When Father Papered the Parlour by Billy Williams

Title:
When Father Papered the Parlour by Billy Williams
Category:
NFSA ID:
189178
Year:
1912
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When Father Papered the Parlour was a highly popular recording sung by internationally prominent Melbourne-born musical hall performer Billy Williams (1878-1915). Written and composed by RP Weston and Fred J Barnes in 1910, it became a standard used by comedic singer Billy Williams, and one of his most successful recordings.

Born Richard Isaac Banks, he changed his name after leaving his birthplace of Melbourne for London, where he became one of the most popular music hall entertainers of his era, with more than 500 released recordings selling thousands of copies long after his early death in 1915.

Performer:
Billy Williams
Composer:
RP Weston and Fred J Barnes