I Do Like To be Beside the Seaside

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"I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside" is a popular British music hall song. It was written in 1907 by John A. Glover-Kind[1] and made famous by music hall singer Mark Sheridan who first recorded it in 1909.[2] It speaks of the singer's love for the seaside, and his wish to return there for his summer holidays each year. It was composed at a time when the yearly visits of the British working-class to the seaside were booming.

It was, for a long time, used as a signature tune by Reginald Dixon MBE, who was the resident organist at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool between 1930-70.

A snippet of the song can be heard at the closing of Seven Seas of Rhye by the English rock band Queen.

Lyrics of the chorus[edit]

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
"Tiddely-om-pom-pom!"
So just let me be beside the seaside
I'll be beside myself with glee
And there's lots of girls beside,
I should like to be beside
Beside the seaside!
Beside the sea!

Use in music and film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "© I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside, English Music Hall Song, MIDI and Lyrics". Eastbournecousins.com. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Biography Mark Sheridan Main Website". Marksheridan.org. Retrieved 2012-01-11.