Album: Non-Stop Pub Sing-Along (1911)
  • Before he met up with R.P. Weston, Bert Lee wrote songs by himself and with other collaborators. In his 1985 Theatrephile article about the duo, comedian and music hall historian Roy Hudd said Lee had two enormous hits in 1910: "Hello! Hello! Who's Your Lady Friend?" and "Joshuah". They may have both been hits, but it remains to be seen if "Joshu-Ah" - as it is spelt - was worth the candle.
  • The sheet music held by the British Library credits JOSHU-AH Words and Music by GEORGE ARTHURS - BERT LEE, published by Leeds Music by arrangement with Francis, Day & Hunter, copyright Francis, Day & Hunter, 1911, renewed 1939, and copyright again 1949. The song is in 3/4 time, in the key of B flat (D-D), and the music is to be played "With good humor".
    And this for a not very witty love song! >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2


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