Oh, For Another Day At Margate



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

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Regal G6645-ARecordings

Billy Williams recorded six versions of this song: 21 August 1912 for Zonophone, ca. November 1912 for Homophon, ca. December 1912 for Favorite, ca. January-February 1913 for Columbia-Rena, ca. June 1913 for Pathé, and a 1913 recording of uncertain date for Jumbo. Reissues appeared on a number of other labels, including the 1914 Regal release of the Columbia-Rena recording shown here.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).