There’s Life In The Old Dog Yet



There's Life In The Old Dog Yet manuscript
Regal G6783-A
Zonophone T1392-A
HMV-Victor 120713-A
Manuscript, believed to be
in Fred Godfrey’s hand.

Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1914; manuscripts of music and lyrics in author’s collection.

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Ironically, this title was one of the last that Billy Williams recorded before his untimely death.



Billy Williams recorded two versions of this song: 1 May 1914 for Zonophone Twin (reissued on HMV-Victor [Canada] and in 1933 on Regal-Zonophone), and ca. May-June 1914 for Columbia (reissued on Regal).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).