• Short Summary

    Baritone Eric Woodburn sings the sombre song 'Coaling' about being a ship's stoker.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1638.23
    Media URN:
    52062
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:41:00 / 01:44:30:00
    Canister:
    PSP 872

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