Dan Leno  (1860-1904)
Last updated: 22.10.21
p_lenod.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Dan Leno was a leading English music hall comedian and musical theatre actor during the late Victorian era born as George Wild Galvin in St Pancras, London.
Born into a stage family he entertained as a child and joined his parents on stage in their music hall act in 1864. His first solo appearance was at the Britannia Music Hall in Coventry 1869. Known for his clog dancing he was the star of his family's act. During the late 1880s and 1890s he was reported to be one of the highest-paid comedians in the world.
He was best known, aside from his music hall act, for his dame roles in the annual pantomimes that were popular at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London from 1888 to 1904.
At the peak of his career in 1901, he performed his Huntsman sketch for Edward VII at Sandringham.
Following ill health and a mental breakdown he died in London.

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url15.gif Dan Leno Biography by wikipedia.org.  
Dan Leno
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif As Hot As I Can Make It Harry King (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Bow Street Charles Raynor (music)
Charles Merion (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Buying a House Herbert Darnley (music)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Clever Mr. Green Herbert Darnley (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Dear Old Mike Harry King (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Detective Camera George Le Brunn (music)
J. Newland (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Forty Thieves, The John Caulfield (music)
J Harroway (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
S. Cowell (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Grass Widower, The J.H. Woodhouse (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Her Mother's at the Bottom of It All George Le Brunn (music)
Harry King (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Huntsman, The Frederick Eplett (music)
Albert Perry (words)
George A. Stevens (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif I'm Waiting For Him Tonight Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif  Jap, The George Le Brunn (music)
Richard Morton (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Lecturer, The T.B. Sedgwick (music)
Denham E. Harrison (words)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif May-Day Fireman, The Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Mother's Washing Day Frank Leo (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Muffin Man, The Harry King (music)
Edmund Forman (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif My Old Man George Le Brunn (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif My Wife's Relations Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Salvage Man, The Herbert Darnley (music)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Swimming Master, The Herbert Darnley (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Tower of London, The Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Where Are You Going To, My Pretty Maid? J. P. Harrington (music)
W H Liddy (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
N. Wallace (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Young Men Taken in and Done For Harry King (music)
George Le Brunn (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
 
     Title Performer Comments
       
audio15.gif Going to the Races Dan Leno Kindly provided by Roger Wilmut at rfwilmut.net
audio15.gif Huntsman, The Dan Leno Kindly provided by Roger Wilmut at rfwilmut.net
audio15.gif Mrs. Kelly Harry Bluff Edison Bell Record: 5615 at USCB
This list is arranged by composer and contains 29 songs sung by Dan Leno 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)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
sm15.gif Forty Thieves (1855), The John Caulfield J Harroway (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
S. Cowell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Buying a House (1901) Herbert Darnley Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
sm15.gif Clever Mr. Green (1897) Herbert Darnley Frederick Eplett (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Salvage Man (1899), The Herbert Darnley Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
sm15.gif Swimming Master (1899), The Herbert Darnley(w&m) D. Leno (perf. by)
sm15.gif Barrister (1894), The Frederick Eplett H. Castling (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Huntsman (1900), The Frederick Eplett Albert Perry (words)
George A. Stevens (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
sm15.gif Where Are You Going To, My Pretty Maid? (1905) J. P. Harrington W H Liddy (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
N. Wallace (perf. by)
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sm15.gif As Hot As I Can Make It (1889) Harry King(w&m) D. Leno (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Dear Old Mike (1889) Harry King(w&m) D. Leno (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Muffin Man (1889), The Harry King(w&m) D. Leno (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Young Men Taken in and Done For (1888) Harry King George Le Brunn (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Detective Camera (1892) George Le Brunn James Newland (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Her Mother's at the Bottom of It All (1889) George Le Brunn Harry King (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Jap (1893), The George Le Brunn D. Leno (words)
Richard Morton (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif My Old Man (1889) George Le Brunn Harry King (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Going to the Races (1903) Dan Leno D. Leno (perf. by) audio15.gif
sm15.gif Huntsman (1901), The Dan Leno D. Leno (perf. by) audio15.gif
sm15.gif I'm Waiting For Him Tonight (1907) Dan Leno D. Leno (perf. by)
sm15.gif May-Day Fireman (1901), The Dan Leno(w&m) D. Leno (perf. by)
sm15.gif Mrs. Kelly (1901) Dan Leno D. Leno (perf. by)
Harry Bluff (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  My Wife's Relations (1901c) Dan Leno D. Leno (perf. by)
sm15.gif Tower of London (1901), The Dan Leno(w&m) D. Leno (perf. by)
sm15.gif What Happened to the Manx Cat's Tail? (1930) Dan Leno Jr., Dan D. Leno (perf. by)
Florrie Forde (perf. by)
sm15.gif Mother's Washing Day (1898) Frank Leo Harry Wyngate (perf. by)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Bow Street (1895) Charles Raynor Charles Merion (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Lecturer (?), The T.B. Sedgwick Denham E. Harrison (words)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf. by)
sm15.gif So and So and Such and Such (1900) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) H. Campbell (perf. by)
D. Leno (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Grass Widower (1904), The J.H. Woodhouse(w&m) D. Leno (perf. by)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 7 works by Dan Leno (1860-1904). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Huntsman, The 1901 D. Leno (perf. by)  audio15.gif
May-Day Fireman, The (w&m) 1901 D. Leno (perf. by)
Mrs. Kelly 1901 D. Leno (perf. by)
Harry Bluff (perf. by)
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Tower of London, The (w&m) 1901 D. Leno (perf. by)  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
My Wife's Relations 1901c D. Leno (perf. by)
Going to the Races 1903 D. Leno (perf. by)  audio15.gif
I'm Waiting For Him Tonight 1907 D. Leno (perf. by)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Mrs. Kelly (1901 2:56 Dan Leno D. Leno 
youtube15.jpg The Tower Of London (1901) 3:09 Dan Leno D. Leno