C.W. Murphy

Real Name:
Clarence Wainwright Murphy
Profile:
Also known as Charles William Murphy, C.W. Murphy and C. Murphy, (1875 – 1913) was a prolific British composer of music hall and musical theatre tunes, perhaps best known for the song "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" with lyrics by Will Letters (1908). In 1926, "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" was made into an animated short of the same title directed by Dave Fleischer, and in 1928 into a feature film directed by William Wyler. The song was also performed in the 1943 film Hello Frisco, Hello. With frequent collaborator Dan Lipton (1873-1935) he also wrote "My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl", mentioned by James Joyce in his novel Ulysses and also turned into a 1909 short sound film of the same name. Another song, "Little Yellow-bird", (aka "Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird") written with lyricist W. Hargreave, can be seen performed by Scottish comedian Charlie Naughton in the 1938 film Alf's Button Afloat and by Angela Lansbury in the 1945 film The Picture of Dorian Gray and again by Lansbury in the 1985 episode "Sing a Song of Murder" from her TV series Murder, She Wrote.
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36 C.W. Murphy - Would Still Love You album art Jones & Murray* Would Still Love You (as C. W. Murphy) Jones & Murray* - Would Still Love You(Cyl, 4min) Edison Amberol Record 36 US 1908 Sell This Version
60013 Nora Bayes Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly (as Murphy) Nora Bayes - Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 60013 US 1910 Sell This Version
51443 C.W. Murphy - I've A Garden In Sweden / Southern Rose album art Golden Gate Dance Orchestra* I've A Garden In Sweden Golden Gate Dance Orchestra* - I've A Garden In Sweden / Southern Rose(Edison Disc) Edison Records 51443 US 1925 Sell This Version
03658 C.W. Murphy - I‘ve Got Rings On My Fingers / Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly	 album art Frank Novak And His Rootin' Tootin' Boys Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly (as Murphy) Frank Novak And His Rootin' Tootin' Boys - I‘ve Got Rings On My Fingers / Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly (Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 03658 US 1937 Sell This Version
BBL 7237, BBL.7237, B 07310 L C.W. Murphy - 'Ere's 'Olloway' album art Stanley Holloway With The Loverly Quartet I Live In Trafalgar Square (The Optimistic Outcast) (as C. W. Murphy) and 1 more… Stanley Holloway With The Loverly Quartet - 'Ere's 'Olloway'(LP, Album, Mono) Philips, Philips, Philips BBL 7237, BBL.7237, B 07310 L UK 1958 Sell This Version
BBE 12326, 429 709 BE C.W. Murphy - My Word! You Do Look Queer! album art Stanley Holloway I Live In Trafalgar Square Stanley Holloway - My Word! You Do Look Queer!(7", EP) Philips, Philips BBE 12326, 429 709 BE UK 1959 Sell This Version
46 339 LPHM, LPHM 46 339 C.W. Murphy - Songs Of The Olympic Years, Schlager Der Olympischen Jahre album art Kurt Edelhagen And His Orchestra* Oh, Oh, Antonio (as Murphy) Kurt Edelhagen And His Orchestra* - Songs Of The Olympic Years, Schlager Der Olympischen Jahre(LP, Album, Mono) Polydor, Polydor 46 339 LPHM, LPHM 46 339 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - TV Sing Along With Mitch album art Mitch Miller And The Gang Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly (as Murphy) Mitch Miller And The Gang - TV Sing Along With Mitch (Comp) Columbia US 1961 Sell This Version
CL 1628 C.W. Murphy - TV Sing Along With Mitch album art Mitch Miller And The Gang Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly (as Murphy) Mitch Miller And The Gang - TV Sing Along With Mitch(LP, Comp) Columbia CL 1628 US 1961 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - Just Once More album art Alma Cogan Hold Your Hand Out, You Naughty Boy (as Murphy) Alma Cogan - Just Once More (Single) Columbia Australia 1963 Sell This Version
CSD 1571 C.W. Murphy - Spotlight On The George Mitchell Minstrels album art The George Mitchell Minstrels Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? (as Murphy) and 1 more… The George Mitchell Minstrels - Spotlight On The George Mitchell Minstrels(LP, Album) His Master's Voice CSD 1571 UK 1964 Sell This Version
SEG 8449 C.W. Murphy - I Sing In A Pub Part 1 album art Kim Cordell Medley: Hold Your Hand Out You Naughty Boy / Hello!, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend (as Murphy) Kim Cordell - I Sing In A Pub Part 1(7", EP) Columbia SEG 8449 UK 1964 Sell This Version
LK 4687 C.W. Murphy - Fairground Favourites album art Mammoth Gavioli* Put Me Amongst The Girls (as Murphy) Mammoth Gavioli* - Fairground Favourites(LP, Album, Mono) Decca LK 4687 UK 1964 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - Big Ben's Minstrel Show album art Big Ben Banjo Band* With The Minstrel Singers Flanagan (as Murphy) and 1 more… Big Ben Banjo Band* With The Minstrel Singers - Big Ben's Minstrel Show (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club Australia 1965 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - David Jones album art David Jones* Put Me Amongst The Girls (as Murphy) David Jones* - David Jones (Album, Comp) Colpix Records, Colpix Records, Colpix Records US 1965 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - It's Party Time! (Medleys) album art Mrs. Mills Oh Oh Antonio (as Murphy) and 1 more… Mrs. Mills - It's Party Time! (Medleys) (EP) Parlophone New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
TWO 118 C.W. Murphy - London Swings album art The Johnny Scott Orchestra* Let's All Go Down The Strand (as Murphy) The Johnny Scott Orchestra* - London Swings(LP) Columbia TWO 118 UK 1966 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - London Is My Cup Of Tea album art Mr. Acker Bilk* Let's All Go Down The Strand Mr. Acker Bilk* - London Is My Cup Of Tea (Album) ATCO Records US 1967 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner album art Davy Jones Put Me Amongst The Girls (as Murphy) Davy Jones - Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner (Single) Pye Records Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
GTVR1 C.W. Murphy - Singalong At The Rover's Return album art The Stars Of Coronation Street* She's A Lassie From Lancashire (as Murphy) The Stars Of Coronation Street* - Singalong At The Rover's Return(7") Granada GTVR1 UK 1967 Sell This Version
AMEP 503 C.W. Murphy - Sonya I 4 Bitar album art Sonya Hedenbratt Hur Gick Det I Förrgår Kväll (as Murphy) Sonya Hedenbratt - Sonya I 4 Bitar(7", EP) Amigo AMEP 503 Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - Sonya album art Sonya Hedenbratt Hur Gick Det I Förrgår Kväll (as Murphy) Sonya Hedenbratt - Sonya (Album) Amigo Sweden 1968 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - Gaslight Varieties, The Happy Music Of The Gay Nineties album art Various Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? (as Murphy) Various - Gaslight Varieties, The Happy Music Of The Gay Nineties (Album) Reader's Digest, RCA Custom US 1969 Sell This Version
SFL 13177, 859 107 FZY C.W. Murphy - Songs For Swinging Parties album art Ray McVay And His Friends Join In And Sing* Let's All Go Down The Strand (as Murphy) Ray McVay And His Friends Join In And Sing* - Songs For Swinging Parties(LP, Album) Fontana, Fontana SFL 13177, 859 107 FZY UK 1969 Sell This Version
C.W. Murphy - The World Of Military Bands Vol. 2 album art Various She's A Lassie From Lancashire (as Murphy) Various - The World Of Military Bands Vol. 2 (Comp) Decca, Decca UK 1970 Sell This Version