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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
475 Hold My Hand Ray Noble & his NMDO Maurice Elwin / Noel Gay `31 Harry Graham London December 4, 1931 OB-2031-4-5 HMV B-6112, Victor 24034, Electrola EG-2513 german Both takes exist and believed issued under the same catalogue number. Ray Noble directing Max Goldberg and Bill Shakespeare (trumpets); Tony Thorpe and probably Jock Fleming (trombones); Laurie Payne (clarinet, alto and baritone saxophones); probably Harry Hines or possibly Bob Wise (clarinet and alto saxophone); two tenor saxophones (chosen from George Smith, Reg. Pink, Harry Caner and possibly Leon Goossens); three violins (chosen from Eric Siday, Reg Pursglove, Jean Pougnet, Hugo Rignold, Reg. Leopold and Nobby Clarke; Harry Jacobson (piano); Bert Thomas (guitar); Jack Evetts (string bass); Bill Harty (drums); Al Bowlly (vocal). London, December 4, 1931. Note this was the first time Ray Nobles name appeared on the label.
Hold My Hand

Hold My Hand

(Maurice Elwin / Noel Gay / Harry Graham)

Ray Noble & his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra


Hold my hand, no matter what the weather
Just you hold my hand, we'll walk through life together
For you'll find in me that kind of a friend
Who will see you through to the end
So if you'll hold my hand, we both shall walk more steadily
For understand you hold my heart
Already in a dreamland where I have planned
Then I shall hold your hand forever