PE0196. MARIE LLOYD: A Little of What You Fancy, The Marie Lloyd Record, recorded 1903 - 1915; also featuring recording of Alice Lloyd, Live Performance, London Hippodrome, 1939, plus Marie Lloyd, Jr. 1930 Broadcasts. (England) Pearl 9097, incl. elaborate 24-page brochure featuring numerous photos & complete texts of Marie Lloyd songs. Very Long out-of-print, final rare copy! - 727031909729
1. That's How the Little Girl Got On
2. There Was Something on His Mind
3. You Needn't Wink-I Know!
4. What, What?
6. And the Leaves Began to Fall
7. Coster's Christening
8. Coster's Wedding
9. Tale of the Skirt
10. Every Little Movement Has a Meaning of Its Own
11. I'd Like to Live in Paris All the Time
[The Coster Girl in Paris]
12. Twiddly Wink
13. When I Take My Morning Promenade
14. Piccadilly Trot
15. Put on Your Slippers
16. Little of What You Fancy Does You Good
17. Three Ages of Woman (Woman's Opinion of Man)
18. Now You've Got Yer Khaki On
19. If You Want to Get on in Revue
20. Coster's Wedding
21. Twiddly Wink
22. Little of What You Fancy Does You Good
23. One of the Ruins That Cromwell Knocked About a Bit
24. Little Bit of Lovin'/ I Live in Hopes
25. Marie Lloyd Memoirs
26. Good Old Iron [Live]
“Known as the ‘Queen of the Music Hall’, Marie Lloyd’s career spanned 40 years. She first appeared at the Eagle Tavern in London aged 15 as Bella Delmare, singing ‘My Soldier Laddie’. By 1885 she had become Marie Lloyd with her hit song ‘The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery’. She was a huge success and topped the bill at the West End music halls.
Marie Lloyd’s songs were full of innuendo and double meaning. ‘She’d Never Had Her Ticket Punched Before’ and ‘Oh Mr Porter What Shall I Do’ appear to be innocent on first reading but could take on a very saucy interpretation when sung by Ms Lloyd. In one famous incident she was summoned before the committee responsible for cleaning up the stage and asked to sing her songs. She sang ‘Oh Mr Porter’ and ‘A Little Bit of What you Fancy’ in such a sweet innocent way that the committee had no reason to find anything amiss. Ms Lloyd, indignant that she had had to go through such a charade, then sang some very innocent songs in such a way as to render them obscene, shocking the committee into silence and doing herself no favours. In 1912 she was omitted from the Royal Variety Performance for fear of offending the Royal party, but in true style rented another theatre for the same night and played to sell-out audiences.
Marie Lloyd’s reputation for being socially unacceptable came partly from her stage act but also from her private life. She had three unsuccessful and very public marriages. In 1913 she was refused entry into the USA because she had shared a cabin with her new boyfriend on the voyage, despite still being married to her first husband.
Marie Lloyd continued performing until a few days before she died at the early age of 52.”
- Victoria and Albert Museum