Baritone Eric Woodburn sings the sombre song 'Coaling' about being a ship's stoker.
Titles read: 'NOW Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - ERIC WOODBURN - the popular Character Baritone, from the Windmill Theatre, London, in 'Coaling'.'
Pathe Studio, London.
On a set dressed to look like part of the deck of a ship we see baritone Eric Woodburn in grubby vest and trousers. He holds a shovel and sings 'Coaling' - a sombre song about being a stoker working in the boiler or coal room of a ship.
Towards the end of the song he goes into a bit of patter about being in the boiler room when the ship got hit (this is during fighting against the Indians). His friend Bill was killed trying to save him.