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Repertoire of the Legitimate, Veritable, and Popular Comic Songs, sung by Arthur Lloyd before His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales, The Nobility, and Gentry at St. James's Hall, & his popular concerts throughout Great Britain and Ireland, kindly sent in by Pat Wheatley - Click for details.Click image for a short biography on Arthur Lloyd'Being a swell or lion comique required more than making appropriate noises and drinking appropriate drinks - as Charles Norman sang in 1868 (in the Star of Bermondsey), So Much Depends Upon The Syle In Which Its Done. Dress and bearing were of central importance. The stage swell paraded all the apparatus of genteel apparel, though variation and distortion were common where the object was parody.

Right - Repertoire of the Legitimate, Veritable, and Popular Comic Songs, sung by Arthur Lloyd before His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales, The Nobility, and Gentry at St. James's Hall, & his popular concerts throughout Great Britain and Ireland, kindly sent in by Pat Wheatley - Click for details.

Thus Arthur Lloyd often performed in bizarre dress and make-up, sporting a coat with exaggerated lapels, an outlandish silk choker, and "a forty Cardigan power moustache"' - Popular Music in Britain - Music Hall Performance and Style - Open University Press. - Courtesy John Grice.

Currently there are 198 Arthur Lloyd songs, 1 Horatio Lloyd song, and 1 Delarue Lloyd song listed here. Click the Song Sheets to see enlarged versions.

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For many songs there is a lot more information via the Copac and Oxford University Library links which open in a new window.

List of Arthur Lloyd's Songs

TITLE

SONG SHEET

DATE PUBLISHED

WRITTEN BY

COPAC INFO

OXFORD INFO

A cow and three acres. Alternate title: Three acres and a cow.

Sound available

1865

 

 

"Alice again" "Mother blow my little nose" Medley

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Copac Info...

Aldgate pump

More Information

 

 

   

All through obliging a Lady

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

 

American beef.

Arthur Lloyd

 

American drinks

Alternative Title - American bar at the Cafe Riche

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

More Information

Sound available

 

Arthur Lloyd

And that's why I've not got 'em on

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Arthur & Martha

Arthur Lloyd

At it again

 

 

   

Baby show The

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Arthur Lloyd

 

Ballet girl

 

 

   

Bandy Legged Borachio, Or, The Roley Poley Eye

 

Robert Coote

   

Barney O'Brian at the Exhibition

 

 

   

Beautiful for ever - Mrs. Mary Plucker Sparrowtail.

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Copac Info...

Oxford Info...

Beautiful young widow Brown

Arthur Lloyd

 

Beef, Pork, Mutton

More Information

 

 

   

Bird Whistle Man.

Arthur Lloyd

 

BlackSmith The

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

 

 

   

Blighted Barber (Ye) - or Fee fi fo fum

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

More Information

 

1873 ?

Robert Coote / F W Green

Bloated young aristocrat The

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

 

Bob Baker

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

 

Brewer's daughter The

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Brown The Tragedian - No matter!

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

G W Hunt

Busy Bee The

Or Which Bee Wright & Which Be Wrong

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

 

But of course it's no business of mine

Arthur Lloyd

Captain Cuffs

 

 

   

Captain La Di Da Di Doo

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Chillingowullabadorie

More Information

 

 

   

Circus Master The

 

 

Arthur Lloyd

 

Clang clang his Cymbals went / Millingtary Band

 

 

   

Comic Medley

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Oxford Info...

Constantinople Alternate title: Countess of Constantinople

 

1870 ?

Arthur Lloyd

Cruel Mary Holder

1866 ?

Arthur Lloyd

Dada or I shall call Dada

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

 

Diddle Diddle Dumpling

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

 

Dirty Dicks & Matilda Hicks

Arthur Lloyd

 

Do ra mi fa Alternate title : Music master

Arthur Lloyd

Dobb's in Paris or The Swiss girl and her Guitar

Arthur Lloyd

 

Dobb's visit to Paris

 

 

   

Don't ask me to give up Flo Alternate : I love a darling girl called Flo

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun'

Arthur Lloyd

Dr. Gregory Bolus Squill: The quack doctor

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

C J Pavitt

Drink and let's have another

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Dutch clock man The

G W Hunt

Et-cetera

More Information

Words by F. Ancy Music by Arthur Lloyd

 

Envy of the World down at Westminster The

Arthur Lloyd

   

Fireman's dog The : a legend of Wapping

Arthur Lloyd

 

For goodness sake don't say I told you

Arthur Lloyd

 

Freemason The (Tell Me the Sign John)

 

W&M. Arthur Lloyd, George Palmer

   

Funny Mrs Jones

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Known to be Pre - 1878

G W Hunt

   

Gallant 93rd The

Arthur Lloyd

German Band The

Arthur Lloyd/G W Hunt/H C Maguire

Going to the Derby - in my little donkey cart

Arthur Lloyd

 

Good-Bye John or The lass that loved a sailor

G W Hunt

Happiest day of my life The

Arthur Lloyd

 

Happy thought

More Information

 

Arthur Lloyd

   

Hide and Seek
Alternate Title: One-ry, Two-ery, Tickery Seven

 

Arthur Lloyd

   

Hildebrandt Montrose

Christopher
Pulling in his book 'THEY WERE SINGING,' credits both Arthur Lloyd and G.H. Macdermott with performing the song.

1870s?

Edward Harrigan

   

How did you leave the pigs?

More Information

 

T. S. Lonsdale

   

Hush-a-bye.

Arthur Lloyd

 

I couldn't

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

I don't like a cur at my heels

 

 

 

   

I fancy I can see her now - a Lancashire lay

Sound available

Arthur Lloyd

I like to be a swell

 

 

   

I shall tell my mama

Arthur Lloyd

 

I sigh for her in vain. Alternative Title - Beautiful Sal

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Known to be Pre - 1878

 

   

I think it looks very much like it

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Known to be Pre - 1878

 

   

I vowed that I never would leave her

More Information

Arthur Lloyd/George Bicknell

 

I would I were Lord Mayor : [a city legend]

Colenso

If Adam hadn't had a missus

More Information

 

Written by Walter Burnot

Composed by Carlo Minasi

   

I'll gang tae Paisley

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

 

 

   

I'll place it in the hands of my solicitor

Frederick Gilbert

I'll strike you with a feather Alternate title: I'll stab you with a rose

More Information

Arthur Lloyd/G H McDermott

Ill used Organ Man

More Information

 

 

   

Immenseikoff

More Information

 

Arthur Lloyd

 

Immenseikoff Quadrille

More Information

 

 

Improver The

 

   

Ipecacuanha Alternate title : The Doctor's Daughter

Arthur Lloyd/W W Thornton

It makes me so awfully wild

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Arthur Lloyd

It makes me so awfully Wild

Arthur Lloyd/Richard Childs

   

It makes me so awfully Wild 2

 

 

   

It's a sort of thing we read about, but very seldom see

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

 

It's naughty but it's nice

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

It's the sort of thing we read about but very seldom see

 

   

It's wonderful how we do it but we do

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

 

Johnny go into the garden

Arthur Lloyd

Just by The Angel at Islington

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

   

Just the thing for Frank (companion song to Not For Joseph)

Arthur Lloyd/James Batchelder

Just One Little Polka

More Information

 

Words by T. S Lonsdale / Music by Louis Raynal / Popularised by Arthur Lloyd

   

Just to shew there's no ill feeling

Arthur Lloyd/James Foster

 

Ka-Foozle-Um Alternate tiltle : In ancient days there lived a Turk

1865 ?

S Oxon

Madame Tussaud's, Alternate title: Waxworks, Alternate title: Welsh Rabbits

Robert Reece

Major De Voy

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Copac Info...

 

Man at the Nore The : a legend of the briny deep!

Arthur Lloyd/J London

 

Marquis and the beggars

 

 

   

Married to a Mermaid

More information

Sound available

1866 ?

Michael Watson;words by A.J C. A.J.C. is perhaps a pseudonym of William Thackery

Married to A Mermaid 1

More information

Sound available

 

 

   

Married to A Mermaid 2

More information

Sound available

 

 

   

Merman The

1870 ?

Sung by Arthur Lloyd

   

Massacre of the Macpherson The : A humerous highland legend

1864 ?

Sir Martin Theodore/William W Aytoun/Bon Gaultier

M-Hm

 

 

   

Millingtary Band The or Clang clang his cymbals went

Arthur Lloyd

 

Mounseer Frenchy

Arthur Lloyd

 

Mr Liddle And Miss Riddle

Arthur Lloyd

 

Mrs. Mary Plucker Sparrowtail or Beautiful for ever

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

My story it is true

Arthur Lloyd

My wife's relations

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

More information

Arthur Lloyd

Napolian Third

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

 

 

   

Newhaven Fishwife

Sung by Horatio Lloyd

Arthur Lloyd's Father

 

 

   

Never mind me

 

 

   

Not for Flo

 

 

   

Nor for Joseph

More information

Sound available

Arthur Lloyd

 

Not for Joseph

More information

Sound available

 

   

Not for Joseph

More information

Sound available

 

   

Not for Joseph

More information

Sound available

 

   

Not for Joseph Polka

More information

Sound available

Arthur Lloyd/W Godfrey

 

Not for Joseph Galop

More information

Sound available

 

   

Not for Joseph quadrille

More information

Sound available

Arthur Lloyd/Marriott Charles/Handel Rand

 

Not for Joseph - Hitchcock's Half Dime Series

More information

Sound available

Arthur Lloyd

   

Nursery rhymes

More information

Arthur Lloyd

Off to the Derby or Now for Epsom - 'tis the Derby

W Wilson

Oh! Angelina was always fond of soldiers

 

 

   

Oh you little ducky

Arthur Lloyd

 

Oh! Marigold

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Known to be Pre - 1878

J. B. Geoghegan

   

Old woman and her pig

More information

 

Arthur Lloyd

   

One more Polka Alternate title: When I was at a party

More information

Sound available

Arthur Lloyd

One-ry, Two-ery, Tickery Seven
Alternate Title: Hide and Seek

 

Arthur Lloyd

   

Organ grinder The

More information

Sound available

G W Hunt

Organ Grinder Quadrille The

More information

Sound available

 

Michael Watson

   

Pardonnez moi

Arthur Lloyd

Piano organ man The

1887 ?

Arthur Lloyd

Pity a poor Foreigner

 

Maurice Welfare

   

Policeman 92 X

More Information

 

 

   

Pollee-Wollee-Hama : the jolly Japanese

Arthur Lloyd

 

Pom-pom-pom

Arthur Lloyd

 

Postman The

Arthur Lloyd

Pretty lips Alternate title : Neumy,neum,neum

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Pretty little Mary Alternate title : Chuck-Chuck-Chuck-Chuck

Large version on the V&A Museum site here.

Arthur Lloyd/H C Maguire

Promenade Elastique The

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

 

Arthur Lloyd

   

Putney bus The

More Information

Florian Dore

 

Quite Utterly Too

 

   

Railway Guard The: Alternative title: The Mail Train To The North

 

Gaston Murray and Alfred Plumpton

   

Railway porter The : Alternate title: In times of locomotive power

1868 ?

Charles Sloman

Reflecting on the past

Arthur Lloyd

 

Rick ma tick

Arthur Lloyd/Robert Hamilton Nimmo

Riding on top of an omnibus

 

 

   

Roman Fall

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Known to be Pre - 1878

 

   

Royal Academy Beau The

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

 

 

   

Schoolmaster The or A B C D E ........

Sound available

Maurice Welfare

Seringapatam (companion song to Constantinople)

 

 

   

Sharps & Flats

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

 

 

   

She'd kept them All for me

Arthur Lloyd

Delarue Lloyd's
'Show me the girl'

More Information

 

R Lloyd

Sung by Delarue Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's brother.

   

Signor Mac Stinger

More Information

Music and Lyrics

Arthur Lloyd/William Sim

 

Silly Billy

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

Some lady's dropped her chignon

Arthur Lloyd

 

Song of songs

More information

Sound available

Arthur Lloyd

Song Of songs (new version)

 

 

   

Song of Many Songs - A. Lloyd's Medley

Arthur Lloyd

   

Song of the Dutch clock man

 

   

Sophia-phia-phia

More Information

Arthur Lloyd

St George's And St James's - a new medley

Arthur Lloyd

 

St. George's and St. James

 

 

   

Sugar shop The

 

G W Hunt

   

Take a Tract Alternative Title: Where are you going?

Arthur Lloyd

 

Take it Bob or I'm a jolly old miller

More Information

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Arthur Lloyd

Take it Bob - Reissue

 

   

Take your time don't hurry

Arthur Lloyd

Takes the Cake

Arthur Lloyd

There are many worse off than you

More Information

 

 

   

Thomas's sewing machine

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Arthur Lloyd

 

Three acres and a cow Alternate title : A cow and three acres

Sound available

 

1885 or 87?

Arthur Lloyd

Tichborne Case The

Arthur Lloyd

 

Tipperary Rose : parody on "I'll strike you with a feather"

Arthur Lloyd/Walter Bornot

Tooraloorallooral Lee

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Arthur Lloyd

 

Tra-La-La

 

   

Twin brothers The

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Arthur Lloyd

Unfortunate Man The or Oh! So Unfortunate

 

Arthur Lloyd

   

Upper ten and lower five The (Duet for two gentlemen)

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Arthur Lloyd

 

Ups and downs

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

Known to be Pre - 1878

Arthur Lloyd

 

Vulgar family The

Arthur Lloyd

 

War Medley

Arthur Lloyd

 

Watling's Pork Pie

 

 

   

What a wonderful scholar was he

 

 

   

What everything's made of

Arthur Lloyd

 

When I prove false to thee

Arthur Lloyd

 

Where are you? There you are!

Arthur Lloyd

Who'll shut the door

Arthur Lloyd

 

Who's for the bank

 

 

   

Yeoman's Wedding The

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

 

 

   

You are you know

Arthur Lloyd/J Sturroch

You know

Arthur Lloyd

You may look but you mustn't touch

Arthur Lloyd

You naughty Boy Alternate title : The Naughty Boy

Arthur Lloyd

 

You understand or at least I hope you do

This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

 

 

   

Young men of the present day

 

 

   

 

If you know of any Arthur Lloyd songs not mentioned here, or have any Song Sheets not displayed that you would be willing to have put on the site, please Contact Me.

A detailed view of the Oxford University Library catalogue, including patron functions such as reserving books, can be found here.

COPAC® is a union catalogue. It provides FREE access to the merged online catalogues of 24 major university research libraries in the UK and Ireland PLUS the British Library & the National Library of Scotland.

Also See this page detailing the Oxford University Libraries' online catalogue of G.W Hunt's songs with links to availability.

Most of the Song Sheets shown here are from my own collection or kindly loaned by Peter Charlton. However there are some Song Sheets shown here which have been kindly loaned by other individuals and these are credited on their individual pages.

I am very grateful to John Grice for his painstaking work in collating and compiling this list.

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