All Aboard for Margate, by Florrie Forde

Description

English

Florrie Forde (1875–1940) was an Australian music hall artist. Moving to London in 1897, Forde made her debut on the music hall circuit – at three different venues in one night! Between 1903 and 1936, she also made 700 individual recordings on cylinders and discs.[1]

‘All Aboard for Margate’ was recorded before 1910, and shows the popularity of visiting the seaside in Britain – an activity that had been made accessible thanks to the advent of the railway and the savings it brought in both time and money.

Footnote

[1] J Brownrigg, ‘Forde, Florrie (1875–1940)’ in Australian Dictionary of Biography (http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/forde-florrie-12920) [accessed 04/10/2019]

Transcript

Transcript

[00:00:03.640]
It's Florrie Forde sings a popular song, 'All Aboard for Margate'. Sterling Records.

[00:00:07.310]
[music hall song begins to play, bell rings]

[00:00:07.420] - Chorus
Don't you worry about me. I get onboard, and then I just...

[00:00:29.340] - Chorus
Come on children, come on! We're about to get going in a minute you know. Don't worry about...

[00:00:42.360] - Florrie Forde
I know a place where the soft breezes blow, and without doubt it's the one place to go. Down by the river, it's not far away. Make a start with the girl of your heart on a summers day.

[00:00:53.060] - Florrie Forde
All aboard for Margate! Come! Let's be jolly with Maudie and Molly. And all aboard? All aboard for Margate! Come let's be gay. That's the place for breezes. Madams and missus', they all love their kisses. So all aboard for Margate on a summer's day.

[00:00:53.060] - Florrie Forde
All aboard for Margate! Come! Let's be jolly with Maudie and Molly. All aboard? For Margate! Come let's be gay. That's the place for breezes. Madams and missus', they all love their kisses. So all aboard for Margate on a summer's day.

[00:01:59.190] - Chorus
[Chorus line chatter]

Title:
All Aboard for Margate, by Florrie Forde
Format:
Sound recording
Creator:
Florrie Forde
Copyright:
© Sound recording: Public Domain; Image: © PhotoQuest / Contributor via Getty Images
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
1CYL0001004

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