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Another little drink

  • Object:

    Scores

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1916 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grossmith, George, born 9 - died 1 (writer)
    Thompson , Frederick, born 1884 - died 1949 (writer)
    Grey, Clifford, born 1887 - died 1941 (Lyricist)
    Ayer, Nathaniel Davis, born 1887 - died 1952 (composer)
    Grossmith, George, born 9 - died 1 (producer)
    Laurillard, Ed (Producer)
    Sohlke, Gus (producer)
    Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948
    B. Feldman & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printing ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.59:2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Song sheet for Another Little Drink, from the production of The Bing Boys are Here, by Geo Grossmith and Fred Thompson. Words by Clifford Grey and music by Nat Dyer. The front cover includes caricatures of possibly Alfred Lester as Oliver and George Robey as Lucifer.
Bifolio, with music and lyrics printed inside. The beginning of the songs Mother Machree, When Irish Eyes are Smiling and It Takes and Irish Heart to Sing and Irish Song are printed in small font on the back cover, as adverts.

A newspaper cutting with a photograph is glued inside the bifolio; the photograph is captioned as 'The Bing Boys leave Binghampton, Miss Violet Loraine [...]'.

Physical description

Song sheet for Another Little Drink, from the production of The Bing Boys are Here, by Geo Grossmith and Fred Thompson. Words by Clifford Grey and music by Nat Dyer. The front cover includes a colour illustration with caricatures of possibly Alfred Lester and George Robey, carrying leather handbags and wearing bowler hats and grey bow-ties.
Bifolio, with music and lyrics printed inside. The beginning of the songs Mother Machree, When Irish eyes are smiling and It takes and Irish heart to sing and Irish song are printed in small font on the back cover, to advertise the song sheets.

A newspaper cutting with a photograph is glued inside the bifolio; the photograph is captioned as 'The Bing Boys leave Binghampton, Miss Violet Loraine [...]'.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca. 1916 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Grossmith, George, born 9 - died 1 (writer)
Thompson , Frederick, born 1884 - died 1949 (writer)
Grey, Clifford, born 1887 - died 1941 (Lyricist)
Ayer, Nathaniel Davis, born 1887 - died 1952 (composer)
Grossmith, George, born 9 - died 1 (producer)
Laurillard, Ed (Producer)
Sohlke, Gus (producer)
Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948
B. Feldman & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Printing ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Another little drink / from Geo. Grossmith and Ed Laurillard's production / "The bing boys are here" / by Geo. Grossmith and Fred Thompson / words by Clifford Grey / Music by Nat. D. Ayer / produced by Gus Sohlke / B. Feldman & Co. / 2,3 & 4, Arthur Street / New Oxford Street / London , W.C. / For the United States of America and Canada, B. Feldman & Co. For all other countries, B. Feldman & Co. Lon. Eng. / All rights reserved / All Mechanical & Performing rights strictly reserved. / Copyright, 1916, by Feldman & Co. / Roland's pianoforte tutor the best in the world / Printed in England'
Printed on the front cover.

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm, Width: 24.7 cm, Width: 49.4 cm width of bifolio when open

Object history note

This illustrated music sheet was acquired by the British Theatre Museum Association from Mrs Ernest Short in January 1963.

Descriptive line

Song sheet for Another Little Drink, lyrics by Clifford Grey and music by Nat Dyer. Published by Bert Feldman & Co., London. From The Bing Boys are Here, by George Grossmith and Fred Thompson, Alhambra Theatre 1916. Featuring an illustration by John Hassall of Alfred Lester as Oliver and George Robey as Lucifer, designed for the original theatre programme.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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