Fred Gilbert  (1849-1903)
Last updated: 31.08.21
It is surprising that so little is known about this composer considering the large number of compositions located.
From odd snippets here-and-there on Internet, Frederick Younge Gilbert was a composer of music hall songs of which the best known being The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1892) made famous by Charles Coborn and published by Francis, Day & Hunter. That song is also given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs.
He was a theatrical agent with Ambrose Maynard and Charles Roberts before setting up his own agency. In addition to Charles Coborn, he wrote for many other leading music hall artists of the day such as Vesta Tilley, Gus Elen and Tom Costello.
He died in Sandgate, Kent.
Fred Gilbert  (1849-1903) has at least 3 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
b00tonivsm_m.jpgMan That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The
Music by: Fred Gilbert.
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1892. Sheet Music 5 pages.
b06wvymh6f_m.jpgMan That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The
Music by: Fred Gilbert.
Publisher: White-Smith Music Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1892. Sheet Music.
We Don't Want Him Down Our Way
Music by: Fred Gilbert.
Words by: C. Coborn
Perf. by: Arthur Alexander
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1898. Sheet Music.
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Folk Music CDs:
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This list is arranged by title and contains 10 lyrics written by Fred Gilbert. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall Keys: pdf15.gif
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif At Trinity Church I Met My Doom Fred Gilbert (words & music)
T. Costello (perf. by)
 
url15.gif But That's the Wust O' Gals Fred Gilbert (words & music)
H. Campbell (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Down the Road Fred Gilbert (words & music)
G. Elen (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Half Past XII Fred Gilbert (words & music)
G.H. MacDermott (perf. by)
 
url15.gif I'll Place It in the Hands of My Solicitors Fred Gilbert (words & music)
A. Lloyd (perf. by)
 
url15.gif I'll Say No More to Mary Ann Fred Gilbert (music)
Edmund Forman (words)
H. Randall (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The Fred Gilbert (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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url15.gif Off She Goes Again Fred Gilbert (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Saving Them All For Mary : Fred Gilbert (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
 
url15.gif She Comes Home Tight on Saturday Night Fred Gilbert (words & music)
T. Costello (perf. by)
 
     Title Performer Comments
       
audio15.gif Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The Charles Coborn Kindly provided by Roger Wilmut at rfwilmut.net
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
pdf15.gif Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The Piano, Voice Fred Gilbert (w&m)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 59 works by Fred Gilbert (1849-1903). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Under the May Bush 1874 Charles Solomon (words)
Annette Solomon (words)
Fred Foster (perf. by)
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Saving Them All For Mary : 1881 E Jonghmans (words)
J. Fawn (perf. by)
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Charlie Dilke 1885 G.H. MacDermott (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
I'm the Fellow That Tells the Truth (w&m) 1885 Slade Murray (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
In the Good Old Times Long Ago (w&m) 1885 Jessie Acton (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Oh Dear! Oh Dear!! Oh Dear!!! 1885 Belle Bilton (perf. by)
Florence Bilton (perf. by)
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P's and Q's 1885 Jenny Hill (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
W.E.G 1885 G.H. MacDermott (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
We Don't Do That in Our Days 1885 Edmund Forman (words)
Slade Murray (perf. by)
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I'll Say No More to Mary Ann 1886 Edmund Forman (words)
H. Randall (perf. by)
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It All Depends on Randy 1886 G.H. MacDermott (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
It Always Come Round to Me 1886 J. W. Rowley (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
I'll Place It in the Hands of My Solicitors (w&m) 1887 A. Lloyd (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Beaten by a Head (w&m) 1890 G.H. MacDermott (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Don't They Love Us 1891 W. Bint (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Half Past XII 1891 G.H. MacDermott (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
He Must Be a Man of Decent Height (w&m) 1892  wvicon.gif
If You'll Be True to Me 1892 Frederick Eplett (words)
T. Costello (perf. by)
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Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The 1892 C. Coborn (perf. by)
T. Costello (perf. by)
Frank Dunne (perf. by)
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My Friend, My Flag 1892 E. Read (words)
Vesta Tilley (perf. by)
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Bundle 'em Off at Once (w&m) 1893 V. Stevens (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Dinkey Arno 1893 E Andrews (words)
Tilley sisters. (perf. by)
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Down the Road (w&m) 1893 G. Elen (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Liberty Hall 1893 E. Read (words)
Constance Moxon (perf. by)
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Sportsmans' Young Wife Up to Date, The 1893 John S Baker (words)
Kate James (perf. by)
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Sweetest Flower Dies!, The 1893 John S Baker (words)  wvicon.gif
At Trinity Church I Met My Doom (w&m) 1894 T. Costello (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
First She Would and Then She Wouldn't 1894 Vesta Tilley (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Never Knock at Her Door Now, My Boy 1894 T. Costello (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Off She Goes Again 1894 C. Coborn (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Oh! Maria, if You Love Me 1894 T. Costello (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Sunday Afternoon 1894 T. Costello (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Tain't the Way to Make Life Sweeter 1894 C. Coborn (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Up the Road 1894 Charles Osborne (words)
George Beauchamp (words)
Arthur Morton (perf. by)
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Could You Love a Little Man Named Carney (w&m) 1895 Millie Hylton (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Dreaming of Thy Gentle Face 1895  wvicon.gif
Father's Come Home With His Money All Right (w&m) 1895 T. Costello (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Fish 1895 H.E. Pether (words)
H. Campbell (perf. by)
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Fresh, Fresh As the Morning 1895 Belle Bilton (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
I Will Be There 1895  wvicon.gif
Laughing Madman, The 1895 John S Baker (words)
T. Costello (perf. by)
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Long Lost Boy, The 1895  wvicon.gif
Mary Ann Made a Mistake 1895 May Evans (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Miss May Evans' We Both Loved Kate 1895 May Evans (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
She Comes Home Tight on Saturday Night 1895 T. Costello (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
We Both Loved Kate 1895 May Evans (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
I Gave the Missis a Brace of Kisses 1896 T. Costello (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
I Give You My Word I'm Going 1896 Dan Paulton (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I've Got to Prove It (w&m) 1896 T. Costello (perf. by)
arr.: E Jonghmans
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King of the Pier, The 1896 Charles Deane (words)  wvicon.gif
Poor Old Maid, A 1896 Ada Lundberg (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Bridget the Spaniard (w&m) 1897 T. Costello (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
But That's the Wust O' Gals (w&m) 1897 H. Campbell (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Top O' the 'Bus (w&m) 1897 George D' Albert (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
We Don't Want Him Down Our Way 1898 C. Coborn (words)
Arthur Alexander (perf. by)
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Imported! Yes, We Are 1900 George Ade (words)  wvicon.gif
In Twentieth Century Style (w&m) 1900 Flo Varley (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Rates and Taxes (w&m) 1900  wvicon.gif
Market Day in the Old Sea Town 1932 Clifton Boanas (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg At Trinity Church I Met My Doom (1934) 3:02 Tom Costello F. Gilbert 
youtube15.jpg The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo 2:41 Frank Dunne F. Gilbert