Ella Shields was a charming artiste,
popular for many years in Music Hall singing 'If You Knew Susie',
'Stick to London Town', 'Show Me The Way to Go Home'
and her most famous song 'Burlington Bertie from Bow'.
'Burlington Bertie' was first sung at Newcastle in 1914. The song was written by Ella's husband William Hargreaves who also wrote Billy William's 'I must go home tonight' as well as other Music Hall songs.
The CD contains 23 tracks, being recorded between 1915 and 1929.
Burlington Bertie from Bow Baa Lambs I'm walking 'round the world I don't admire the girl in White (In the Army) Oh! It's a lovely war Coo-ee Stick to London Town The King's Navee What a difference the Navy's made to me Smith Jones Robinson and Brown Why did you creep into my heart Murphy McCarthy McGinty and McGhee Why did I kiss that girl I'm not there at all All the nice girls are in the ballroom Show me the way to go home When the bloom is on the heather If you knew Susie like I know Susie San Francisco Jolly Good fellows I'd do it all over again Everybody's singing Nelly Grey