Marie performed the song both dressed for and acting the part, staggering about on stage. On October 4, 1922 during a performance at the Empire Hall, Edmonton, when she fell down the audience thought it was part of her act, but she didn't get up, and died three days later, aged just fifty-two.
Although she never recorded this number herself, the Brian Rust discography British Music Hall On Record
lists recordings by her daughter, Marie Lloyd Junior, as "One Of The Ruins That Cromwell Knocked About A Bit" on the Broadcast label, at London, early February 1930, and as "I'm A Bit Of A Ruin That Cromwell Knocked About A Bit" at the Metropolitan Theatre, London, on Fontana, late 1960.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3