Gus Elen  (1862-1940)
Last updated: 01.09.21
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
Websites:
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Gus Elen  (1862-1940) has at least 1 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
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
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
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Allays in Jail Albert Perry (music)
Walter Hastings (words)
G. Elen (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Arf a Pint of Ale Charles Tempest (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Bore O' Bef'nal Green, The Frederick Eplett (music)
W.E. Imeson (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Catch 'em Alive Oh Arthur Seldon (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Coster's Mansion, The George Le Brunn (music)
W. Fieldhouse (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Coster's Muvver, The George Le Brunn (music)
M. Arnold (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Coster's Pony, The Henry E. Pether (music)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Don't Stop My 'arf a Pint of Beer J. Charles Moore (music)
Cornelius Pratt (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Down the Dials Gus Elen (music)
H. Wincott (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Down the Road Fred Gilbert (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif E 'as My Symperfy George Everard (music)
Carl Howard (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif  E Dunno Where 'e Are Frederick Eplett (music)
H. Wright (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif E Talks Like a Picture Book George Le Brunn (music)
A.R. Marshall (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Golden Dustman, The George Le Brunn (music)
E. Graham (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif If I Was King of England George Le Brunn (music)
J. Bee (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif If It Wasn't For the 'Ouses in Between George Le Brunn (music)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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url15.gif I'm Going to Settle Down in England Unknown (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif It's a Great Big Shame George Le Brunn (music)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif It's a Marvel 'ow 'e Doos It But 'e Do Maurice Scott (music)
cornellc1 (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Jilted Shoeblack, The Fred W. Leigh (music)
Hal Wright (words)
D. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif King of the Castle Unknown (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Meriah Unknown (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Mrs. Carter C.W. Murphy (music)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif  My Next Door Neighbour's Gardin George Le Brunn (music)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Nature's Made Some Big Mistakes. .. Alf Ellerton (The Elder) (music)
Worton David (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Never Introduce Your Donah to a Pal Augustus E. Durandeau (music)
A.E. Ellis (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif New ''Perjarma'' Hat, The T.W. Connor (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Nice Quiet Day, A Maurice Scott (music)
Eustace Baynes (co-author)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Our Pretty Little Willa Down at Barkin' Unknown (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Our Tyke Charles Osborne (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Pavement Artist, The David Jenkins (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Postman's Holiday, The Eustace Baynes (music)
Edgar Bateman (words)
Maurice Scott (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Publican, The John A. Glover-Kind (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Some O' Yer Do Git Abaht Frederick Eplett (music)
cornellc1 (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif There Ain't No Gittin' Rid of 'im at All Harry B. Norris (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif  Wait Till the Work Comes Round Gus Elen (music)
cornellc1 (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif You 'ave Made a Nice Mess of It Maurice Scott (music)
Joe Burley (words)
G. Elen (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif You Could See As 'ow 'e Didn't Feel at 'ome Harry B. Norris (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. 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 (perf. by)
sm15.gif New Cut Coon (1899), The Charles Collins E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif New ''Perjarma'' Hat (1903), The T.W. Connor(w&m) G. Elen (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Never Introduce Your Donah to a Pal (1887c) Augustus E. Durandeau(w&m) A.E. Ellis (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Down the Dials (1893) Gus Elen H. Wincott (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Wait Till the Work Comes Round (1906) Gus Elen cornellc1 (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Nature's Made Some Big Mistakes. .. (1910) Alf Ellerton (The Elder)(w&m) G. Elen (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Bore O' Bef'nal Green (1899), The Frederick Eplett W.E. Imeson (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif E Dunno Where 'e Are (1890) Frederick Eplett H. Wright (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif It's a Sprahtin (1895) Frederick Eplett A R Marshall (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  Some O' Yer Do Git Abaht (1894) Frederick Eplett cornellc1 (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif E 'as My Symperfy (1898) George Everard Carl Howard (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Down the Road (1893) Fred Gilbert(w&m) G. Elen (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Publican (1911), The John A. Glover-Kind(w&m) G. Elen (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Pavement Artist (1906), The David Jenkins(w&m) G. Elen (perf. by)
sm15.gif E Talks Like a Picture Book (1893) George Le Brunn A.R. Marshall (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Coster's Muvver (1894), The George Le Brunn Malcolm Arnold (words)
G. Elen (perf. 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 (perf. by)
Tom Carradine: (perf. by)
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sm15.gif It's a Great Big Shame (1894) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Blowed if 'e Can Call 'isself 'is Ow (1895) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Golden Dustman (1897), The George Le Brunn E. Graham (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
sm15.gif  Coster's Mansion (1899), The George Le Brunn W. Fieldhouse (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif My Next Door Neighbour's Gardin (1900) George Le Brunn Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif If I Was King of England (1902) George Le Brunn J. Bee (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Oo Could Be 'appier Than Me (1901) Fred W. Leigh Wal Phillips (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
G. Robey (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Jilted Shoeblack (1903), The Fred W. Leigh Hal Wright. (words)
E. Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Wot a Gardin! (1913) Will Mayne ellertona1 (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Don't Stop My 'arf a Pint of Beer (1907) J. Charles Moore Cornelius Pratt (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Mrs. Carter (1900) C.W. Murphy Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif You Could See As 'ow 'e Didn't Feel at 'ome (1895) Harry B. Norris G. Elen (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif There Ain't No Gittin' Rid of 'im at All (1896) Harry B. Norris G. Elen (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Our Tyke (1897) Charles Osborne G. Elen (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Allays in Jail (1902) Albert Perry Walter Hastings (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Coster's Pony (1907), The Henry E. Pether Gus Elen (words)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif It's a Marvel 'ow 'e Doos It But 'e Do (1902) Maurice Scott cornellc1 (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Nice Quiet Day (1901), A Maurice Scott Eustace Baynes (co-author)
Edgar Bateman (words)
G. Elen (perf. 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 (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Catch 'em Alive Oh (1894) Arthur Seldon(w&m) G. Elen (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif E's a Reg'lar Barney Tomato (1896) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) G. Elen (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Arf a Pint of Ale (1905) Charles Tempest(w&m) G. Elen (perf. by)
sm15.gif I'm Going to Settle Down in England (?) Unknown G. Elen (perf. by)
sm15.gif King of the Castle (?) Unknown G. Elen (perf. by)
sm15.gif Meriah (?) Unknown G. Elen (perf. by)
sm15.gif  Our Pretty Little Willa Down at Barkin' (?) Unknown G. Elen (perf. 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)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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Wait Till the Work Comes Round 1906 cornellc1 (words)
G. Elen (perf. by)
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     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg The Pavement Artist (1906) 3:15 Gus Elen D. Jenkins 
youtube15.jpg It's a Great Big Shame (1932) 2:59 Gus Elen G.F. Le Brunn 
youtube15.jpg The Postman's Holiday' (1932) 2:38 Gus Elen M. Scott 
youtube15.jpg Arf a Pint of Ale 3:20 Gus Elen C. Tempest