James Fawn  (1850-1923)
Last updated: 01.10.20
p_fawnj.jpgDespite the great number of music hall sheet music that feature James Fawn it is surprising that so little biographical information about that gentleman can be found by Internet searching. From various one-line entries here and there it is said that James Fawn was a comic singer billed as 'The Prince of the Red Nosed Comedians'. His songs were mainly about drink, drunks and from 1888 about police officers. His stage dress was top hat and tails.
His best known song is undoubtedly Ask a Policeman (1888 -words: E.W. Rogers; music: Augustus E. Durandeau) which can be found in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs and published by Francis, Day & Hunter. It was the subject of acrimonious litigation between the publisher over the sole performing rights. It was settled in Fawn's favour for £ 5.
He died in Brixton, London.
The portrait on the left is taken from the cover of Half-a-Mo (1896 - words: A.E. Ellis; music: Alan Macey).
Websites:
url15.gif If You Want to Know the Time Ask a Policeman Brief biography by www.jack-the-ripper-tour.com  
James Fawn  (1850-1923) has at least 3 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

Ask a Policeman
By: Augustus E. Durandeau. Words by: E.W. Rogers.
Sung by : J. Fawn.
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1889. Sheet Music.
Fine and Fresh and Blooming
By: Henry E. Pether. Words by: J S Evalo.
Sung by : J. Fawn.
Publisher: Hopwood & Crew
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Printed: 1894. Sheet Music 5 pages.
Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls!
By: James Fawn. Words by: Charles Osbourne.
Sung by : J. Fawn.
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1898. Sheet Music.
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book15.gif  James Fawn's New Comic Album James Fawn flag15uk.gif flag15es.gif
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Folk Music CDs:
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This list is arranged by title and contains 29 lyrics performed by James Fawn. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall Keys: pdf15.gif
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Obedient Miss, An W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif As if I Didn't Know Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif Ask a Policeman E. W. Rogers (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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url15.gif Dream of the Albert Hall, A Wal Pink (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif Exchange and Mart Albert E Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls! Charles Osbourne (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif Half a Mo! Albert E. Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif Handy Man, The J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif House That Jerry Built, The T.S. Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif I Borrowed It J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif I Haven't Quite Made Up My Mind Fred Thomas (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif  Is It Likely? Oh Dear No! John Cook Jnr. (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif It's Silly to Wait G. Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif Kisses Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif Man at the Door, The J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif Masonry Joseph S Long (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif No More! James Fawn (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif Here's Another One Off to America George Arthurs (words)
Walter Emerson (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif Oh! Can It Be Love? J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif Postman, The J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif Sanitary Inspector, The J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif Saving Them All For Mary : J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif She Trotted Me Off to Church J.S. Long (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
 
url15.gif  Those Girls at the School J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif We Are Four Jolly Good Fellows J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif We're Moving J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif What Do They Care About That J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif Woman, Lovely Woman J. Fawn (sung by)  
url15.gif You Couldn't Tell T'other From Which J. Fawn (sung by)  
This list is arranged by composer and contains 68 songs sung by James Fawn 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 Dream of the Albert Hall (1887), A Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Hurrah For the Ribbon of Yellow! (1883) Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
H C Maguire (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Obedient Miss (1883), An Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
A B Court (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Play's the Thing'' For Us (1889), The Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif No More! (1887) John Cooke(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Why Should London Wait? (1884) John Cooke W G Eaton (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Not Wanted (1889) George Dance(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Ain't You Glad You Didn't? (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Ask a Policeman (1889) Augustus E. Durandeau E.W. Rogers (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif I Did It! (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif  It's Silly to Wait (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Just in Time (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Mind the Baby (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Wall (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Right Before the Missis Too! (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif And Then the Band Played (1892) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Answers to Correspondents (1890) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Daddy Long Legs (1883) William George Eaton A Maynard (words)
A B Court (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Don't Say That You Heard It From Me (1879) William George Eaton F. Bowyer (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif House That Jerry Built (1887), The William George Eaton T.S. Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Is It Likely? Oh Dear No! (1884) William George Eaton John Cook Jnr. (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Musical Wife (1887), The William George Eaton W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif  O Do, Elizabeth (1882) William George Eaton F. Bowyer (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Our Fishing Match (1884) William George Eaton W. Pink (words)
H C Maguire (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Publican (1889), The William George Eaton George Wall (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif This Is the House That Jerry Built (1887) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif W'ere Moving (1883) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
H C Maguire (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif He Wanted Me to Have Some (1890) Frederick Eplett Nutsey Minton (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Deception (1891) Harriet Fawn Percy Ashdown (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Exchange and Mart (1895) Harriet Fawn A.E. Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Good Old London (1892) Harriet Fawn N. Atkins (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif It Makes a Fellow Think a Bit (1894) Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif It Must Have Been the [Lobster] (1894) Harriet Fawn A R Marshall (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif  She Wasn't Far Off It (1889) Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
F. Eplett (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Single Gentleman (1894), The Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif There Ain't a Word (1892) Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif They're All Going Off (1894) Harriet Fawn W M Lewis (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Thick (1891) Harriet Fawn Joseph S Long (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Wrong Way (1888), The Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls! (1898) James Fawn Charles Osbourne (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif What Do They Care About That (1884) James Fawn J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Saving Them All For Mary : (1881) Fred Gilbert E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif I Haven't Quite Made Up My Mind (1873) W.R.A. Hallet(w&m) Fred Thomas (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif As if I Didn't Know (1884) E. Jonghmans Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif  Kisses (1883) E. Jonghmans Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Half a Mo! (1896) Alan Macey A.E. Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif I Borrowed It (1887) Felix McGlennon J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Missis (1892), The Felix McGlennon N. Atkins (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Oh! Can It Be Love? (1897) Felix McGlennon A. Hall (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif We're Taking It in Turns (1899) Felix McGlennon T. Brown (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Woman, Lovely Woman (1886) Felix McGlennon(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Here's Another One Off to America (1904) A.J. Mills George Arthurs (words)
Walter Emerson (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Those Girls at the School (1882) Harry Nicholls(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by)
sm15.gif Fine and Fresh and Blooming (1894) Henry E. Pether J S Evalo (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif We Are Four Jolly Good Fellows (?) Wal Pink(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by)
sm15.gif  We're Moving (1883) Harry Randall(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by)
sm15.gif Ah! Ah! (1895) C.M. Rodney(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Handy Man (1893), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Have Another (1892) E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Ju-Jah! (1893) E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Man at the Door (1896), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Man's Not Required (1894) E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif On My Own (1891) E.W. Rogers Frederick Eplet (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif Postman (1889), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sanitary Inspector (1894), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Soldier (1890), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Masonry (1887) Kate Royle Joseph S Long (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif She Trotted Me Off to Church (1883) Kate Royle J.S. Long (words)
J. Fawn (sung by)
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sm15.gif You Couldn't Tell T'other From Which (1887) Kate Royle J. Fawn (sung by) wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 2 works by James Fawn (1850-1923). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
What Do They Care About That 1884 James Fawn (sung by)  wvicon.gif
Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls! 1898 Charles Osbourne (words)
James Fawn (sung by)
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     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
         
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