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

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Columbia A1787-A (reissue)Columbia A1787-ARecordings

Billy Williams recorded four versions of this song: ca. January-February 1913 for Columbia, ca. June 1913 for Homophon, ca. September-October 1913 for Pathé, and ca. October 1913 for Edison Blue Amberol. Reissues appeared on several other labels.1



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