Alfred Deahl in Southampton
And of course, we used to get all the musical comedies. Franz Lehár comedies. And one, there was a good one, The Girl in a Taxi, it was called. That was a good one. And Oh! Oh! Delphine, that was another one, where the old parrot used to say ‘Oh! Oh! Delphine’ on the stage. They were damn funny.
Interview with Alfred Deahl. In Private family collection. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1564754621165 accessed: 4 December, 2023 (Original audio cassette in private family collection, used by permission of Alfred Deahl's daughter, Dr Paula James.)
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Oh! Oh! Delphine
written by Ivan Caryll
The Girl in the Taxi
written by Benjamin Hapgood Burt
written by Franz Lehár
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Paula James interviewed her father, Alfred Deahl, on 3 July 1994. She encouraged him to reminisce about his childhood visits to Southampton music halls and theatres, and his work as a young man playing the violin for Southampton theatres and silent cinema, and on board cruise ships. The above listening experience has been transcribed from the audio recording.