Gus Elen  (1862-1940)
Last updated: 01.10.20
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.
Sung by : G. Elen.
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music.
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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
This list is arranged by title and contains 38 lyrics performed by Gus Elen. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall Keys: pdf15.gif
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url15.gif Allays in Jail Walter Hastings (words)
G. Elen (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Arf a Pint of Ale G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif Bore O' Bef'nal Green, The W.E. Imeson (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Catch 'em Alive Oh G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif Coster's Mansion, The W. Fieldhouse (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Coster's Muvver, The M. Arnold (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Coster's Pony, The E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif You 'ave Made a Nice Mess of It Joe Burley (words)
G. Elen (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Don't Stop My 'arf a Pint of Beer Cornelius Pratt (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Down the Dials H. Wincott (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Down the Road G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif  E 'as My Symperfy Carl Howard (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif E Dunno Where 'e Are H. Wright (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif E Talks Like a Picture Book A.R. Marshall (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Golden Dustman, The E. Graham (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif If I Was King of England J. Bee (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif If It Wasn't For the 'Ouses in Between E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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url15.gif I'm Going to Settle Down in England G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif It's a Great Big Shame E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif It's a Marvel 'ow 'e Doos It But 'e Do C. Cornell (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Jilted Shoeblack, The Hal Wright (words)
D. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif King of the Castle G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif Meriah G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif  Mrs. Carter Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif My Next Door Neighbour's Gardin Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Nature's Made Some Big Mistakes. .. Worton David (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Never Introduce Your Donah to a Pal A.E. Ellis (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif New ''Perjarma'' Hat, The G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif Nice Quiet Day, A Eustace Baynes (co-author)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Our Pretty Little Willa Down at Barkin' G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif Our Tyke G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif Pavement Artist, The G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif Postman's Holiday, The Edgar Bateman (words)
Maurice Scott (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif Publican, The G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif Some O' Yer Do Git Abaht C. Cornell (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif  There Ain't No Gittin' Rid of 'im at All G. Elen (sung by)  
url15.gif Wait Till the Work Comes Round C. Cornell (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
 
url15.gif You Could See As 'ow 'e Didn't Feel at 'ome G. Elen (sung by)  
This list is arranged by composer and contains 44 songs sung 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
         
sm15.gif Postman's Holiday (1901), The Eustace Baynes Edgar Bateman (words)
Maurice Scott (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
sm15.gif New Cut Coon (1899), The Charles Collins E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif New ''Perjarma'' Hat (1903), The T.W. Connor(w&m) G. Elen (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Never Introduce Your Donah to a Pal (1887c) Augustus E. Durandeau(w&m) A.E. Ellis (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Down the Dials (1893) Gus Elen H. Wincott (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Wait Till the Work Comes Round (1906) Gus Elen C. Cornell (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Nature's Made Some Big Mistakes. .. (1910) Alf Ellerton(w&m) G. Elen (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Bore O' Bef'nal Green (1899), The Frederick Eplett W.E. Imeson (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif E Dunno Where 'e Are (1890) Frederick Eplett H. Wright (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif It's a Sprahtin (1895) Frederick Eplett A R Marshall (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif  Some O' Yer Do Git Abaht (1894) Frederick Eplett C. Cornell (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif E 'as My Symperfy (1898) George Everard Carl Howard (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Down the Road (1893) Fred Gilbert(w&m) G. Elen (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Publican (1911), The John A. Glover-Kind(w&m) G. Elen (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Pavement Artist (1906), The David Jenkins(w&m) G. Elen (sung by)
sm15.gif Blowed if 'e Can Call 'isself 'is Ow (1895) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Coster's Mansion (1899), The George Le Brunn W. Fieldhouse (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Coster's Muvver (1894), The George Le Brunn Malcolm Arnold (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif E Talks Like a Picture Book (1893) George Le Brunn A.R. Marshall (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Golden Dustman (1897), The George Le Brunn E. Graham (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
sm15.gif If I Was King of England (1902) George Le Brunn J. Bee (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif  If It Wasn't For the 'Ouses in Between (1894) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif It's a Great Big Shame (1894) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif My Next Door Neighbour's Gardin (1900) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Jilted Shoeblack (1903), The Fred W. Leigh Hal Wright. (words)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Oo Could Be 'appier Than Me (1901) Fred W. Leigh Wal Phillips (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Wot a Gardin! (1913) Will Mayne A. Ellerton (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Don't Stop My 'arf a Pint of Beer (1907) J.C. Moore Cornelius Pratt (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Mrs. Carter (1900) C.W. Murphy Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif There Ain't No Gittin' Rid of 'im at All (1896) Harry B. Norris G. Elen (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif You Could See As 'ow 'e Didn't Feel at 'ome (1895) Harry B. Norris G. Elen (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Our Tyke (1897) Charles Osborne G. Elen (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Allays in Jail (1902) Albert Perry Walter Hastings (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Coster's Pony (1907), The Henry E. Pether Gus Elen (words)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif It's a Marvel 'ow 'e Doos It But 'e Do (1902) Maurice Scott C. Cornell (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Nice Quiet Day (1901), A Maurice Scott Eustace Baynes (co-author)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif You 'ave Made a Nice Mess of It (1910) Maurice Scott Joe Burley (words)
G. Elen (words)
G. Elen (sung by)
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sm15.gif Catch 'em Alive Oh (1894) Arthur Seldon(w&m) G. Elen (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif E's a Reg'lar Barney Tomato (1896) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) G. Elen (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Arf a Pint of Ale (1905) Charles Tempest(w&m) G. Elen (sung by)
sm15.gif I'm Going to Settle Down in England (?) Unknown G. Elen (sung by)
sm15.gif King of the Castle (?) Unknown G. Elen (sung by)
sm15.gif Meriah (?) Unknown G. Elen (sung by)
sm15.gif  Our Pretty Little Willa Down at Barkin' (?) Unknown G. Elen (sung by)
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.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Down the Dials 1893 H. Wincott (words)
Gus Elen (sung by)
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Wait Till the Work Comes Round 1906 C. Cornell (words)
Gus Elen (sung by)
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     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
         
youtube15.jpg Arf a Pint of Ale 3:20 Gus Elen
youtube15.jpg It's a Great Big Shame (1932) 2:59 Gus Elen
youtube15.jpg The Pavement Artist (1906) 3:15 Gus Elen
youtube15.jpg The Postman's Holiday' (1932) 2:38 Gus Elen