George Formby Song-book: Fanlight Fanny-1935c
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Fanlight Fanny-1935C
 Decca F5569 Gifford/Cliffe  

Dm     Esus4     Dm         Esus4   Dm                     F 
Up the west end, that's the best end where the night-clubs thrive, 
C7   Adim   C7       Csus4 
Down into a dive you go. 
Dm         Esus4     Dm      Esus4     Dm                  F 
There's a jazz queen she's a has-been, has been Lord knows what! 
C7    Adim        C7       Csus4 
Every night she's there on show. 
Adim Am         F       Cm    Bb     Dm         Bdim    Bm        G 
She dances underneath a magic spell,      she's full of charm and beer 
             G7_________________C7 
and stout as well. 
      Dm                  F            Dm  
She's sixty-six but looks sixteen, her friends don't know her now her 
Dm 
face is clean. 
C7       Adim      C7      Gmsus4     Csus4 
Fanlight Fanny the frowsey night-club queen. 
        Dm               F 
See her glide around the floor, 
     Dm 
then glide around into the pub next door. 
C7       Adim      C7      Gmsus4     Csus4 
Fanlight Fanny the frowsey night-club queen. 
          Dm          E5      Dm            E5 
She looks well in the lime, a queen all the time, 
    Dm               Esus4 
you get your money's worth. 
C7 Cdim Dm7   Bdim C7 
By day  you'd say, it's her second time on earth. 
          Dm             F                   Dm             F 
She waltzes in the West-End shops then waltzes out in between two cops. 
C7       Adim      C7      Gmsus4     Csus4 
Fanlight Fanny the frowsey night-club queen. 
                    Dm        F                Dm             
She's a peach but understand she's called a peach 
        F 
because she's always canned. 
C7       Adim      C7      Gmsus4     Csus4 
Fanlight Fanny the frowsey night-club queen. 
           Dm            F 
When she's dressed she's like Mae West, 
    Dm                      F 
she wears two saucepan lids upon her chest. 
C7       Adim      C7      Gmsus4     Csus4 
Fanlight Fanny the frowsey night-club queen. 

          Dm          E5      Dm            E5 
She looks well in the lime, a queen all the time, 
    Dm               Esus4 
you get your money's worth. 
C7 Cdim Dm7   Bdim C7 
By day  you'd say, it's her second time on earth. 
      Dm          F 
Every morn at the break of day, 
     Dm                   F 
they call for the empties and they cart away, 
C7       Adim      C7      Gmsus4     Csus4__F__Csus4__F 
Fanlight Fanny the frowsey night-club queen. 

Extra verse (as sung in film.)

By heck she's collared and when she's collared by judge she always cheats,
Twice a month two weeks she'll do.
She's often boasted she's been toasted, toasted by her friends.
She ought to be cremated too.
You can't tell if she's brunette or a blonde,
She's like something you drag out of a pond.
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