The Music of Jack Hylton

Jack Hylton and his Orchestra were the height of popular music from the 1920’s to the 1940’s

Orchestral Parts

Orchestral Parts lists the individual orchestral instrumental accompaniments mainly from show productions from the 1940s onwards.  

Band Parts

Band Parts lists the individual instrumental band parts mainly from the 1920-1940 period used by Jack Hylton and his Orchestra.

We are still in the process of listing the orchestral parts so please consult us if you have an orchestral or band enquiry.

Band Members

This list of Band Members covers the period of 1920-1940 when the band was active. Only members who made recordings with Jack Hylton appear in the list. Other band members would need to be investigated further via our Press Cuttings. 

Arrangers

This list of Arrangers of music for Jack Hylton covers the years 1925 – 1939.

Recordings

We have lists of individual track recordings that we hold in our archive.  They are either on the original 78 records or have been transferred on to CD.

Click on the links below to listen to some of the recordings of Jack Hylton and his Orchestra.‌

I lift up my finger and I say Tweet Tweet

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    Some people make a fuss when a thing goes wrong, Some start to swear and cuss, others sing a song, I don't do either, that's all naphoo (sic), When a thing goes wrong with me, this is what I do, I lift up my finger and I say, "Tweet tweet, shush shush, now now, come come", I don’t need to linger when I say, "Tweet tweet, shush shush, now now, come come", When the dog finds [duck] and gets in a rut, Do I look all sour and glum, I lift up my finger and I say, "Tweet tweet, shush shush, now now, come come", When my voice is heard and I get the bird, Do I stand by meek and numb, No!

Happy Days Are Here Again

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    Happy days are here again, The skies above are clear again, Let us sing a song of cheer again, Happy days are here again, Altogether shout it now, There's no one Who can doubt it now, Let us tell the world about it now, Happy days are here again, Your cares and troubles are gone, There'll be no more from now on, Happy days are here again, The skies above are clear again, Let us sing a song of cheer again, Happy days are here again.

Me and Jane in a Plane

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    Me and Jane in a plane, Soaring up to the clouds, Me and Jane in a plane, Far away from the crowds, In my two-seater, what could be sweeter, I’ll have St. Peter step inside and bless the bride, I’ll be keeping my eye, On the man in the moon, He’s a dangerous guy, When he starts to spoon, My kisses I’ll shower a million an hour, No traffic cop, Will ever stop, Me and Jane in a plane.