Let’s Go Where All The Crowd Goes



Letter dated 21 January 1911 from Fred Godfrey
assigning to Billy Williams the performing rights and a share of the publishing royalties of Let’s Go Where All The Crowd


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

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For this song, Godfrey and Williams “borrow” a theme from Offenbach to celebrate the coronation of King George V.


Columbia-Rena 1645-B Regal G6005-B
Phoenix 042-B Kalliope 6160


Billy Williams recorded five versions of this song: 11 March 1911 for Zonophone, ca. March 1911 for Edison Standard Cylinder, ca. March 1911 for Homophon, ca. April 1911 for Columbia-Rena, , and ca. April 1911 for Pathé. Reissues appeared on several other labels.1

Billy Melville (Kalliope 6160, ca. 1911)






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).