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GUEST 30 Jun 15 - 01:57 AM
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Subject: Music Hall Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 01:57 AM

Hello all, I wonder if you would be so kind as to list what you think are some of the best / most entertaining music hall songs?


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 03:44 AM

Where do you start? Marie Lloyd - but check this thread.
And then "If it Wasn't for the 'Ouses In Between" has a nice ring to it.
Cosmotheka used to do a song "You Can't Get Many Pimples on a Pound of Pickled Pork" - in fact Al Sealey still does talks on Music Hall, particularly Stanley Holloway, peppered with songs.

And this is a good schpiel on Music Hall songs.

I'm sure there will be a lot of "favourites" quoted soon.


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: Will Fly
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 03:54 AM

Gus Elen: The Postman's Holiday
Alec Hurley: 'Arry, 'Arry, 'Arry


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 04:44 AM

If you put Music Hall in the Search Box you will have enough choice to stop you doing ANYTHING for hours


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 04:57 AM

not hours, centuries, almost as big a waste of time as Youtube- sing 'em, don't goggle at them


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 06:19 AM

Fred Fanacapan sung by Gracie Fields.


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: GUEST,#
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 06:57 AM

The following site is a must-have for people who like music hall songs.

http://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-A/Alpha-A.htm


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 02:55 PM

Sticking to the OP's request:
Married to a Mermaid, Arthur Lloyd, 1860s
He Played his Ukulele as the Ship went down, Le Clerq, 1932
The Egg. 1920s
Lord Lovel, J W Sharpe, 1850s
Billy Taylor, Sam Cowell, 1860s
Ain't it grand to be blooming well dead, Lesley Sarony, 1930ish
A Proper Cup of Coffee, 1920s

John Foreman used to sing many of these in the folk clubs.


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 05:50 PM

Ah.... John Foreman... he used to say his wife had a great head for money...a big slot right down the middle


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 07:37 AM

I've got a thousand or so at home! There are some song books which may still be in print - try a search on amazon.


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 07:42 AM

You haven't said if you are looking for song for women or men - though some can crossover.


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 02 Jul 15 - 08:11 AM

OP guest didn't ask for where to find them. I'm guessing he knows how to look them up.

I've not checked if they were strictly from the music hall era, but of that genre mine would be.
Mud. Mud. Glorious Mud
Daisy Daisy Give Me your Answer..
Proper Cup Of Coffee
( not the 'Trout Fishing' one though.
Link to PDF of original sheet music & midi here : Proper cup of coffee -thread )


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: Megan L
Date: 02 Jul 15 - 09:11 AM

I fondly remember my dad singing

she was only a bird in a glided cage

and

After the ball
The boy I love is up in the gallery


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 02 Jul 15 - 09:27 AM

Try these (for starters)

men

Two Lovely Black Eyes
The Man Who Broke The Bank at Monty Carlo
I'm Shy Mary Ellen I'm Shy
I'm Twenty-One Today
Where Did You Get That Hat?

women

I Might Learn to Love Him Later On
Oh Mr Porter
Molly O'Morgan (The Irish Italian Girl)
I'm A Bit of A RUin That Cromwell Knocked About A Bit
Are We To Part Like This, Bill

Either

When Father Papered The Parlour


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: CupOfTea
Date: 02 Jul 15 - 04:27 PM

I confess, my taste runs to what I now recognize as Music Hall songs. Some of the first I fell in love with came from the singing of some Dublin natives - Antoinette McKenna, a very fine harpist, brought me "Between me and You" and Dermot Sommerville, now lost to the folks in Florida, sang "Mrs. Fogarty's Christmas Cake."

John Roberts & Tony Barrand could likely belt out a few. At the Boston Folk alliance 20 years back John flummoxed all the singer-songwriters by singing "Henry the Eighth" with ALL the verses in the main showcase. Both of 'em grand at the recitation pieces that, in my mind, seem to be part of that music hall tradition. Lou Killen could do that as well.

David Jones (and Tom Goslin) did a whole album of music hall "Songs of Exquisite Taste" that is all good stuff. I once had the definitely exquisite pleasure of being present for a workshop on music hall songs by John Roberts, David Jones and Heather Wood (who at one point had on a horned viking helmet on like a pinup for opera cliche). It was so memorable a session that one of the other attendees, Claudia Schmidt, was inspired to write something based on it.


My votes would go for the songs mentioned and Father Papered the Parlor. Granny's Old Armchair, and of COURSE Right said Fred (how could I resist having another cup of tea?)

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 02 Jul 15 - 04:28 PM

Freddy:
The "glorious mud" song (its actual title is "The Hippopotamus") is by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. They are too late in time (1950s) and too upper-class to count as music hall.
"Daisy Bell, or a Bicycle Made for Two" is by Harry Dacre, an Englishman in America. It was written in 1892. It may well have made it into the music halls, but I don't know.
I have never heard "Proper Cup of Coffee", but it has all the earmarks of music hall.


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 03 Jul 15 - 02:04 AM

What I Want Is A Proper Cup Of Coffee
Weston & Lee 1926

Sung by Ernie Mayne - also performed I Can't Do My Bally Bottom Button Up and You Can't Get Many Pimples on A Pound of Pickled Pork


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Subject: RE: Music Hall Songs
From: Paul Burke
Date: 03 Jul 15 - 06:13 PM

Cardigan the Fearless, his name immortal made, when he crossed that Russian valley with his famerous Light Brigade (his Li-i-ght Bri-hi-gade).


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