Worton David  (-1940)
Last updated: 01.09.21
According to the Internet source given below, Hubert Worton David was an English songwriter and publisher of popular music between 1904 and 1926. He worked closely with other songwriters and publishers such as Lawrence Wright. amongst his greatest successes are I Want To Sing In Opera (with Bert Lee, 1910); and Hello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend? (with Harry Fragson and Bert Lee, 1913)
Of ragtime interest is The Wriggley Rag (co-authored with George Arthurs -1912) published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., New York, USA.
Having worked with Lawrence Wright Music Co. for many years, he set up his own publishing business Worton David Ltd. in the early 1920's. As with many of his contemporaries he also used pseudonyms such as Gene Williams and Gene McCarthy. Without having access to all the original sheet music of songs given in the list of works it is not possible to vouch for the accuracy regarding exactly who wrote the music and who wrote the lyrics. Are there any surfers out there who would like to verify those details?
Websites:
url15.gif H. [Hubert] Worton David Brief biography by www.fredgodfreysongs.ca  
Worton David  (-1940) has at least 17 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
All Change For Llanfairfechan
Music by: Worton David.
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1911. Sheet Music 5 pages.
Come With Me Down Regent Street!
Music by: Worton David.
Words by: C W Murphy
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1910. Sheet Music 5 pages.
b00jxm3pqw_m.jpgHello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend?
Music by: Worton David.
Words by: Harry Fragson, Bert Lee
Publisher: Worton David Ltd.
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Printed: 1913. Sheet Music 4 pages.
I Can't Reach That Top Note (Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!)
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: George Arthurs, John S Baker
Publisher: Stanley Mullen Pty. Ltd.
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  Printed: 1909. Sheet Music.
I Do Like a S'nice, S'mince Pie
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: B. Lee
Publisher: Worton David Ltd.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music.
I Went on My Way Rejoicing
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: B. Lee
Publisher: Harry von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music.
If It's a Lady, Thumbs Up!
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: B. Lee
Publisher: B. Feldman & Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music.
In Your X Ray Gown
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: B. Lee
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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  Printed: 1913. Sheet Music 4 pages.
b01bdpwge8_m.jpgMeet Me in Kelly Land
Music by: Worton David.
Words by: C.W. Murphy
Perf. by: Florrie Forde
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1911. Sheet Music.
Prisoner at the Bar
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: Harry Leighton, J. Glover-Kind
Publisher: Harry von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1910. Sheet Music.
Short Stories, or, La-Diddley-Diddley-Um
Music by: Worton David.
Words by: Maurice Scott, Ernest Shand
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music.
Sing Me a Ballad in Ragtime
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: G. Arthurs
Publisher: Star Music Co
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  Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 4 pages.
Somebody's Boy
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: Fred E. Cliffe, Lawrence Wright
Publisher: B. Feldman & Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music 5 pages.
There's a Great Big Puff-Puff Steaming Along to Me
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: G. Arthurs
Publisher: Star Music Co
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music 4 pages.
We Really Had a Most Delightful Evening
Music by: Worton David.
Publisher: Harry von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1910. Sheet Music.
Which Switch Is the Switch, Miss, For Ipswich?
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: J. Barnett, Herman Darewski
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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  Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages.
Yiddisher-Irish Baby, The
Music by: Worton David.
Co-Author: Fred Godfrey, Lawrence Wright
Publisher: B. Feldman & Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music.
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Folk Music CDs:
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This list is arranged by title and contains 16 lyrics written by Worton David. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall Keys: pdf15.gif
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif All Change For Llanfairfechan Worton David (music)
George Arthurs (words)
W. Bard (perf. by)
 
url15.gif I Do Like a S'nice, S'mince Pie Worton David (music)
Bert Lee (words)
J. Laurier (perf. by)
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url15.gif I'm Going to Sing a Song Worton David (music)
F.V. St. Clair (words)
S. Mayo (perf. by)
 
url15.gif I'm Waiting Here For Kate Worton David (music)
George Arthurs (words)
W. Bard (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Let's Have a Chorus We Can All Sing Worton David (music)
Worton David (words)
Jack Charman (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Listen to Me and I'll Prove That I'm Right Worton David (music)
Sam Mayo (words)
Fred Earle (words)
S. Mayo (perf. by)
 
url15.gif My New Hat Worton David (music)
C.W. Murphy (words)
Jack Pleasants (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Nursie, Nursie Worton David (music)
Bert Lee (words)
Clarice Mayne (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Piccadilly Trot, The Worton David (music)
George Arthurs (words)
Marie Lloyd (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Rest of the Day's Your Own, The Worton David (music)
J P Long (words)
Jack Lane (perf. by)
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url15.gif Stewed Prunes and Prisms Worton David (music)
George Arthurs (words)
W. Bard (perf. by)
 
url15.gif  Then the Night Began to Fall Worton David (music)
R P Weston (words)
S. Mayo (perf. by)
 
url15.gif When Mr. Smith Was in and Mrs. Smith Was Out Worton David (music)
Bert Lee (words)
Clarice Mayne (perf. by)
 
url15.gif When You See Me Dance the Minuet Worton David (music)
George Arthurs (words)
W. Bard (perf. by)
 
url15.gif You Are My Girl- Ski Worton David (music)
George Arthurs (words)
W. Bard (perf. by)
G. Arthurs (perf. by)
 
url15.gif You Don't Take a Sandwich to a Picnic Worton David (music)
J. P. Long (words)
Fred Walmsley (perf. by)
 
     Title Performer Comments
       
audio15.gif Algernon! Go Hon! Daisy Taylor Edison Blue Amberol: 23306 at USCB
audio15.gif Are We Downhearted -- No! Elizabeth Spencer at USCB
audio15.gif Bo-Peep Will Terry Edison Blue Amberol: 23302 at USCB
audio15.gif Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy Florrie Forde Kindly provided by Roger Wilmut at rfwilmut.net
audio15.gif Silly Ass Jack Charman Edison Amberol: 12454 at USCB
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
pdf15.gif I Do Like a S'nice, S'mince Pie Piano, Voice Worton David (Music)
George Arthurs (words)
pdf15.gif Rest of the Day's Your Own, The Piano, Voice Worton David (Music)
George Arthurs (words)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 67 works by Worton David (-1940). 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
       
Short Stories, or, La-Diddley-Diddley-Um 1904 Maurice Scott (words)
Ernest Shand (words)
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I'm Going to Sing a Song 1906 F.V. St. Clair (words)
S. Mayo (perf. by)
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Listen to Me and I'll Prove That I'm Right 1908 Sam Mayo (words)
Fred Earle (words)
S. Mayo (perf. by)
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I Can Say Truly Rural 1909 G. Arthurs (co-author)
Will West (perf. by)
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I Can't Reach That Top Note (Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!) 1909 G. Arthurs (co-author)
John S Baker (co-author)
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I'm Waiting Here For Kate 1909 G. Arthurs (co-author)
W. Bard (perf. by)
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Come With Me Down Regent Street! 1910 C W Murphy (words)
Daisy James (perf. by)
Winifred Ward (perf. by)
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I Want to Sing in Opera 1910 G. Arthurs (words)
W. Bard (perf. by)
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It Isn't the Isle of Man Any Longer 1910 C W Murphy (words)  wvicon.gif
Prisoner at the Bar 1910 Harry Leighton (co-author)
J. Glover-Kind (co-author)
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We Really Had a Most Delightful Evening 1910  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
You Are My Girl- Ski 1910 George Arthurs (words)
W. Bard (perf. by)
G. Arthurs (perf. by)
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All Change For Llanfairfechan 1911 G. Arthurs (words)
W. Bard (perf. by)
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Meet Me in Kelly Land 1911 C.W. Murphy (words)
Florrie Forde (perf. by)
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Nursie, Nursie 1911 Bert Lee (words)
Clarice Mayne (perf. by)
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They're All Single by the Seaside 1911 C.W. Murphy (co-author)  wvicon.gif
When Mr. Smith Was in and Mrs. Smith Was Out 1911 Bert Lee (words)
Clarice Mayne (perf. by)
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When You See Me Dance the Minuet 1911 arthurgs1 (co-author)
W. Bard (perf. by)
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You've Got to Sing in Rag Time 1911 G. Arthurs (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Anything That's Good Enough For You Is Good Enough For Me 1912 G. Arthurs (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I Went on My Way Rejoicing 1912 B. Lee (co-author)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Piccadilly Trot, The 1912 George Arthurs (words)
Marie Lloyd (perf. by)
Silly Ass 1912 George Arthurs (words)
Jack Charman (perf. by)
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Sing Me a Ballad in Ragtime 1912 G. Arthurs (co-author)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Take a Little Bit Off, if You Want to Get On 1912 G. Arthurs (words)
Beth Tate (perf. by)
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Wriggley Rag, The (w&m) 1912 G. Arthurs (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Bo-Peep 1913 Bert Lee (co-author)
W. Terry (perf. by)
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Chrysanthemums 1913 G. Arthurs (co-author)
Barry Lupino (co-author)
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Hello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend? 1913 Harry Fragson (words)
Bert Lee (words)
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I Parted My Hair in the Middle 1913 C.W. Murphy (words)
G. Formby Sr. (perf. by)
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If We Had No Silvery Moonlight 1913 G. Arthurs (co-author)  wvicon.gif
In Your X Ray Gown 1913 B. Lee (co-author)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Let's Have a Chorus We Can All Sing 1913 Worton David (words)
Jack Charman (perf. by)
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Algernon! Go Hon! 1914 Bert Lee (words)
Daisy Taylor (perf. by)
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Are We Downhearted -- No! 1914 L. Wright (words)
Elizabeth Spencer (perf. by)
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Brave Women Who Wait 1914 Arthur Stroud (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy 1914 C.W. Murphy (words)
Florrie Forde (perf. by)
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I Do Like a S'nice, S'mince Pie 1914 Bert Lee (co-author)
J. Laurier (perf. by)
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If It's a Lady, Thumbs Up! 1914 B. Lee (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Leave the Rest to Me 1914 G. Arthurs (words)
Beth Tate (perf. by)
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Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Somebody's Boy 1914 Fred E. Cliffe (co-author)
L. Wright (co-author)
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Stewed Prunes and Prisms 1914 W. Bard (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Then the Night Began to Fall 1914 R P Weston (words)
S. Mayo (perf. by)
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There's a Great Big Puff-Puff Steaming Along to Me 1914 G. Arthurs (co-author)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
What Happened to Mary 1914 Bert Lee (words)  wvicon.gif
When You Said ''Good-Bye'' to Me 1914  wvicon.gif
Willie, Will You Leave Off Winking? 1914 Bert Lee (words)  wvicon.gif
Would You Like to Come and Make a Fuss of Me? 1914 Bert Lee (words)
Daisy James (perf. by)
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At the Vicar's Fancy Ball 1915  wvicon.gif
Dinna Forget! 1915 Bert Lee (words)
Gertie Gitana (perf. by)
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My Dusky Princess 1915 R Penso (words)
Gertie Gitana (perf. by)
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Nobody Else But You 1915 R Penso (words)  wvicon.gif
Rest of the Day's Your Own, The 1915 J.P. Long (co-author)
Jack Lane (perf. by)
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Which Switch Is the Switch, Miss, For Ipswich? 1915 J. Barnett (co-author)
Herman Darewski (co-author)
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Yiddisher-Irish Baby, The 1915 Fred Godfrey (co-author)
L. Wright (co-author)
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You Don't Take a Sandwich to a Picnic 1915 J. P. Long (words)
Fred Walmsley (perf. by)
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In the Valley of the Moon (w&m) 1916  wvicon.gif
Song the Kettle Is Singing, The 1916  wvicon.gif
Golden Dreamboat 1922  wvicon.gif
My New Hat 1922c C.W. Murphy (words)
Jack Pleasants (perf. by)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Annie 1923 Andrew Allen (co-author)
Jos. Geo. Gilbert (co-author)
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Show That Fellow the Door (w&m) 1925  wvicon.gif
This Time Next Year, Here's to You - Here's to Me 1925 Fred Godfrey (words)  wvicon.gif
By the Old Red Mill (w&m) 1926  wvicon.gif
Caravan ? as Gene McCarthy  wvicon.gif
There's Silver in Your Hair ? Lawrence Wright (words)
Gertie Gitana (perf. by)
Wyoming Lullaby ? as Gene Williams  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Dinna Forget 3:06 Gertie Gitana W. David