Harry Liston (1843-1929)
Last updated: 12.12.21
p_listonh.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Harry Liston was an English comedian and actor in Stockport, Cheshire. He appeared in music hall, variety shows and other entertainments during the Victorian era and in the first decades of the 20th century.
Initially a commercial traveller before débuting at the Scotia Music Hall, Glasgow in 1863 and going on the music hall circuit. In 1865 he moved to London and was associated with the top performers of the day. His signature tune, When Johnny Comes Marching Home. With the decline of music hall he transitioned to variety performing in the northern provinces for the remainder of his career.
He died in Manchester.
Of music hall interest is The Rustic Young Damsel music by J. Holbrook and words by T. Dodsworth.
url15.gif Harry Liston Biography by wikipedia.org.  

     Title Attribution Remarks
url15.gif Dare-Devil Dick Alfred Lee (music)
Fred Evans (words)
Harry Liston (perf.)
url15.gif Rustic Young Damsel, The J. Holbrook (music)
T. Dodsworth (words)
Harry Liston (perf.)
This list is arranged by composer and contains 5 songs sung by Harry Liston who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
sm15.gif Rustic Young Damsel (?), The J. Holbrook T. Dodsworth (words)
Harry Liston (perf.)
sm15.gif Blighted Gardener (1869), The G.W. Hunt(w&m) Harry Liston (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Dare-Devil Dick (1870) Alfred Lee Fred Evans (words)
Harry Liston (perf.)
sm15.gif Them Three Acres of Land and a Cow (1885) Alfred Lee Oswald Allen (words)
Harry Liston (perf.)
sm15.gif Sweet Rosa Jane (1867) John Nash(w&m) Harry Liston (perf.) wvicon.gif