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William Hargreaves (1880–1941) was an English composer, mainly of songs for the music hall. His most famous composition was Burlington Bertie From Bow in 1916 but he also wrote Delaney's Donkey, I Know Where the Flies Go, PC 49, We All Went Marching Home Again, They Built Piccadilly For Me and Give My Regards to Leicester Square.
His It’s The Old Army Game was added to the originally American musical Poppy when it was performed in London stage in 1924.
He was married to the American singer and male impersonator Ella Shields from 1906 to 1923, when she was granted a divorce. William Hargreaves also wrote "Burlington Bertie from Bow", he wrote this for his wife Ella Shields to sing at the music halls.
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