Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams — London: Francis, Day &
Hunter, 1913; originally written as Maggie MacIntyre (Change Your Name To
Macadoo) ; manuscript of lyrics
of original version in author’s collection.
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Billy Williams recorded seven versions of this song: 26 July 1912
for Zonophone, ca. August 1912 for Columbia, ca. August 1912 for Homophon,
ca. September 1912 for Jumbo, ca. September 1912 for Pathé, ca.
December 1912 for Favorite, and ca. October 1913 for Edison Blue Amberol.
Reissues appeared on several other labels, including the uncommon Tower
pressing of the Homophon master from around 1921 shown above.1
1 For comprehensive discographies of recordings by Billy Williams, see Brian Rust, British Music Hall on Record (Harrow, UK:
Gramophone, 1979); and Frank Andrews and Ernie Bayly, Billy Williams’ Records: A Study in Discography (Bournemouth, UK:
Talking Machine Review, 1982).