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FANLIGHT FANNY. English, Air. Singer George Formby introduced this jazz-tinged song in the 1939 Ealing Comedy Trouble Brewing (which also starred Googie Withers). Clinton Ford resurrected the song in 1962 and had a hit with it as "Fan Dance Fanny". It begins:

Up the West End, that's the best end,
Where the nightclubs shine;
Down in to a dive you go.
There you'll find her, She's a has-been,
Has been lord knows what;
Every night she's there on show.
She dances underneath a magic spell.
She's full of charm and gin and scotch as well.
Every morning at the break of day,
They call for the dustcart and they cart away.
Fanlight Fanny the frowsey nightclub queen.

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