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 26-27 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Edison 7226 10-in. 3/18/1920 Come back to Ireland and me Talbot O'Farrell Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 26-27 of 27 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Godfrey, Fred," accessed July 24, 2021,

Godfrey, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from

"Godfrey, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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