Harry Bedford  (1873-1939)
Last updated: 01.10.20
According to the Internet source given below, Harry Bedford was a British music hall comedian and singer born in Pimlico, London,
His first stage appearance was when aged seven and he was an apprentice in a boat building business before becoming a professional entertainer in 1888. By 1895 he had become a leading music hall entertainer, appearing at the Middlesex Music Hall, London. His act was considered somewhat risqué for the time and was described as a "low comedian".
His best known songs include A Little Bit Off the Top by Murray & Leigh (given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs) and The Cock of the North When I Get Some Money (1895) by Harry Castling.
He died in London.

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This list is arranged by title and contains 11 lyrics performed by Harry Bedford. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall Keys: pdf15.gif
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url15.gif I Wouldn't Grumble Any More Harry Castling (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
 
url15.gif In These Old Lavender Trousers Harry Bedford (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
 
url15.gif I've Been Digging For the Gold George Lester (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
 
url15.gif Little Bit Off the Top, A Fred Murray (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
 
url15.gif My Midnight Watch Albert E Ellis (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
 
url15.gif One of the Ruins That Cromwell Knocked About Harry Bedford (words)
Terry Sullivan (words)
Marie Lloyd (sung by)
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url15.gif One of the Shabby Genteel H. Bedford (sung by)  
url15.gif Sarah, Sarah Kate Carney (sung by)  
url15.gif Second-Hand Aristocrat, A E. J. Hillary (words)
F. J. Barnes (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
 
url15.gif Tiddley Hi Wallace (words)
Lily Morris (sung by)
 
url15.gif When the Summer Comes Again Kate Carney (sung by)  
This list is arranged by composer and contains 20 songs sung by Harry Bedford 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) ER
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sm15.gif Germans Are Coming (1915), The Harry Bedford R P Weston (words)
Fred J Barnes (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif I Wouldn't Grumble Any More (1904) Harry Bedford(w&m) H. Bedford (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Cooking the Cock of the North (1911) Harry Castling Harry Wincott (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif Flop 'em Out (1898) Harry Castling Harry Wincott (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif One of the Shabby Genteel (1902) Harry Castling(w&m) H. Bedford (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Our New Slavey (1900) Harry Castling A J Mills (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif That Cat (1902) Harry Castling Steve McCarthy (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif We've All Got Honey on the Brain (1902) Harry Castling E. Bateman (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif Who Got 'em (1896) Harry Castling(w&m) H. Bedford (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Abbey Ruin (1918), The Charles Collins Fred Murray (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif  My Artificial Rose (1903) Charles Collins F.W. Carter (words)
R P Weston (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif They're the Sort of Girls That I Like! (1899) Walter P. Keen(w&m) H. Bedford (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Little Bit Off the Top (1900), A Fred W. Leigh Fred Murray (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif What a Bearskin! (1915) Dan Lipton(w&m) H. Bedford (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Walk Round Eliza (1905) Fred Murray G. Everard (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif My Midnight Watch (1899) Albert Perry A.E. Ellis (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif I've Been Digging For the Gold (1897) Bennett Scott George Lester (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif We Always Have Our Little Bit at Home (1899) Bennett Scott C G Cotes (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif In These Old Lavender Trousers (1912) Robert P. Weston Harry Bedford (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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sm15.gif Second-Hand Aristocrat (1906), A Robert P. Weston E. J. Hillary (words)
F. J. Barnes (words)
H. Bedford (sung by)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 16 works by Harry Bedford (1873-1939). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Bill's Mouth Organ 1894 John S Baker (words)
Kate Carney (sung by)
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Janey Delaney (w&m) 1895 Kate Carney (sung by)  wvicon.gif
Old Village Home in the East, The 1895 Alfred Lamont (words)
Kate Carney (sung by)
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When I Get Some Money 1895 Harry Castling (words)  wvicon.gif
When the Summer Comes Again (w&m) 1895 Kate Carney (sung by)  wvicon.gif
I Will Have a Flower in My Coat 1898 Harry Castling (words)  wvicon.gif
If You Can't Do Any Good, Don't Do Any Harm (w&m) 1902 Kate Carney (sung by)  wvicon.gif
I Wouldn't Grumble Any More (w&m) 1904 Harry Bedford (sung by)  wvicon.gif
Second-Hand Aristocrat, A 1906 E J Hillary (words)
Fred J Barnes (words)
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How Do Yer Do-Di-Day? 1908 R P Weston (words)  wvicon.gif
Salomé 1908 R P Weston (words)
F. J. Barnes (words)
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Germans Are Coming, The 1915 R P Weston (words)
Fred J Barnes (words)
Harry Bedford (sung by)
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It's a Bit of a Ruin That Cromwell Knocked About a Bit 1920 Terry Sullivan (words)
Marie Lloyd (sung by)
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One of the Ruins That Cromwell Knocked About ? Harry Bedford (words)
Terry Sullivan (words)
Marie Lloyd (sung by)
Sarah, Sarah (w&m) ? Kate Carney (sung by)
Tiddley Hi ? Wallace (words)
Lily Morris (sung by)
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youtube15.jpg The Germans Are Coming, So They Say 2:58 Harry Bedford
youtube15.jpg It's a Bit of a Ruin That Cromwell Knocked About a Bit 2:50 Marie Lloyd