8 Mins.; Two (2); One (6). “The Singing Blacksmith” The singing blacksmith could have posed for Longfellow’s hero if there had been a spreading chestnut tree on the stage at Hammerstein’s, but as there was not a tree in sight the smithy was not a hero. He opened in “two” with a special set, showing the inside of a shop with an anvil. His first song got over fairly well. At its close he went to “one” with two other numbers. They were, “I Had a Gal” and “Tip Top Tipperary” the first did not show his voice to advantage but with the last number he passed of course, a blacksmith in a red flannel shirt and leather not a very pretty stage picturesque “The Singing Blacksmith’ will manage to get over on the smaller bills.
Variety, Volume XXXVI, no.12, November 21, 1914