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The Shop Girl

First line:
I'm what folks call a 'Johnnie', of the title I'm proud
first performed on 24 November 1894 at the Gaiety Theatre
author of text

It was The Shop Girl (Gaiety, 24 November 1894) that began the Gaiety series, with a story about the search for an heiress among a team of shop girls. George Grossmith junior, son of the leading comedian of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, was a man-about-town who introduced himself as Beautiful bountiful Bertie. Grossmith wrote his own words for the song, including mention of The Gaiety Girl and Morocco Bound, two other musical comedies of the time.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2008


Monckton: Songs from the shows
CDA67654Archive Service


No 20: Beautiful bountiful Bertie  I'm what folks call a 'Johnnie', of the title I'm proud
Track 15 on CDA67654 [3'37] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67654 track 15

Beautiful bountiful Bertie
Recording date
3 July 2007
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Monckton: Songs from the shows (CDA67654)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: April 2008
    Deletion date: August 2013
    Archive Service
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