Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, November 13, 2014


From the 1916 musical revue The Bing Boys Are Here, the original recording by George Robey and Violet Loraine.  The song, written by Clifford Grey and Nat D. Ayer, has been going strong for 98 years.  The Bing Boys Are Here ran at the Alhambra Theatre in London from April 19, 1916, through February 24, 1917 -- a total of 378 performances.  It was replaced with The Bing Girls Are There, with a different cast; running through to February, 1918, when it, in turn, was replaced by The Bing Boys on Broadway.  In total the three Bing reviews ran to over a thousand shows during the last two years of World War I and beyond, making it one of the most important shows of the London stage during that time.  The Bing Boys Are Here also included some much less memorable tunes such as "The Kipling Walk," "Another Drink Won' Do Us Much Harm," "Ragging the Dog." "Yula Hicki Wicki Yacki Dula," and "The Kiss Trot Dance."  They just don't write them lilke that any more.

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