Tom Costello  (1863-1943)
Last updated: 02.09.22
p_costellot.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Tom Costello [Thomas Costellow] was a British music hall comedian and singer who may have been born in Birmingham or Ireland.
He was an engraver before making his first stage appearance in Wolverhampton in 1883 and before performing in music halls in Bedford and south London in the same year. An early successe was his performance of My Nellie's Blue Eyes (1886 ) by William J. Scanlan which was then parodied by Charles Coborn with his Two Lovely Black Eyes (1886).
Costello specialised in black humour, such as At Trinity Church I Met My Doom(1894) by Fred Gilbert and sentimental/patriotic ballads such as Comrades (1890) by Felix McGlennon which became his signature song. Both those songs are given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs
He toured with his own variety company in the 1920's and recorded a medley of his most famous songs in 1933.
He died in London.
Websites:
url15.gif Tom Costello (music hall) Biography by wikipedia.org.  
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
  as Performer Composers
audioextmp315.gif Farewell My Little Yo San! Pathé 60866 B. Scott
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Folk Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Performers Variety Veterans 1931-1952
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif At Trinity Church I Met My Doom Fred Gilbert (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Club Raid Upside Down, The George Le Brunn (music)
Edgar Bateman (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Comrades Felix McGlennon (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Does It Hurt You Very Much? Fred W. Leigh (music)
Tom Costello (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Eliza Brown Joseph Tabrar (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Farmer's Farewell, The Will Godwin (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Good-Bye Dolly Gray Paul Barnes (music)
Will. D. Cobb (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif He's in the Asylum Now Frank P. Aylmer (music)
Edmund Forman (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif His Funeral's To-Morrow Felix McGlennon (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif In Those Dear Old Golden Days Bennett Scott (music)
A. J. Mills (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Madam Duvan Tom Costello (music)
Joseph Tabrar (words)
Marie Lloyd (perf.)
 
url15.gif  She Comes Home Tight on Saturday Night Fred Gilbert (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Sheeny Coon, The Harry Castling (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Ship I Love, The Felix McGlennon (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Society Actor, The Felix McGlennon (music)
Norton Atkins (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif What I Say I Do Do, I Do Do! Fred W. Leigh (music)
Tom Costello (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif Working Man's Sunday at Home, The Frank Egerton (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif You're Still One of the Boys E.W. Rogers (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
  As performer        
pdf15.gif Song That Will Live For Ever (1896), The F. McGlennon (music)
Tom Browne (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
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This list is arranged by composer and contains 91 works performed by Tom Costello 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
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg He's in the Asylum Now (1889) Frank P. Aylmer Edmund Forman (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Good-Bye Dolly Gray (1898) Paul Barnes Will D. Cobb (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Kid Richards (perf.)
Rose Sartella (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Sheeny Coon (1898), The Harry Castling(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Tom Costello's Appreciation of ''There's Air'' (1900) Harry Castling E. Bateman (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Publican's Lament (1919), The Harry Castling(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I've Got the Girl I've Got the Ring (1920) Harry Castling(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Come Down, Mrs. Brown! Come Down! (1911) Charles Collins Fred Murray (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Strolling in the Garden (1896) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Boys That Do the Fighting (1897), The T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Good-Bye Polly (1897) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg  I'm Going to Ride a Bicycle (1897) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Ready (1898) T.W. Connor John S Baker (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Who's Going to Mash Me To-Night (1898) T.W. Connor Tom Costello (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg One, Two, Three (1899) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Will You Go? (1899) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Mermaids (1900) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg My Irish Honey, O! (1900) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Till Pay-Day Comes Again (1901) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I've Been Sleeping on the Floor All Night (1902) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg She Don't Want a Maid to Dress Her Hair (1902) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg My Old Comrade (1903) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg  Bunch of Shamrock (1904), A T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Convict and the Bird (1910), The T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Under the Mistletoe-Bough (1911) T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Soldier's Farewell (1913), The T.W. Connor T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg What's in a Name? (1893) John Crook Richard Barnard (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Working Man's Sunday at Home (1892), The Frank Egerton(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Theosophee (1891) Frederick Eplett Charles Wilmott (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Faithful (1899) Frederick Eplett F. Gilbert (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg If You'll Be True to Me (1892) Fred Gilbert Frederick Eplett (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1892), The Fred Gilbert C. Coborn (perf.)
T. Costello (perf.)
Frank Dunne (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg At Trinity Church I Met My Doom (1894) Fred Gilbert(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg  Never Knock at Her Door Now, My Boy (1894) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Oh! Maria, if You Love Me (1894) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Sunday Afternoon (1894) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Father's Come Home With His Money All Right (1895) Fred Gilbert(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Laughing Madman (1895), The Fred Gilbert John S Baker (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
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perf15.jpg She Comes Home Tight on Saturday Night (1895) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I Gave the Missis a Brace of Kisses (1896) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I've Got to Prove It (1896) Fred Gilbert(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Bridget the Spaniard (1897) Fred Gilbert(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Farmer's Farewell (1895), The Will Godwin(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Club Raid Upside Down (1901), The George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  Music, Sweet Music (1901) George Le Brunn J P Harrington (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Zanana! (1905) George Le Brunn J P Harrington (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Does It Hurt You Very Much? (1901) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg What I Say I Do Do, I Do Do! (1904) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg My Little Ammunition Girl. (1916) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Fed Up! (1918) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I've Come Back to Town Once Again (1919) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Gate (1889), The Felix McGlennon Warwick Williams (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg His Funeral's To-Morrow (1889) Felix McGlennon(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Comrades (1890) Felix McGlennon T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I Promised (1890) Felix McGlennon J.S. Baker (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  They Bloom in Summer (1890) Felix McGlennon Harold Hope (words)
J.S. Baker (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg They Discharged Him Because He Was Old (1890) Felix McGlennon J.S. Baker (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg He's in Regular Employment Now (1891) Felix McGlennon N. Atkins (words)
J.S. Baker (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Society Actor (1891), The Felix McGlennon N. Atkins (words)
J.S. Baker (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Temperance Brigade (1891), The Felix McGlennon Tom Conley (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Buy a Bicycle (1893) Felix McGlennon James Curran (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Ship I Love (1893), The Felix McGlennon(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg I'll Forgive Him (1894) Felix McGlennon James Curran (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Norah My Wife (1894) Felix McGlennon W A Archbold (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg One-Legged Family (1895), The Felix McGlennon A. Hall (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Lavender, the Howler (1896) Felix McGlennon Charles D Hickman (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  Song That Will Live For Ever (1896), The Felix McGlennon Tom Browne (words)
Charles Howard (perf.)
Harry P. Cargill (perf.)
T. Costello (perf.)
H. Mora (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Quiet Little Corner Down in Kent (1897), A Felix McGlennon E. Bateman (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Board and Lodging For a Nice Young Man (1911) Tom Mellor H. Gifford (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Home Again to Dear Old London (1911) Tom Mellor H. Gifford (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Farewell to Ireland! (1912) Tom Mellor H. Gifford (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Why Did You Go to War? (1900) Henry E. Pether Paul Pelham (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg All Through ''Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay'' (1892) Orlando Powell J.P. Harrington (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Duchess of Deansgate (1896), The Orlando Powell A. Hall (words)
F. McGlennon (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Two Angels (1896) Orlando Powell A. Hall (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg You're Still One of the Boys (1909) E.W. Rogers(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Have Me on a Three Months' Lease (1898) Bennett Scott C G Cotes (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  It Don't Go Well With ''Scroggs'' (1898) Bennett Scott(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Burglar Coon (1901), The Bennett Scott A J Mills (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg I've Made Up My Mind to Sail Away (1902) Bennett Scott H.E. Pether (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Oh! the ''Black List'' (1903) Bennett Scott(w&m) Ella Dean (perf.)
Madge Daly (perf.)
T. Costello (perf.)
Albert Le Fre (perf.)
Chas. Gardener (perf.)
J. W. Rowley (perf.)
H. Tate (perf.)
Edwin Boyde (perf.)
M. Sheridan (perf.)
Ryder Slone (perf.)
Johnny Worman (perf.)
G. Robey (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Somebody's Sailor Boy (1903) Bennett Scott G. Arthurs (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Fair Trade (1904) Bennett Scott(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Farewell My Little Yo San! (1904) Bennett Scott A J Mills (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
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perf15.jpg There's No One to Say Good-Bye (1905) Bennett Scott A J Mills (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg In Those Dear Old Golden Days (1906) Bennett Scott A J Mills (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Ten-Bob Rise, or, My Old Pal Joe (1906), The Bennett Scott E. Bateman (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Wreck of the ''Serpent'' (1890), The F.V St. Clair W W Bright (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
Ella Dean (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  One of the Racing Boys (1898) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Only a Simple Message From the Dear Homeland (1899) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Eliza Brown (1908) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) T. Costello (perf.) Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 10 works by Tom Costello (1863-1943). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Madam Duvan 1891 Joseph Tabrar (words)
Marie Lloyd (perf.)
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Supersitious Wife , The 1896 E W Rogers (words)
Charles Bignell (perf.)
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Blow Winds Gently (w&m) 1898  Pub.
If You Love Me Just As I Love You 1903 A J Mills (words)
B. Scott (words)
 Pub.
On Monday I Met Him 1909 F.W. Leigh (words)
H.E. Pether (words)
 Pub.
Pitmates (w&m) 1913  Pub.
I'm Giving Up My Job to the Kaiser 1915 F.W. Leigh (words)  Pub.
Mary Devine 1915 F.W. Leigh (words)  Pub.
When You Hear Your Country Calling 1915 F.W. Leigh (words)  Pub.
Nellie Brown 1919 F.W. Leigh (words)  Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg At Trinity Church I Met My Doom (1934) 3:02 T. Costello