Charles Coborn  (1852-1945)
Last updated: 02.07.22
p_cobornc.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Colin Whitton McCallum, stage name Charles Coborn, was an English music hall singer, songwriter and comedian born in Stepney, East London.
He debuted on the Isle of Dogs in 1872 and was later billed at The Oxford Music Hall in London as "The Comic of the Day". He heard My Nellie's Blue Eyes (1876) by the American William J. Scanlan and rewrote it as Two Lovely Black Eyes (1886). This was a success and it became his signature song performing it regularly wearing a faded frock coat, carrying a battered umbrella and with two blackened eyes. Another success was "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1891) by Fred Gilbert - both songs are given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs.
The latter became a staple of his act performing it on tour in different languages throughout the world.. Coborn later estimated that he had performed the song 250,000 times in the course of his career singing it in 14 languages. His I've Never Turned Money Away was controversial
He did charitable work in the First World War and later made efforts improving the conditions of music hall entertainers.
He died in London.
Websites:
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Charles Coborn  (1852-1945) has at least 5 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
I'm Rather Too Old For It Now
Words and Music by: Charles Coborn.
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Chas. Sheard & Co.
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Printed: 1880. Sheet Music.
She Used to Push a Basinette
Words and Music by: Charles Coborn.
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music.
Should Husbands Work?
Music by: Charles Coborn.
Words by: George Thorn
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1898. Sheet Music.
What's the Matter With -? He's All Right Comical Topcal Song
Words and Music by: Charles Coborn.
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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  Printed: 1889. Sheet Music.
b00tonivsm_m.jpgMan That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The
Music by: Fred Gilbert.
Perf. by: C. Coborn
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1892. Sheet Music 5 pages.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif What Is It Master Likes So Much? B. Albert
  as Performer Composers
audioextmp315.gif The Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo F. Gilbert
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Folk Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Various Performers The Golden Age of the Music Hall flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Performers Glory of the Music Hall Vol.1 flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Performers Let's All Go To The Music Hall: Vol. 2
cd15.gif Various Performers Your Own, Your Very Own: Stars of the Music Hall 1901-1929 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Borrow, Borrow, Borrow Harry Dacre (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Come Where the Booze Is Cheaper Charles Coborn (music)
E.W. Rogers (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Four Fingers and a Thumb Eldred Powel (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif He Knows the Werry Number on Yer Door S.W. Carlysle (music)
Alfred J Morris (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif He's All Right When You Know Him Charles Coborn (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Hush! Hush!! Hush!!! Here Comes the Broker's Man David Braham (music)
George Dance (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif I'm Rather Too Old For It Now Charles Coborn (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The Fred Gilbert (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
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url15.gif Off She Goes Again Fred Gilbert (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Oh! the Jubilee James Tighe (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Should Husbands Work? Charles Coborn (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif  That's the Way the World Goes Round Eldred Powel (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 
url15.gif Two Lovely Black Eyes Charles Coborn (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
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     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Two Lovely Black Eyes C. Coborn (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
Piano, Voice Monologues wvicon.gif
  As performer        
pdf15.gif Come Where The Booze is Cheaper (1890) A.E. Durandeau (music)
Edward William Rogers (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The F. Gilbert (words & music)
C. Coborn (perf.)
Piano, Voice Monologues
This list is arranged by composer and contains 31 works performed by Charles Coborn 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 Why Do the British Love Their King? (1902) Maxwell Barrett(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Hush! Hush!! Hush!!! Here Comes the Broker's Man (1890) David Braham(w&m) Warwick Williams (co-author)
George Dance (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg He Knows the Werry Number on Yer Door (1894) S.W. Carlysle Alfred J Morris (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Our 'armonic Club (1890) Albert Chevalier(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.)
A. Chevalier (perf.)
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perf15.jpg I'm Rather Too Old For It Now (1880) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Come Where the Booze Is Cheaper (1885) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg I Shan't Try It on Any More (1886) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Two Lovely Black Eyes (1886) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg He's All Right When You Know Him (1887) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg What's the Matter With -? He's All Right (1889) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg  Life-Boat Crew (1894), The Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg E Was a Perfect Gentleman (1897) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Should Husbands Work? (1898) Charles Coborn George Thorn (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg So They All Came (1900) Charles Coborn George Thorn (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Onions (1907) Charles Coborn G A Warriner (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg She Used to Push a Basinette (1907) Charles Coborn(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Borrow, Borrow, Borrow (1889) Harry Dacre(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg English As She Is Spoke (1890) George Dance(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Come Where The Booze is Cheaper (1890) Augustus E. Durandeau Edward William Rogers (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Pierrot Inquisitive (1906) Robert Ganthony(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1892), The Fred Gilbert C. Coborn (perf.)
T. Costello (perf.)
Frank Dunne (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  Off She Goes Again (1894) Fred Gilbert C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Tain't the Way to Make Life Sweeter (1894) Fred Gilbert C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Oh! What an Alteration (1888) Eldred Powel(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Four Fingers and a Thumb (1895) Eldred Powel(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf.)
C. Coborn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg That's the Way the World Goes Round (1898) Eldred Powel(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Young Man Who Used to Live Over the Way (1886), The Joseph Tabrar(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Rather More (1889) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Oh! the Jubilee (1887) James Tighe(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Bertie, the Pet of the Girls (1900) Gilbert Wells(w&m) C. Coborn (perf.) Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 14 works by Charles Coborn (1852-1945). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I'm Rather Too Old For It Now (w&m) 1880 C. Coborn (perf.)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Come Where the Booze Is Cheaper (w&m) 1885 C. Coborn (perf.)  wvicon.gif
I Shan't Try It on Any More (w&m) 1886 C. Coborn (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Two Lovely Black Eyes (w&m) 1886 C. Coborn (perf.)
arr.: Henry Forman
 Pub. youtube15.jpg
He's All Right When You Know Him (w&m) 1887 C. Coborn (perf.)  Pub.
What's the Matter With -? He's All Right (w&m) 1889 C. Coborn (perf.)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Life-Boat Crew, The (w&m) 1894 C. Coborn (perf.)  Pub.
I've Never Turned Money Away 1894c
E Was a Perfect Gentleman (w&m) 1897 C. Coborn (perf.)  Pub.
Should Husbands Work? 1898 George Thorn (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 amazon15.gif Pub.
So They All Came 1900 George Thorn (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 Pub.
Onions 1907 G A Warriner (words)
C. Coborn (perf.)
 Pub.
She Used to Push a Basinette (w&m) 1907 C. Coborn (perf.)  amazon15.gif Pub.
What Is It Master Likes So Much? 1911 B. Albert (perf.)  Pub. audioextmp315.gif
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Two Lovely Black Eyes 2:35 C. Coborn