"and 'The Coffee Shop Girl'"
Who is 'The Coffee Shop Girl'?
Public DomainWho is 'The Coffee Shop Girl'? - Credit: Ramon Casas

Information about The Coffee Shop Girl is sparse on the internet.

There is some suggestion, however, that the song may be linked to one of the Music Hall male impersonators who was also a tap dancer and who may have spent part of her life at a house called The Hermitage in Streatham.

A popular comic song known as The Coffee Shop at Pimlico was composed by Frank Bell in 1864.

The term Coffee House features in this dictionary of Victorian sexual slang, where it is noted as slang for a necessary house (old fashioned word for toilet or privy).