When I Take My Morning Promenade

Album: Music Hall Classics (1910)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a typically daring Marie Lloyd song, although as with most of her songs it was not the words she sang but the way she delivered them.
    The sheet music credits it as follows: "WHEN I TAKE MY MORNING PROMENADE (DO YOU THINK MY DRESS IS A LITTLE BIT?)" words by A.J. Mills, Music by Bennett Scott, as sung by Rosie Lloyd and Marie Lloyd, published by The Star Music Publishing Company of London, 1910, at 6d.
    Rosie was one of Marie's sisters; Lloyd was their stage name; Marie was born Matilda Alice Victoria Wood. Lyricist A.J. Mills and composer Bennett Scott were a regular songwriting partnership.
  • "When I Take My Morning Promenade" was actually recorded by Marie Lloyd; it was also recorded by Jessie Wallace for a 2007 BBC semi-documentary dramatisation of Lloyd's life. Although Wallace is an actress rather than a singer, any objective critic who compares her rendition with the original cannot but conclude that the immensely popular Lloyd had infinitely more charisma than singing talent. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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