George Formby Song-book: Sitting Pretty With My Fingers Crossed-1938
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Sitting Pretty With My Fingers Crossed-1938
  Regal Zonophone MR2947 Gifford/Cliffe/Formby

Every day kiddies play a little game with fingers crossed
Since I played, I'm afraid, it's a habit I have never lost
On the very first day that I saw the light, I was such a tiny mite
Father said, "He's like me and it serves him right."
I was sitting pretty with my fingers crossed.

Once I had a nursemaid who was extra nice, in the park was paradise
When a soldier kissed her on the same place twice,
I was sitting pretty with my fingers crossed.

That's the only thing to do whenever danger comes
What's the use off fiddling and twiddling your thumbs.
When my doctor said "I'm vaccinating you, not on your arm, that won't do
But they couldn't vaccinate me where they wanted to,
'Cause I was sitting pretty with my fingers crossed.

One night in the pictures with my girl Yvonne, the lights went out one by one
Half an hour later when the lights went on, I was sitting pretty with my fingers
 crossed.
Hunting with the hounds I made a rotten show (beastly), through the air, they
 saw me go
High up in a tree-top singing "Tally Ho! Yoiks!" I was sitting pretty with my
 fingers crossed.

That's the only thing to do whenever danger comes you see
What's the use off fiddling and twiddling your thumbs, get me?
Once I nursed a girl, her husband he came along
He went for me, (he did), good and strong, (the cad).
He said, "I've caught you playing a silly game' I said " You're wrong.
I was sitting pretty with my fingers crossed.."

I was on a steamer when the vessel sunk, they rescued me in such a funk
With the captain's missus on the bosun's bunk,
I was sitting pretty with my fingers crossed.
A scholar said my India rubber I can't find our teacher said
Well never mind, You had better use a little boy's behind"
I was sitting pretty with my fingers crossed.

What's the use of fiddling or twiddling your thumbs
That's the only thing to do whenever danger comes.
On my wedding night my bride she whispered"
John, do you think I'm nice to gaze upon
But in my little twin bed with my nightie on,
I was sitting pretty with my fingers crossed.
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