Harry Bedford  (1873-1939)
Last updated: 02.05.22
According to the Internet source given below, Harry Bedford was a British music hall comedian and singer born in Pimlico, London,
His first stage appearance was when aged seven and he was an apprentice in a boat building business before becoming a professional entertainer in 1888. By 1895 he had become a leading music hall entertainer, appearing at the Middlesex Music Hall, London. His act was considered somewhat risqué for the time and was described as a "low comedian".
His best known songs include A Little Bit Off the Top by Murray & Leigh (given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs) and The Cock of the North When I Get Some Money (1895) by Harry Castling.
He died in London.

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url15.gif I Wouldn't Grumble Any More Harry Bedford (music)
Harry Castling (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
 
url15.gif In These Old Lavender Trousers Robert P. Weston (music)
Harry Bedford (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
 
url15.gif I've Been Digging For the Gold Bennett Scott (music)
George Lester (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
 
url15.gif Little Bit Off the Top, A Fred W. Leigh (music)
Fred Murray (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
 
url15.gif My Midnight Watch Albert Perry (music)
Albert E Ellis (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
 
url15.gif One of the Ruins That Cromwell Knocked About Harry Bedford (music)
Harry Bedford (words)
Terry Sullivan (words)
Marie Lloyd (perf.)
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url15.gif One of the Shabby Genteel Harry Castling (words & music)
H. Bedford (perf.)
 
url15.gif Sarah, Sarah Harry Bedford (words & music)
Kate Carney (perf.)
 
url15.gif Second-Hand Aristocrat, A Robert P. Weston (music)
E. J. Hillary (words)
F. J. Barnes (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
 
url15.gif Tiddley Hi Harry Bedford (music)
Wallace (words)
Lily Morris (perf.)
 
url15.gif When the Summer Comes Again Harry Bedford (words & music)
Kate Carney (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif One of the Ruins That Cromwell Knocked About H. Bedford (music)
H. Bedford (words)
Terry Sullivan (words)
Marie Lloyd (perf.)
Piano, Voice Monologues
This list is arranged by composer and contains 21 works performed by Harry Bedford who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Half-Day Holiday Boys (1905), The Maxwell Barrett(w&m) H. Bedford (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg I Wouldn't Grumble Any More (1904) Harry Bedford(w&m) H. Bedford (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Germans Are Coming (1915), The Harry Bedford R P Weston (words)
Fred J Barnes (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Who Got 'em (1896) Harry Castling(w&m) H. Bedford (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Flop 'em Out (1898) Harry Castling Harry Wincott (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Our New Slavey (1900) Harry Castling A J Mills (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg One of the Shabby Genteel (1902) Harry Castling(w&m) H. Bedford (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg That Cat (1902) Harry Castling Steve McCarthy (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
G. Bastow (perf.)
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perf15.jpg We've All Got Honey on the Brain (1902) Harry Castling E. Bateman (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Cooking the Cock of the North (1911) Harry Castling Harry Wincott (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  My Artificial Rose (1903) Charles Collins F.W. Carter (words)
R P Weston (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Abbey Ruin (1918), The Charles Collins Fred Murray (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg They're the Sort of Girls That I Like! (1899) Walter P. Keen(w&m) H. Bedford (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Little Bit Off the Top (1900), A Fred W. Leigh Fred Murray (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
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perf15.jpg What a Bearskin! (1915) Dan Lipton(w&m) H. Bedford (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Walk Round Eliza (1905) Fred Murray G. Everard (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg My Midnight Watch (1899) Albert Perry A.E. Ellis (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg I've Been Digging For the Gold (1897) Bennett Scott George Lester (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
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perf15.jpg We Always Have Our Little Bit at Home (1899) Bennett Scott C G Cotes (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Second-Hand Aristocrat (1906), A Robert P. Weston E. J. Hillary (words)
F. J. Barnes (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg In These Old Lavender Trousers (1912) Robert P. Weston Harry Bedford (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 16 works by Harry Bedford (1873-1939). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Bill's Mouth Organ 1894 John S Baker (words)
Kate Carney (perf.)
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Janey Delaney (w&m) 1895 Kate Carney (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Old Village Home in the East, The 1895 Alfred Lamont (words)
Kate Carney (perf.)
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When I Get Some Money 1895 Harry Castling (words)  wvicon.gif
When the Summer Comes Again (w&m) 1895 Kate Carney (perf.)  Pub.
I Will Have a Flower in My Coat 1898 Harry Castling (words)  Pub.
If You Can't Do Any Good, Don't Do Any Harm (w&m) 1902 Kate Carney (perf.)  Pub.
I Wouldn't Grumble Any More (w&m) 1904 H. Bedford (perf.)  Pub.
Second-Hand Aristocrat, A 1906 E J Hillary (words)
Fred J Barnes (words)
 Pub.
How Do Yer Do-Di-Day? 1908 R P Weston (words)  wvicon.gif
Salomé 1908 R P Weston (words)
F. J. Barnes (words)
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Germans Are Coming, The 1915 R P Weston (words)
Fred J Barnes (words)
H. Bedford (perf.)
 Pub.
It's a Bit of a Ruin That Cromwell Knocked About a Bit 1920 Terry Sullivan (words)
Marie Lloyd (perf.)
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One of the Ruins That Cromwell Knocked About ? Harry Bedford (words)
Terry Sullivan (words)
Marie Lloyd (perf.)
Sarah, Sarah (w&m) ? Kate Carney (perf.)
Tiddley Hi ? Wallace (words)
Lily Morris (perf.)
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg The Germans Are Coming, So They Say 2:58 H. Bedford
youtube15.jpg It's a Bit of a Ruin That Cromwell Knocked About a Bit 2:50 Marie Lloyd