Oh My What A Rotten Song!

Michael Rosen revels in songwriting duo RP Weston and Bert Lee's uncanny knack for coming up with the catchy tune and the witty chorus that everyone loved to sing.

The pair were among the foremost popular songwriters of the 1910s and 1920s, writing separately or together some 3,000 songs in their 21-year collaboration, many of which have passed into the nation's collective musical psyche, including Hello, Hello Who's Your Lady Friend?, I'm Henery the Eighth I Am and, apparently, Knees Up Mother Brown.

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Michael Rosen revels in songwriting duo RP Weston and Bert Lee's uncanny knack for coming up with the catchy tune and the witty chorus that everyone loved to sing.

The pair were among the foremost popular songwriters of the 1910s and 1920s, writing separately or together some 3,000 songs in their 21-year collaboration, many of which have passed into the nation's collective musical psyche, including Hello, Hello Who's Your Lady Friend?, I'm Henery the Eighth I Am and, apparently, Knees Up Mother Brown.Michael Rosen celebrates the work of 1920s songwriting duo RP Weston and Bert Lee.