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Long Firm Freddie Origins: Show Me the Way to Go Home (67* d) RE: Origins: Show Me the Way to Go Home 17 Jan 17


There's seemingly another version of the song of which a copy of the sheet music is available on Tredwell's Music site.

The narrative says this:

Show Me the Way to Go Home, Margaret B. Toohey and Harold W. Bradley, sheet music, out of print, rare, deleted, vintage, discontinued, collectible

1925 Harold W. Bradley

The discovery of this sheet provides proof to contradict the popular notion that this song was written by a British song writing team. Toohey and Bradley were actually musicians, who lived, performed and composed here in our city of Winnipeg. For decades, Margaret Toohey actually ran a music shop, The Music Exchange, in direct competition to Tredwell's.....closing her doors in 1965. The fact that the lyrics to our version are quite tame in comparison to the more commonly sung, bawdy version, lends credence to the notion that the Brits simply changed a few lyrics and called the song their own.

The mystery lies in the fact that nobody in Winnipeg knows the ties of Toohey and Bradley to this song. It begs the question: "In light of the huge international success of this song, why didn't Toohey and Bradley contest their ownership through public disclosure and/or lawsuit?"

We have placed a whopping price tag on this sheet until we can unearth evidence that this song was not written by our fellow Winnipeggers


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