At the time of his tragic death in January 1918, aged 52, Mark Sheridan
had been on the stage for over thirty years. An immensely popular
comedian and able singer of lusty seaside songs, most notably
J.Glover-Kind’s classic, “ I do like to be beside the seaside”, he was
also a major presence in pantomime and featured regularly in productions
across the British Isles. With his eccentric appearance, comic- patter,
and delightful dancing and singing, he was undoubtedly one of the most
original turns the halls had ever seen or heard. The CD contains 23 tracks, transferred from original 78 rpm records which were made between 1905 - 1915.
Who were you with last night? At the football match last Saturday, They all come out in the Summertime, Josser Cricketer, I do like to be beside the seaside, Story from the Chestnut Tree, When the lights are low, Hear what the crowds say, One of the B'hoys, By the Sea, Fancy meeting you at the Isle of Man, Who's who, I met everybody I knew, Prison up to date, Let's all go home together, The esplanade, The three trees, I wanted a wife, They all walk the wibbly-wobbly walk, The mother and the child were there, Belgium put the khibosh on the Kaiser, I'd like to shake Shakespeare, It's girls that make the seaside.
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Listen to part of a sample track - Who were you with last night