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Simon the Cellarer
Last updated: 11.10.23
Published in 1860, Simon the Cellarer was composed by John Liptrot Hatton (1809-1886) and its lyrics written by W. H. Bellamy. This fine Victorian song tells the humorous story of a middle-aged couple, both very much attached to their tipple, whereby the wily cellarer evades the amorous advances made by one Dame Margery who, in her old age, seeks to enter the state of matrimony. We found a version in Community Book of Fireside Songs.

This song is included in We're Only Here For The Beer! - Light by Dr. Rosteck and myself.
  Issue Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif We're only here for the beer! Voice, Piano, Flute Dr Rosteck & Mr Grainger
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Edison Amberol: 12207 P. Dawson
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif Roy Henderson Roy Henderson - Centenary Release flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Dr Rosteck & Mr Grainger We're only here for the beer! dbe15.gif
     Title Performer Composer
youtube15.jpg Simon the Cellarer (2:58) Peter Dawson