Wink The Other Eye Waltz

Sheet Music
late 19th century (published)
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Sheet music cover for 'Wink The Other Eye Waltz' adapted by Edward St. Quentin from the song 'Then You Wink the Other Eye' sung by Marie Lloyd. Published in London by Marshalls Ltd, late 19th century.

Before the use of gramophones and radio became widespread, the music sheet was the mainstay of the music industry. The explosion in popularity of parlour music in the late 19th century, with a piano becoming a fixture in the home, led to the printing of famous songs from the music hall stage. This music sheet is one of many that were issued with the words and music of songs performed by the music hall star Marie Lloyd.

Marie Lloyd (1870-1922) had a career spanning 40 years. She first appeared at the Eagle Tavern in London aged 15 as Bella Delmare, singing ‘My Soldier Laddie’. By 1885 she had become Marie Lloyd with her hit song ‘The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery’. She was a huge success and topped the bill at the West End music halls. Her songs were full of innuendo and double meaning. ‘She’d never had her ticket punched before’ and ‘Oh Mr Porter what shall I do?’ appeared innocent on first reading but took on a very saucy interpretation when performed by Miss Lloyd.


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Materials and Techniques
Lithograph, printing ink on paper
Brief Description
Sheet music cover for 'Wink The Other Eye Waltz' adapted by Edward St. Quentin from the song 'Then You Wink the Other Eye' sung by Marie Lloyd. Published in London by Marshalls Ltd, late 19th century
Physical Description
Music sheet cover for 'Wink The Other Eye Waltz' illustrated with a head and shoulders portrait of Marie Lloyd.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.8cm
  • Width: 25.6cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
'Dedicated to Marie Lloyd. / WINK THE OTHER / EYE / WALTZ / Introducing / the Popular Son [g] / They're after me / by / Edward St. Quentin. / Price 2/- / Septett 1/ - / Full Orchestra 1/6 / Copyright / Adapted from The Original Song "Then you Wink The Other Eye" (By kind permission of Messrs Howard & Co.) / Marshalls (limited) 70 Beners St. London, W' (Printed on cover)
Credit line
Given by the estate of Ned Sherrin in memory of Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin
Subject depicted
Summary
Sheet music cover for 'Wink The Other Eye Waltz' adapted by Edward St. Quentin from the song 'Then You Wink the Other Eye' sung by Marie Lloyd. Published in London by Marshalls Ltd, late 19th century.



Before the use of gramophones and radio became widespread, the music sheet was the mainstay of the music industry. The explosion in popularity of parlour music in the late 19th century, with a piano becoming a fixture in the home, led to the printing of famous songs from the music hall stage. This music sheet is one of many that were issued with the words and music of songs performed by the music hall star Marie Lloyd.



Marie Lloyd (1870-1922) had a career spanning 40 years. She first appeared at the Eagle Tavern in London aged 15 as Bella Delmare, singing ‘My Soldier Laddie’. By 1885 she had become Marie Lloyd with her hit song ‘The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery’. She was a huge success and topped the bill at the West End music halls. Her songs were full of innuendo and double meaning. ‘She’d never had her ticket punched before’ and ‘Oh Mr Porter what shall I do?’ appeared innocent on first reading but took on a very saucy interpretation when performed by Miss Lloyd.
Collection
Accession Number
S.93-2012

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record createdFebruary 17, 2012
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