Dan Leno  (1860-1904)
Last updated: 03.04.21
p_lenod.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Dan Leno was a leading English music hall comedian and musical theatre actor during the late Victorian era born as George Wild Galvin in St Pancras, London.
Born into a stage family he entertained as a child and joined his parents on stage in their music hall act in 1864. His first solo appearance was at the Britannia Music Hall in Coventry 1869. Known for his clog dancing he was the star of his family's act. During the late 1880s and 1890s he was reported to be one of the highest-paid comedians in the world.
He was best known, aside from his music hall act, for his dame roles in the annual pantomimes that were popular at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London from 1888 to 1904.
At the peak of his career in 1901, he performed his Huntsman sketch for Edward VII at Sandringham.
Following ill health and a mental breakdown he died in London.

Websites:
url15.gif Dan Leno Biography by wikipedia.org.  
This list is arranged by title and contains 23 lyrics performed by Dan Leno. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif As Hot As I Can Make It Harry King (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Bow Street Charles Raynor (music)
Charles Merion (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Buying a House Herbert Darnley (music)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Clever Mr. Green Herbert Darnley (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Dear Old Mike Harry King (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Detective Camera George Le Brunn (music)
J. Newland (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Forty Thieves, The John Caulfield (music)
J Harroway (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
S. Cowell (sung by)
 
url15.gif Grass Widower, The J.H. Woodhouse (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Her Mother's at the Bottom of It All George Le Brunn (music)
Harry King (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Huntsman, The Frederick Eplett (music)
Albert Perry (words)
George A. Stevens (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif I'm Waiting For Him Tonight Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif  Jap, The George Le Brunn (music)
Richard Morton (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Lecturer, The T.B. Sedgwick (music)
Denham E. Harrison (words)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif May-Day Fireman, The Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Mother's Washing Day Frank Leo (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Muffin Man, The Harry King (music)
Edmund Forman (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif My Old Man George Le Brunn (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif My Wife's Relations Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Salvage Man, The Herbert Darnley (music)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Swimming Master, The Herbert Darnley (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Tower of London, The Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
url15.gif Where Are You Going To, My Pretty Maid? J. P. Harrington (music)
W H Liddy (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
N. Wallace (sung by)
 
url15.gif Young Men Taken in and Done For Harry King (music)
George Le Brunn (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 28 songs sung by Dan Leno 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)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
sm15.gif Forty Thieves (1855), The John Caulfield J Harroway (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
S. Cowell (sung by)
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sm15.gif Buying a House (1901) Herbert Darnley Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif Clever Mr. Green (1897) Herbert Darnley Frederick Eplett (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif Salvage Man (1899), The Herbert Darnley Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif Swimming Master (1899), The Herbert Darnley(w&m) D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif Barrister (1894), The Frederick Eplett H. Castling (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif Huntsman (1900), The Frederick Eplett Albert Perry (words)
George A. Stevens (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif Where Are You Going To, My Pretty Maid? (1905) J. P. Harrington W H Liddy (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
N. Wallace (sung by)
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sm15.gif As Hot As I Can Make It (1889) Harry King(w&m) D. Leno (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Dear Old Mike (1889) Harry King(w&m) D. Leno (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Muffin Man (1889), The Harry King(w&m) D. Leno (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Young Men Taken in and Done For (1888) Harry King George Le Brunn (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif Detective Camera (1892) George Le Brunn James Newland (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif Her Mother's at the Bottom of It All (1889) George Le Brunn Harry King (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif Jap (1893), The George Le Brunn D. Leno (words)
Richard Morton (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif My Old Man (1889) George Le Brunn Harry King (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif Going to the Races (1903) Dan Leno D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif Huntsman (1901), The Dan Leno D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif I'm Waiting For Him Tonight (1907) Dan Leno D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif May-Day Fireman (1901), The Dan Leno(w&m) D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif My Wife's Relations (1901c) Dan Leno D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif  Tower of London (1901), The Dan Leno(w&m) D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif What Happened to the Manx Cat's Tail? (1930) Dan Leno Jr., Dan D. Leno (sung by)
Florrie Forde (sung by)
sm15.gif Mother's Washing Day (1898) Frank Leo Harry Wyngate (sung by)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif Bow Street (1895) Charles Raynor Charles Merion (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif Lecturer (?), The T.B. Sedgwick Denham E. Harrison (words)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (sung by)
sm15.gif So and So and Such and Such (1900) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) H. Campbell (sung by)
D. Leno (sung by)
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sm15.gif Grass Widower (1904), The J.H. Woodhouse(w&m) D. Leno (sung by)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 6 works by Dan Leno (1860-1904). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Huntsman, The 1901 D. Leno (sung by)  mp315.gif
May-Day Fireman, The (w&m) 1901 D. Leno (sung by)
Tower of London, The (w&m) 1901 D. Leno (sung by)
My Wife's Relations 1901c D. Leno (sung by)
Going to the Races 1903 D. Leno (sung by)  mp315.gif
I'm Waiting For Him Tonight 1907 D. Leno (sung by)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Mrs. Kelly (1901 2:56 Dan Leno D. Leno 
youtube15.jpg The Tower Of London (1901) 3:09 Dan Leno D. Leno