|The Old Bull and Bush, watercolor|
Come, come, come and make eyes at me
down at the Old Bull and Bush,
Laa la la la la...
The Old Bull and Bush is a public house (pub) in Hampstead London. A house has existed on that site since the late Seventeenth Century. In 1721, the establishment was granted a license to sell liquor. The Old Bull and Bush became a popular pub. By, the 1800’s the pub was a favorite hang-out of cockneys. Singer Florrie Forde (1875-1940) popularized a song about the joyous nature of the pub. Down at the Old Bull and Bush became a worldwide favorite and is still a beloved pub song to this day. For your listening pleasure, here is Miss Forde herself singing a 1930’s-era version of her popular song.