Sir Harold Edwin Boulton, 2nd Baronet (1859 – 1 June 1935), son of Sir Samuel Bagster Boulton, 1st Baronet of Copped Hall, born in Charlton then part of Kent, was an English baronet, songwriter and philanthropist, most famously author of the lyrics to the Skye Boat Song. He first became interested in Scottish folk songs as an undergraduate at Oxford. (Times obituary 1935)
A portrait by Bassano is in the National Portrait Gallery collection.
He married, first, Adelaide Lucy Davidson and had three children, Louise Kythé Veronica Boulton (18 September 1890 – 21 May 1934), Christian Harold Ernest Boulton (17 Feb 1897 – 12 October 1917) and Denis Duncan Harold Owen Boulton, 3rd Baronet Boulton, known as "Harold" (10 December 1892 – 10 August 1968), who was a survivor of the 1915 sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
After his first wife's death on 26 April 1926, he remarried to Margaret Cunningham Lyons, daughter of James Lennox Lyons, on 29 December 1926.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 7, 1859, Died June 1, 1935
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, translator
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-2848||10-in.||10/27/1905||All through the night||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||C-4870||12-in.||10/8/1907||All through the night||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-14372||10-in.||1/26/1914||All through the night||Julia Culp||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-16627||10-in.||10/8/1915||The drummer-boy||Frederick J. Wheeler||Male vocal solo, with drum and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-17728||10-in.||5/23/1916||All through the night||Geraldine Farrar||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-30406||10-in.||6/19/1924||All through the night||Shannon Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-33418||10-in.||9/18/1925||All through the night||Reinald Werrenrath||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BRC-71225||10-in.||1/13/1932||All through the night||Jesse Crawford ; Richard Crooks||Tenor vocal solo, with pipe organ||translator|
|Victor||BS-065681||10-in.||6/4/1941||Lady be tranquil||Roy Bargy ; Lanny Ross||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-065682||10-in.||6/4/1941||The boreens of Derry||Roy Bargy ; Lanny Ross||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-065683||10-in.||6/4/1941||The rose of Kildare||Roy Bargy ; Lanny Ross||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||3498||10-in.||between January and October 1906||All through the night||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||4079||10-in.||between January and June 1909||All through the night||Albert Edmund Brown||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||39788||10-in.||1/21/1915||The drummer boy||Reed Miller||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||39801||10-in.||1/28/1915||The drummer boy||Albert Wiederhold||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||45565||10-in.||4/20/1915||All through the night||Columbia Stellar Quartette||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W140916||10-in.||9/8/1925||All through the night||Barbara Maurel||Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||[Br cat 5281-a]||10-in.||approximately late 1918||All through the night||Reed Miller||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||8941||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1922||All through the night||Theo Karle||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E21758-E21759||10-in.||3/7/1927||Isobel||Lauritz Melchior||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Edison||3908||10-in.||6/25/1915||The drummer boy||Reed Miller||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||4556||10-in.||3/3/1916||All through the night||Redferne Hollinshead||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||6596||10-in.||1/30/1919||All through the night||Maggie Teyte||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||6910||10-in.||8/8/1919||All through the night||Cyrena Van Gordon||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boulton, Harold," accessed February 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104785.
Boulton, Harold. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104785.
"Boulton, Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 February 2023.
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