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A grand little lad was our Albert, all dressed in his best, quite a swell, with a stick with a horse's head handle, the finest that Woolworth could sell

The Lion and Albert

Teddy Williams's version of the Stanley Holloway classic on F.W. Woolworth's own Eclipse Records

Eclipse Gramophone Record of the Lion and Albert from 1932. The vocal was performed by Teddy Williams

"The Lion and Albert" a monologue made famous by Stanley Holloway was recorded for Woolworth's by Teddy Williams back in 1932.  His accent can best be described as Lancashire meets Yorkshire on a train to Essex, but the result is still quite fun.

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