0088 Leaning On A Lamp Post – George Formby (1937)

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George Formby.

This song was written by Noel Gay and was first performed by George Formby in the 1937 movie Feather Your Nest. He recorded it the same year and released it as a single. The B-side was Hi-Tiddly-Hi-Ti Island. 

Herman’s Hermits recorded a version in 1966 under the title Leaning On The Lamp Post. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. George Harrison and Phil Spector played the song during a jam session in 1971. John Lennon also played the song as part of a jam medley in the late seventies. Paul McCartney has performed the song live as well as during soundchecks. 

 

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