Come Into The Garden, John



Image source:
Letter dated 18 March 1909 from Fred Godfrey
and Fred D’Albert assigning the performing rights and
a share of the publishing royalties of Come Into The Garden, John to Billy Williams. Interestingly, Williams
had already recorded the song for the Homophone
label when this letter was written.


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

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Homophon 6863-A



Billy Williams recorded four versions of this song: 4 March 1909 for Homophone; 27 July 1909 for Zonophone; ca. October 1909 for Edison Amberol; and ca. March 1910 for Pathé. Reissues appeared on several other labels.1

Fred Mayne (Columbia-Rena 1278, 1910)

Jack Howard (Bell Disc 139, ca. 1910)



1   For comprehensive discographies of recordings by Billy Williams, see Brian Rust, British Music Hall on Record (Harrow, UK:
    Gramophone, 1979); and Frank Andrews and Ernie Bayly, Billy Williams’ Records: A Study in Discography (Bournemouth, UK:
    Talking Machine Review, 1982).