George Formby Ukulele Songs, Chords and Lyrics: Titles index page

A Complete(ish) George Formby song-book with 190 of his Ukulele songs, with downloadable MP3 audio recordings and PDF files for printing.

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THIS COLLECTION is very much a work in progress the end purpose being to provide a complete George Formby song-book complete with chords and MP3 files of George's original sound recordings. George Formby's recording career spanned about 35 years, starting in the mid 1920s with his last recording made in 1961, a time frame which places most of his recordings in the public domain, under EU law anyway- see this page for more info on sound recording copyright.


Some of these songs include chords and an audio file as well as the lyrics. In the list of songs below the songs with downloadable audio files are identified with an "A" suffix after the song year the ones with chords marked also have a "C". Although primarily intended for Ukulele these chords will also be suitable for use with other instruments such as Guitar,Banjo or Mandolin etc.

CAN YOU HELP Many of the songs have only lyrics, and are missing chords and/or sound recordings, if you can help with any of these missing items it would be greatly appreciated, please drop me an email.

CONTENT WARNING George specialised in comic and novelty songs, many of which include double entendres, mild sexual innuendo and cultural and racial stereotyping which would struggle to get by today's politically correct censors. The inclusion of these songs is for historical and cultural study and should not be construed to imply that the publisher of this site agrees with or condones any such sentiments.


At the bottom of each song page you will find a download link for a PDF version of the song, for printing (without banners or adverts). If available there may also be a link for downloading an MP3 of the sound recording of the song.

LONG SONGS: Some of the songs, have enough verses to make them extend to several screens. To avoid slow to load pages only the first page is displayed, in these cases you will need to DOWNLOAD the PDF file to see all the song pages.

DOWNLOADING AUDIO MP3s PASSWORD: To save bandwidth, the MP3s of Georges songs have been provided in password protected zip files, the password is the same for each song: Traditional-Music,Co.UK.
This is case sensitive and must include the exact punctuation as shown, if you copy and paste make sure you do not accidentally add spaces to the ends.

For George Formby song books and sheet music to buy, see the George Formby collection at Sheet music Plus

To view the songs click on the required title below.
LEGEND: A after the song year indicates an audio MP3 is included and C that chords are marked.
American Medley 1943 Andy The Handy Man 1942 A As The Hours And The Days And The Weeks 1933 Auntie Maggies Remedy 1941 A A Farmers Boy 1936 A A Lad From Lancashire 1939 Baby 1933 Banjo Boy 1960 A Believe It Or Not 1934 A Bell Bottom George 1944 A Biceps, Muscle And Brawn 1937 Blackpool Prom 1944 Bless Em All 1940 AC British Isles Medley 1943 Bunkums Traveling Show 1936 Buntys Such A Big Girl Now 1943 A Chinese Laundry Blues 1932 AC Come Hither With Your Zither 1950 A Count Your Blessings And Smile 1940 A Dan The Dairy Man 1939 C Dare Devil Dick 1936 Delivering The Morning Milk 1941 A Does Your Dreambook Tell You That 1938 Down The Old Coal Hole 1940 Do De O Do 1932 Easy Going Chap 1937 A Fanlight Fanny 1935 AC Five And Twenty Years 1936 Frank On His Tank 1942 Frigid Air Fanny 1938 Gallant Dick Turpentine 1936 Goodnight Little Fellow Goodnight 1939 A Got To Get Your Photo In The Press 1942 Grandads Flannelette Nightshirt 1939 AC Guarding The Home Of The Home Guard 1940 Happy Go Lucky Me 1960 AC Have You Ever Heard This One 1938 Hindoo Man 1937 AC Hitting The High Spots Now 1939 A Hi Tiddley Hi Ti Island 1937 A Hold Your Hats On 1942 Home Guard Blues 1942 Id Do It With A Smile 1941 A Id Like A Dream Like That 1945 If I Had A Girl Like You 1943 If You Dont Want The Goods Dont Maul Em 1932 A Imagine Me On The Maginot Line 1939 A Im As Happy As A Sandboy 1937 Im A Froggie 1936 Im Making Headway Now 1939 Im Saving Up For Sally 1951 Im Shy 1941 Im The Husband Of The Wife Of Mr Wu 1939 A In A Little Wigan Garden 1934 In My Little Snapshot Album 1938 AC In The Congo 1929 Its A Grand And Healthy Life 1939 Its In The Air 1938 A Its No Use Looking At Me 1934 Its Turned Out Nice Again 1939 AC It Could Be 1946 It Might Have Been A Great Deal Worse 1941 It Serves You Right 1943 I Always Get To Bed By Half Past Nine 1940 A I Blew A Little Blast On My Whistle 1938 A I Can Tell It By My Horoscope 1939 I Couldnt Let The Stable Down 1939 I Could Make A Good Living At That 1932 I Did What I Could With My Gas Mask 1941 A I Dont Like 1937 I Do Do Things I Do 1935 I Parted My Hair In The Middle 1926 I Played On My Spanish Guitar 1941 I Told My Baby With The Ukulele 1932 A I Was Always A Willing Young Lad 1926 I Was Christened With A Horseshoe 1946 I Went All Hot And Cold 1933 I Wish I Was Back On The Farm 1940 A I Wonder Whos Under Her Balcony Now 1938 A John Willies Jazz Band V2 1934 John Willie Come On 1926 A Katy Did, Katy Didnt 1942 Keep Fit 1937 Keep Your Seats Please 1936 A Kiss Your Mansy Pansy 1938 A Leaning On A Lampost 1937 AC Lets All Go To Reno 1932 Letting The New Year In 1940 Levis Monkey Mike 1933 A Like The Big Pots Do 1938 Low Down Lazy Turk 1939 A Madam Moscovitch 1934 A Mister Wus In The Airforce 1944 Mister Wu Is An Air Raid Warden Now 1942 A Mother Whatll I Do Now 1938 A Noughts and Crosses 1938 Mr Wus A Window Cleaner Now 1939 My Little Goat And Me 1937 My Little Wooden Toolshed In The Garden 1939 A My Plus Four 1937 My Ukulele 1933 A Noughts And Crosses 1938 Oh! Dont The Wind Blow Cold 1940 Oh Dear Mother 1937 Oh You Have No Idea 1942 On The Beat 1940 A On The H.m.s. Cowheel 1943 On The Other Side Of The World 1947 C On The Wigan Boat Express 1940 Ordinary People 1951 Our Fannys Gone All Yankee 1944 Our Sergeant Major 1938 AC Our Sergeant Major 2 1938 Out In The Middle East 1942 Pardon Me 1939 Quickfire Medley 1936 Radio Bungalow Town 1936 Rhythm In The Alphabet 1938 Riding In The Tt Races 1935 A Ring Your Little Bell 1936 Rolling Around Piccadilly 1926 Said The Little Brown Hen 1937 Sally The Salvage Queen 1942 A Sentimental Lou 1943 Share And Share Alike 1935 Shes Got Two Of Everything 1945 Shes Never Been Seen Since Then 1933 She Cant Say No 1937 Sitting On The Ice In The Ice Rink 1933 A Sitting On The Sands All Night 1936 A Sitting On The Top Of Blackpool Tower 1957 Sitting Pretty With My Fingers Crossed 1938 Smile All The Time 1942 Somebodys Wedding Day 1937 Spotting On The Top Of Blackpool Tower 1943 A Springtimes Here Again 1938 A Sunbathing In The Park 1933 Swimin With The Wimmin 1933 AC Swim Little Fish 1944 Swing It George Medley Pt1 1939 Swing Mama 1941 Talking To The Moon About You 1942 Tan Tan Tivvy Tally Ho 1938 Thanks Mr Roosevelt 1941 A Theres Nothing Proud About Me 1934 A Theyre All Going Back 1929 A They Cant Fool Me 1938 A They Laughed When I Started To Play 1942 AC The Baby Show 1942 The Barmaid At The Rose And Crown 1941 The Best Of Schemes 1934 The Blue Eyed Blonde Next Door 1939 A The Daring Young Man 1945 The Emperor Of Lancashire 1941 The Fiddler Kept On Fiddling 1935 The Ghost 1936 A The Joo Jah Tree 1938 The Lancashire Hot Pot Swingers 1939 A The Lancashire Toreador 1937 The Left Hand Side Of Egypt 1941 The Little Wooden Toolshed In The Garden The Mad March Hare 1946 The Man Was A Stranger To Me 1926 The Old Cane Bottom Chair 1944 The Old Kitchen Kettle 1932 The Pleasure Cruise 1935 A The Ukulele Man 1940 The V Sign Song 1944 The Wash House At The Back 1935 The Wedding Of Mr Wu 1933 A The Window Cleaner 1937 A Thirty Thirsty Sailors 1942 Trailing Around In A Trailor 1937 Weve Been A Long Time Gone 1946 When Im Cleaning Windows 1936 AC When The Lads Of The Village Get Cracking 1942 When The Waterworks Caught Fire 1942 When We Feather Our Nest 1937 Who Are You A Shovin Of 1941 Why Dont Women Like Me 1933 AC With My Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock 1937 AC With My Little Ukulele In My Hand 1933 AC Wunga Bunga Boo 1938 A Youd Be Far Better Off In A Home 1941 Youre A Liaty 1937 Youre Everything To Me 1941 Youve Got Something There 1940 You Cant Go Wrong In These 1941 You Cant Keep A Growing Lad Down 1934 A You Cant Love Two Girls At The Same Time 1942 You Cant Stop Me From Dreaming 1937 You Dont Need A License For That 1946 A Zip Goes A Million 1951

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