Peter Dawson (1881-1961)
Last updated: 10.10.21
p_dawson.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Peter Smith Dawson was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter born in Adelaide, South Australia.
He was taught by C.J. Stevens in Australia before being sent to England to study with Sir Charles Santley, a virtuoso English baritone of the Victorian era. He gained global fame through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of operatic arias, oratorio solos and rousing ballads. In 1984, the Guinness Book of Recorded Sound named him as one of the top 10 singers on disc of all time, listed alongside such luminaries as Elvis Presley and the great operatic tenor Enrico Caruso.His 1931 recording of the song Along the Road to Gundagai was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry.
He died in Sydney, New South Wales.
Websites:
url15.gif Peter Dawson (bass-baritone) Biography by wikipedia.org.  

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cd15.gif  Peter Dawson - Songs and Arias   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif  Lambeth Walk - The Music of Noel Gay   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Peter Dawson
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Lost Chord, The Arthur Sullivan (music)
Adelaide Anne Procter (words)
Antoinette Sterling (perf. by)
John McCormack (perf. by)
Louise Kirkby Lunn (perf. by)
Alma Gluck (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
Belle Cole (perf. by)
Clara Butt (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Volunteer Organist H. Lamb (music)
William B. Gray (words)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
 
     Title Composer Comments
       
audio15.gif Admiral's Broom, The Frederic Edward Weatherly Edison Blue Amberol: 23338 at USCB
audio15.gif Admiral's Broom, The Frederic Edward Weatherly Edison Amberol: 12481 at USCB
audio15.gif Hearts of Oak William Boyce Edison Blue Amberol: 23333 at USCB
audio15.gif Midshipmite, The Stephen Adams Edison Amberol: 12084 at USCB
audio15.gif Miner's Dream of Home, The Will Godwin Edison Blue Amberol: 23044 at USCB
audio15.gif Nazareth Charles Gounod Edison Blue Amberol: 23147 at USCB
audio15.gif Ora Pro Nobis M. Piccolomini Edison Amberol: 12023 at USCB
audio15.gif Out on the Deep Edison Amberol: 12225 at USCB
audio15.gif Queen of My Heart Alfred Cellier Edison Blue Amberol: 23194 at USCB
audio15.gif Simon the Cellarer John Liptrot Hatton Edison Amberol: 12207 at USCB
audio15.gif Singer Was Irish, The C.W. Murphy Edison Blue Amberol: 23014 at USCB
audio15.gif Thora Stephen Adams Edison Amberol: 12219 at USCB
audio15.gif Thora Stephen Adams Edison Blue Amberol: 23002 at USCB
audio15.gif Village Blacksmith, The W.H. Weiss Edison Amberol: 12106 at USCB
audio15.gif Volunteer Organist, The Edison Blue Amberol: 23026 at USCB
audio15.gif You Can't Do Without a Girl Percy Edgar Edison Bell Record: 10452 at USCB
     Title Composer/Song
     
youtube15.jpg Along The Road To Gundagai (2:51)
youtube15.jpg Asleep in the Deep (1930) (6:13) Asleep in the Deep/H.W. Petrie 
youtube15.jpg Boots (2:55)
youtube15.jpg Miners Dream of Home (3:19) W. Godwin 
youtube15.jpg The Kerry Dance (4:10) The Kerry Dances
youtube15.jpg Waltzing Matilda (4:05) Waltzing Matilda
This list is arranged by composer and contains 20 songs sung by Peter Dawson who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
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sm15.gif Midshipmite (188-), The Stephen Adams Fred. E. Weatherly (words)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Thora (1905) Stephen Adams Fred E. Weatherly (words)
Dan Llewellyn (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Moon Has Raised Her Lamp Above (186-), The Julius Benedict Ernest Pike (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Hearts of Oak (1914) William Boyce David Garrick (words)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Queen of My Heart (1910) Alfred Cellier B.C. Stephenson (words)
Charles Hayden Coffin (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Come Back to Erin (?) Claribel Ernest Pike (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
Orville Harrold (perf. by)
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sm15.gif You Can't Do Without a Girl (1907) Percy Edgar Peter Dawson (perf. by) audio15.gif
sm15.gif Miner's Dream of Home (1891), The Will Godwin L. Dryden (words)
L. Dryden (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
Kate Rusby (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Nazareth (1909) Charles Gounod Peter Dawson (perf. by)
Alexander Prince (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Ever of Thee (1909) Henry Foley Hall Peter Dawson (words)
Ernest Pike (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  Simon the Cellarer (189-) John Liptrot Hatton W.H. Bellamy (words)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Sweet Christmas Bells (1909) Walter Hyde Ernest Pike (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Volunteer Organist (1893) H. Lamb William B. Gray (words)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Singer Was Irish (1910), The C.W. Murphy Harry Castling (words)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Asleep in the Deep (1897) Henry W. Petrie Arthur J. Lamb (words)
J. Rogers (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
Fred Field (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Ora Pro Nobis (189-) M. Piccolomini Peter Dawson (perf. by) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Lost Chord (1877), The Arthur Sullivan Adelaide Anne Procter (words)
Antoinette Sterling (perf. by)
John McCormack (perf. by)
Louise Kirkby Lunn (perf. by)
Alma Gluck (perf. by)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
Belle Cole (perf. by)
Clara Butt (perf. by)
Reed Miller (perf. by)
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sm15.gif My Old Shako (1907) Henry Trotère J Francis Barron (words)
Peter Dawson (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Admiral's Broom (1912), The Frederic Edward Weatherly Peter Dawson (perf. by) audio15.gif
sm15.gif Village Blacksmith (1855), The W.H. Weiss Peter Dawson (perf. by) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif