Penrose, with Billie Grey & Company (Columbia 4236, 1926) [also, Doings Of Dismal Desmond, at least 12 parts — same composers?]; Billy Rexter (Coliseum 1980, 1927)

 

The Diver Goes Down And Down

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1936.


Do A Tango Dance With Me

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis Day & Hunter, 1914.

 

Do I Love You? Yes, I Do

Fred Godfrey as “Eddie Stamper” & G. Williams [Lawrence Wright as “Gene Williams”?] — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1926.

 

Do They All Go To See The Sea?

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.


Do You Always Tell Your Wife?

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.


Doh, Ray, Me, Fah, Soh, Lah, Te, Doh

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society. One of several songs Godfrey is thought to have written for Max Miller around 1937–38, but for which he is not credited.

Recording: Max Miller (HMV BD-533, April 1938), reissued on CD “Max Miller, Vol. 2: The Pure Gold Of The Music Hall” (Pearl PAST CD 9736, 1991)

 

Don’t Be Blue

music by Clay Smith; words by Fred Godfrey — Sydney: J. Albert & Son, 1925.

Introduced by Lee White in the revue Let’s Go, Ambassadors Theatre, London, [1925?].

Don’t Forget Your Little Dickey Bird, Dick!

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.


Don’t Go Out With Him Tonight

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams; British Library credits Godfrey, Williams & Alfred Glover; EMI credits Godfrey & Glover; Harry Carlton also a co-author, according to Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 31 January 1911 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1911.

 

Don’t Let Me Get Any Better, Nurse

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911.

Recording: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 832, 1912)

 

Don’t Say Goodbye

Fred Godfrey, 1911; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 3 February 1911.


Don’t Sing A Song About A Rose To Me

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911.

Recording: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 832, 1912)

                                                            

Don’t Tell Nell

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1932.

 

Don’t Tell The Wife!

Fred Godfrey, Harry Castling & John A. Glover-Kind — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.


Don’t You Ever Want To See That Old Hometown?

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1920.

 

Down A Little Street

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Down In Dolly Town

Fred Godfrey & Alf J. Lawrance — London: Bert Feldman, 1911.

 

Down In Virginia

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1919.

Recordings: Fred Douglas (Regal G-7462, 1919); Ernest Pike, as “Herbert Payne” (Zonophone Twin 1921, 1919); The Two Filberts (Jumbo 1614, 1919); Hayes & Croft (Coliseum 1140, 1920); The Unity Quartette (Columbia 2928, 1920)

 

Down On The Beautiful Rhine

Fred Godfrey & Fred W. Leigh; Francis, Day & Hunter consignment form dated 13 December 1906 credits Godfrey only — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


Down Our Farm

Fred Godfrey, [pre-World War I?]; fragment of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Down Texas Way

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman; Melbourne, Dinsdales’, 1917; Toronto; New York: Leo Feist, 1921.


A Dream Of Asia

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1930.


Drinking Song

Fred Godfrey, date unknown; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Egyptian Rose

music by Clay Smith; words by Fred Godfrey — Sydney: J. Albert & Son, 1925.

Introduced by Lee White in the revue Let’s Go, Ambassadors Theatre, London, [1925?]

.

The End Of The Rainbow Trail

Fred Godfrey, 1923.


An Entente Cordiale In La Belle France

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey, 1914.


Esau

Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

  

The Eskimo (Zam Dammy, Zam Dammy, Zam Buk Joe)

Fred Godfrey, Fred E. Cliffe & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

 

Every Fellows Got A Girl But Me

Fred Godfrey, 1913; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 17 July 1913.

 

Everybody Knows Where You Live

Fred Godfrey, 1911; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 3 February 1911.

 

Everybody’s Happy Up In Blackpool

Fred Godfrey, Tom Mellor & Harry Gifford — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.


Everything Happens To Me

Max Miller & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1938; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) lists publisher as EMI April Music.

Interpolated by Max Miller in the film Everything Happens To Me (1938).

Recordings: Max Miller (HMV BD-697, 1938), reissued on LP “The Golden Age of Max Miller” (Music for Pleasure GX-2503, 1980), reissued on 2-cassette set “The Cheeky Chappie” (EMI ECC-10, 1990), reissued on CD “Max Miller, Volume 2: The Pure Gold Of The Music Hall” (Pearl PAST CD 9736, 1991); Jack Buchanan (Columbia DB-2127, 1938)


Ev’ry Girl Loves A Military Man!

Fred Godfrey, John P. Harrington & Orlando Powell — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.


Ev’rybody Calls Her Rosa (My Little Mimosa Girl)

Alf J. Lawrance & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.

 

Fancy You Remembering That

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

Fanny Isn’t Fickle Anymore

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

Fed Up And Far From Home

music by John F. Barth (originally published in 1910 by Sam Fox Publishing, Cleveland), words by Fred Godfrey — London: Sam Fox Publishing; Keith Prowse Music, 1941.

Recording: Royal Air Force Community Singing, in “R.A.F. Choruses” (RAF 9, charity recording for the RAF Benevolent Fund, 1942)

 

The Feller That Played The Pianner

Fred Godfrey & Leslie Sarony; British Library credits Godfrey only — London: Mac Melodies, 1936.

Recordings: Leslie Sarony (Regal Zonophone MR-2092, 1936); Casani Club Orchestra, directed by Charlie Kunz (Rex 8763, 1936), reissued on CD “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie” (Pearl PAST CD 9730, 1991)

 

A Fellow Without A Lady Is The Odd Man Out

Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Fly Away To Fairyland

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.

 

Follow The Sergeant

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1915.

Interpolated by Mabel Medrow in the revue All Trumps (1915); interpolated in the revue Hullo! Everybody (1915)

“At Weston-super-Mare, Doris Dosleigh is successfully featuring...‘Follow The Sergeant’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 3 June 1915, p. 16).

Recordings: Harry Fay (Zonophone Twin 1470, 1915); F.W. Ramsey (Regal G-6889, 1915); Lionel Rothery (Jumbo 36064, 1915?)

 

Fortune’s Fool

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Frisco Days

Jay Whidden & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1921.

 

Front Page News

music by J. Ord-Hamilton as “Hal Stanton”, words by Fred Godfrey; British Library credits Ord-Hamilton alone and under his real name — London: Mac Melodies; Melbourne: L.F. Collin, 1936.

Recordings: Leslie Hutchinson (Parlophone F620, 1936); Sydney Lipton & His Grosvenor House Band (Decca F-6228, 1936)

 

Galloping Gus

Fred Godfrey as “Eddie Stamper”, Richard Ellett & Charles Penrose — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1927.


The Garden Of Flowers

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

   

The Garden Party (In The Old Back Yard)

Fred Godfrey, Elsie Waters & Doris Waters, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Gee! I Feel A Different Fellow, Kid

Fred Godfrey, 1911; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 20 July 1911.

 

Gee! That’s Going Some For You

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Frank Howard, 1915.


Georgie! I Like The Photograph!

H. Worton David & Fred Godfrey — [London?]: Von Tilzer Music, 1909.

 

Gibralter

Fred Godfrey — London: Monte Carlo Publishing, 1907.


Give Me Your Love For Keeps

Bennett Scott, Fred Godfrey & A.J. Mills — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1919.

 

Give My Love To Scotland, Maggie

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


Giving A Donkey A Strawberry

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1913.

 

Go Away, Mister Misery

Fred Godfrey & R.P. Weston — London: Star Music, 1913.


Going Home

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman; Francis, Day & Hunter, 1921.

 

Golden Eyes

Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


Good Luck, Little French Soldier Man

Leslie Leonard Cooke & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

 

Goodbye Dear Old Scotland

Fred Godfrey, 1907; title from Stationers Hall entry in the Public Record Office, Kew, London, which lists the songs first performance as at The Empire, Oldham, Lancashire, 28 March 1907.

 

Good-bye, Mr. Misery

Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1913.

 

Good-bye, Rag-time! [see also Ragtime]

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 17 July 1913.

Recordings: Billy Williams (ca. November 1913 for Edison Blue Amberol); (25 August 1913 for Zonophone [UK and Australia]; reissued on HMV-Victor [Canada])

 

Good Night, Mr. Kangaroo

music by John Neat, words by Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1907.

 

A Grain Of Help Is Worth A Peck Of Pity

Fred Godfrey & John F. Lambe — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


The Grandest Song Of All

Fred Godfrey, according to British Library, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and published sheet music; the Performing Right Society also credits Harry Parr-Davies — London: Chappell, 1940.


The Greatest Show On Earth

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Grecian Garden

Fred Godfrey, 1911; manuscript of fragment of lyrics in author’s collection; title also mentioned in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 3 February 1911.

 

Grow, Little Mushroom, Grow

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1908.

 

Guess I’ll Have To Telegraph

Fred Godfrey, 1911; manuscript of fragment of lyrics in author’s collection; title also mentioned in Godfrey letters assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 3 February 1911 and 19 December 1911.

 

Hallo, Baby (Introduce Me To Your Nursie)

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey, 1915.

Recording: The Two Filberts (Jumbo 1313, 1915)

 

Hands Up! (Dare-Devil Baby Joe) [EMI database lists title as Dare Devil Baby Joe]

Fred Godfrey & R.P. Weston — London: Star Music, 1913.


The Happy Song

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1930.

 

Have Another One

Charles Whittle, Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


Have You Got Another Girl At Home Like Mary?

Alf J. Lawrance & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Allen, 1908.

 

Have You Met A Girl Named Mary?

Fred Godfrey & Fred E. DAlbert — London: Bert Feldman, 1909.

 

He Left His Little Chrysanthemum (Over In Tokyo)

Fred Godfrey & Orlando Powell — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

 

He Played The Wedding March

E.E. Bryant, Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David, 1924.

 

He Used To Play On The Oboe

Fred Godfrey & Charles Hilbury — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909; title appears in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 28 February 1909.


The Heart Of Molly Malone

H. Worton David, Lawrence Wright & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [1915?].


Heigh Ho! For The Gay Naughty Nineties

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Hello Canada!

Fred Godfrey & George Formby, Jr. — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [ca. 1947]; song written for Formbys 1947 tour of Canada.

Recording: Private recording of performance by George Formby Jr., on ABC-TV (U.K.) show Atlantic Showboat, aired 10 January 1959

 

Hello! Little Miss Llewellyn

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

 

Hello Little Miss U.S.A.

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford —London: Star Music, 1913; Bert Feldman, 1913; New York: Jos. W. Stern, 1914; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 22 March 1913.

Interpolated by Ziegfeld star Lillian Lorraine in the Harold Atteridge-Sigmund Romberg production The Whirl Of The World, which opened at the Winter Garden Theater, New York, on 10 January 1914, and ran for 161 performances.

Recordings: Jack Charman (Pathé 8777, 1913); Jack Charman as “Ted Yorke” & Harry Cove (The Winner 2345, 1913); Stanley Kirkby (Columbia-Rena 2179, 1913)

 

Hello! Little Snowflake

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.

 

Hello, Mister Right

Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

 

Hello There Flanagan

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1919.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1932, 1919)

 

Her Ladyship’s Fallen In Love

Clarkson Rose & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Here Comes The Ragman

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


Here, There And Everywhere

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright, 1915.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1662, 1915)

 

Here We Are Again

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1911.

 

Here You Are Again, Miss Crinoline [also known as Here We Are Again, Miss Crinoline! and as Miss Crinoline]

Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music; Bert Feldman, 1915.

Interpolated in the Frank Ruben production Mind The Step (1915).


Here’s The Antelope!

Fred Godfrey — London: Reeder & Walsh, 1908.

 

He’s A Very Old Friend Of Mine

E.W. Rogers & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910; Melbourne: Allen & Co., 1911.

Recording: Harry Bluff (Grammavox E-30, [1910?])

 

Hey Ho! Cant You Hear The Steamer?

Music by Fred Godfrey, words by Harry Gifford; Star Music “Popsy Wopsy Lancers” sheet music also credits Ella Retford — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1913; Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1913.


Hi Ti Iddley, Om, Pom, Pom

Fred Godfrey, 1909; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 23 November 1909.

 

Hilly, Holly, O!

Fred Murray & Fred Godfrey, 1909; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

His Lordship

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — Detroit; New York: Jerome Remick, 1908.

 

Home Guard Blues

George Formby, Jr., Fred Godfrey & Fred E. Cliffe — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1942.

Interpolated by George Formby in the film Get Cracking (1943).

Recording: George Formby Jr. (Regal Zonophone MR-3689, 1942); reissued on CD “At The Flicks” (President PLCD-554, 1997); reissued on 5-CD set “George Formby, The War And Postwar Years, Volume 2 of the JSP Compilation” (JSP CD-1902, 2006); reissued on CD “The Window Cleaner” (Golden Options 3804, 2008)

 

The Honeymoon Train

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1914.

Interpolated by Alma Harvey in the revue The Ranch Girl (The Foresters’ Music Hall, London, 1914).

“The Sisters Reeve, who are at the Hippodrome, Southend, this week, are singing...‘The Honeymoon Train’ with success” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 7 May 1914, p. 20); also sung by Gipsy Woolf and her girls at the Holborn Empire, May 1914 (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 28 May 1914, p. 19).

Recording: The Two Filberts (Jumbo 35894)

 

Hope, Brothers, Hope

Ralph Butler, J. Wright & Fred Godfrey, 1929.

Recording: Tommy Handley (Piccadilly 345, 1929)

 

House Full O’Love

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


The House With The Little Green Blinds

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].


How Are They All At Home?

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

How Do, Little Miss Santa Claus?

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling — London: Bert Feldman, 1914.


How Do, Miss Winter-Time?

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.


How Do You Do, Miss Summertime?

Fred Godfrey & A.J. Mills — London: Star Music, 1914.

 

How D’You Do, My Little Sunshine Girl

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, [ca. 1912]; manuscript of music & lyrics in author’s collection.


How Long Did Solomon Take To Kiss All His Wives Good-Night?

Fred Godfrey & Eric White — London: Bert Feldman, 1919.


How’s Your Mother, And How’s Your Dad? All Right, Thank You

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

“Billy Cave, the comedian at Fred Clements’s Arcadia, Skegness, is doing well with...‘How’s Your Mother, And How’s Your Dad?’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 3 June 1915, p. 16).

Recording: Harry Fay (Zonophone Twin 1496, 1915)

 

How’s Your Mother? She’s All Right!

Fred Godfrey, Will E. Haines & Ralph Butler, 1929.

 

Hullo! Christmas Time

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, [ca. 1912]; manuscript of music & lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Hullo! Hullo! Hullo! (You’re Carrying On)

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1915.

“Fred Barnes is taking up the new song ‘Hello! Hello! Hello! (You’re Carrying On)’. This is a comedy song of the popular type, and rendered by the popular light comedian should have a good send-off” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 3 June 1915, p. 16).

 

Hullo Jack, Glad To See You Back

Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1914.

 

Hullo Little Girl, How Do

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


Hullo! Wedding Bells

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling — London: Frank Howard, 1914.


Hurrah For Baden Powell

Fred J. Barnes, Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, [ca. 1912]; typed lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Hurroo! Hurroo! Here We Are Again!

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

 

I-A-Like-A-You, You-A-Like-A-Me (A Fruitstall Romance) Fred Godfrey & Wynn Stanley — London: Worton David, 1924.


I Am Thinking Of You, Just You

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

I Called You Sweetheart

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman; Ideal Music, 1946.

 

I Can’t Come Tomorrow Night

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Bert Feldman, 1926.


I Can’t Help Loving A Girl Like You

Fred Godfrey & Dan Lipton — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.

 

I Can’t Keep Still Tonight

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1913.

Recordings: Billy Williams (ca. September-October 1913 for Pathé); (ca. October-November 1913 for Jumbo; reissued on Scala, Coliseum, Regal, and Odeon); (ca. November 1913 for Edison Blue Amberol)

 

I Caught [Bought?] A Horse

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society. One of several songs Godfrey is thought to have written for Max Miller around 1937–38, but for which he is not credited.

Recording: Max Miller, I Bought A Horse (HMV BD-563, 1938), reissued on LP “The Golden Age Of Max Miller” (Music for Pleasure GX-2503, 1980) [with credit to Miller]

 

 I Come Frae Scotland

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

Recordings: Billy Williams (ca. January-February 1913 for Columbia; reissued on Regal); (ca. March-April 1913 for Favorite); (ca. September-October 1913 for Pathé); (ca. November 1913 for Edison Blue Amberol)

 

 I Didn’t Know What To Do

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 19 December 1911; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

Recordings: Billy Williams (14 March 1912 for Zonophone); (ca. March 1912 for Edison Standard)

 

I Do Like A Little Bit Of Jelly

Fred Godfrey & Leslie Sarony, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

I Do Like The Life, I Do!

Fred Godfrey & Tom Mellor — London: Star Music, 1916.

Recording: Charles Collins (Zonophone Twin 1649, 1916)

 

I Do Like To Be Where The Girls Are

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey, 1911.

Recordings: Chas. Holland (Columbia-Rena 1735, 1911); Stanley Kirkby as “Arthur Joyce” (Jumbo 749, 1912)

 

I Do Wish I Were A Ladies Man

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1911.

 

I Dont Care

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1911 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.

 

I Don’t Care

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1916.

 

I Dont Know How You Do It

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1913.

 

I Don’t Know Where You Live

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams; EMI credits Williams, Charles Collins, Godfrey & Joe Burley — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.


I Don’t Know You And You Don’t Know Me

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

 

I Don’t Want To Die For You (I Want To Live)

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Bert Feldman, 1914 [prewar].


I Keep Busy All The Time

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

I Keep On Toddling Along

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams; some record labels credit Williams, Godfrey, Paul Pelham & Herbert S. Rule or Pelham & Rule alone; EMI credits Godfrey alone, 1911.

 

I Knew I Loved You When You Went Away

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

I Like Your Company

Will E. Haines, Harry Staunton & Fred Godfrey — Melbourne: Dinsdales’, [date unknown].

 

I Live Round The Corner — How Can I Go Straight Home?

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton”, 1929.

 

I Love My Motherland

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music; Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1916.


I Love To Hear You, Joan, Playing The Saxophone

Fred Godfrey & Alf J. Lawrance — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.

 

I May Be A Millionaire

Fred Godfrey & Charles Collins — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.

Recording: Eugene Stratton (HMV 02391, 1911), reissued on LP “Play Another Before You Go” (Topic 12-TMH-781, 1984); reissued on 4-CD set “A Night At The Music Hall” (JSP, 2007)

 

I Met Alice

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 24 June 1912; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.


I Never Heard Father Laugh So Much Before

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, composed 1911; published London: Francis, Day & Hunter; Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1912.

 

I Parted My Hair In The Middle

H. Worton David, C.W. Murphy & Fred Godfrey, 1914.

Recording: George Formby (Zonophone Twin 1336, 1914) [this may be an error, as Formby Sr. is not known to have recorded any Godfrey songs].

 

I Ran Straight Home With The News

Fred Godfrey & Fred E. Cliffe — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.


I Suppose You’ll Come Down There Too

Arthur Woodville, Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

I Want Somebody To See Me Home

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1911.

 

I Want To Be A Russian Dancer

Fred Godfrey, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 4 April 1912.

 

I Want To Be Introduced, If It’s A Girl

Fred Godfrey & Terry Sullivan — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

 

I Want To Marry A Hero

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, [ca. 1912]; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.


I Want To Roller-Skate, Johnny

Fred Godfrey, Tom Mellor, T.W. Thurban & Harry Gifford, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


I Want You To See My Girl

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1908.


I Was A Fool

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Andrew Allen, collectively as “Manny Romanz” — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1923.

Recording: The Blackpool Winter Gardens Orch. (The Winner 4039, 1924)

 

I Was Lonely And You Took Me In

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.


I Will Love You More Than Ever

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].


I Wish I Were Back In Lancashire

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912; manuscript of music in author’s collection.

Recordings: Billy Williams (21 August 1912 for Zonophone; reissued on Ariel Grand and HMV-Victor [Canada]); (ca. March 1913 for Edison Blue Amberol)

 

I Wish I Were You, To-Night

Will Letters, Fred Godfrey & Alf. J. Lawrence — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

Recording: Arthur Leslie? (Columbia-Rena 1418, 1910)

 

I Wish It Was Sunday Night

Billy Williams, Huntley Trevor & Fred Godfrey, 1911; published London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912.

 

I Wish That I Knew Your Little Sister

Fred Godfrey & Fred E. D’Albert — London: Bert Feldman, 1909.


I Wonder

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams?, [ca. 1912]; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

I’d Be Happy In A Wigwam With You

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.


I’d Like To Be On The Farm (If The Darn Thing Were Only Somewhere In Town)

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Bert Feldman, 1920.

Recording: Harry Fay (Zonophone 2024, 1920)

 

Idaho

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1919.

 

Idolising

Fred Godfrey, 1922.


If Everyone Did A Good Turn Every Day

Fred Godfrey — London: Mac Melodies; Melbourne: L.F. Collin, 1936.

Recording: Leslie Sarony (Regal Zonophone MR-2147, 1936)

 

If Mother Had Never Met Father

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letters assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 15 March 1912 and 4 April 1912; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.


If Only You Remember, The Rest Can All Forget

H. Worton David, Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


If She Has An Irish Way With Her (Shure Her Heart’s All Right)

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1916.

 

If That’s What You Call Lovin’

Lawrence Wright, Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

If The World Belonged To Me

Fred Godfrey & Harry Carlton, 1911.


If This Should Meet The Eye

Fred Godfrey — Melbourne: Dinsdales’, [ca. 1913].

 

If We Can’t Be Sweethearts, Let’s Be Friends

Fred Godfrey & Maurice Scott — London: Lareine, 1929.


If You Come From Yorkshire (By Gum, Tha’s Reet Up T’Mark)

Fred Godfrey & Shaun Glenville — London: Bert Feldman, 1916.

 

If You Haven’t Got A Girl In The World

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling — London: Bert Feldman, [pre-1914].

 

If You Only Knew

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1916.

Recording: Lewis James (HMV-Victor 216352, 1922)

 

If Your Heart Says Be A Sailor

Fred Godfrey & R.P. Weston, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


I’ll Always Save The Loving For You

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1920.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone 2175, 1921)

 

I’ll Be Waiting At The Church For Mary Brown

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 24 June 1912; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Ill Have To Ask My Mother If Shell Let Me

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1914.


Ill Lend You My Best Girl

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London : Bert Feldman, 1910.


I’ll Saw His See-Saw Down

A.J. Mills, Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music; Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1909.

Recordings: Harry Fay (The Twin 231, 1909); Terry Dean (Columbia-Rena 1257, 1910); Herbert Rule (Pathé 8152)

 

I’ll Tell Her On The Telephone [also known as I’ll Tell Tilly On The Telephone]

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

Recording: Harry Fay (Columbia D-131, 1908)

 

I’m A Little Bit Of Pre-War Stuff

Clarkson Rose & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

I’m A Member Of The Cuckoo Club

H. Worton David & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1914.

Inroduced by Reg Wentworth.


I’m A Slop

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Barclay — 1926.

Written for Vesta Victoria‘s return to the Variety stage.

 

I’m Coming Back To Old Kilkenny

Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.


I’m Coming Your Way Home

Terry Sullivan & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1909.

 

I’m Going Back

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Barclay — 1926.

Written for Vesta Victoria‘s return to the Variety stage.

 

I’m Going Tomorrow, Today

Fred Godfrey & Fred Curran — London: Bert Feldman, 1928.


I’m Gonna Be Married Sunday

Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1926.

 

I’m Madly In Love

Fred Godfrey & George Arthurs, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

I’m Not A Baby Any More

Fred Godfrey & Fred E. D’Albert — London: Bert Feldman, 1909.

 

I’m Not Going Away From This Little Lagoon With You

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1908.

 

I’m Off To Kelly’s Isle

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1914.

Introduced by Florrie Forde.


I’m On My Way To Bom-Bombay

Fred Godfrey — London: Montgomery, 1927.


Im Out For The Day Today

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913.


I’m Taking That Baby Home

Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Worton David, 1926.

Recordings: The Edison Bell Dance Orch.; Tom Barratt, vocal (Edison Bell Winner 4444, 1926); Jack Hylton & His Orchestra; Jack Hylton, vocal (HMV B-5099, 1926); Billy Mayerl & His Orch. (Vocalion X-9842, 1926); Ronnie Munro & His Dance Orch.; Scovell & Wheldon, vocals (Parlophone E-5634, 1926)

 

I’m The Only Bit Of Comfort That She’s Got

Fred Godfrey & J. Lloyd as “James Walsh”, [1938?]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society. One of several songs Godfrey is thought to have written for Max Miller around 1937–38, but for which he is not credited.
Recording:
Max Miller (HMV BD-505, 1938), reissued on LP “The Golden Age Of Max Miller” (Music for Pleasure GX-2503, 1980), with credit to Miller alone.

 

In A Cheap Excursion Train

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Shapiro; New York: Von Tilzer Music, 1908.

 

In Demerara

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


In Early Victorian Days

Fred Godfrey & Leslie Sarony, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

In Honeymoon Land

Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

 

In My Aeroplane (Jane-Jane-Jane)

Fred Godfrey, 1906; published London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907; title included in Francis, Day & Hunter consignment form, 13 December 1906.


In My Home At Bantry Bay

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.


In My Little Cabin Home Out West

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1914.


In My Little Jungle Home

Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.


In Old Kashmir

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton”, 1928.

 

In That Little Irish Town

Fred Godfrey — London: Montgomery, 1927.

 

In The Days That Are Coming By-And-By (The Budget Song)

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey, 1909.
Recordings:
Mark Sheridan (Jumbo 430, 1909; Coliseum 504, 1909); Terry Dean (Columbia-Rena 1328, 1910); Harry Fay (Cinch 5175, 1914)

 

In The Fire-Fly Glow

A.E. Sidney-Davis, Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1908.


In The House Next Door To Me

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1912; title in Godfrey letters assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 5 June 1912 and 24 June 1912; manuscript of music in author’s collection.


In The Island Of Go-As-You-Please

Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music; National Publishing, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 22 March 1913.
Recordings:
Chas. Holland (Columbia-Rena 2124, 1913); Stanley Kirkby (Pathé 8743, 1913); Jack Charman (Edison Blue Amberol 23090, 1913) [cylinder]

 

 In The Land Of The Kangaroo

Fred Godfrey, Percy Edgar & T.W. Thurban — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.

 

In The Land Where The Heather Grows

Fred Godfrey & Fred D’Albert, 1910.

Recordings: Jack Lorimer (Jumbo 471, 1910; Edison Amberol 12240, ca. 1911 [4-min. wax cylinder])

 

In The Land Where The Women Wear The Trousers

Fred E. D’Albert, Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1909.

 

In The Land Where There Are No Girls

Fred Godfrey & Orlando Powell — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.

 

In The Merry Month Of May

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1908.

 

In The Middle Of The Night

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

Is There Room For A Little One?

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton”, 1929.

 

It Doesn’t Cost A Penny For Any Of That

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

It Seems To Me

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott, 1920.

 

It Takes An Irish Heart To Sing An Irish Song

Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1914.

  

It Takes More Than That To Steal An Irish Heart Away

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1926.

Recording: Arthur Cox (Zonophone 2844, 1926)

 

It’s A Far Better Thing I Do Than I Have Ever Done [also known as ’Tis A Far Better Thing I Do]

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911; manuscript of lyrics (two drafts) in author’s collection.

Recordings: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 785, 1912; reissued on Cinch 5115, 1913); (Edison Standard Cylinder 14138, 1912)

 

Its A Grand Old Song Is Home Sweet Home

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1912.


It’s A Long Way To Go Home

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Bert Feldman, [1913?].

Recording: Gus Harris (Marathon 395, 1913) [vertical cut disc]

 

It’s A Waste Of Time

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letters assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 2 May 1912 and 24 June 1912; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.


It’s A Wonderful Great Big Love That’s Calling Me Back To You

Tom Mellor & Fred Godfrey, 1916.


It’s All Through The Wibbly-Wobbly Eye

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Sung by Fred Barnes

    

It’s An Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

It’s An Old Scotch Tune They’re Playing

Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.


It’s Going To Be A Night, That Night

Fred Godfrey & Tom Mellor, 1916.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1692, 1916)

 

Its Mine When Youve Done With It

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, composed 1912 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.

 

It’s No Use Going To The Seaside (Unless You’re A Bit Of A Sport)

Will Wise, Bud Bennett & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1920.

 

It’s Not So Much The Waltz Dream As Her Dreamy Dreamy Eyes

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1908.

 

It’s Not The Band That They Go To See (It’s Her Big Brown Eyes)

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.


It’s Not The Kilt You’re Wearing

Fred Godfrey, [1912?].

Recording: Jack Lorimer (Jumbo 851, 1912)

 

It’s Nothing To Do With You

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 24 June 1912.


Its The Only Bit Of English That Weve Got

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling [EMI also credits Billy Williams], composed 1906; published London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


It’s The Same Old Tommy And The Same Old Jack!

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey [EMI also credits Alf. J. Lawrence] — London: Bert Feldman, 1914 [prewar].

A Music Hall hit for Nora Delaney.
Recordings:
Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1433, 1914); Robert Howe (HMV-Victor [Canada] 120319, 1915?)

 

It’s The Way They Have In The Navy

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Frank Howard, 1914 [prewar].

 

I’ve Been Out With Johnny Walker

(Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1915 [Francis & Day 34th Song Annual has 1914 copyright date].


I’ve Got A Lad In Yorkshire (Yorkshire Belongs To Me)

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

 

I’ve Got My Mother’s Husband And She’s Got Mine

Vesta Victoria & Fred Godfrey — New York: M. Whitmark & Sons, 1911.


I’ve Got One Arm Round Mary (And The Other Arm Round Her Ma)

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” — London: Bert Feldman, 1930.
Recording: Randolph Sutton, with cabaret orch. (Edison Bell Radio 1343, 1930)

 

I’ve Got Plenty Of Books To Read (Send Me Along A Girl)

Will Letters & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

 

I’ve Just Been To A Wedding Today

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, [ca. 1912]; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.


I’ve Seen Beautiful Pictures

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey, [1915?].

Recording: Will Terry (Jumbo 35938)

 

Jack, Jack, Jack, Come Along Back, Back, Back

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1927.


Jane, Ain’t You Coming Home Again?

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Frank Howard, 1914.


Janette

Lawrence Wright as “Horatio Nicholls” & Fred Godfrey as “Godfrey Williams” — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1928.


Jean Loves All The Jockeys SEE ALSO Jockey Mad

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.


Jean Ma Dear Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

Fred Godfrey, composed 1906; copyright 1907; title from Stationers Hall entry in the Public Record Office, Kew, London, which lists the song’s first performance at Euston Music Hall, London, 10 November 1906.

 

Jimmy, Take A Chance And Do The Shimmie Dance

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Bert Feldman, 1919.


Jim’s A Funny Fellow When He’s Had A Few

Fred J. Barnes & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; typed lyrics, with corrections (by Barnes?), in author’s collection.

 

Jockey Mad!

Fred Godfrey, 1913; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 7 November 1913 — a reference to the song later called Jean Loves All The Jockeys?

 

John Bull’s Daughters

Fred J. Barnes, Orlando Powell & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

 

John James Brannigan

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911; manuscript of partial lyrics (early draft) in author’s collection.
Recording:
Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 675, 1911; reissued on Cinch 5113, 1913; [Australian] Zonophone 3103, date unknown)

 

Johnny O’Morgan, On His Little Mouth Organ, Playing “Home Sweet Home”

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

“The Fourth Division of the Expeditionary Force possesses a concert party, yclept the Follies, who recently included in their programmes...‘Johnny O’Morgan’. The success of [this number is] such that [it has] become the marching song of the Division” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 29 April 1915, p. 21). “The West-End Entertainers, appearing on the West Pier, Brighton, are singing with success...‘Johnny O’Morgan’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 5 August 1915, p. 16).

Recordings: George Baker as “George Guest” (Jumbo 35839); Harry Fay (Zonophone Twin 1447, 1914)

 

Julia (I’ve A Peculiar Feeling Round My Heart For You)

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

Just A While Ago

Fred Godfrey & Edgar Leslie, 1918.

Recording: Norman Allin (Columbia 2844, 1918)

 

Just An Ordinary Home

Leslie Leonard Cooke & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


Just To Be Near You

Fred Godfrey, Harry Gifford & Lawrence Wright?, [ca. 1913].

Recording: Emilie Hayes (Marathon 296, 1913) [vertical cut disc]

 

Just To Remind Me Of You

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

The Kangaroo Hop

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


Keep On Smiling

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; manuscript [fragment] of lyrics in author’s collection.


Keep Your Flashlight In Your Hand

George Formby, Jr., [Geoffrey Parsons?] & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [ca. 1938].

 

La Belle France

Fred Godfrey, Harry Gifford & Maurice Scott — London: Star Music, 1913.

 

A Lad From Lancashire

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1939.

Recording: George Formby Jr. (Regal Zonophone MR-3206, 1939), reissued in 4-LP set “The Man With The Ukelele” (World Record Club SM 351-4, 1977); reissued on 5-CD set “George Formby, The War And Postwar Years, Volume 2 of the JSP Compilation” (JSP CD-1902, 2006) reissued on CD “The Window Cleaner” (Golden Options 3804, 2008)

 

The Ladder Of Life

Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.

 

The Ladder Of Roses

Tom Mellor & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1916.


The Lancashire Romeo

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1939.

Recording: George Formby Jr. (Regal Zonophone MR-3233, 1939), reissued in 4-LP set “The Man With The Ukelele” (World Record Club SM-351-4, 1977); reissued on 5-CD set “George Formby, The War And Postwar Years, Volume 2 of the JSP Compilation” (JSP CD-1902, 2006)

 

The Last Man

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1920.


The Last Train Home Tonight (Puff, Puff, Hear The Whistle Blowing)

Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1914.

Recording: Harry Fay (Zonophone Twin 1300, 1914)

 

Laughterland (A Fantastic Fable)

Fred Godfrey & R.P. Weston — London: Star Music, 1907.


Lead Me Towards The Girls

Fred Godfrey & John A. Glover-Kind — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.


Leading The Simple Life (Arcady)

Fred Godfrey & Terry Sullivan — London; New York: M. Whitmark & Sons, 1911.

Recording: Vesta Victoria (Zonophone Twin 761, 1911)

 

Leave Them Alone, They’re Doing Their Best

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; manuscript [fragment] of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Let Me Die With My Face To The Foe

music by G.F. Barnes, lyrics by Fred Godfrey — London; New York: Hamilton S. Gordon; Sydney: Joe Slater, 1915?

 

Lets All Go Mad

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911; manuscript of two drafts of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Let’s Build A World Of Our Own [EMI has title Let’s Build A World Together]

Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

Lets Go Where All The Crowd Goes

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1911; Harry Carlton also co-author, according to letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 31 January 1911.


Let’s Have A Little Bit Of Peace

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Cinephone Music, 1944.

 

Lets Have A Song On The Gramophone [Homophone, Graphophone, Pathéphone, Phonograph]

[lyrics change according to the patented playback format for which the recording was made]

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911; Harry Carlton also co-author, according to letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 31 January 1911.


Lets Have Another One Together

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1913; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Let’s Have It Over Again

Fred Godfrey & Harry Carlton, 1911; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 31 January 1911; typed version of lyrics and manuscript of music in author’s collection.

 

Let’s Sing The Cuddly Song

Ralph Butler, Julian Wright & Fred Godfrey — London: Cambridge Music, 1929.

 

The Little Back Room Upstairs

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Cinephone Music, 1944.

 

A Little Bit Of Ireland

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

The Little Blue Bonnet Of Mary

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1938.

 

Little Dutch Baby Doll

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” — London: Bert Feldman, 1930.


A Little Dutch Heaven For Two (Anna, My Anna)

A.J. Mills, Maurice Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1916.

Recordings: Eric Courtland (HMV B-762, 1916); The Elliotts (The Winner 3075. 1916); Hayes & Croft [or Harry Cove & Will Thompson?] (Coliseum 990); The Two Filberts (Jumbo 1459, 1916 — disc possibly not issued); [unidentified duet] (Popular 787)

 

Little Green Heaven

Fred Godfrey & H. Steinberg as “Dawson Street” — London: Bert Feldman, 1931.

From the archives of British Pathé, see newsreel footage from 2 May 1938 of Talbot O’Farrell singing Little Green Heaven: http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=11129.


Little Miss Waltz Time Is Coming Home

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

 

A Little Red Lamp Burning

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Little Rosalie, My Pretty Refugee [EMI lists title as My Little Rosalie]

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.


Little Skipper

Fred Godfrey & Clarkson Rose, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Little White Home

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, [date unknown].

 

The Little Wooden Chapel (At The Top Of The Hill)

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1918.

 

Liza’s Wedding Day

Fred Godfrey, Harry Castling & Alice Lloyd, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Loneliness

Lawrence Wright as “Everett Lynton” & Fred Godfrey as “Godfrey Williams”, 1929; title from EMI database.


Look Alive For The 9.45

Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

Look What The Naughty 90’s Did For Me

Clarkson Rose & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Love Goes On For Ever And Ever

Fred Godfrey — London: Mac Melodies, [1930s].

 

Love Star

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Lovetime (Any Old Time Will Do)

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1908.


Maggie Jane (You’ve Been At It Again)

Maurice Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1931.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Imperial 2455, 1931)

 

Maggie Ryan

Fred Godfrey & J. Lloyd as “James Walsh”, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Making Up For Lost Time Now

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

Mammy’s Mississippi Home

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott, 1920.

Recording: G.H. Elliott (Zonophone 2110, 1920)

 

The Man Behind The Drum

Fred Godfrey, 1910; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 15 December 1910; typed version of lyrics and manuscript of music in author’s collection.

 

The Man In The Street

Clarkson Rose & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Man, Man, Beautiful Man!

Fred Godfrey & Charles Collins; EMI database also credits Will Driscoll — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.

 

Mary, Queen Of Scots

Fred E. D’Albert, Fred Godfrey & Vesta Victoria — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


Mary (Though I Left You In Argyle)

Fred Godfrey & Wynn Stanley — London: Worton David, 1924.

 

Mary’s A Beautiful Name

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1922.

 

Matilda Doesn’t Do It Anymore

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


Meet Me Again — Just Down The Lane

Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1926.


Meet Me Jenny When The Sun Goes Down

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London; Melbourne: Bert Feldman, 1907.

Recordings: Peter Dawson, as “Hector Grant” (Zonophone 50, 1908); Frank Drummond (Columbia D-174, 1908); David Gray (John Bull 40260); Stanley Kirkby as “Charles Lester” (Clarion 123, 1908) [cylinder]; Gertie Gitana (Jumbo 897, 1912), with title Meet Me Jennie — same song?; The Pavement Artists (Regal Zonophone MR-614, 1932)

 

Mendelssohn Mad

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scot, 1920.

 

Miffikins, Where Have You Been?

Fred Godfrey & Leslie Sarony, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Miles O’ Smiles

Fred J. Barnes, Fred Godfrey & R.P. Weston, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


Miss Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm

Fred Godfrey & Tom Mellor — London: Bert Feldman, 1912.

 

Mrs. Sandy McIntyre

Fred Godfrey, 1910.

Recording: Jack Lorimer (Zonophone Twin 551, 1910)

 

The Missis Will Laugh When I Tell Her

Fred Godfrey, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 27 September 1912 in author’s collection.

 

Mississippi

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman; Sydney: Chappell, 1922.

Recording: Alfred Hastings & J. Jameson (Guardsman 1262, 1923)


Mister Hippopotamus

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

 

Mr. John Mackenzie, O

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913; manuscript of partial lyrics (scribbled on the back of a sheet of Williams & Godfrey stationery) in author’s collection.

 

Mister Sergeant Michael Donoghue

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1915.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone 1630, 1916)

 

Mr. Smith, From Aberystwith!

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Monte Carlo Pubs., 1907.

“Messrs. Harry Castling and Fred Godfrey have just supplied the Monte Carlo Publishing Company with a comedy number, recording the adventures of a Welshman who has got ‘lost, stolen, or strayed,’ entitled ‘Mr. Smith, From Aberystwith,’ which it is confidently predicted will be a comedy winner for this season’s pantomimes. Already several forefront music-hall artists, including Miss Clarise Mayne, have arranged to feature this quaint waltz-time number” (“Variety Gossip,” The Stage, 10 October 1907, p. 15).


Mister Wu (Is In The Chinese Navy Now)

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Cinephone Music, 1944.

Recording: Alan Randall, on LP “Alan Randall Sings Great Comedy War Songs” (Contour 2870 402, 1974)

 

Molly McGlory

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1915.

Recordings: Gertie Gitana (Regal G7209, 1915); Stanley Kirkby (Jumbo?)

 

Molly OMorgan (The Irish-Italian Girl)

Fred Godfrey & Will Letters — London: Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1909.

 

Money

Fred Godfrey, Elsie Waters & Doris Waters, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Money Isn’t Everything

Lawrence Wright as “Horatio Nicholls” & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Moonlight Girl

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


The Mother Old Ireland Gave Me

Fred Godfrey — London: Ideal Music, 1946.

 

Mother’s Had A Row With Father

John P. Harrington, Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey; EMI also credits Vesta Victoria — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.

Recordings: Florrie Forde (Amberol 12236, 1910) [cylinder]; (Zonophone X-43222, 1910); Venie Temple (Bell Disc 462, ca. 1912, reissued on The Winner 2426, 1913?)

 

Mulligatawny (Where The Soup Comes From)

Fred Godfrey as “Dan Grahame” & Lawrence Wright as “Everett Lynton” — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1927.

Recordings: Fred Douglas (Regal G-8851, 1927); Clarkson Rose (Zonophone 2916, 1927); Bert Firman’s Dance Orch. (Zonophone 2922, 1927; Ariel 1064, 1927); Fred Walmsley (Regal 8875, 1927)

 

My “Are You There” Girl

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


My Bohemian Girl

Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].


My Father Was Born In Killarney (Don’t Run Down The Irish)

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — Sydney: Dinsdales’, [1911].

 

My Girl From London Town (Shes Never Seen The Swanee River)

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.


My Housetop On The Trees

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


My Lass Frae Glasgae Toon

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911; manuscript of lyrics, with title as My Girl Fra Glasgie Toon, in author’s collection.

 

My Little Da-Monk

Fred J. Allen, Dave Comer & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1930.

Recording: Clarkson Rose (Zonophone 5626, 1930)

 

My Little Dutch Doll

A.J. Mills, Maurice Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1916.

 

My Little Girl And Me

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott, 1920.


My Little Red Cross Girl (I Shall Wear The Rosary That You Gave To Me)

Harry Gifford, Fred Godfrey & Tom Mellor — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

 

My Pal Is The Lamp Post

Fred Godfrey, Alfred Glover & Joe Slater as “Felix Le Roy” — [ca. 1910].

 

My Sweet Rosetta

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1911; Harry Carlton also co-author, according to letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated Jan. 31, 1911.


My Tennessee, Is That You Calling Me?

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1918.

Recordings: Courtland & Jeffries (HMV B-993, 1918); Stanley Kirkby & J. Thompson (The Winner 3242, 1918); Robins & White (Scala 1041); Harry Marlow (Clarion 1024, 1919) [cylinder]; [unidentified vocal] (Ariel 3923)

 

My Wife’s Upset Me!

Charles Collins, Fred E. Terry & Fred Godfrey; EMI also credits Joe Archer — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.

 

My Wonderful Dad

Fred Godfrey & Fred Holt — London: Bert Feldman, 1929.

 

My Young Man Is Not A Chocolate Soldier

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911; manuscript of music and lyrics (three drafts) in author’s collection.

Recordings: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 965, 1913; recorded 21 August 1912; reissued on Ariel Grand and HMV-Victor [Canadian]); (Edison Blue Amberol 23024, 1913)

 

Never, Never More

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Barclay — 1926.

Written for Vesta Victoria‘s return to the Variety stage.

 

No More Knocking At The Door

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.


Nobody Knows How To Kiss Me

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; manuscript of music and lyrics (three drafts) in author’s collection.

Recording: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 982, 1913; recorded 21 August 1912; reissued on Ariel Grand and HMV-Victor [Canadian])

 

Nobody Loves You Like I Do (Not For A Year Or Two)

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.

 

Not A Single Girl To Kiss

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.


Now I Have To Call Him Father

Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen; Detroit, New York: Jerome Remick, 1908.

 

Offer Up A Little Prayer For Mother

Fred Godfrey & Joseph G. Gilbert — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1935.


Oh, Chanticler

Fred Godfrey & ?, 1910; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 18 February 1910, in author’s collection. In 1911, Billy Williams recorded a song entitled Chanticler, attributed to [Theodore F.?] Morse — a different song?
Recording:
Billy Williams (The Twin 584, 1911; Zonophone Twin 584, 1911; Cinch 5112, 1913)

 

Oh, Daniel Douglas (Won’t Ye Come Back To Douglas?)

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 24 June 1912; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Oh, For Another Day At Margate!

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Oh For The Sight Of A Girl (Oh! Oh! Oh! For The Sight Of A Girl)

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Bert Feldman; Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Sung on stage by Nora Delaney.

Recording: Harry Fay (Zonophone Twin 1596, 1915)

 

Oh, Gee! Wouldn’t You Like To Be Me?

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1927.

Interpolated in revue Up With The Lark, which opened at the Adelphi Theatre, London, 25 August 1927.

 

Oh, Girls! Nobody Loves You Like A Nice Policeman

Fred Godfrey, Terry Sullivan & Harry Carlton — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.


Oh, How You Love! (You’re Dangerous)

music by Fred Godfrey, words by Eric White — London: Bert Feldman, 1919.


Oh Maggie! What Have You Been Up To?

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” — London: Bert Feldman, 1929.


Oh! Mary, Look What You’ve Done For Me

J. Lloyd as “James Walsh” & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1928.

Recording: Fred Douglas (Regal G-9221, 1928)

 

Oh! Mister Macpherson

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

 

Oh! Molly McIntyre (Ill Be A Scotchman For You)

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.


Oh! Oh! I Love You (I Can’t Keep It)

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Frank Howard, 1914.


Oh! Oh! Oh! (A Tale Of Paris) [also known as Mr. Harris — A Tale Of Paris]

Fred Godfrey & Fred E. D’Albert — London: Von Tilzer Music, 1909.

 

Oh, Sailor, Behave!

Fred Godfrey & Harry A. Steinberg, [date unknown]; title from American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) database.


Oh! Susanna! (How I Love That Girl)

Fred Godfrey, 1926.


Oh! That Lovable Walk

Fred Godfrey, 1912.


Oh, That Ragtime Waltz! (Waltzing Ragtime With You)

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.

Recordings: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 1058, 1913; reissued on Rexophone [Australia], HMV-Victor [Canada], and Homophon 1229); The Two Bobs (Columbia-Rena 2164, 1913)


Oh, The Baa-Baa-Baa-Lambs! (Wagging Their Tails Behind)

Fred Godfrey & William Hargreaves — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1915.

Sung by Ella Shields.


Oh! The Girls Of Gottenberg

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey; EMI also credits Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.

 

Oh! The Love-Birds

Fred Godfrey, Alf J. Lawrance & Harry Gifford — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.


Oh, The Sailors Of The King

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1912.

Recording: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 965, 1913; reissued on Ariel Grand 2101b, 1913; Ariel Grand 928, 1914?; and HMV-Victor [Canada] 120703, 1918)

 

Oh! Those Ever Loving, Wonderful Beautiful Eyes

Fred Godfrey, Harry Gifford & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

 

Oh, Those Happy Kid Days

Fred Godfrey & R.P. Weston — London: Star Music, 1913.


Oh! You Do Do A Lot Of Funny Things, You Do

Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Star Music, 1914.


Oh! You Great Big Baby Face

Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman, 1913.


Oh! You Have No Idea

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Cinephone Music, 1942.

Recording: George Formby Jr. (Regal Zonophone MR-3694, 1942), reissued on EP “The Ukelele Man, No. 2” (Columbia SEG-7661, 1959), reissued on LP “When I’m Cleaning Windows” (Capitol T-6002, ca. 1962); reissued on CD “Count Your Blessings” (ASV 7857, 2002); reissued on 5-CD set “George Formby, The War And Postwar Years, Volume 2 of the JSP Compilation” (JSP CD-1902, 2006) reissued on CD “The Window Cleaner” (Golden Options 3804, 2008)

 

Oh, You Italian Opera Man!

R.P. Weston, Fred J. Barnes & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1913.

 

Oh! You Paree

Jay Whidden & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1921.


The Old Man’s Looking In The Moon

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Old Sailor

Fred Godfrey & Jimmy Kennedy; some sources also credit Stan Bowsher — London: Peter Maurice Music; Sydney: Sterling Music, 1936.

 

On Her Pic-Pic-Piccolo

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, composed 1912 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.


On Our Happy Wedding Day (To That Little Church Just Over There)

Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Introduced by Fred Barnes.

“Ellison’s Entertainers at Brighton are making a special feature of...‘On Our Happy Wedding Day’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 22 July 1915, p. 9). “Victor King is singing...‘On Our Happy Wedding Day’ [and reports that it is one] of the most consistent ‘hits’ he has ever had” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 9 September 1915, p.189).

Recording: The Two Filberts (Jumbo 1260, 1915)


On The Banks Of The Beautiful Nile

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society. One of several songs Godfrey is thought to have written for Max Miller around 1937–38, but for which he is not credited.

Recording: Max Miller, on LP “That’s Nice, Maxie” (Pye NPL-18064, 1961, reissued on Marble Arch MAL-597)

 

On The Day You Sang “Come Back To Erin”

Frank W. Carter, Alfred Glover & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

 

On The First Dark Night Next Week

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.


On The Other Side

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


On The Other Side Of The World

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1947.

Song written for George Formby Jr.’s triumphant 1947 tour of Australia and New Zealand. Formby never officially recorded the song, but private recordings exist of his singing it on tour, including one of an Auckland, N.Z., radio broadcast.

 

On The Road To Market

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


On The Road To Okalee

Fred Godfrey & J. Turner Spencer, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


One Day She Helped Herself To Father

Fred Godfrey & Fred Murray — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

Recordings: Florrie Forde (Edison 13941, 1909) [cylinder]; Venie Temple (The Winner 2210, 1912)

 

One Girl’s As Good As Any Other Girl (If That Little Girl Is Yours)

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1911 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912.

Recordings: Billy Williams (ca. December 1911 for Homophon 1065 and reissues); (26 January 1912 for Zonophone Twin 787; reissued on Cinch)

 

The Only Dream I Ever Dream (Is A Dream Of You)

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.


Only A Poor Little Private

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Cinephone Music, 1944.

 

Open Your Heart And Let The Sunshine In

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Bert Feldman, 1920.

Recordings: Black Diamonds Band, in “Treasureland Selection No. 2” (Zonophone 2103, 1920); Peter Dawson as “Will Strong” (HMV B-1166, 1921)

 

Our Christmas Day

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton”, 1930.


Our Clara’s Clicked Again

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” — London: Bert Feldman, [1930?].

Recording: Clarkson Rose (Zonophone 5671, 1930)

 

Our Little Kiddie Sings The Best Song Of All

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Frank Howard, 1914.

 

Our Neighbours

Fred Godfrey & Clarkson Rose, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Our Village (I Do Have A Lovely Time)

Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1916.

 

Ours Is A Happy Little Home

Fred Godfrey, Elsie Waters & Doris Waters, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Out In The Middle East

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1942.

Recordings: George Formby Jr. (Regal Zonophone MR-3624, 1942), reissued on LP “Britain At War” (EMI EM-1366, 1990); ; reissued on 5-CD set “George Formby, The War And Postwar Years, Volume 2 of the JSP Compilation” (JSP CD-1902, 2006); George Formby Jr., recording for ENSA radio program “The RAF Takes The Air”, with the RAF Concert Orchestra, 22 July 1942, issued on CD “Formby At War” (Grosvenor CDGRS 1224, ca. 1992); George Formby Jr., in ABC-TV (U.K.) show “Many Happy Returns”, aired 15 February 1958; Alan Randall, on LP “Alan Randall Sings Great Comedy War Songs” (Contour 2870 402, 1974)

 

Over The Hills And Far Away (A Dutch Girl’s Lament)[EMI lists title as Over The Mountains Far Away)]

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.


Paddy McCarty’s Party

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


P.C. McWheeler

Fred Godfrey, [1912?].

Recording: Jack Lorimer (Jumbo 853, 1912)

 

The Penny Wedding

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; ; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 15 March 1912; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.

 

The Perambulator Promenade

Fred Godfrey & Mark Sheridan, 1913

Recording: Mark Sheridan (Jumbo 958, 1913)

 

Picking Up All The Fag Ends

Fred Godfrey & Max Miller, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Pierrot Parade

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1916.

Interpolated in the Huddlestone & Tiller revue Well! I Never Did (Winter Garden, Blackpool, 1916).

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone 1679, 1916)

 

The Policeman’s Party

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, [ca. 1912]; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

The Poor Girl Cried, And Cried, And Cried

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1937.


Poor Old Father

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Bert Feldman, 1920.

 

Prairie Romeo

Harry Carlton & Fred Godfrey — London: Irwin Dash Music, 1937.

Recordings: BBC Dance Orchestra; dir. by Henry Hall; Bob Mallin, vocal (Columbia FB-1708, 1937); Bob Mallin (Rex 9081, 1937)

 

Pretty Little Sansy Pansy Soo

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Pretty Patty’s Proud Of Her Pink Print Petticoat

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

 

The Pride Of The Ballet

Fred Godfrey — Detroit; New York: Jerome Remick, 1908.


Pull Yourselves Together, Girls!

John P. Harrington & Fred Godfrey; EMI also credits Florrie Forde — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

 

Put A Bit Of Powder On It, Father

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1908.

 

Put On Your Kilt, Sandy

Fred Godfrey & Fred D’Albert, [1910?].

Recording: Jack Lorimer (Jumbo 480, 1910)

 

Put On Your Little Wooden Shoes

Fred Godfrey & Tom Mellor — London: Bert Feldman, 1916.

 

Put On Your Old Plaid Shawl

Fred Godfrey & Fred E. D’Albert — London: Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1909.

 

Ragtime

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; manuscript of music in author’s collection — same song as Good-Bye, Rag-Time?


The Ragtime Scotchman

Fred Godfrey, [1913?].

Recording: Jack Lorimer (Jumbo 1054, 1913)

 

The Ragtime Wedding

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913.

 

Rainbowland

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1916.

 

Raining (Drops Of Love For You And Me)

Tom Mellor & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1916.


Razzy Wazzy Lou

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1915.

Interpolated in the revue Hullo! Everybody (1915).

“The second edition of Step This Way is making its first appearance before London audiences at the Middlesex this week. This successful revue has been considerable altered since it was last seen in town, and one of the most interesting newcomers to the cast is Gaby Davis,...who is billed and known as ‘Razzy Wazzy Lou,’ after the song of the same name—with which she has made a striking success everywhere” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 27 May 1915, p. 22).

Recordings: Hayes & Croft (Coliseum 880, 1915); The Two Filberts (Jumbo 36067, 1915?)

 

Red Wing

music by John Neat, words by Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, before 1914.

 

The Regimental Pet (Drummer Boy)

music by John Neat, words by Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1907.

 

Rhythm Is The Thing

Lawrence Wright as “Everett Lynton”, Johnny Raitz, Fred Godfrey & Arthur Young, 1927; title from EMI database.

 

Ride To Church On A Gee-Gee!

Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

 

Ring Me Up One Rainy Afternoon

Fred Godfrey, 1912; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.


Ring Out, Joy Bells!

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1913.

 

Rio Grande

Fred Godfrey & Jay Whidden — London: Bert Feldman; Sydney: Chappell, 1921.

 

Rio Grande

Fred Godfrey; EMI credits Lawrence Wright as “Gene Williams” & Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1934.

                                                       

Rolling Home In The Morning (After The Ball)

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman; Sydney: Chappell, 1923.


Rolling Into France

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [ca. 1944].


Rosalie

Bennett Scott, A.J. Mills & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, [date unknown, but not later than 1919, year of Mills’s death].

 

The Rose Of Alabam

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1920.

 

Rose Of Rickety Rackety Row

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1926.

 

The Rose Of Rosetown

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, [ca. 1912]; manuscript of lyrics (two drafts) in author’s collection.

 

Rosebud

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

Roses Red And Roses White

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1918.

 

Rosy...Whoa! The Crackling On The Pork!

Fred Godfrey & Orlando Powell — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.


Runner Beans That Father Grew

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

The Sailors Love The Girls

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1936.

 

Sally OMalley

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1910; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.


Sandy Macadoo

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letters assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 2 May 1912 and 24 June 1912; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.


Save A Little One For Me

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


Save Your Kisses Till The Boys Come Home

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman; New York: Jerome Remick, 1915.

Recordings: Robins & White (Scala 932, 1915); The Two Filberts (Jumbo 36747, 1915?); Robert Carr (The Winner 3030, 1916); Hayes & Croft (Coliseum 999, 1916); The Jolly Old Fellows, in “Dug-Out Ditties, Part 4” (Regal MR-193, 1930)

 

Send The Boys A Little Snapshot (Of The Ones They’ve Left Behind)

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1916.

 

Send Us A Few More Girls

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

Sergeant Macadoo (A Little Bit Of French And A Little Bit Of Scotch)

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott, 1915.

“Daisy Taylor returned to London this week, appearing at the Palladium, where she is singing ‘Sergeant Macadoo’, a number with which she has made a success in the provinces” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 29 April 1915, p. 21). “Daisy Taylor is proving herself a big favourite at the Place, Leicester, her fine rendering of the Scottish number, ‘Sergeant Macadoo’, making a strong appeal to audiences” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 27 May 1915, p. 22).

Recordings: Ella Retford (Jumbo A-513, 1915?); Murray Johnson (HMV B-554, 1915); Stanley Kirkby (Jumbo ?); Stanley Kirkby as “Frank Miller” (The Winner 2862, 1915); Arthur Osmond (Coliseum 778, 1915)

 

She Does Like A Little Bit Of Scotch

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1912.

 

She Is My Best Girl Now

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913.


She Is The Leader Of The Band

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams?, [ca. 1912]; title from Williams & Godfrey stationery in author’s collection.


She Said She Wouldn’t — But She Did!

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” — London: Bert Feldman, 1928.


She Shall Have Music Wherever She Goes

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society. One of several songs Godfrey is thought to have written for Max Miller around 1937–38, but for which he is not credited.

Recording: Max Miller, in “Max At The Holborn Empire — First House” (7 October 1938), issued on 2-cassette set “Max Miller: The Cheeky Chappie” (EMI ECC10, 1990)

 

She Was, She Was, She Was

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society. One of several songs Godfrey is thought to have written for Max Miller around 1937–38, but for which he is not credited.

Recording: Max Miller (HMV BD-597, 1938) [with credit to Miller]

 

She Was Singing An Old Fashioned Song

Fred Godfrey & J. Turner Spencer, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Sheila O’Neil

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 27 September 1912.

Recording: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 1041, 1913; reissued on Ariel Grand and HMV-Victor [Canada] 120707, 1918)

 

She’s A Girl Up North

Fred Godfrey & Fred E. D’Albert — London: Bert Feldman, 1909.
Recordings:
Ella Retford (Edison Blue Amberol 12072, 1909) [cylinder]; (Jumbo 386, 1909; Pathé 8205, 1910); Harry Fay (Columbia-Rena 1255, 1910)

 

Shes Coming Home Tonight

Charles Hilbury, Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1910.


Shine, Little Moonflower

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1908.


Silly Thing

Francis, Day & Hunter sheet music credits Larry Lewis, Fred Godfrey & Fred Murray; Dinsdale’s sheet music credits Fred Godfrey, Fred Murray & Charles Hilbury — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912; Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1913.


Since Father’s Been A Gardener

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letters assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 15 March 1912 and
4 April 1912; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Since Father Joined The Territorials

EMI database credits Will Hyde & Fred Godfrey; other sources credit Will Hyde, ? Heath & Billy Williams, 1909.

 

Sing A Gay Little Song Today

Fred Godfrey, Elsie Waters & Doris Waters, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Sing A Little Song In The Morning

Fred Godfrey & Max Miller, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Sing Me An Irish Song

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey; Harry Carlton also co-author, according to Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 31 January 1911 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1911.


Sing Something Irish To Me

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1911.

 

Sitting In A Field

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].


Sitting In The Park

Fred Godfrey & George Arthurs, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Skin-A-Ma-Link The Sergeant

Fred Godfrey — London: Campbell, Connelly, 1931.


The Skipper Of The Side

Clarkson Rose & Fred Godfrey [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Sleepless Nights

Fred Godfrey, 1921.


Soap And Water

Fred Godfrey & Charles Hilbury — Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1909.

 

Soldiers Like It

Fred Godfrey & Shaun Glenville — London: Bert Feldman, 1918.


Some Day, Some Place, Somewhere

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams?, 1913; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 22 March 1913; it is also listed on Williams & Godfrey stationery — same song as Someday!?


Some Little Girl Named Mary (Mary Was My Mother’s Name)

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Introduced by Lottie Lennox.

Recording: F.W. Ramsey (Regal G-6889)


Some Night, Some Waltz, Some Girl

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1916; Toronto: Leo Feist, [1927?].

 

Somebody Wants Me

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Somebody’s Found A Girl (Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!)

Fred Godfrey & John Neat — London: Bert Feldman, 1907.


Someday! [also known as Sometime, Somewhere, Someday]

Harry Gifford, Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright — London: Star Music; Lawrence Wright Music; Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1913; same song as Some Day, Some Place, Somewhere?

Recordings: Ernest Pike as “Herbert Payne” (Zonophone Twin 1204, 1913); Emilie Hayes (Marathon 296) [vertical cut disc]

 

Somewhere In Sometown

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Maurice Scott — London: Star Music, 1914.

Interpolated by Aimee Sammons in the Lillie Calden and Harry Ray revue Find The Lady (1914).

 

The Song-Birds’ Concert In The Trees

Jay Whidden & Fred Godfrey, 1921.

 

Sonny Boy

Fred Godfrey as “Eddie Stamper” & Matthew Hay, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

Sorry! Oh! It’s Quaite [sic] All Right

Fred Godfrey, 1924.

       

Sorry (You’ll Be Sorry, Florrie)

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1923.

 

The Soul Of The Violets

Lawrence Wright as “Horatio Nicholls” & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1931.

Recording: Zonophone Salon Orch. (Zonophone 5979, 1931)

 

Spain, My Sunny Spain

Tom Mellor & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1916.

 

Spring-Time Might Have Been Ring-Time

John P. Long, A.J. Mills & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1915.

 

Squeeze Her, Ebenezer

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.
Recording: Billy Williams (Zonophone Twin 1012, 1913; reissued on Ariel Grand 2104 and 592, 1913; and on HMV-Victor [Canada] 120705, 1918)

 

Stick To The Major

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letters assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 15 March 1912 and 4 April 1912.

 

Stop It, John

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music; Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Chappell, 1920.

 

Stop Making Those Eyes At Me

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1918.

 

Stop Me If You’ve Heard It

Fred Godfrey & George Arthurs, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Stop Your Nonsense, Archibald!

A.J. Mills & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1914.

“Winifred Ward, who is at the Coliseum, Glasgow, has a ‘winner’ in ‘Stop Your Nonsense, Archibald’ (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 12 November 1914, p. 20)..

 

A Stranger In My Own Home Town

Fred Godfrey & Francis Halson — London: Bert Feldman, 1937.


Strolling Along The Sands

Fred Godfrey & Kenneth Lyle — London: Shapiro, Von Tilzer Music, 1907.

 

Strolling Down The Strand

Fred Godfrey & Leslie Sarony — London: Vocable Music, 1949; London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1950.

Recordings: Tommy Trinder, on LP “You Lucky People” (Silverline DJSL-037, 1974); Leslie Sarony, on LP “Roy Hudd Presents Leslie Sarony” (World Records RTRS- 101, 1980)

 

Sunbeam

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.


Sunday Night At Home

Geoff Bernstein & Fred Godfrey — London: Sydney Brau Music, [date unknown].

 

Sunshine Soo

Fred Godfrey & A.E. Sidney Davis — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

Recording: Brett Barry (Pathé 8792)

 

The Sweetest Kiss Of All (Under The Mistletoe)

Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey; EMI also credits Jessie Preston — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1911.

 

Swinging Along

Fred Godfrey as “Eddie Stamper” & Matthew Hay — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1926.

 

Take It Away
Fred Godfrey & Charles Hibury — Sydney: Joe Slater Publishing, [ca. 1910].

 

Take It Nice And Easy

Harry Castling, John A. Glover-Kind & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.

 

Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Bert Feldman; Star Music; New York; Toronto: Chappell; Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1916.

 

Take Me Back To New York

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey, 1910.


Take Me Back To U.S.A.

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911.


Take Me Back To Yorkshire

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

Interpolated in the Academy Award–winning film Cavalcade (1933)

Recording: Harry Fay (Zonophone Twin 797, 1911)

 

Take Me Back To Your Heart
Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

“Dorothy Ward reports continued success at the Empire, Edinburgh, this week, with...‘Take Me Back To Your Heart’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 29 April 1915, p. 21). “Evelyn Grace, who was so popular with the Winter Garden, Blackpool, Concert Party last season, began a further engagement at this rendezvous on Whit Moday. Lawrence Wright had the pleasure of hearing his popular ballads ‘Take Me Back To Your Heart’ and ‘Blue Eyes’ rendered by this clever soprano at the opening concert” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 27 May 1915, p. 22). “Clo d‘Arta, the Belgian soprano, is coring with ‘Take Me Back To Your Heart’ at the Metropole, Manchester, this week” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 9 September 1915, p. 18).

Recordings: Harry Edwards (Pathé 9074, 1915?); Randall Jackson (Jumbo ?); Herbert Payne (Zonophone Twin 1466, 1915)

 

Take Me There

Fred Godfrey & Will Letters; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) credits Godfrey & J.C. Moore — London: Bert Feldman, 1910; London; New York: M. Whitmark & Sons, 1911.

Note: Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) apportions royalty shares as follows: Godfrey (25.0%), Will Letters (25.0%), Warner Brothers (50.0%)

           

 Take Me Up In The Mountains Sammy

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

Take Me Where There Are No Eyes About

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1911.


Take Me With You

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Take My Rose, Take My Heart

Fred Godfrey, date unknown; the British Library lists a song of this title by D. Grey, 1918.

 

Take Your Greedy Eyes Off My Little Girl

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

Taking Your Best Girl Out

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Bert Feldman, 1913.


Teeny Weeny Bit Of Love

Fred Godfrey — London: Mac Melodies, [1930s?].

 

Tell Them You’re A Londoner

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1911.


Tennessee Twilight

Fred Godfrey, George Arthurs & R.S. Stodden — London: Bert Feldman, 1930.

 

Thank You For The Very Kind Suggestion

Fred Godfrey & John L. St. John, [date unknown]; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.


That Beautiful Baby Song

H. Worton David, Raphael Penso & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

That’s All

Fred Godfrey, ? Gray & ? Low, [1916?].

Recording: Arthur Gilbert as “Arthur Osmond (Jumbo 1469, 1916)

 

That’s How Ireland Was Born

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1946.

 

That’s Just William

Fred Godfrey & Leslie Sarony, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Then He’d Waltz Her Around

H. Worton David, Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright, 1915.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1915)

 

There Are Nice Girls Everywhere

Fred Godfrey, according to the Performing Right Society, and claimed by Godfrey; Francis & Day and British Library credit R.P. Weston; “John Bull Record” label credits Whit Cunliffe — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.


There Are Smiles Behind The Tears

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1920.

 

There Is Always A Silver Lining

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1939.

 

There Must Be Something Nice About The Isle Of Man

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913.

 

There Never Was A Girl Like You

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1909.


There’ll Be Nothing But Boys In Khaki By The Seaside

Raphael Penso, Lawrence Wright & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman; Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Interpolated by Vera Dudley in the revue Come And Have One (1915); sung on stage by Nora Delaney and others.

“Two of the most popular numbers with the holiday crowd were ‘There’ll Be Nothing But Boys In Khaki By The Seaside’ and ‘We’re All North Country Lads And Lasses’. Both songs...are melodious and clever” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 27 May 1915, p. 22). “Bert Castle at the Palace, Blackpool, last week made a hit with ‘There’ll Be Nothing But Boys In Khaki By The Seaside’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 3 June 1915, p. 16). “among the many song items in the revue Come And Have One, none attracts more applause than Vera Dudley’s ‘There’ll Be Nothing But Boys In Khaki By The Seaside’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 7 October 1915, p. 18).

Recordings: Harry Cove (The Winner 2867); Alf Gordon (HMV-Victor [Canada] 120323); Will Terry (Jumbo 35904)

 

There’ll Come A Day

Fred Godfrey, date unknown; title from EMI database.

 

There’s A Big Tear On My Heart

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1920.


There’s A Girl In Berlin

Fred Godfrey, Fred E. D’Albert & J. Chas. Moore — London: National Music; Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1909.

 

There’s A Little Baby Up In The Moon

Fred Godfrey and Lawrence Wright; Performing Right Society also credits H. Worton David — London: Bert Feldman; Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Interpolated by Cressie Leonard in the Huddlestone & Tiller revue Did You Ever? (Winter Garden, Blackpool, 1915).

“George Elliott’s latest item,‘There’s A Little Baby Up In The Moon’, had a great reception at South Shields last week, and this week at the Empire, Edinburgh, the Chocolate Coloured Coon is again featuring the number with success” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 22 July 1915, p. 9). “An artistic success is the verdict on G.H. Elliott’s latest song,‘There’s A Little Baby Up In The Moon’,.which was specially written for him by Fred Godfrey, and Lawrence Wright” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 12 July 1915, p. 21).

Recordings: George Baker as “George Guest” (Jumbo 36094); G.H. Elliott (Zonophone Twin 1468, 1915); Irving Kaufman (Edison Blue Amberol 2997, 1916) [cylinder]


There’s A Little Bit Here, There’s A Little Bit There (There’s A Little Bit Everywhere)

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 4 April 1912; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

There’s A Little Bit Of Irish Everywhere

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright — London: Bert Feldman, 1916.

Recording: Charlie Collins (Zonophone Twin 1739, 1916)

 

There’s A Little Fairy Looking After You

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912; manuscript of music and lyrics (two drafts) in author’s collection.

 

There’s A Sound Of Music In The Air

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 24 June 1912.

 

There’s Always Someone Worse Off Than You

Max Miller & Fred Godfrey — London: Noel Gay Music, [ca. 1938].

Recording: Max Miller (Pye 7-N-15349, 1961, reissued on LP “Golden Hour Of Max Miller” (Pye GH-584)

 

Theres Life In The Old Dog Yet

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1914.

 

There’s Something In The Irish After All

Leslie Leonard Cooke, Shaun Glenville & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

Theres Something Nice About A Girl

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911.

 

These Are The Good Old Days

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

They All Did The Goose-Step Home

A.J. Mills, Maurice Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1915.

“Winifred Ward writes to say that she has found a number that suits her admirably in ‘They All Did The Goose-Step Home’. At the Palace, Hull, this week, the lively spirited chorus is having a most rousing effect on audiences” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 6 May 1915, p. 11). “Winifred Ward will be seen in pantomime in London next Christmans, having been secured as principal boy for the Yuletide production at the Marlborough, Holloway [London]. Miss Ward is at present singing ‘They All Did The Goose-Step Home,’ and describes it as being the most successful chorus number she has handled for years” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 5 August 1915, p. 16). “Walter Williams has introduced the new chorus number ‘They All Did The Goose-Step Home’ into the revue Merry Moments. In working the number he is assisted by ten of the chorus ladies, with the result that a very effective stage picture is secured. Reg Wentworth is also singing the number at the Alhambra, Glasgow, this week” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 23 September 1915, p. 21)

Interpolated by Walter Williams in the revue Merry Moments (London, 1915)

Recordings: Black Diamonds Band, in “All The Hits” (Zonophone Twin 1571, 1915); Gus Harris (Regal 6909); Irving Kaufman (Edison Blue Amberol 2741) [cylinder]

 

They All Look Alike In The Dark

A.J. Mills, Maurice Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1918.


They All Play The Same Old Game

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1456, 1914)

 

They Can All Do As They Like With Me

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1914.

 

They Never Do That Where I Come From

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1909; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

They’re All After A Girl

Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Bert Feldman, 1914.

Recording: Harry Fay (Zonophone 1381, 1914)

 

They’ve All Gone “Talkie” Mad

Fred Godfrey & Chester Goldwyn — London: Lareine, 1929.


Things Were Different Years And Years Ago

Fred Godfrey & George Formby, Jr., [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society; early version of Those Were The Days [q.v.]?


This Time Next Year

H. Worton David & Fred Godfrey — London: Worton David, 1925.

Recordings: Stanley Kirkby (Edison Bell Winner 4458); Edison Bell Dance Orch. (Edison Bell 4385)

 

Those Were The Days

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [ca. 1939?].

 

Till You Come Back Again

Fred Godfrey — London Bert Feldman, 1926.

Recording: Foster Richardson (Zonophone 2961, 1927)

 

Ting! Ting! Tra-La-La

A.J. Mills, Bennet Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1915.

Introduced by Daisy Dormer.

Interpolated in the Huddlestone & Tiller revue Did You Ever? (Winter Garden, Blackpool, 1915); interpolated by Ennis Parkes in the Harry Day revue Look Out (1915).

 

Tis A Faded Picture

Fred Godfrey & Florrie Forde, 1910.
Recording: Florrie Forde (Edison Amberol 12255, 1910)

 

Togo (Over In Old Japan)

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

 

Tommy’s Learning French

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Recording: Will Terry (Jumbo 35939, 1915)


Tomorrow May Be “Good-bye”!

John P. Harrington, Fred Godfrey & Orlando Powell — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.

 

Tonight, By The Firelight Glow

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1918.


Tony! Tony! Send A Marconigram

John P. Harrington & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

 

Too Many Eyes About

Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1908.


Toy Town Admiral

music by Paul Andrew, words by Fred Godfrey; British Library credits Andrew alone; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) credits Philip Sidney & Fred Godfrey — London: Lareine, 1928; Melbourne: L.F. Collin, ca. 1928; Chicago: Forster Music, 1929.


The Tripper’s Lullaby (There’s No Place Like Home)

Fred Godfrey & Maurice Scott — London: Bert Feldman, 1931.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Imperial 2491, 1931)

 

Try A Smile (When Things Look Blue)

Fred Godfrey & Eric Valantine — London: Bert Feldman, 1921.


Turn It Around The Other Way, Timothy

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” — London: Bert Feldman, 1929.

 

’Twas An Old Fashioned Love Song

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music; Melbourne: Chappell, 1920.


’Twas An Old-Fashioned Song He Was Singing

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright; EMI also credits H. Worton David — London: Bert Feldman, 1915.

Recordings: Stanley Kirkby (Regal G6890); Lewis James (Edison Blue Amberol 3906, 1915?) [cylinder]

 

’Twas An Old, Old Song

Fred Godfrey & John Neat — London: Bert Feldman, 1907.

 

Two Little Sisters

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


Two Little Wooden Shoes

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

The Ugly Sisters

Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1932.

 

The Ukulele Wedding

Fred Godfrey as “Dan Grahame” & Lawrence Wright as “Everett Lynton” — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1927.

Interpolated by Walter Williams in On With The Show (North Pier, Blackpool, 1927).


Uncle Billy Was A Fireman

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — New York: M. Whitmark & Sons, 1911; presumably also published in the U.K.

Recording: Venie Temple (The Winner 2232)

 

Underneath An Irish Moon

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Underneath Your Mushroom Umbrella

Fred Godfrey, Alf J. Lawrance & Harry Gifford — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.


Up Came Bonzo

music by Clay Smith; words by Fred Godfrey — Sydney: J. Albert & Son, 1925.

Introduced by Lee White in the revue Let’s Go, Ambassadors Theatre, London, [1925?].

 

Up He Goes In His Little Monoplane

Fred Godfrey & George Arthurs — London: Bert Feldman, 1914 [prewar].

Recording: Ella Retford (Jumbo 1232, 1914)

 

Wait A Minute (There’s A Little Bit More To Come!)

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” & Shaun Glenville, 1929.

 

Wait Till I’m As Old As Father

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

 

Wait Till The Clouds Roll By, Molly!

Fred Godfrey & George D’Albert — London: Bert Feldman, 1909.

 

Waiting At The Garden Gate

Fred Godfrey & Max Miller, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Wake Up, John Bull!

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1911; Harry Carlton also a co-author, according to Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 31 January 1911; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.


Watching The Boat Coming In (From Alabamy)

Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Star Music, 1914.

“Ella Retford, who is at Holborn and Lewisham, pins her faith to Fred Godfrey and Worton David’s ‘Watching The Boat Come In’ with...gratifying results” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 7 May 1914, p. 20).

 

Way Down Home

Lawrence Wright as “Gene Williams” & Fred Godfrey as “Eddie Stamper” — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1926.


Way Down To Honolulu

Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music; Bert Feldman, 1913.

Recording: The Elliotts (The Winner 2520)

 

We All Get A Little Bit Older Ev’ry Day

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1927.


We All Live At No. 24

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913.

 

We All Want To Do The Same As Father

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Frank Howard, 1914.

 

We All Went Marching In

Fred Godfrey & Charles Hilbury, 1909; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 28 February 1909.

 

We Can’t All Have The Same Girl

Fred Godfrey & Harry Carlton — London: Bert Feldman, 1911.

 

We Haven’t Quite Decided Yet

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Cinephone Music, 1944.

 

Wedding Day

Billy Williams, Charles Wilmott, Fred Godfrey, Tom Mellor, Vesta Tilley & John S. Baker, [date unknown]; title from EMI database. The unique collection of composing credits may suggest an error on EMI’s part, perhaps a conflating of two separate songs.


The Wedding Of Jeanie McKie (Come Along, You Heilan’ Lads)

Fred Godfrey, Tom Mellor & Billy Williams; some sources credit Harry Gifford instead of Mellor — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912.


The Wedding Of The Man In The Moon

Fred Godfrey & H. Steinberg — London: Bert Feldman, 1930.

 

The Wedding Of Wee MacGregor

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1930.

 

A Wedding On A Gee Gee

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Wright; the Performing Right Society also credits H. Worton David — London: Bert Feldman; Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

 

The Wee Little House That You Live In (Is The Best Little Place Of All)

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1915.

Recordings: Herbert Payne (Zonophone Twin 1481, 1915); Glen Ellison (Edison Diamond Disc, 1915; reissued on Edison Diamond Disc 3917, early 1920s; Edison Blue Amberol 2721) [cylinder]

 

Wee MacGregor

Fred Godfrey, [1913?]

Recordings: Jack Lorimer (Regal G-6480, 1913?); (Pathé 8805, 1913); (Diamond 085, 1913)

 

Welcoming Them In To The Welcome Inn

Fred Godfrey — London: Mac Melodies; Melbourne: L.F. Collin, 1936

Recording: London Piano-Accordeon Band (Regal Zonophone MR-2184)

 

We’ll All Do The Same As The Children Do

Fred Godfrey, Harry Gifford & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

 

We’ll All Go Shopping Up The West

Fred Godfrey, 1913; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 17 July 1913.

 

We’ll Have A Night Out Together Tonight

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey; EMI also credits Billy Williams — London: Star Music, 1912.

 

W.E.M.B.L.E.Y.

E.E. Bryant, Fred Godfrey & H. Worton David — London: Worton David, 1924.

A song celebrating the opening of the great North London stadium.


We’re All Getting Used To It

Fred Godfrey, Harry Gifford & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1253, 1913)

 

We’re All North Country Lads And Lasses

Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright & H. Worton David; some sources omit David — London: Bert Feldman; Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Interpolated by Nan Chester in the Huddlestone & Tiller revue Did You Ever? (Winter Garden, Blackpool, 1915).

Introduced by Ella Retford, “this, judging from its reception at Manchester and elsewhere, is likely to be one of the season’s greatest successes” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 15 April 1915, p. 9). “Two of the most popular numbers with the holiday crowd were ‘There’ll Be Nothing But Boys In Khaki By The Seaside’ and ‘We’re All North Country Lads And Lasses’. Both songs...are melodious and clever” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 27 May 1915, p. 22).

Recordings: Harry Cove (Guardsman 473, 1915); Harry Fay (Zonophone Twin 1484, 1915); Ella Retford (Coliseum 788, 1915; Scala 663, 1915; Scala 731, 1915; Jumbo ?, 1916?); Stanley Kirkby (Regal G-6890, 1915); Stanley Kirkby as “Frank Miller” (The Winner 2825)

 

We’re All Scotch

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1917.

 

Were All Waiting For A Girl

Fred Murray & Fred Godfrey; Stanley Mullen sheet music credits Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909?; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen; Allan’s, 1910; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 23 November 1909.


We’re In, Meredith, We’re In!

Lawrence Wright, H. Worton David & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Recordings: Florrie Forde (Zonophone 1494, 1915); Black Diamonds Band, in “Camp Concert” (Zonophone Twin 1572, 1915)

 

Were Irish And Proud Of It, Too

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1914.

 

We’ve All Got To Walk Back Home

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1926.

 

We’ve Got A Lot To Be Thankful For

Fred Godfrey & Max Miller, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

We’ve Got To Put Up With It Now

Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter; Bert Feldman, 1916.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone Twin 1749, 1916)

 

What A Game It Is! Wow! Wow!

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1913.

Recordings: Mark Sheridan (Diamond 077, 1913; Edison Bell Winner 2473, 1913; Empire 1696; Marathon 400 or 426, 1913; Pathé 8880, 1913; Curry’s 217, 1928); Harry Fay (Zonophone Twin 1215, 1913); Bob Cannon (Cinch 5160, 1913); Stanley Kirkby (Jumbo 1125, 1914)

 

What A Time We’ve Had, What A Time!

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1916.

Recording: Charles Collins (Zonophone Twin 1753, 1916)

 

What A Wonderful Wedding It Will Be

Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, [date unknown].

 

What About That Little Bit Of Love?

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1914.

 

What Did You Want To Make Me Love You For?

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1918.

 

What Do We Care, We Two?

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Bert Feldman; Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

Introduced by Victoria Monks.

Recordings: Robert Carr (The Winner 2910, 1915); Walter Jefferies (HMV B-546, 1915); Stanley Kirkby (Jumbo 1294, 1915)

 

What Ho! The Rubber Boom

Fred Godfrey, 1910.

Recording: Arthur Leslie (Columbia-Rena 1401, 1910)

 

What Is A Fellow To Do!

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 3 February 1911; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

What Shall I Do Tonight?

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; manuscript of partial lyrics in author’s collection.

 

What The-How The-Why The-Who The-Where Have You Been Tonight?

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Bert Feldman, 1915.

Recording: Florrie Forde (Zonophone 1517, 1915)

 

What Time Tomorrow Night?

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 7 November 1913.

Recordings: Billy Williams (ca. June 1913, released on Homophone 1257, 1913; Rexophone 5627 [Australia]; and possibly on Homokord); (ca. November 1913, released on Edison Blue Amberol 23279, 1914) [cylinder]

 

What’s The Matter With The Daylight?

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 15 March 1912.

 

What’s The Use Of Playing “Home Sweet Home”

Fred Godfrey & Will E. Haines — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1907.

 

What’s Your Name, Little Girlie?

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


When An Irishman Goes Fighting

music by Fred Godfrey, words by Leslie Leonard Cooke; EMI also credits Shaun Glenville — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

“To the list of patriotic songs issued by [Francis and Day] the titles of which have or are becoming household words...has been added a number by Leonard Cooke and Fred Godfrey entitled ‘When An Irishman Goes Fighting.’ It is being sung this week at the Finsbury Park Empire by Shaun Grenville” (“Song Notes,“ The Stage, 17 September 1914, p. 20).

Recording: Stanley Kirkby (Coliseum 735, 1915; Jumbo A348, 1915?)


When I Hear Those Bells Of Brittany

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1914 [prewar]

 

When I See You On Sunday

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

 

When I’m Asleep

Fred Godfrey, Fred Terry, Charles Collins & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 9 June 1912

 

When I’m With You

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey, [1913?]..

Recording: Brett Barry (Pathé 8960, 1913?)

 

When It’s Your Best Girl

Fred Godfrey, H. Worton David & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1915.

“Reg Wentworth is doing well at the Queen’s Park Hippodrome, Manchester, in ‘When It’s Your Best Girl,’ a ‘rag’ by Godfrey, David, and Wright” (“Song Notes,“ The Stage, 16 September 1915, p. 26).

Recording: The Two Filberts, Jumbo 1333, 1915)

 

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

When Love Peeps In At The Window

A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1919.

Recordings: The Unity Quartette (Columbia 2871, 1918); Hatherley Clarke-Counter (Zonophone Twin 1944, 1919), with title as When Love Creeps In The Window

 

When Mother Backed The Winner Of The Derby

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1914.

 

When She Comes Back To Me

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


When Somebody Knocks At Your Door

J.F. Lambe & Fred Godfrey — London: Reeder & Walsh, 1910.


When The Dear Old Temple Bells Are Ringing

Fred Godfrey & Harry Gifford — London: Frank Howard, 1914.

Presumably a knock-off of the more famous Bert Grant-Joe Young 1914 hit When The Angelus Is Ringing.


When The Factory Bell Is Ringing

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

 

When The Guards Do The Birdcage Walk

John P. Harrington & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

 

When The Summer Comes Again

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

When They Ask You What Your Name Is (Tell ’Em It’s Molloy)

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter; Melbourne: Allan’s, 1908.

 

When We’re Made One, We Two

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1918.

 

When You Wore A Tiny Pinafore

Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

When Your Fairy Prince Comes Along

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams?, [ca. 1912]; title from Williams and Godfrey stationery.

 

When You’re Tired Of All The Others

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

When You’ve Got A Lady Near You

Fred Godfrey & Fred E. D’Albert, [1909?].

 

Where Are All The Girls?

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Shapiro; New York: Von Tilzer Music, 1908.

 

Where Are The Girls We Used To Know?

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912 — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1913; title in Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 4 April 1912; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.

Recordings: Billy Williams (ca. November 1912; released on Homophon 1174, 1913; Rexophone 5013 [Australia]; reissued 1920s on Coliseum, Scala, Tower, and Homokord); Florrie Forde (Zonophone 1692, 1916) [same song?]

 

Where Did You Get The Name Of Hennessy?

Fred Godfrey & Terry Sullivan, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

Recording: Shaun Glenville (Regal G-7607, 1915)

 

Where Does Daddy Go When He Goes Out?

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter; Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1912.

 

Where The Mountain Meets The Sky

Fred Godfrey & Harry Carlton — London: Bert Feldman, 1937.

 

Where’s The Girl You Had Last Year?

Bennett Scott, A.J. Mills & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1919.

 

While The Sahara Sleeps

Music by Lawrence Wright as “Horatio Nicholls”, words by Fred Godfrey as “Eddie Stamper” — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1926.


Who Were You With Last Night?

Fred Godfrey & Mark Sheridan — London; New York: Bert Feldman; Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1912; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) lists publisher as Glenwood Music; Swedish lyrics by Ernst Rolf, 1918.


Who’s Going To Take Me For A Walk To-Night?

John P. Harrington & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1910.

 

Whos Your Friend?

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1913; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Why Be Ashamed Of Him Now? (Once You Were Proud Of Your Dear Old Dad)

Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

 

Why Can’t The Girls Be Soldiers?

Fred Godfrey & John Neat — London: Bert Feldman, 1911.

 

Why Cant We Have The Sea In London?

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1911; Swedish lyrics by Ture Nerman, 1912.


Why Did You Ever Say That You Loved Me?

[Fred?] Godfrey, 1937.

 

Why Do They Call Me Archibald?

Fred Godfrey & Alec Kendal — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1914.

Recording: Jack Pleasants (Zonophone Twin 1469, 1915)

 

Why Do You Think I Look So Gay?

Some sources credit Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams; other sources credit Williams & R.P. Weston, 1911.

 

Why Dont Santa Claus Bring Something To Me?

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1911.

 

The Wigan Blues

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1928.


The Wishing Well

Fred Godfrey, 1912.

Recording: Fred Earle (Zonophone Twin 922, 1912)

 

The Wishing Well

Fred Godfrey & Lawrence Barclay — 1926.

Written for Vesta Victoria‘s return to the Variety stage.

 

With All Your Faults (I Love You Still)

Fred Godfrey, Harry Gifford & Lawrence Wright — London: Lawrence Wright Music; Bert Feldman, 1914.

“The new ballad, ‘With All Your Faults,’ by Fred Godfrey and Lawrence Wright, is on the high road to success, and is already placed with many leading vocalists for the summer season” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 26 February 1914, p. 30); “Belle Sylvia, the Lady Baritone, provides one of the principal attractions of the company at the Palace, Douglas [Isle of Man]. This week, she is delighting large audiences with two Feldman numbers, ‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling’ and ‘With All Your Faults’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 30 July 1914, p. 17).

Recording: Lionel Rothery as “Dan Walker” (Jumbo 1308, 1915)

 

The Wonder Of Your Eyes

music by Fred Godfrey as “Godfrey Williams” [?], words by H. Worton David — London: Worton David, 1924.

 

Wonder Where Is Mary?

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

Wonder Where You’ve Been (Little Nellie Dean)

Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1931.

Recording: Stanley Kirkby (Edison Bell Radio 1543)

 

Won’t There Ever Be Any Wedding Bells For Me?

John P. Harrington & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

Recordings: Harry Fay (The Twin 282, 1910); as “Fred Vernon” (Columbia-Rena 1359, 1910)

 

The World Turned Upside Down

Fred Godfrey, 1913.

Recording: Mark Sheridan (Columbia-Rena 2110, 1913)

 

A Worm Like You

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

The Worst Of It Is, I Like It

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1913.

 

Would Anybody Like A Little Fairy?

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; manuscript of lyrics in author’s collection.

 

Would I Like To See My Old Hometown?

Harry Castling, Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1921.

 

Years And Years Ago

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


Yes I Do

Lawrence Wright as “Gene Williams” & Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.


The Yiddisher Irish Baby (Levi, Carney, Jacob, Barney, Michael Isaacstein)

Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright & H. Worton David — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1914; London: Bert Feldman, 1915.

Sung on stage by both Ella Retford and Shaun Glenville, “who makes the most of the delightfully tricky chorus” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 15 April 1915, p. 9). “At a concert given to the wounded soldiers at the patriotic Hospital, Wandsworth [London],on Saturday, August 14, the bulk of the music was from Feldman’s catalogue. The soldiers ‘chorused’ every item, but their special favourite was the song with the tongue-twisting chorus, ‘The Yiddisher Irish Baby’” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 19 August 1915, p. 22).

Recordings: Shaun Glenville (Regal G-7221, 1915); Stanley Kirkby as “Frank Miller” (The Winner 2825); Will Terry (Jumbo 35940, 1915?)

 

Yolanda

Fred Godfrey & Harry Castling, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

You Can Always Have A Bit Of Sunshine

Fred Godfrey & Max Miller, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.


You Can Never Tell

Harry Carlton & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, [ca. 1911].

Recording: Florrie Forde (Amberol 12368, 1911)

 

You Can’t Fool Around With The Women

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1920.

“Hetty King, who heads the bill at the Camberwell Palace [London] this week, introduced on Monday night a new song from the pens of Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott called ‘You Can’t Fool Around With The Women’. Its reception was most gratifying, and it promises to be one of Miss King’s biggest succeses” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 22 April 1920, p. 22).

 

You Can’t Love Two Girls At The Same Time

George Formby, Jr. & Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, 1942.

Recording: George Formby, Jr. (Regal Zonophone MR-3663, 1942); reissued on 5-CD set “George Formby, The War And Postwar Years, Volume 2 of the JSP Compilation” (JSP CD-1902, 2006)

 

You Gave Me A Rosary

Fred Godfrey, A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1916.

 

You Get More Like Your Mother Every Day

A.J. Mills, H. Worton David & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1915.

“Marie Blyth will return to town on Monday, when she will open at the Camberwell Empire. Miss Blyth anticipates that ‘You Grow [sic] More Like Your Mother Every Day’, a ballad that has proved successful wherever sung in the provinces, will prove equally acceptable in London” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 3 June 1915, p. 16). “At the Hippodrome, Mexborough [Yorkshire], last week Ida Re Nita sang ‘You Grow [sic] More Like Your Mother Every Day’ for the first time, and so successful was the number that Miss Re Nita has decided to retain it in her repertory. During the week she was the recipient of of many congratulations for her clever rendering of this ballad” (“Song Notes,” The Stage, 3 June 1915, p. 16).

 

You Go Where Hugo Goes

Fred Godfrey & J.F. Lambe, [date unknown].

 

You Must Have Been An Angel Sometime

Fred Godfrey, [date unknown]; title from EMI database.

 

You Shall Have A Shalimar (Indian Garden)

Harry Castling & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1907.

 

You Were The First One To Teach Me To Love

Fred Godfrey, Ronald F. Wakley & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music; Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1915.

 

You Would, You Know You Would

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott, 1920.

 

You Wouldn’t Know The Old Home Now

Fred Godfrey — London: Lawrence Wright Music, [date unknown].

 

Your Father And Mother Are Irish

Will Letters & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1910.

 

Your Number’s Up

Fred Godfrey & Kenneth Lyle — London: Shapiro, Von Tilzer Music, 1907.

 

Your Smiles Are The Sunshine (Your Tears Are The Rain)

Tom Mellor, Harry Gifford & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1914.


Your Wonderful Eyes

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Star Music, 1920.

 

You’re A Friend Of Mine — I’m A Friend of Yours

H. Worton David & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1914. 


You’re A Naughty Boy (She’s A Naughty Girl As Well)

Fred Godfrey as “Edward E. Elton” & J. Lloyd as “James Walsh”, 1929.

 

You’re Some Tram-Conductor Girl

Tom Mellor & Fred Godfrey — London: Bert Feldman, 1916.


You’re Sure To Find A ——— [Sailor, Policeman, etc.] There

Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1912; title in Godfrey letters assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 5 June 1912 and 24 June 1912; manuscript of music and lyrics in author’s collection.

 

You’re Sure To Find A Scotchman There

Fred Godfrey, 1913.

Recording: Jack Lorimer (Columbia-Rena 2251, 1913; Pathé 8804, 1913)


Youre The One

Fred Godfrey, Fred J. Barnes & Billy Williams, 1911; title is in a Godfrey letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 20 July 1911.

 

You’’ve Got Me And I’’ve Got You

Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1914.

 

You’ve Got Nothing On Me

Fred Godfrey & Leslie Sarony, [date unknown]; exists in manuscript form only, according to the Performing Right Society.

 

You’ve Got To Go To Bed

A.J. Mills, Bennett Scott & Fred Godfrey — London: Star Music, 1916.

 

You’ve Got To Show Me

Fred Godfrey & Bennett Scott — London: Bert Feldman, 1920.

 

 

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