Any Old Iron?

Album: Music Hall Classics (1935)

Songfacts®:

  • This comic song about a man who inherits an old watch and chain written by Charles Collins, E.A. Sheppard and Fred Terry, was popularized by Harry Champion, one of the great stars of the English music hall. According to Brian Rust in the 1979 discography British Music Hall On Record, Champion recorded it on the EMI label on October 29, 1935 backed by the London Palladium Orchestra.
    There have been many other recordings, including by Champion contemporary Stanley Holloway, and Peter Sellers. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Rallenc from FranceExcellent! You are swished back to a time when your pre-you was singing along to this in the pub. Nostalgia for a forever England that no longer exists? Maybe.
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