Gus Elen  (1862-1940)
Last updated: 02.09.22
p_eleng.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Ernest Augustus Elen was an English music hall singer and comedian born in Pimlico, London.
Before becoming a singer he worked variously as a barman, draper's assistant and egg packer. He began busking when young and sang in a minstrel troupe. His solo career started in 1891 by singing songs in public houses in a style similar to that of cockney fruit sellers known as costermongers. He costumed accordingly with a striped jersey coster uniform, peaked cap turned to one ear and a short clay pipe in the side of his mouth. His stage character was bad tempered and pugnacious.
During an English music hall strike he went to America performing the same act but was less successful than his friend Albert Chevalier. On returning to England he was a major attraction in music halls across London. He retired in 1914 but made occasional stage and film appearances in the 1930's.
Elen died in Balham, South London.
His Down the Road (1893), If It Wasn't For the 'Ouses in Between (1894) and It's a Great Big Shame (1894) are given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs
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New ''Perjarma'' Hat, The
Words and Music by: T.W. Connor.
Perf. by: G. Elen
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music.
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Folk Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Various Performers The Golden Age of the Music Hall flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Performers Variety Veterans 1931-1952
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cd15.gif Various Performers Let's All Go To The Music Hall: Vol. 2
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Allays in Jail Albert Perry (music)
Walter Hastings (words)
G. Elen (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Arf a Pint of Ale Charles Tempest (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Bore O' Bef'nal Green, The Frederick Eplett (music)
W.E. Imeson (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Catch 'em Alive Oh Arthur Seldon (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Coster's Mansion, The George Le Brunn (music)
W. Fieldhouse (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Coster's Muvver, The George Le Brunn (music)
M. Arnold (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Coster's Pony, The Henry E. Pether (music)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Don't Stop My 'arf a Pint of Beer J. Charles Moore (music)
Cornelius Pratt (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Down the Dials Gus Elen (music)
H. Wincott (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Down the Road Fred Gilbert (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif E 'as My Symperfy George Everard (music)
Carl Howard (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif  E Dunno Where 'e Are Frederick Eplett (music)
H. Wright (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif E Talks Like a Picture Book George Le Brunn (music)
A.R. Marshall (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Golden Dustman, The George Le Brunn (music)
E. Graham (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif If I Was King of England George Le Brunn (music)
J. Bee (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif If It Wasn't For the 'Ouses in Between George Le Brunn (music)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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url15.gif I'm Going to Settle Down in England Unknown (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif It's a Great Big Shame George Le Brunn (music)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif It's a Marvel 'ow 'e Doos It But 'e Do Maurice Scott (music)
Charles Cornell (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Jilted Shoeblack, The Fred W. Leigh (music)
Hal Wright (words)
D. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif King of the Castle Unknown (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Meriah Unknown (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Mrs. Carter C.W. Murphy (music)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif  My Next Door Neighbour's Gardin George Le Brunn (music)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Nature's Made Some Big Mistakes. .. Alf Ellerton (The Elder) (music)
Worton David (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Never Introduce Your Donah to a Pal Augustus E. Durandeau (music)
A.E. Ellis (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif New ''Perjarma'' Hat, The T.W. Connor (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Nice Quiet Day, A Maurice Scott (music)
Eustace Baynes (co-author)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Our Pretty Little Willa Down at Barkin' Unknown (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Our Tyke Charles Osborne (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Pavement Artist, The David Jenkins (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Postman's Holiday, The Eustace Baynes (music)
Edgar Bateman (words)
Maurice Scott (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Publican, The John A. Glover-Kind (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Some O' Yer Do Git Abaht Frederick Eplett (music)
Charles Cornell (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif There Ain't No Gittin' Rid of 'im at All Harry B. Norris (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif  Wait Till the Work Comes Round Gus Elen (music)
Charles Cornell (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif You 'ave Made a Nice Mess of It Maurice Scott (music)
Joe Burley (words)
G. Elen (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif You Could See As 'ow 'e Didn't Feel at 'ome Harry B. Norris (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
  As performer        
pdf15.gif Down the Road (1893) F. Gilbert (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
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pdf15.gif If It Wasn't For the 'Ouses in Between G.F. Le Brunn (music)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Piano, Voice Monologues
This list is arranged by composer and contains 45 works performed by Gus Elen 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 Postman's Holiday (1901), The Eustace Baynes Edgar Bateman (words)
Maurice Scott (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
perf15.jpg New Cut Coon (1899), The Charles Collins E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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perf15.jpg New ''Perjarma'' Hat (1903), The T.W. Connor(w&m) G. Elen (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Never Introduce Your Donah to a Pal (1887c) Augustus E. Durandeau(w&m) A.E. Ellis (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Down the Dials (1893) Gus Elen H. Wincott (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Wait Till the Work Comes Round (1906) Gus Elen Charles Cornell (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Nature's Made Some Big Mistakes. .. (1910) Alf Ellerton (The Elder)(w&m) G. Elen (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg E Dunno Where 'e Are (1890) Frederick Eplett H. Wright (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Some O' Yer Do Git Abaht (1894) Frederick Eplett Charles Cornell (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg It's a Sprahtin (1895) Frederick Eplett A R Marshall (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  Bore O' Bef'nal Green (1899), The Frederick Eplett W.E. Imeson (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg E 'as My Symperfy (1898) George Everard Carl Howard (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Down the Road (1893) Fred Gilbert(w&m) G. Elen (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Publican (1911), The John A. Glover-Kind(w&m) G. Elen (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Pavement Artist (1906), The David Jenkins(w&m) G. Elen (perf.)
perf15.jpg E Talks Like a Picture Book (1893) George Le Brunn A.R. Marshall (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Coster's Muvver (1894), The George Le Brunn Malcolm Arnold (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg If It Wasn't For the 'Ouses in Between (1894) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Tom Carradine: (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg It's a Great Big Shame (1894) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Blowed if 'e Can Call 'isself 'is Ow (1895) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Golden Dustman (1897), The George Le Brunn E. Graham (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
perf15.jpg  Coster's Mansion (1899), The George Le Brunn W. Fieldhouse (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg My Next Door Neighbour's Gardin (1900) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg If I Was King of England (1902) George Le Brunn J. Bee (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Oo Could Be 'appier Than Me (1901) Fred W. Leigh Wal Phillips (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
G. Robey (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Jilted Shoeblack (1903), The Fred W. Leigh Hal Wright. (words)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Wot a Gardin! (1913) Will Mayne A. Ellerton (The Elder) (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Don't Stop My 'arf a Pint of Beer (1907) J. Charles Moore Cornelius Pratt (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Mrs. Carter (1900) C.W. Murphy Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg You Could See As 'ow 'e Didn't Feel at 'ome (1895) Harry B. Norris G. Elen (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg There Ain't No Gittin' Rid of 'im at All (1896) Harry B. Norris G. Elen (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Our Tyke (1897) Charles Osborne G. Elen (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg  Allays in Jail (1902) Albert Perry Walter Hastings (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Coster's Pony (1907), The Henry E. Pether Gus Elen (words)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Nice Quiet Day (1901), A Maurice Scott Eustace Baynes (co-author)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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perf15.jpg It's a Marvel 'ow 'e Doos It But 'e Do (1902) Maurice Scott cornellc1 (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg You 'ave Made a Nice Mess of It (1910) Maurice Scott Joe Burley (words)
G. Elen (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Catch 'em Alive Oh (1894) Arthur Seldon(w&m) G. Elen (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg E's a Reg'lar Barney Tomato (1896) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) G. Elen (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Arf a Pint of Ale (1905) Charles Tempest(w&m) G. Elen (perf.)
perf15.jpg I'm Going to Settle Down in England (?) Unknown G. Elen (perf.)
perf15.jpg King of the Castle (?) Unknown G. Elen (perf.)
perf15.jpg Meriah (?) Unknown G. Elen (perf.)
perf15.jpg  Our Pretty Little Willa Down at Barkin' (?) Unknown G. Elen (perf.)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 2 works by Gus Elen (1862-1940). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Down the Dials 1893 H. Wincott (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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Wait Till the Work Comes Round 1906 Charles Cornell (words)
G. Elen (perf.)
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     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg The Pavement Artist (1906) 3:15 G. Elen
youtube15.jpg It's a Great Big Shame (1932) 2:59 G. Elen
youtube15.jpg The Postman's Holiday' (1932) 2:38 G. Elen
youtube15.jpg Arf a Pint of Ale 3:20 G. Elen