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)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Godfrey, Fred," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114458.

Godfrey, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114458.

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

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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