Paddy Roberts  (1910-1975)
Last updated: 01.02.24
p_robertsp.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, John Godfrey Owen "Paddy" Roberts was a British songwriter and singer born in Durban, South Africa.
He lived in Devon, England having previously been a lawyer and a pilot (serving with the RAF in World War II). He also flew Lockheed Constellations for BOAC in the late 1940s/1950s. His material was slightly risqué for the times. One of his most popular and amusing compositions being The Ballad of Bethnal Green.
Roberts won Ivor Novello Award,ur for song writing four times and once for services to the British Music Industry.
Roberts died in Dartmouth, Devon, England.
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audiodbemp315.gif Ballad of Bethnal Green (1959), The Geoff Grainger Voice, Concertina
audiodbemp315.gif Short Song (1959), A Geoff Grainger Voice, Concertina
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Folk Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Paddy Roberts Paddy Roberts Tries Again flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 16 works by Paddy Roberts (1910-1975). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Ballad of Bethnal Green, The 1959 Geoff Grainger (perf.)  wvicon.gif  audiodbemp315.gif
Big Dee Jay, The 1959  Pub.
Don't Upset the Little Kiddiewinks 1959  Pub.
Follow Me 1959  Pub.
I've Got the Blues 1959  Pub.
L'Anglais avec son sang froid 1959  Pub.
Lavender Cowboy 1959  Pub.
Love in a Mist 1959  Pub.
Love Is'nt What It Used to Be 1959  Pub.
Poor Little Coiuntry Girl 1959  Pub.
Short Song, A 1959 Geoff Grainger (perf.)  Pub.  audiodbemp315.gif
Horsey Horsey ?
Lay Down Your Arms ?
Meet Me on the Corner ?
Pickin' a Chicken ?
Softly Softly ?
     Composer Title Performer
youtube15.jpg The Ballad of Bethnal Green (2:37) P. Roberts
youtube15.jpg A Short Song (0:28) P. Roberts
youtube15.jpg Follow Me (1:34) P. Roberts