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Champagne Charlie
Last updated: 10.03.22
I've known this pub song Champagne Charlie since childhood. The original was composed by Alfred Lee in 1868 and written by George Leybourne. The version I sing comes from Busking for Special Occaisions which is actually just the chorus, probably a relic of a music-hall song, and is generally sung in a medley of similar songs. A full version is given in Great Cockney Songs Vol. 1. At times, as is my want and as is in the recording given in the *.mp3 link above, I substitute Champagne Geoffrey for Champagne Charlie.
This song is included in We're Only Here For The Beer! - Light by Dr. Rosteck and myself
  Issue Performer
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif Jim Eldon Jim and Lynette Eldon flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Leon Redbone Champagne Charlie CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Dr Rosteck & Mr Grainger We're only here for the beer! dbe15.gif
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Champagne Charlie (1:32) Tommy Trinder
youtube15.jpg Champagne Charlie (1868) (5:22) Fred Feild