[Sheet music] The Laddies Who Fought and Won

Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number RC10807
Collection number Sheet Music Collection 322
Collection type Published Collection
Measurement Overall: 33.8 cm x 25.3 cm
Object type Sheet Music
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c.1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use. Attached digital images provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Sheet music for the song titled, 'The laddies who fought and won', written, composed and sung by Harry Lauder. This copy was published by Francis, Day & Hunter and was regarded as the sixpenny edition. The front cover features a photograph of Harry Lauder with an advertisement on the back cover for three volumes of popular songs written by Lauder. Inside the front cover, are advertising previews for two additional songs written, composed and performed by Lauder. These two titles are: 'While the British bull-dog's waiting at the door' and 'My bonnie, bonnie Jean'.

Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder was a Scottish music hall comedian who worked in a coal mine for ten years before joining a concert party and is regarded by some as the world's first superstar. He entertained troops during the two world wars and had a successful career as an entertainer that extended for over thirty years.

Towards the bottom of this page is a sound recording of this sheet music, or a parody, that was created as part of the Music and the First World War project. More information about this recording, including names of the performers, can be found on the catalogue record for the sound recording. A link to the catalogue record for the sound recording can be found at the bottom of this page, under the heading ‘Related objects’ where it can be identified with the prefix [sound recording].