an audience at the Scotia Variety Theatre in The Scotia Variety Theatre, Glasgow - between the 1880's and the 1890's

from W.F. Frame Tells His Own Story, page 82:

I remember one time in the Scotia singing a patter song.  The song was of little account, and the music of still less.  It was as followsthe patter or chatter, I mean

The situation in this nation
Causes a lot of botheration,
And I have no hesitation,
In my station,
In making this proclamation,
That the destination
Of infantile humigation
Is the water basin.

 

Nonsense pure and simple you will say.  Yes, and as pure as it is simple; but it brought down the house all the same.  It takes a genius to make these little matters go, and genius works differently.

cite as

W.F. Frame, W.F. Frame Tells His Own Story (Glasgow), p. 82. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1666817002488 accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: The Scotia Variety Theatre, Glasgow

Listeners

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a patter song performed by W.F. Frame

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1880's and the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 26 Oct 2022 21:43:22 +0100
Approved on Sun, 06 Nov 2022 13:36:41 +0000