Mudcat Café message #957339 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59918   Message #957339
Posted By: Thomas Stern
21-May-03 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: While the Rich Man Rides By in His ...
Subject: Lyr Req: fwd: help identify music hall song
               identify/locate music-hall song
               21 May 2003 16:41:07 -0700
      (Brian Bingley)

A friend wishes to identify a song he heard on Australian radio
in the 1930's about a balloon seller containing the lines:

"See the poor girl in the gutter
Overcome by London's fumes
Crying while the snowflakes flutter
Wont you buy my air balloons"

and with the refrain:

"Rich man rides by in his carriage and pair"

I am hoping that someone with an interest in British Music Hall
or vaudeville will recognise the tune and tell me where I can
find a copy. Any help or guidance will be appreciated.

I am also sending messages via the websites

Brian Bingley
Adelaide, South Australia