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Harry Clifton

Harry Clifton (born Henry Robert Clifton, 1832 – 15 July 1872) was a British music hall singer, songwriter and entertainer. A prolific songwriter, his most successful song was "Pretty Polly Perkins of Paddington Green".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1832 (Hoddesdon), Died July 15th, 1872 (Shepherd's Bush)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-18029 12-in. 6/28/1916 Songs of the past, no. 19 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer, lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clifton, Harry," accessed July 25, 2021,

Clifton, Harry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from

"Clifton, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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