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Wilkie Bard  CD

Wilkie Bard
She sells Sea Shells (CDR13)

Wilkie Bard was a specialist in character studies and his sketches included 'The Cleaner' and 'The Bathing Machine Attendant'. Often he appeared in female roles such as 'I want to sing in Opera' this song also exploited a technique known as the 'Interrupted Turn' which he originated and which has been used by most double acts ever since. He had a long career in pantomime, appearing twice at Drury Lane where he introduced the vogue for tongue twisters like 'She sells seashells on the seashore'. The CD contains 24 tracks, being recorded between 1908 and 1936.

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The Cleaner
All Day and Martin
Sea Shells
The Policeman (I'm there if I'm wanted)
You, You, You
Let me sing
My little deitcher girl
I've struck a chorus
Put me upon an island
Will you sing this glee with me?
When the bugle calls
I want to sing in Opera
I can say &aposTruly Rural'
I really can&apost reach that top note
Come up in my balloon
See me dance the Minuet
All change for Llanfairfechan
Robert go to Dinner
Doorkeeper at Frightleys
The Wriggly Rag
Don't play In the Shadows
You've got to sing in Ragtime
The Bathing Machine Attendant.

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