She Spoke to Me First

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London
Accession Number AWM2016.30.15
Collection number 327
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Sheet Music
Physical description 7 Image/s captured
Maker Hedley, H B
Blore, Eric
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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'She Spoke To Me First' was written by Eric Blore, and composed by H.B. Hedley. This copy was published by Herman Darewski Music Publishing Company in 1917, and featured as part of the musical revue 'Zig Zag'. The lyrics describe a chance encounter between a gentleman and a lady at the ‘Monico.’
This copy of the music originally belonged to Private Ernest Alfred Nicholls and features his name at the top of the front cover. It is part of a collection of sheet music that was donated to the Memorial in 1971, and is symbolic of the concerts, theatre and other musical performances that Australian soldiers took in whilst on leave in London during the First World War.