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FOOTLIGHT NOTES
no. 549

updated
Saturday, 22 March 2008

FOOTLIGHT NOTES
images of theatre and other popular entertainment
1850s-1920s

<I>Chase Me</I>

the Chase Me company on tour, 1914

(photo: Edward Cox, Margate, 1914)

Chase Me, a revue in seven scenes, by John P. Harrington, with music by Alec Hemley, was first produced at the Islington Empire, north London, on 30 March 1914 prior to a tour of the United Kingdom provinces.

John P. Harrington (1865-1939) was a prolific writer of lyrics for music hall and other popular songs, including the following written for Marie Lloyd: 'Tricky Little Trilby' (1895), 'Everything in the Garden's Lovely' (1898), 'The Girl in the Khaki Dress' (1900), 'The Coster's Wedding' (1902), 'The Coster's Christening' (1904), 'The Directoire Girl' (1908) and 'Put On Your Slippers' (1911).

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