View Full Version : George Formby was no good at cleaning windows

09-23-2008, 03:02 PM
George Formby was no good at cleaning windows (http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s4i41049)

Historical texts have proven that Ukulele player George Formby was not a good window cleaner.

Contemporary reports from the time revealed that the comedy maverick was often tardy, left his ladders all over the place, used the same water for days, and did not clean around the edges of the window.

PC Plod said: 'We had many complaints about Formby back in the day. His employer often said he was a wrong'un, but these details speak for themselves'

A Mrs Smith from 57 complained that Formby left his ladder in her backyard for four days, whilst a Mr Benn from 52 Festive Road often complained about the state of George's bucket.

PC Plod continued: 'We also had many reports that he was loitering with intent, but he just sang us a song about Leaning on a Lampost, until a certain little lady comes by. He was a charmer, but we could tell he was not meant to be a Window cleaner, or a stalker'


09-24-2008, 12:20 AM
Pheh. That's nothing!

Did you hear about Billy Joe McAllister?!! :eek:

09-24-2008, 01:35 AM
Mr Benn from 52 Festive Road

My personal hero

Howlin Hobbit
09-24-2008, 08:27 AM
I read that Formby kept ukes tuned to different keys (Bb, C, D) cause he didn't know alot of chords. He would just switch ukes, use the same fingering, anyone heard that?

Yep. But it was more like a guitar player using a capo so the fingerstyle patterns that fall easily under a given key could be transposed.

Also Irving Berlin played only the black keys on the piano

Nope. It was the white keys. (Key of C.)