My Lass Frae Glasgie Toon



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

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Zonophone Twin 676-BJohn Bull B66-BStarr Gennett 4691-A



Billy Williams recorded seven versions of this song: ca. August 1911 for Columbia, ca. August 1911 for Homophon, ca. August 1911 for Jumbo, 9 September 1911 for Zonophone, ca. September 1911 for Edison Amberol, ca. September-October 1911 for Pathé, and 12 January 1912 for Favorite. 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).