My Sweet Rosetta



Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey — London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1911; Harry Carlton also co-author, according to letter assigning rights to Billy Williams dated 31 January 19; typed version of lyrics in author’s collection.

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Columbia-Rena 1655-B Columbia R1655-B


Billy Williams recorded four versions of this song: for Edison Amberol, Columbia, Homophon, and Pathé, all around April 1911. In addition, on 21 April 1911, he recorded for Zonophone separate versions called My Sweet Rosetta (Courting) and My Sweet Rosetta (Marriage). 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).