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Tiddley-Om-Pom!

Sheet Music
1907 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sheet music for 'Tiddley-Om-Pom!' as sung by Marie Lloyd, written by Fred W. Leigh and composed by Orlando Powell. Published in London by Francis, Day & Hunter and in New York by T. B. Harms & Co., 1907.

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Sheet Music
  • Prints
  • Sheet Music
  • Prints
  • Scores
  • Sheet Music
  • Prints
  • Scores
  • Sheet Music
  • Prints
  • Scores
Materials and Techniques
Lithograph, printing ink on paper
Brief Description
Sheet music for 'Tiddley-Om-Pom!' as sung by Marie Lloyd, written by Fred W. Leigh and composed by Orlando Powell. Published in London by Francis, Day & Hunter and in New York by T. B. Harms & Co., 1907
Physical Description
Music sheet for 'Tiddley-Om-Pom!' consisting of an illustrated cover, three pages with score and lyrics, and back cover. The cover is illustrated with a head and shoulders portrait of Marie Lloyd. The back cover gives a list of 'Concert Ballad Successes'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.8cm
  • Width: 25.4cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
'The Theatrical and Music Hall Singing Rights of this Song are Reserved. For Pantomime Permissions apply to Francis, Day & Hunters / TIDDLEY-OM-POM! / Written by / Fred. W. Leigh, / Composed by / Orlando Powell / Sung by MISS / MARIE LLOYD. / Copyright. / Price 2/= net. / Francis, Day & Hunter, 142, Charing Cross Road. (Oxford Street End) London W.C. / New York- T. B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1431,-3, Broadway. / Copyright MCMVII in the United States of America by Francis, Day & Hunter. / Printed by G. Udloff & Co. London. / Telephone No. / 5425 Gerrard. / Telegraphic & Cable Address / Arpeggio, London.' (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 for 'Tiddley-Om-Pom!' as sung by Marie Lloyd, written by Fred W. Leigh and composed by Orlando Powell. Published in London by Francis, Day & Hunter and in New York by T. B. Harms & Co., 1907.



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.73:1 to 4-2012

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record createdApril 12, 2012
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