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Thread #14316   Message #122455
Posted By: bigJ
10-Oct-99 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Champagne Charlie (from Edward Woodward)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Champagne Charlie - Edward Woodward
The song was written about the 1860's by George Leybourne, with music by Alfred Lee. According to Michael Kilgarriff's book 'Sing Us One of the Old Songs', the prototype for the song was the fourth Marquis of Hastings, a notorious gambler, high liver and spendthrift. Leybourne also wrote 'The Man on the Flyng Trapeze',