James Fawn  (1850-1923)
Last updated: 26.04.22
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
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.
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.
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.
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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
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif As if I Didn't Know E. Jonghmans (music)
Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Ask a Policeman Augustus E. Durandeau (music)
E. W. Rogers (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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url15.gif Dream of the Albert Hall, A Frank P. Aylmer (music)
Wal Pink (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Exchange and Mart Harriet Fawn (music)
Albert E Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls! James Fawn (music)
Charles Osbourne (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Half a Mo! Alan Macey (music)
Albert E. Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Handy Man, The E.W. Rogers (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Here's Another One Off to America A.J. Mills (music)
George Arthurs (words)
Walter Emerson (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif House That Jerry Built, The William George Eaton (music)
T.S. Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif I Borrowed It Felix McGlennon (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif I Haven't Quite Made Up My Mind W.R.A. Hallet (music)
Fred Thomas (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif  Is It Likely? Oh Dear No! William George Eaton (music)
John Cook Jnr. (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif It's Silly to Wait Augustus E. Durandeau (music)
G. Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Kisses E. Jonghmans (music)
Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Man at the Door, The E.W. Rogers (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Masonry Kate Royle (music)
Joseph S Long (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif No More! John Cooke (music)
James Fawn (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Obedient Miss, An Frank P. Aylmer (music)
W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Oh! Can It Be Love? Felix McGlennon (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Postman, The E.W. Rogers (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Sanitary Inspector, The E.W. Rogers (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Saving Them All For Mary Fred Gilbert (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif She Trotted Me Off to Church Kate Royle (music)
J.S. Long (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif  Those Girls at the School Harry Nicholls (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif We Are Four Jolly Good Fellows Wal Pink (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif We're Moving Harry Randall (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif What Do They Care About That James Fawn (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Woman, Lovely Woman Felix McGlennon (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif You Couldn't Tell T'other From Which Kate Royle (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
  As performer        
pdf15.gif Ask a Policeman A.E. Durandeau (music)
E. W. Rogers (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Piano, Voice Monologues
This list is arranged by composer and contains 71 works performed 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
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Hurrah For the Ribbon of Yellow! (1883) Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
H C Maguire (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Obedient Miss (1883), An Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
A B Court (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Dream of the Albert Hall (1887), A Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Play's the Thing'' For Us (1889), The Frank P. Aylmer W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Copy Your Uncle John (1887) Tom Bass(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I Hav'nt Quite Made Up My Mind (1887) Tom Bass(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Why Should London Wait? (1884) John Cooke W G Eaton (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg No More! (1887) John Cooke(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Not Wanted (1889) George Dance(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Ain't You Glad You Didn't? (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  I Did It! (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg It's Silly to Wait (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Just in Time (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Mind the Baby (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Wall (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Right Before the Missis Too! (1887) Augustus E. Durandeau George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Ask a Policeman (1889) Augustus E. Durandeau E.W. Rogers (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Don't Say That You Heard It From Me (1879) William George Eaton F. Bowyer (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg O Do, Elizabeth (1882) William George Eaton F. Bowyer (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Daddy Long Legs (1883) William George Eaton A Maynard (words)
A B Court (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg W'ere Moving (1883) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
H C Maguire (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Is It Likely? Oh Dear No! (1884) William George Eaton John Cook Jnr. (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  Our Fishing Match (1884) William George Eaton W. Pink (words)
H C Maguire (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg House That Jerry Built (1887), The William George Eaton T.S. Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Musical Wife (1887), The William George Eaton W. Pink (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg This Is the House That Jerry Built (1887) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Publican (1889), The William George Eaton George Wall (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Answers to Correspondents (1890) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg And Then the Band Played (1892) William George Eaton T S Lonsdale (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg He Wanted Me to Have Some (1890) Frederick Eplett Nutsey Minton (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Wrong Way (1888), The Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg She Wasn't Far Off It (1889) Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
F. Eplett (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Deception (1891) Harriet Fawn Percy Ashdown (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  Thick (1891) Harriet Fawn Joseph S Long (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Good Old London (1892) Harriet Fawn N. Atkins (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg There Ain't a Word (1892) Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg It Makes a Fellow Think a Bit (1894) Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg It Must Have Been the [Lobster] (1894) Harriet Fawn A R Marshall (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Single Gentleman (1894), The Harriet Fawn George Horncastle (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg They're All Going Off (1894) Harriet Fawn W M Lewis (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Exchange and Mart (1895) Harriet Fawn A.E. Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg What Do They Care About That (1884) James Fawn J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls! (1898) James Fawn Charles Osbourne (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Saving Them All For Mary (1881) Fred Gilbert E Jonghmans (words)
Al Reeves (perf.)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  I Haven't Quite Made Up My Mind (1873) W.R.A. Hallet(w&m) Fred Thomas (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Kisses (1883) E. Jonghmans Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg As if I Didn't Know (1884) E. Jonghmans Harry Adams (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Half a Mo! (1896) Alan Macey A.E. Ellis (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Woman, Lovely Woman (1886) Felix McGlennon(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg I Borrowed It (1887) Felix McGlennon J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Missis (1892), The Felix McGlennon N. Atkins (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Oh! Can It Be Love? (1897) Felix McGlennon A. Hall (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg We're Taking It in Turns (1899) Felix McGlennon T. Brown (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Here's Another One Off to America (1904) A.J. Mills George Arthurs (words)
Walter Emerson (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Those Girls at the School (1882) Harry Nicholls(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.)
perf15.jpg  Fine and Fresh and Blooming (1894) Henry E. Pether J S Evalo (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg We Are Four Jolly Good Fellows (?) Wal Pink(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.)
perf15.jpg We're Moving (1883) Harry Randall(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.)
perf15.jpg Ah! Ah! (1895) C.M. Rodney(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Postman (1889), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Soldier (1890), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg On My Own (1891) E.W. Rogers Frederick Eplet (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Have Another (1892) E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Handy Man (1893), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Ju-Jah! (1893) E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Man's Not Required (1894) E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg  Sanitary Inspector (1894), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Man at the Door (1896), The E.W. Rogers(w&m) J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg She Trotted Me Off to Church (1883) Kate Royle J.S. Long (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Masonry (1887) Kate Royle Joseph S Long (words)
E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg You Couldn't Tell T'other From Which (1887) Kate Royle J. Fawn (perf.) Pub.
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. Keys: pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
What Do They Care About That 1884 J. Fawn (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Girls, Girls, Beautiful Girls! 1898 Charles Osbourne (words)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Tablets 1:57 J. Fawn