Give My Love To Scotland, Maggie



Letter dated 15 March 1912 from Fred Godfrey assigning the performing rights and a share of the publishing royalties of Give My Love To Scotland, Maggie (and several other songs) to Billy Williams. Interestingly, Williams
had recorded the song for the Zonophone label just the day before this letter was written. In a subsequent letter dated 4 April 1912, Fred assigns the full rights to this song to Billy.
Author’s collection.
Author’s collection.
Author’s collection.


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

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Pathé 30081-BZonophone Twin 831-ARecordings

Billy Williams recorded this song twice: 14 March 1912 for Zonophone and ca. March 1912 for Pathé. Reissues appeared on several other labels.1

In addition to Williams’s recordings, the song was performed by Nellie Wigley in various London music halls in 1912.2




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).
2 “Variety Gossip,” The Stage, 10 October 1912, p. 16.