George Formby Song-book: Spotting On The Top Of Blackpool Tower-1943
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Spotting On The Top Of Blackpool Tower-1943
  Regal Zonophone MR3682 Formby/Windsor/Latta

We must do our duty nowadays, and fire spotting happens to be mine.
For when the warden said "Old man get high up if you can",
I told him that suited me fine

And I go spotting on the top of Blackpool Tower
When the evening shadows fall.
There you'll find me hour after hour
While seagulls up above drop messages of love.

We must keep on watching, we're going to win you bet
Though luxuries are scarcer and maybe hard to get.
But I've seen lots of articles they haven't rationed yet
While spotting on the top of Blackpool Tower.

Spotting on the top of Blackpool Tower
When the evening shadows fall.
There you'll find me hour after hour
While seagulls up above drop messages of love.

Down there on the sandhills I hear the happy throng
One girl with her boyfriend kept bursting into song.
But later on she sang, "Oh Lord you made the night too long",
While spotting on the top of Blackpool Tower.

Spotting on the top of Blackpool Tower
When the evening shadows fall.
There you'll find me hour after hour
While seagulls up above drop messages of love.

I had a fellow worker, he said "This job's a gift",
But when the siren sounded you should have seen him shift,
He shot down fourteen floors and found he'd gone without the lift
While spotting on the top of Blackpool Tower.

Spotting on the top of Blackpool Tower
When the evening shadows fall.
There you'll find me hour after hour
While seagulls up above drop messages of love.

One girl came to help me, her name was Mary Hope.
She said she'd spot the fires and get to know the dope,
But all she did was fiddle with the little telescope,
While spotting on the top of Blackpool Tower.
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