The Heaviest of Swells

Song Cover - The Flying Trapeze

The Flying Trapeze

Published: C. Sheard - November 1866

Music: Alfred Lee

Lyrics: George Leybourne

The Flying Trapeze – There are several contenders for who this song celebrates. At the time it was written trapeze acts were proliferating: Victor Julien (who was billed as The Flying Man) Jean Price; Les Freres Francisco, among many others. But the man it has always been linked to historically is Leotard – but was it Leotard?

More details are given in The Heaviest of Swells Vol I.