Fred Godfrey

Fred Godfrey (17 September 1880 – 22 February 1953) was the pen name of Llewellyn Williams, a World War I songwriter. He is best known for the songs "Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty" (1916) and "Bless 'Em All" (1917), a 1940s hit recorded by George Formby that can be found on many war films.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 17th, 1880 (Swansea), Died February 22nd, 1953 (Pinner)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, arranger, composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6716 10-in. 1/12/1909 Now I have to call him Father Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-21055 10-in. 11/6/1917 Take me back to dear old Blighty Gitz Rice Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-59906 10-in. 3/29/1930 The toy town admiral Gene and Glenn Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 4013 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1909 Now I have to call him Father Stella Tobin Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 46293 10-in. 12/20/1915 Save your kisses till the boys come home Charles Harrison ; Herbert Stuart Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 77391 10-in. 10/1/1917 Take me back to dear old Blighty Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 26481 10-in. between 1906 and 1910 Anywhere will do Harry Fay Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 28164 10-in. 1912-1914 Where does Daddy go when he goes out? Billy Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 28618 10-in. 1912-1914 Giving a donkey a strawberry Billy Williams Male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 29042 10-in. 1914 I'll have to ask my mother if she'll let me Billy Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 29043 10-in. approximately 1914-1915 There's life in the old dog yet Billy Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick 1385 10-in. approximately Sept. 1917 Take me back to dear old Blighty Joseph Philips Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 552 Not documented approximately Feb. 1911 Let's have a song on the phonograph Billy Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 553 Not documented approximately Feb. 1911 Sally O'Malley Billy Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 554 Not documented approximately Feb. 1911 Here we are again Billy Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 555 Not documented approximately Feb. 1911 I'll lend you my best girl Billy Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 3842 10-in. 6/3/1915 Some little girl named Mary Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 3859 10-in. 6/8/1915 Take me back to your heart George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 4071 10-in. 8/26/1915 They all did the goose-step home Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 4304 10-in. 12/1/1915 Arrah, go on now, Miss Emerald Isle Harold Proctor Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4436 10-in. 1/21/1916 Reminiscences of Irelend no. 2 Sodero's Band Band arranger  
Edison 4581 10-in. 3/14/1916 Reminiscences of Ireland no. 1 Sodero's Band Band arranger  
Edison 4711 10-in. 5/8/1916 The garden of flowers Walter Van Brunt Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 4787 10-in. 6/14/1916 There's a little baby up in the moon Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 6485 10-in. between 12/2/1918 and 12/11/1918 'Twas an old fashioned song Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Godfrey, Fred," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114458.

Godfrey, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114458.

"Godfrey, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114458

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