James Fawn  (1850-1923)
Last updated: 01.09.21
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  
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Ask a Policeman
Music by: Augustus E. Durandeau.
Words by: E.W. Rogers
Perf. by: J. Fawn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1889. Sheet Music.
Fine and Fresh and Blooming
Music by: Henry E. Pether.
Words by: J S Evalo
Perf. by: J. Fawn
Publisher: Hopwood & Crew
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Printed: 1894. Sheet Music 5 pages.
Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls!
Music by: James Fawn.
Words by: Charles Osbourne
Perf. 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:
cd15.gif Various Performers On The Halls: Vol. 1
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 As if I Didn't Know E. Jonghmans (music)
Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Ask a Policeman Augustus E. Durandeau (music)
E. W. Rogers (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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url15.gif Dream of the Albert Hall, A Frank P. Aylmer (music)
Wal Pink (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Exchange and Mart Harriet Fawn (music)
Albert E Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls! James Fawn (music)
Charles Osbourne (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Half a Mo! Alan Macey (music)
Albert E. Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Handy Man, The E.W. Rogers (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Here's Another One Off to America A.J. Mills (music)
George Arthurs (words)
Walter Emerson (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif House That Jerry Built, The William George Eaton (music)
T.S. Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif I Borrowed It Felix McGlennon (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif I Haven't Quite Made Up My Mind W.R.A. Hallet (music)
Fred Thomas (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif  Is It Likely? Oh Dear No! William George Eaton (music)
John Cook Jnr. (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif It's Silly to Wait Augustus E. Durandeau (music)
G. Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Kisses E. Jonghmans (music)
Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Man at the Door, The E.W. Rogers (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Masonry Kate Royle (music)
Joseph S Long (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif No More! John Cooke (music)
James Fawn (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Obedient Miss, An Frank P. Aylmer (music)
W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Oh! Can It Be Love? Felix McGlennon (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Postman, The E.W. Rogers (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Sanitary Inspector, The E.W. Rogers (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Saving Them All For Mary : Fred Gilbert (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif She Trotted Me Off to Church Kate Royle (music)
J.S. Long (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif  Those Girls at the School Harry Nicholls (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif We Are Four Jolly Good Fellows Wal Pink (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif We're Moving Harry Randall (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif What Do They Care About That James Fawn (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Woman, Lovely Woman Felix McGlennon (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif You Couldn't Tell T'other From Which Kate Royle (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 70 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 (perf. 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 (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Obedient Miss (1883), An Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
A B Court (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Play's the Thing'' For Us (1889), The Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Copy Your Uncle John (1887) Tom Bass(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I Hav'nt Quite Made Up My Mind (1887) Tom Bass(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif No More! (1887) John Cooke(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Why Should London Wait? (1884) John Cooke W G Eaton (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Not Wanted (1889) George Dance(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Ain't You Glad You Didn't? (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  Ask a Policeman (1889) Augustus E. Durandeau E.W. Rogers (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif I Did It! (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif It's Silly to Wait (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Just in Time (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Mind the Baby (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Wall (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Right Before the Missis Too! (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif And Then the Band Played (1892) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Answers to Correspondents (1890) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Daddy Long Legs (1883) William George Eaton A Maynard (words)
A B Court (words)
J. Fawn (perf. 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 (perf. by)
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sm15.gif House That Jerry Built (1887), The William George Eaton T.S. Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  Is It Likely? Oh Dear No! (1884) William George Eaton John Cook Jnr. (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Musical Wife (1887), The William George Eaton W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif O Do, Elizabeth (1882) William George Eaton F. Bowyer (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Our Fishing Match (1884) William George Eaton W. Pink (words)
H C Maguire (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Publican (1889), The William George Eaton George Wall (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif This Is the House That Jerry Built (1887) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif W'ere Moving (1883) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
H C Maguire (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif He Wanted Me to Have Some (1890) Frederick Eplett Nutsey Minton (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Deception (1891) Harriet Fawn Percy Ashdown (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Exchange and Mart (1895) Harriet Fawn A.E. Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Good Old London (1892) Harriet Fawn N. Atkins (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  It Makes a Fellow Think a Bit (1894) Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif It Must Have Been the [Lobster] (1894) Harriet Fawn A R Marshall (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif She Wasn't Far Off It (1889) Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
F. Eplett (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Single Gentleman (1894), The Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif There Ain't a Word (1892) Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif They're All Going Off (1894) Harriet Fawn W M Lewis (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Thick (1891) Harriet Fawn Joseph S Long (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Wrong Way (1888), The Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls! (1898) James Fawn Charles Osbourne (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif What Do They Care About That (1884) James Fawn J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Saving Them All For Mary : (1881) Fred Gilbert E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (perf. 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 (perf. by)
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sm15.gif As if I Didn't Know (1884) E. Jonghmans Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Kisses (1883) E. Jonghmans Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Half a Mo! (1896) Alan Macey A.E. Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Woman, Lovely Woman (1886) Felix McGlennon(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I Borrowed It (1887) Felix McGlennon J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Missis (1892), The Felix McGlennon N. Atkins (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Oh! Can It Be Love? (1897) Felix McGlennon A. Hall (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif We're Taking It in Turns (1899) Felix McGlennon T. Brown (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Here's Another One Off to America (1904) A.J. Mills George Arthurs (words)
Walter Emerson (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Those Girls at the School (1882) Harry Nicholls(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by)
sm15.gif  Fine and Fresh and Blooming (1894) Henry E. Pether J S Evalo (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif We Are Four Jolly Good Fellows (?) Wal Pink(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by)
sm15.gif We're Moving (1883) Harry Randall(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by)
sm15.gif Ah! Ah! (1895) C.M. Rodney(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Postman (1889), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Soldier (1890), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif On My Own (1891) E.W. Rogers Frederick Eplet (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Have Another (1892) E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Handy Man (1893), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Ju-Jah! (1893) E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Man's Not Required (1894) E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Sanitary Inspector (1894), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Man at the Door (1896), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif She Trotted Me Off to Church (1883) Kate Royle J.S. Long (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Masonry (1887) Kate Royle Joseph S Long (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif You Couldn't Tell T'other From Which (1887) Kate Royle J. Fawn (perf. 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 J. Fawn (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls! 1898 Charles Osbourne (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Tablets 1:57 James Fawn