DAISY DORMER






DAISY DORMER was a dainty Comedienne, Singer and acrobatic Dancer.

 

She was born  KEZIA BEATRICE STOCKWELL  on 16th January 1883 in Southsea, to parents Henry John and Mary Stockwell.

 

Daisy appeared at all the leading Music Halls and became a star of Pantomime too.    It is recorded that she played a lovable Goody in Richard Waldon's pantomime Goody Two Shoes at The Royal Princess's Theatre, Glasgow in 1902 and twelve months later she started a tour in Moss and Thornton's successful  Robinson Crusoe at The Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool, playing the part of Hal Loo, with Bert Gilbert and Brown Newland and Le Clerq.    At the Royal, Bradford in 1910 she played principal girl Ruby in Sinbad the Sailor alongside Jack Pleasants and W. H. Powell. 

 

Her early stage name "Dainty Daisy Dormer" became a household word and in her short and brilliant career she charmed the hearts of theatre goers the world over.     

 

In 1908 she married one half of the Egbert Brothers, Albert Jee and later on in life, they ran The Sun Hotel in Godalming.

 

Daisy Dormer passed away on 13th September 1947 aged 64 and was cremated at Streatham Park Cemetery. 

 

Daisy Dormer had a huge repertoire of songs,  but her two most popular songs were  I WOULDN'T LEAVE MY LITTLE WOODEN HUT FOR YOU and POPSY WOPSY.

 

Here are a list of the songs that Daisy Dormer sang:

 

AIN'T IT NICE?

ANYWHERE WILL DO

BEAUTIFUL BABY DOLL

BRITISH BOYS

BUFFALO

CAN'T YOU TAKE THE BABY OVER THERE WITH YOU?

COLOMBO

DON'T GO BACK TO CAROLINE

DOWN BY THE FERRY

DON'T CALL ON FRIDAY

EVERYBODY LOVES THEIR LIL' OLD HOME

FARES PLEASE!

GEE, THE RAGTIME STEP

GOODBYE MIGNONETTE

GOODNIGHT MR BROWN, I'M OUT

HEY HO, CAN'T YOU HEAR THE STEAMER

I WISH I LIVED NEXT DOOR TO YOU

I LIKE YOUR OLD FRENCH BONNET

I DO LIKE YOU SUSIE

I'M GOING, I'M GOING, I'M GONE!

I'VE BEEN DREAMING

I WANT A GIRL

JUST TRY TO PICTURE ME BACK HOME IN TENNESSEE

KISS ME GOODBYE

LITTLE LANCASHIRE ROSE

MAC, MAC, MAC AFE YOU COMING BACK, BACK, BACK?

MAKE YOUR MIND UP MAGGIE MACKENZIE

MARCO PIZZICATO

MISTER JOHNSON

MY BOY'S A SAILORMAN

MY MAN'S A BAD MAN

ON THE WAY TO HOME SWEET HOME

RAGTIME COWBOY JOE

ROSES ROUND THE DOOR

SAME GIRL ON SUNDAY

SCOOT!

SWEET ANGLINE

TAFFY'S GOT HIS JENNIE IN GLAMORGAN

TAKE YOUR GREEDY EYES OFF MY LITTLE GIRL

THERE'S A LITTLE LANE WITHOUT A TURNING

THE GIRL IN THE CLOGS AND SHAWL

TIRED OF ME

UNDERNEATH THE JAPANESE MOON

WAITING FOR A GIRL

THE WEDDING BELLS WONT RING FOR YOU AND ME

WHAT YOU'VE GOT, LOOK AFTER

WHEN I LIVE OPPOSITE TO YOU

WHEN THE ROSES BID SUMMER GOODBYE

WHEN WILL THE SUN SHINE FOR ME?

WHEN YOU'RE GOING BACK TO DIXIELAND

WHEREVER THE GIRLS ARE, YOU'LL FIND A JACK TAR

WHERE'VE YOU'VE BEEN WHILE THE SUN'S BEEN SHINING?

WHY DON'T YOU GO TO LANCASHIRE?

YOU SHAN'T COME IN MY PRETTY CAGE

YOU WERE THE FIRST ONE

THERE'S A GREAT BIG PUFF PUFF STEAMING ALONG TO ME.