"She sang 'The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery'"
The Hackney Empire, London - where Marie Lloyd performed
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Hackney Empire, London - where Marie Lloyd performed - Credit: Ewan Munro, Flickr

The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery was a song written in 1885 by George Ware for Nelly Power; it was popularised by Marie Lloyd (1870-1922), another well-known star of the late 19th and early 20th Century Music Hall.

Chorus:

The boy I love is up in the gallery,
The boy I love is looking now at me,
There he is, can't you see, waving his handkerchief,
As merry as a robin that sings on a tree.

 

Listen on spotify to The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery

 

Listen to Helen Shapiro singing 'The Boy' in the 1968 documentary film about the British Music Hall: A Little of What You Fancy.