Charles Coborn  (1852-1945)
Last updated: 31.08.21
p_cobornc.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Colin Whitton McCallum, stage name Charles Coborn, was an English music hall singer, songwriter and comedian born in Stepney, East London.
He debuted on the Isle of Dogs in 1872 and was later billed at The Oxford Music Hall in London as "The Comic of the Day". He heard My Nellie's Blue Eyes (1876) by the American William J. Scanlan and rewrote it as Two Lovely Black Eyes (1886). This was a success and it became his signature song performing it regularly wearing a faded frock coat, carrying a battered umbrella and with two blackened eyes. Another success was "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1891) by Fred Gilbert - both songs are given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs.
The latter became a staple of his act performing it on tour in different languages throughout the world.. Coborn later estimated that he had performed the song 250,000 times in the course of his career singing it in 14 languages. His I've Never Turned Money Away was controversial
He did charitable work in the First World War and later made efforts improving the conditions of music hall entertainers.
He died in London.
Websites:
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Charles Coborn  (1852-1945) has at least 5 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
I'm Rather Too Old For It Now
Words and Music by: Charles Coborn.
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Chas. Sheard & Co.
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Printed: 1880. Sheet Music.
b00tonivsm_m.jpgMan That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The
Music by: Fred Gilbert.
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1892. Sheet Music 5 pages.
She Used to Push a Basinette
Words and Music by: Charles Coborn.
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music.
Should Husbands Work?
Music by: Charles Coborn.
Words by: George Thorn
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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  Printed: 1898. Sheet Music.
What's the Matter With -? He's All Right Comical Topcal Song
Words and Music by: Charles Coborn.
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1889. Sheet Music.
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Folk Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Various Performers Glory of the Music Hall Vol.1 flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Performers Let's All Go To The Music Hall: Vol. 2
cd15.gif Various Performers Your Own, Your Very Own: Stars of the Music Hall 1901-1929 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
This list is arranged by title and contains 13 lyrics performed by Charles Coborn. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall Keys: pdf15.gif
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url15.gif Borrow, Borrow, Borrow Harry Dacre (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Come Where the Booze Is Cheaper Charles Coborn (music)
E.W. Rogers (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Four Fingers and a Thumb Eldred Powel (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif He Knows the Werry Number on Yer Door S.W. Carlysle (music)
Alfred J Morris (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif He's All Right When You Know Him Charles Coborn (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Hush! Hush!! Hush!!! Here Comes the Broker's Man David Braham (music)
George Dance (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif I'm Rather Too Old For It Now Charles Coborn (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The Fred Gilbert (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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url15.gif Off She Goes Again Fred Gilbert (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Oh! the Jubilee James Tighe (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Should Husbands Work? Charles Coborn (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif  That's the Way the World Goes Round Eldred Powel (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Two Lovely Black Eyes Charles Coborn (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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     Title Performer Comments
       
audio15.gif What Is It Master Likes So Much? Ben Albert Kindly provided by Roger Wilmut at rfwilmut.net
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pdf15.gif Two Lovely Black Eyes Piano, Voice Charles Coborn (Music)
E.W. Rogers (words)
This list is arranged by composer and contains 28 songs sung by Charles Coborn 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 Why Do the British Love Their King? (1902) Maxwell Barrett(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Hush! Hush!! Hush!!! Here Comes the Broker's Man (1890) David Braham(w&m) Warwick Williams (co-author)
George Dance (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif He Knows the Werry Number on Yer Door (1894) S.W. Carlysle Alfred J Morris (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Our 'armonic Club (1890) Albert Chevalier(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by)
A. Chevalier (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Come Where the Booze Is Cheaper (1885) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif E Was a Perfect Gentleman (1897) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif He's All Right When You Know Him (1887) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I Shan't Try It on Any More (1886) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I'm Rather Too Old For It Now (1880) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Life-Boat Crew (1894), The Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Onions (1907) Charles Coborn G A Warriner (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif She Used to Push a Basinette (1907) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Should Husbands Work? (1898) Charles Coborn George Thorn (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif So They All Came (1900) Charles Coborn George Thorn (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Two Lovely Black Eyes (1886) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif What's the Matter With -? He's All Right (1889) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Borrow, Borrow, Borrow (1889) Harry Dacre(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif English As She Is Spoke (1890) George Dance(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1892), The Fred Gilbert C. Coborn (perf. by)
T. Costello (perf. by)
Frank Dunne (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Off She Goes Again (1894) Fred Gilbert C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Tain't the Way to Make Life Sweeter (1894) Fred Gilbert C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Oh! What an Alteration (1888) Eldred Powel(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Four Fingers and a Thumb (1895) Eldred Powel(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif That's the Way the World Goes Round (1898) Eldred Powel(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Rather More (1889) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Young Man Who Used to Live Over the Way (1886), The Joseph Tabrar(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Oh! the Jubilee (1887) James Tighe(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Bertie, the Pet of the Girls (1900) Gilbert Wells(w&m) C. Coborn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 14 works by Charles Coborn (1852-1945). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I'm Rather Too Old For It Now (w&m) 1880 C. Coborn (perf. by)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Come Where the Booze Is Cheaper (w&m) 1885 C. Coborn (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
I Shan't Try It on Any More (w&m) 1886 C. Coborn (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Two Lovely Black Eyes (w&m) 1886 C. Coborn (perf. by)
arr.: Henry Forman
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He's All Right When You Know Him (w&m) 1887 C. Coborn (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
What's the Matter With -? He's All Right (w&m) 1889 C. Coborn (perf. by)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Life-Boat Crew, The (w&m) 1894 C. Coborn (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
I've Never Turned Money Away 1894c
E Was a Perfect Gentleman (w&m) 1897 C. Coborn (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Should Husbands Work? 1898 George Thorn (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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So They All Came 1900 George Thorn (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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Onions 1907 G A Warriner (words)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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She Used to Push a Basinette (w&m) 1907 C. Coborn (perf. by)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
What Is It Master Likes So Much? 1911 B. Albert (perf. by)  wvicon.gif audio15.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Two Lovely Black Eyes 2:35 Charles Coborn C. Coborn