According to local resident Kathy Dalgliesh, who lived in the UK for several years, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" is very famous in Britain. It is the theme song, in fact, for the famous West Ham United Football Team.
"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" was written by John William Kellette, who, according to Wikipedia, was born in Lowell and died in 1922.
The Historical Museum in Northborough, however, features an exhibit on Kellette, as at one time he lived at 67 Main St. while he was a news reporter for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. According to the Historical Society, he wrote many scripts for silent movies, in addition to the famous "Bubbles" tunes.
John Kellette lived at 67 Main St. and was a news reporter for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, and wrote scripts for silent movies and later was a song writer and wrote the famous “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.”
Click on the link to hear the composition at the 2012 London Olympics. It is at approximately 1:26:40 in the ceremony.