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Lather Father

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Alternative title: The Troubles of a Young Shaver

Performer: Hannis, Reg
Place Collected: Cranham
Date collected: 1975 (20 Jan)
Collector: Davies, Gwilym

Lather Father

This music hall song was written by Walter Redmond and Harry Hunter in 1876. It was recorded by Harry Hemsley and it is possible that Reg Hannis learnt it from a 78 rpm record.  The song was also included in the Didbrook Mummer’s Play.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 15 April 2015