Responsive image
# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label& Additional Information
334 My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes The Waldorphians Jack Golden / Ted Kohler Eddie Pola `31 London c. June 1931 4360,1-2 Piccadilly 780, Mayfair MI-2019, Simcha 10002 THE WALDORFIANS: The matrix numbers suggest Jack Leon and his orchestra or as mentioned by Brian Rust, possibly the same as The Aldwych Players from August 2, 1930. Howard Godfrey (dir. Probably); Harry Thompson (trumpet, trombone); Eddie Schultz (trumpet); Bob Kane, Alex Mitchell (trombones); Harry Carter (clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, violin); Charles Smith (tenor sax); Bill Taylor (clarinet, baritone sax); Sid Rubens (violin); Alex Blackford or Eddie Grasse (piano); unknown (banjo); Jimmy Clark (tuba, string bass); Harry Francis (drums); Al Bowlly, Hubert Wallace (vocals). London May 1931. Mayfair as Fifth Avenue Dance Band; Simcha as Cosmopolitan Syncopators. Both takes exist

My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes. Please contact me if you have this record for sale. Thanks

Image courtesy of Adrian Jorgensen

My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes

(Jack Golden / Ted Kohler / Eddie Pola)

The Waldorphians

Mister Press Man, here's some news
You can print it if you choose
Just to prove that times have changed a lot
Though it may sound strange to you
It is absolutely true
You can believe it.......or not

Since making whoopee became all the rage
It's even got into the old birdcage
My canary has circles under his eyes

I thought he'd never do anything wrong
Now he does snake-hips the whole day long
My canary has circles under his eyes

His only pals are the Yellow Lark
Just a tiny sparrow
But I am afraid when he's in the park
He leaves the straight and narrow

I raised this bird in a manner so strict
Yet I have a feeling I'm being tricked
My canary has circles under his eyes