If you want to sample the spirit of the British Music Hall this is the book for you. inside are a hundred of the best known songs dating from the 186s to the 1930s. Music Hall entertained in many styles, and here are songs about love, about drink, about swells, the police, the seaside, dominating wives and dominated men, sailors, the peculiarities of the railway system, fat women, being jilted at the altar, trams, early motor cars, London back gardens, tramps, colonial exiles, much married men, girls "sold for an old man's gold" and many more, including songs about the performers themselves.
And what a range of stars appear here, through the songs they made famous; from Geoerge Leybourne in the early period through the great decades of 190-1910, the period of Elen, Bard, ALbert Chevalier, Harry Lauder, Kate Carney, Vesta Tilley, Vesta Victoria and the great Marie Lloyd herself; and on to the wits of the 20s and 30s, Lily Morris, Billy Merson and Tessie O'Shea.
Look inside amd enjoy a bumper measure of tears and laughter, from songs that have stood the exacting test of time.