George Formby Song-book: Chinese Laundry Blues-1932
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Chinese Laundry Blues-1932
  Decca F3079 Cotterell/Formby
C7      F         Db7             F            C7        F 
Now Mr. Wu was a laundry man in a shop with an old green door 
     C7                 F               G7             C7 
Hed iron all day your linen away, he really makes me sore 
     Gm        C7         Gm     C7           F         Bbm6      F 
Hes lost his heart to a Chinese girl and his laundrys all gone wrong 
     G7    
All day hell flirt and scorch your shirt  
                            C7 
Thats why Im singing this song 
 
INTRO 
C7     F              D7              G7 
Oh Mr. Wu, what can I do, Im feeling kind of limehouse  
   Db7  C7      F ----- F7 
Chinese laundry blues  
            Bb            Bbm         F ------ D7 
This funny feeling, keeps round me stealing 
    G7                                   C ---- Am ---- C7 
Oh wont you throw your sweatheart over do 
              F                   F7 
My vests so short that it wont fit my little brother 
        Bb                        Db7 
And my new sunday shirt has got a perforated rudder 
    F   A7          D7               G7 
Mr. Wu what shall I do, Ive feeling kind of limehouse  
     Db7    C7    F  
Chinese laundry blues 

 C7      F                F7 
Now Mr. Wu, hes got a naughty eye that flickers 
     Bb 
You ought to see him wobble  
            Db7 
When hes ironing ladies ---- blouses 
    F  A7           D7                G7 
Mr. Wu what shall I do, Ive feeling kind of limehouse  
    Db7     C7    F  
Chinese laundry blues 
 
 
C7      F              F7    
Now Mr. Wu hes got a laundry kind of tricky 
       Bb 
Hell starch my shirt and collars  
           Db7 
But hell never touch my ---- waistcoat 
    F   A7          D7              G7 
Mr. Wu what shall I do, Im feeling kind of limehouse 
    Db7      C7   F  
Chinese laundry blues  
 
 *  UKE SOLO 
 
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