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Helen Gonne


  • Arthur Collins
  • Words by Aaron Hoffman, music by Andy Lewis
  • Lambert No. 906, 1902
  • 2 minutes

This prolific artiste is well known to cylinder record collectors.  The eponymous heroine of the song has a name that appears innocent when written down, however when spoken or, as in this case, sung, was deliberately designed to be miss-interpreted. Our present day mild reaction to such apparently accidental profanity needs to be suspended.  Imagine yourself in an era of prudish sensibilities and a certain level of censorship while you permit yourself a smile at the cleverness of the song writer and Mr Collins’ powerful delivery

SKU: V906 Category: Tag:

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Weight 0.15 kg