Tom Costello  (1863-1943)
Last updated: 30.08.20
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.  
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cd15.gif Various Performers Variety Veterans 1931-1952
This list is arranged by title and contains 18 lyrics performed by Tom Costello. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif At Trinity Church I Met My Doom T. Costello (sung by)  
url15.gif Club Raid Upside Down, The Edgar Bateman (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
 
url15.gif Comrades T. Costello (sung by)  
url15.gif Does It Hurt You Very Much? Tom Costello (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
 
url15.gif Eliza Brown T. Costello (sung by)  
url15.gif Farmer's Farewell, The T. Costello (sung by)  
url15.gif Good-Bye Dolly Gray Will. D. Cobb (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
 
url15.gif He's in the Asylum Now Edmund Forman (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
 
url15.gif His Funeral's To-Morrow T. Costello (sung by)  
url15.gif In Those Dear Old Golden Days A. J. Mills (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
 
url15.gif Madam Duvan Joseph Tabrar (words)
Marie Lloyd (sung by)
 
url15.gif  Sheeny Coon, The T. Costello (sung by)  
url15.gif She Comes Home Tight on Saturday Night T. Costello (sung by)  
url15.gif Ship I Love, The T. Costello (sung by)  
url15.gif Society Actor, The Norton Atkins (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
 
url15.gif What I Say I Do Do, I Do Do! Tom Costello (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
 
url15.gif Working Man's Sunday at Home, The T. Costello (sung by)  
url15.gif You're Still One of the Boys T. Costello (sung by)  
This list is arranged by composer and contains 86 songs sung 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
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sm15.gif He's in the Asylum Now (1889) Frank P. Aylmer Edmund Forman (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Good-Bye Dolly Gray (1898) Paul Barnes Will D. Cobb (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif I've Got the Girl I've Got the Ring (1920) Harry Castling(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Publican's Lament (1919), The Harry Castling(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sheeny Coon (1898), The Harry Castling(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Tom Costello's Appreciation of ''There's Air'' (1900) Harry Castling E. Bateman (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Come Down, Mrs. Brown! Come Down! (1911) Charles Collins Fred Murray (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Boys That Do the Fighting (1897), The T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Bunch of Shamrock (1904), A T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Convict and the Bird (1910), The T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Good-Bye Polly (1897) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I'm Going to Ride a Bicycle (1897) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I've Been Sleeping on the Floor All Night (1902) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Mermaids (1900) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif My Irish Honey, O! (1900) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif My Old Comrade (1903) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif One, Two, Three (1899) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Ready (1898) T.W. Connor John S Baker (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif She Don't Want a Maid to Dress Her Hair (1902) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Soldier's Farewell (1913), The T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Strolling in the Garden (1896) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Till Pay-Day Comes Again (1901) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Under the Mistletoe-Bough (1911) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Who's Going to Mash Me To-Night (1898) T.W. Connor Tom Costello (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Will You Go? (1899) T.W. Connor T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif What's in a Name? (1893) John Crook Richard Barnard (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Working Man's Sunday at Home (1892), The Frank Egerton(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Faithful (1899) Frederick Eplett F. Gilbert (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Theosophee (1891) Frederick Eplett Charles Wilmott (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif At Trinity Church I Met My Doom (1894) Fred Gilbert(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Bridget the Spaniard (1897) Fred Gilbert(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Father's Come Home With His Money All Right (1895) Fred Gilbert(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  I Gave the Missis a Brace of Kisses (1896) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I've Got to Prove It (1896) Fred Gilbert(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif If You'll Be True to Me (1892) Fred Gilbert Frederick Eplett (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Laughing Madman (1895), The Fred Gilbert John S Baker (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Never Knock at Her Door Now, My Boy (1894) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Oh! Maria, if You Love Me (1894) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif She Comes Home Tight on Saturday Night (1895) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sunday Afternoon (1894) Fred Gilbert T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Farmer's Farewell (1895), The Will Godwin(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Club Raid Upside Down (1901), The George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Music, Sweet Music (1901) George Le Brunn J P Harrington (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif  Zanana! (1905) George Le Brunn J P Harrington (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Does It Hurt You Very Much? (1901) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Fed Up! (1918) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I've Come Back to Town Once Again (1919) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif My Little Ammunition Girl. (1916) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif What I Say I Do Do, I Do Do! (1904) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Buy a Bicycle (1893) Felix McGlennon James Curran (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Comrades (1890) Felix McGlennon T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Gate (1889), The Felix McGlennon Warwick Williams (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif He's in Regular Employment Now (1891) Felix McGlennon N. Atkins (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif His Funeral's To-Morrow (1889) Felix McGlennon(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  I Promised (1890) Felix McGlennon J.S. Baker (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif I'll Forgive Him (1894) Felix McGlennon James Curran (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Lavender, the Howler (1896) Felix McGlennon Charles D Hickman (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Norah My Wife (1894) Felix McGlennon W A Archbold (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif One-Legged Family (1895), The Felix McGlennon A. Hall (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Quiet Little Corner Down in Kent (1897), A Felix McGlennon E. Bateman (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Ship I Love (1893), The Felix McGlennon(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Society Actor (1891), The Felix McGlennon N. Atkins (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Temperance Brigade (1891), The Felix McGlennon Tom Conley (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif They Bloom in Summer (1890) Felix McGlennon Harold Hope (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif They Discharged Him Because He Was Old (1890) Felix McGlennon J.S. Baker (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif  Board and Lodging For a Nice Young Man (1911) Tom Mellor H. Gifford (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Farewell to Ireland! (1912) Tom Mellor H. Gifford (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Home Again to Dear Old London (1911) Tom Mellor H. Gifford (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Why Did You Go to War? (1900) Henry E. Pether Paul Pelham (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif All Through ''Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay'' (1892) Orlando Powell J.P. Harrington (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Duchess of Deansgate (1896), The Orlando Powell A. Hall (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Two Angels (1896) Orlando Powell A. Hall (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif You're Still One of the Boys (1909) E.W. Rogers(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Burglar Coon (1901), The Bennett Scott A J Mills (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Fair Trade (1904) Bennett Scott(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Have Me on a Three Months' Lease (1898) Bennett Scott C G Cotes (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif  I've Made Up My Mind to Sail Away (1902) Bennett Scott H.E. Pether (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif In Those Dear Old Golden Days (1906) Bennett Scott A J Mills (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif It Don't Go Well With ''Scroggs'' (1898) Bennett Scott(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Somebody's Sailor Boy (1903) Bennett Scott G. Arthurs (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Ten-Bob Rise, or, My Old Pal Joe (1906), The Bennett Scott E. Bateman (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif There's No One to Say Good-Bye (1905) Bennett Scott A J Mills (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Wreck of the ''Serpent'' (1890), The F.V St. Clair W W Bright (words)
T. Costello (sung by)
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sm15.gif Eliza Brown (1908) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif One of the Racing Boys (1898) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Only a Simple Message From the Dear Homeland (1899) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) T. Costello (sung by) wvicon.gif
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: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Madam Duvan 1891 Joseph Tabrar (words)
Marie Lloyd (sung by)
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Supersitious Wife , The 1896 E W Rogers (words)
Charles Bignell (sung by)
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Blow Winds Gently (w&m) 1898  wvicon.gif
If You Love Me Just As I Love You 1903 A J Mills (words)
B. Scott (words)
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On Monday I Met Him 1909 F.W. Leigh (words)
H.E. Pether (words)
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Pitmates (w&m) 1913  wvicon.gif
When You Hear Your Country Calling 1915 F.W. Leigh (words)  wvicon.gif
I'm Giving Up My Job to the Kaiser 1915 F.W. Leigh (words)  wvicon.gif
Mary Devine 1915 F.W. Leigh (words)  wvicon.gif
Nellie Brown 1919 F.W. Leigh (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
         
youtube15.jpg At Trinity Church I Met My Doom (1934) 3:02 Tom Costello