Fred Gilbert  (1849-1903)
Last updated: 02.05.22
It is surprising that so little is known about this composer considering the large number of compositions located.
From odd snippets here-and-there on Internet, Frederick Younge Gilbert was a composer of music hall songs of which the best known being The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1892) made famous by Charles Coborn and published by Francis, Day & Hunter. That song is also given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs.
He was a theatrical agent with Ambrose Maynard and Charles Roberts before setting up his own agency. In addition to Charles Coborn, he wrote for many other leading music hall artists of the day such as Vesta Tilley, Gus Elen and Tom Costello.
He died in Sandgate, Kent.
Fred Gilbert  (1849-1903) has at least 3 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
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.
b06wvymh6f_m.jpgMan That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The
Music by: Fred Gilbert.
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
Suppliers: flag15us.gif
Printed: 1892. Sheet Music.
We Don't Want Him Down Our Way
Music by: Fred Gilbert.
Words by: C. Coborn
Perf. by: Arthur Alexander
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1898. Sheet Music.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The C. Coborn
audioextmp315.gif Saving Them All For Mary New Jersey Phonograph Company): Unknown Al Reeves
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Folk Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Performers Glory of the Music Hall Vol.1 flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif At Trinity Church I Met My Doom Fred Gilbert (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
url15.gif But That's the Wust O' Gals Fred Gilbert (words & music)
H. Campbell (perf.)
 
url15.gif Down the Road Fred Gilbert (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
 
url15.gif Half Past XII Fred Gilbert (words & music)
G.H. MacDermott (perf.)
 
url15.gif I'll Place It in the Hands of My Solicitors Fred Gilbert (words & music)
A. Lloyd (perf.)
 
url15.gif I'll Say No More to Mary Ann Fred Gilbert (music)
Edmund Forman (words)
H. Randall (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 Saving Them All For Mary Fred Gilbert (words & music)
J. Fawn (perf.)
 
url15.gif She Comes Home Tight on Saturday Night Fred Gilbert (words & music)
T. Costello (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Down the Road (1893) F. Gilbert (words & music)
G. Elen (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1892), The F. Gilbert (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The F. Gilbert (music)
Piano, Voice Monologues Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 59 works by Fred Gilbert (1849-1903). 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
       
Under the May Bush 1874 Charles Solomon (words)
Annette Solomon (words)
Fred Foster (perf.)
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Saving Them All For Mary 1881 E Jonghmans (words)
Al Reeves (perf.)
J. Fawn (perf.)
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Charlie Dilke 1885 G.H. MacDermott (perf.)  wvicon.gif
I'm the Fellow That Tells the Truth (w&m) 1885 Slade Murray (perf.)  Pub.
In the Good Old Times Long Ago (w&m) 1885 Jessie Acton (perf.)  Pub.
Oh Dear! Oh Dear!! Oh Dear!!! 1885 Belle Bilton (perf.)
Florence Bilton (perf.)
 Pub.
P's and Q's 1885 Jenny Hill (perf.)  Pub.
W.E.G 1885 G.H. MacDermott (perf.)  Pub.
We Don't Do That in Our Days 1885 Edmund Forman (words)
Slade Murray (perf.)
 Pub.
I'll Say No More to Mary Ann 1886 Edmund Forman (words)
H. Randall (perf.)
 Pub.
It All Depends on Randy 1886 G.H. MacDermott (perf.)  Pub.
It Always Come Round to Me 1886 J. W. Rowley (perf.)  Pub.
I'll Place It in the Hands of My Solicitors (w&m) 1887 A. Lloyd (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Beaten by a Head (w&m) 1890 G.H. MacDermott (perf.)  Pub.
Don't They Love Us 1891 W. Bint (perf.)  Pub.
Half Past XII 1891 G.H. MacDermott (perf.)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
He Must Be a Man of Decent Height (w&m) 1892  wvicon.gif
If You'll Be True to Me 1892 Frederick Eplett (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
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Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The 1892 C. Coborn (perf.)
T. Costello (perf.)
Frank Dunne (perf.)
 amazon15.gif Pub. youtube15.jpg audioextmp315.gif
My Friend, My Flag 1892 E. Read (words)
Vesta Tilley (perf.)
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Bundle 'em Off at Once (w&m) 1893 V. Stevens (perf.)  Pub.
Dinkey Arno 1893 E Andrews (words)
Tilley sisters. (perf.)
 Pub.
Down the Road (w&m) 1893 G. Elen (perf.)  Pub.
Liberty Hall 1893 E. Read (words)
Constance Moxon (perf.)
 Pub.
Sportsmans' Young Wife Up to Date, The 1893 John S Baker (words)
Kate James (perf.)
 Pub.
Sweetest Flower Dies!, The 1893 John S Baker (words)  Pub.
At Trinity Church I Met My Doom (w&m) 1894 T. Costello (perf.)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
First She Would and Then She Wouldn't 1894 Vesta Tilley (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Never Knock at Her Door Now, My Boy 1894 T. Costello (perf.)  Pub.
Off She Goes Again 1894 C. Coborn (perf.)  Pub.
Oh! Maria, if You Love Me 1894 T. Costello (perf.)  Pub.
Sunday Afternoon 1894 T. Costello (perf.)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Tain't the Way to Make Life Sweeter 1894 C. Coborn (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Up the Road 1894 Charles Osborne (words)
George Beauchamp (words)
Arthur Morton (perf.)
 Pub.
Could You Love a Little Man Named Carney (w&m) 1895 Millie Hylton (perf.)  Pub.
Dreaming of Thy Gentle Face 1895  Pub.
Father's Come Home With His Money All Right (w&m) 1895 T. Costello (perf.)  Pub.
Fish 1895 H.E. Pether (words)
H. Campbell (perf.)
 Pub.
Fresh, Fresh As the Morning 1895 Belle Bilton (perf.)  Pub.
I Will Be There 1895  wvicon.gif
Laughing Madman, The 1895 John S Baker (words)
T. Costello (perf.)
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Long Lost Boy, The 1895  Pub.
Mary Ann Made a Mistake 1895 May Evans (perf.)  Pub.
Miss May Evans' We Both Loved Kate 1895 May Evans (perf.)  Pub.
She Comes Home Tight on Saturday Night 1895 T. Costello (perf.)  Pub.
We Both Loved Kate 1895 May Evans (perf.)  Pub.
I Gave the Missis a Brace of Kisses 1896 T. Costello (perf.)  Pub.
I Give You My Word I'm Going 1896 Dan Paulton (words)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I've Got to Prove It (w&m) 1896 T. Costello (perf.)
arr.: E Jonghmans
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King of the Pier, The 1896 Charles Deane (words)  Pub.
Poor Old Maid, A 1896 Ada Lundberg (perf.)  Pub.
Bridget the Spaniard (w&m) 1897 T. Costello (perf.)  Pub.
But That's the Wust O' Gals (w&m) 1897 H. Campbell (perf.)  Pub.
Top O' the 'Bus (w&m) 1897 George D' Albert (perf.)  Pub.
We Don't Want Him Down Our Way 1898 C. Coborn (words)
Arthur Alexander (perf.)
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Imported! Yes, We Are 1900 George Ade (words)  wvicon.gif
In Twentieth Century Style (w&m) 1900 Flo Varley (perf.)  Pub.
Rates and Taxes (w&m) 1900  Pub.
Market Day in the Old Sea Town 1932 Clifton Boanas (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg At Trinity Church I Met My Doom (1934) 3:02 T. Costello
youtube15.jpg The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo 2:41 Frank Dunne