aka: GOODNIGHT CAMPERS
AL BOWLLY - BUTLINS CLACTON and SKEGNESS 1938
|In 1938 Al Bowlly was lead singer with the Lew
who played short spells at both Butlins Clacton and Skegness.
Every night they signed off with "GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART."
It's my theory that
the song proved so popular,
Billy Butlin instructed it to be used every night, on every camp, from
then on in. But, with the proviso that the words be
to customise it for Butlins only.
As I say: "That's my theory." If you know differently, please let me know.
Below are the lyrics
from both versions, from
which you will note that