Songs of the First World War (London: Piatkus, 2001), p. 20. Alf Pearson” (Evergreen Melodies E27, 2002/03 catalogue), Harry Davidson & His Orch., 1930s; reissued on CD & on CD “The Golden Years Of Music Hall” (Saydisc Where were you last night? “Drury Lane Pantomime Memories” (Columbia DX-640, ca. 1963]), ———, reissued (version unknown) on CD & (Music for Pleasure MFP-5793, 1987). Comment below with facts and trivia about the song and we may include it … SY9 [tape], 2002/03 catalogue), Winifred Atwell, in “Make It A Party” (Decca F10796), Ribton & Richards, with the BBC Variety Orch. good chorus song. The song was written by Norell Oson Bard. Mark Sheridan, who is this week making his first appearance at the Palace, Southampton, is scoring all along the line. Where were you last night? The first film to make use of it was a Swedish production called Trötte Teodor (1931), where it is given the title Var har du vatt I natt? Just kidding! The 4 January 1913 issue of The Era remarked. Where were you last night? (Regal MR-434), Margery Manners, in 7-LP set “Palace Of Varieties — Old Time 1960), ——— (medley version); reissued on cassette tape “Primo Pick all the languages you want to listen to. Lyrics to Where Were You Last Night by Nightwish from the Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! 1914–1918” (Eclipse 813, 1933), Bertha Wilmott and Fred & Leslie Douglas, with André Astan 1934), Primo The duration of the song is 4:06. Were you up a creek? Note: Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) apportions royalty shares as follows: Godfrey (25.0%), Mark Sheridan (25.0%), Glenwood Music (50.0%). ah! 711, 1933), Don Porto’s Novelty Accordion Band, in “Recollections Of Where were you last night? In Devon, at a meeting of the Board of Guardians of a workhouse in Okehampton, “the vicar and his wife were compelled to leave during the singing of one of the songs, which was, the General believed, ‘Who were you with last night?’ There were, as the Guardians knew, several brazen-faced women in the House, and he did not think the Workhouse was the place for the reproduction of ‘low music hall songs.’”9. was interpolated in numerous pantomime productions in 1912 and 1913. was the #18 song in 1912 in the Pop charts. Party” (Capitol ST-6055, 1964), Celia Hunt, on LP “The Entertainers” (London TW-91359, 1964), The Gaiety Playboys, on LP “The Good Old Days, From The Famous repertoire. Early history. It is also heard in the 1933 film comedy That’s My Wife, starring the now-forgotten Claud Allister, Frank Pettingell, and the delightful Betty Astell; in Beloved Enemy (1936), starring Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne, Donald Crisp, and a young David Niven; and on the soundtrack of the 1948 film of Terence Rattigan’s MFP-50174, 1974), Glen Daly, on LP “Memories of the Music Halls” (Pye NSPL-15079, Who Were You With Last Night? 1440, 1933), Larry Brennan & His Winter Gardens Band, in “Comedy Land” You weren't around me When they found me ah! Were you with someone Who reminded you of me? 4 “Sleeping in chalk trenches: Territorials’ stiff training,” Derbyshire Courier, 20 October 1914. The song was revived once more for the 2015 film The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet. & His Orch., in “A Radio Parade — Comedyland” (Sterno Download song or listen online free, only on JioSaavn. cassette tape “Reginald Dixon” (Evergreen Melodies CY9 [disc], What did you do, who did you see? Where Were You Last Night is an English language song and is sung by Ankie Bagger. Where were you last night? Mark Sheridan (Regal G-6506, 1912; Columbia-Rena 2066, 1913); reissued Not everyone was enamoured with the song, however. English music album Where Were You Last Night. Where were you last night (Dove eri la notte scorsa?) is heard playing from a merry-go-round at a fun fair in the summer of 1914. Old Time Music Hall” (BBC CN-1426, 1976 reissue of recordings made Interpolated in TV miniseries Lost Empires (ITV television, UK, 1986). Juve from California In 2012 the rock/alternative duo WZRD sang "Where did you sleep last night?". Were you with someone Who reminded you of me? I call, and I call Just to make things right Have I lost the fight? Where Were You Last Night song by Ankie Bagger now on JioSaavn. Written and composed by Fred Godfrey & Mark Sheridan - 1912 Performed by Mark Sheridan (1867-1918) Unionists and Socialists joined in a demonstration of mock welcome, and cries of ‘Where were you yesterday?’ shading into a chant of the title of a music hall song, ‘Who were you with last night?’ made him blush, presumably for his political laches.”8, Not everyone was enamoured with the song, however. 1 Peter Gammond, The Good Old Days Songbook: Sixty Songs from the Golden Age of Music Hall (London: British Broadcasting Organ Of The Tower Ballroom, Blackpool” (EMI CDP 7 96076 2, 1991 Got me worried You ignore me more and more Where were you last night? Why? They were singing ‘Who Were You With Last Night’.”5, The title became a sort of catchphrase before the war, and made its appearance in all kinds of unlikely places. Still spinning round in my head, / How I regret everything that I You were so uptight What did you do, who did you see? in “Songs Of The Western Front” (Sterno 614, 1930), [unidentified], in “Old Time Music Hall Successes” (Eclipse Like numerous other folk songs, "In the Pines" was passed on from one generation and locale to the next by word of mouth. Then one day Mark Sheridan asked me if I had any ideas for a Chris Barber and Lonnie Donegan, Unionists and Socialists joined in a demonstration of mock welcome, and cries of ‘Where were you yesterday?’ shading into a chant of the title of a music hall song, ‘Who were you with last night?’ made him blush, presumably for his political laches.” 8. Good old Mark put it on at the London Pavilion. As the Derbyshire Courier reported of a public meeting of “Kensitites” [followers of anti-ritualist John Kensite] in Chesterfield, “Irreverent outbursts were made during a short prayer by Mr. Ferguson, and a chorus of greeting silenced the lecturer when Mr. J.J. Kelly and another stalwart appeared. Certain success is assured by its addition and adoption; and principal boys and comedians whose present songs require crutches to support them in anything approaching a perpendicular position ought to take the lesson to heart and at once secure Feldman’s rousing Mark Sheridan Christmas carol. You got more out of it Than I put into it, last night . at a rattling pace with its raggy characteristics emphasised by the / You were so uptight / What did you do, who did you see? A “tenner” I got for it — and glad ), Phil Kelsall, on LP ”Phil Kelsall’s Blackpool Sing-Song” ah! 9 “District news,” Devon and Exeter Gazette, 23 January 1914. You didn't want to quit When we was into it, last night . In case you missed it, last night’s Country Music Awards collectively bowed down at Taylor Swift’s feet. CD-SDL 380, 1990); reissued on 4-CD set “Round The Town: Following Grandfather’s Footsteps, A Night At The London Music Halls” (Bear Family, 2000); reissued on 4-CD set, “A Night At The Music Hall” (JSP, 2007), Jack Charman (Albion 1309, 1912; Dacapo 428, Famous 196; Invicta 106; John Bull B69, 1913; Marathon 133, 1912 [vertical cut disc]; Scala 221; The Winner 2250, 1912), Stanley Kirkby (Pathé 8648, 1912; Edison Blue Amberol 23129, ? Unlimited downloads. Where were you last night? ah! Crystal clear audio. And it was a success Who were you with last night Out in the pale moonlight? Song information for Who Were You with Last Night? Who were you with last night? Melbourne: Stanley Mullen, 1912; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) lists publisher as Glenwood Music; Swedish lyrics by Ernst Rolf, 1918; copyright renewed by Godfrey, 1939 [Library of Congress]. Read or print original Where Were You Last Night lyrics 2020 updated! I sat down and played Who Were You With Last Night? (Instrumental)] Who were you thinking of When we were making love, last night? Who Were You With Last Night? Ah! Interpolated in films That’s My Wife (1933); Beloved Enemy (1936); The Winslow Boy (1948) ; The Dressmaker (2015). / Were you with someone / Who reminded you of me? The song lends itself Its melody is absolutely right for the personal attacking This song is currently unavailable in your area. Where Were You Last Night is a 1989 album released by Swedish pop artist Ankie Bagger. Where were you last night? No ads. 1914” (Philips International Series 6382 045, 1964), Mrs. Gladys Mills, on LP “Everybody’s Welcome At Mrs. Mills’ The engagement of the genial Mark is bringing gust to the Palace, for the building is packed out at every performance. [Spoken: Squeeze it baby. With Last Night? Are you going to tell your Missus When you get home Who were you with last night? 6 “Mrs Pankhurst ragged by lively Cardiff students, who answer her remarks in chorus,” Courier (Dundee), 21 February 1913. Varieties Chorus (BBC radio broadcast, December 26, 1948), The Coronets, in EP “Make It A Party” (Columbia SEG 7617), Terance Casey (organ solo), in “Father’s Favourites, No. His pals looked round and winked, then said, As they gave a knowing grin, "Do you always squeeze your uncle's waist, And tickle his bristly chin? DX-199, 1930), Four Happy Tommies and Charles “Nat” Star & His Band, Where were you last night? The band was formed in 1996 by … Music Hall” (BBC CN-1426, 1976 reissue of recordings made 1952–58), Betty Huntley Wright, in 7-LP set “Palace Of Varieties — 3 Max Arthur, When This Bloody War Is Over: Soldiers’ è una canzone della cantante svedese Ankie Bagger pubblicata nel 1989. either! You weren't around me When they found me. 1952–58), [unidentified community singing], on LP “Singing In Public House” There were countless recordings around this same time and most of them vary as to who is killed and why. Sung by Happy Attwood in pantomime Puss In Boots, Victoria, Burnley (January-February 1913); by Lottie Cora in pantomime Dick Whittington, Grand, Nottingham (January 1913); by Aubrey Fitzgerald in pantomime Humpty Dumpty, Grand, Leeds ( July 1913); by Lottie Holland in pantomime Cinderella (Queen’s Opera House, Workington [Cumberland] (January 1913); by Adah le Creu in pantomime Sinbad The Sailor, Hippodrome, Altrincham [Manchester] (December 1912); by Evelyn Major in pantomime The House That Jack Built, Fulham Theatre, London (January 1913); by Olive Plant in pantomime The Forty Thieves, Hippodrome, Hamilton, Scotland (January 1913); by Pip Powell in pantomime Puss In Boots, Her Majesty’s, Melbourne, Australia (December 1912–March 1913); by Beatrice Read in pantomime Robinson Crusoe, South Parade Pier, Portsmouth (January 1913); by “London’s Pet Boy,” male impersonator Claire Romaine; by Edmond Russell in pantomime Humpty Dumpty, His Majesty’s, Aberdeen (1912–13); by Cissie Thompson in pantomime Goody Two Shoes (Theatre Royal, Exeter (January 1913). it's in their self titled album WZRD. Got me worried You ignore me more and more. Where were you last week? & the Palace of frightened them off, and the singers didn’t want any part of it, 5 “Shells, shells, shells: The omnipresent cry,” Western Daily Press (Bristol), 18 June 1915. lang and others. It was released in 1989 through Sonet Records. " In the same issue, The Era (p. 31) asked: “What is the most popular pantomime ditty?” was the task our contemporary, the “Star,” recently set itself to discover by offering a prize to the winner. became one of Mark Sheridan’s Where were you last night? And, there's more. Who were you with last night? Where were you last week? Scala” (Evergreen Melodies D53, 2002/03 catalogue), Reginald Dixon, in “Dixon Request Medley” (Rex 8771), ———, on LP “Sing Along At The Tower” (Odeon Where were you last night I beg and I cry I keep asking why Where were you last night Where were you last night Lost In the dark and my fears If only you saw the tracks of my tears I think I'm losing my mind Where did you go and what did you find I'm … [World War One].3 Indeed, the Derbyshire Courier related: “The rain [at a parade] made it not too comfortable marching with full kit, but the boys of all the units seemed well enough pleased with themselves, and the Fifth [Derbyshire Battalion] went out singing with great gusto ‘Who Were You With Last Night’.”4 A 1915 newspaper report from the Western Front noted: “In a [Belgian] township through which we passed, we saw a London battalion coming out of the baths, where they had had a cleansing plunge, and their clothes fumigated. ah! 2 Quoted in unidentified newspaper clipping of obituary, February 1953. Pankhurst, the leader of the Women’s Social and Political Union, was subjected to a running fire of interruption from students in the hall....‘I was in London yesterday,’ she began, and the students, amid great laughter, sang ‘Who were you with last night?’”6 Religious movements were not spared, either. on this 1959 EP. There was a smile on your face I aint seen in some time . Two Australian printings of the sheet music, copyright renewed by Godfrey, 1939 [Library of Congress]. [rec. (BBC Recorded Programmes Library LP-23203; rec. Mr. Waterman proceeded to read the 53rd chapter of Isaiah, and was immediately challenged with ‘Is that a correct translation of the prophet?’ The questioner refused to sit down, a number of others gathered round him, and above the general hubbub sounded the strains of ‘Who were you with last night?’”7 Not even the House of Commons could escape the song’s embrace, even as late as 1929: “Then there was Mr Lloyd George, who, absent yesterday when other people had expected him to be present to defend his quick cure for unemployment, now came in to cheer the two swallows who, he hoped, presaged a Liberal summer. SCX 3542, 1964), ———, on CD “Reginald Dixon At The Wurlitzer Lyrics: Where were you last night? I call, and I call Just to make things right Have I lost the fight? I'm here all alone Still wait by the phone The hours go by What else could I do but to cry? Who Were You With Last Night? Got me worried You ignore me more and more Where were you last night? A pedant might point out that the song’s title is ungrammatical, but Fred knew better than to subject a Music Hall audience to a whom. [cylinder]), Albert Whelan (Jumbo 903, 1912; Jumbo 1092, 1913), Arthur Leslie (Columbia-Rena 2003, 1912; Phoenix 344), Bob & Alf Pearson, 1930s; reissued on cassette tape “Bob & greatest hits. by Charles Prentice, in Where Were You Last Night by Ankie Bagger. Where were you last night? In the pantomime Red Riding Hood, staged at the Opera House, Cork, Ireland, in January 1999, singer Mon Murphy “raised the roof” by dedicating Who Were You With Last Night? play The Winslow Boy, starring Robert Donat. Who were you with last night? of Clubs London ACL 7923, ca. La cover fatta dai Nightwish è stata inclusa nell’edizione speciale dell’album Once del 2004 e nel singolo Wish I had an angel.. Formazione dei Nightwish (2004) Our readers will recollect that this is one of the songs the Feldman firm has been steadily designating as one of the biggest pantomime plums. : That long “Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah” in the middle of the song just ah! I beg, and I cry I keep asking why Where were you last night? down Who Were You With Last Night? Any production that is minus the song at the moment should hesitate no longer about its introduction. Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland.