Song Lyric Sunday: 20th October

Our theme today is – Lean/Sit/Stand
You can check out future themes and more about Jim’s challenge here

We have a gentleman who lives locally who has a dry sense of humour and when we first moved here, were lucky to get a grunt in acknowledgement. Now he instigates conversation and we have some banter going on about trying to escape each other on our walks, and that ‘nowhere is safe’.
He stood against a lamppost one evening as we were walking towards him (his dog is temperamental, so he keeps it away from people and other dogs) and in complete accord all of us started singing this…………..

Gotta love George (that’s not his name by the way). This is from 1937

(Composed by George Gay)

I’m leaning on a lamp, maybe you think, I look a tramp
Or you may think I’m hanging ’round to steal a motor-car
But no I’m not a crook, And if you think, that’s what I look
I’ll tell you why I’m here, And what my motives are

(Tempo Change)

I’m leaning on a lamp-post at the corner of the street
In case a certain little lady comes by
Oh me, oh my, I hope the little lady comes by
I don’t know if she’ll get away, She doesn’t always get away
But anyhow I know that she’ll try
Oh me, oh my, I hope the little lady comes by
There’s no other girl I would wait for, But this one I’d break any date
I won’t have to ask what she’s late for, She wouldn’t have to leave me
She’s not a girl like that
Oh, she’s absolutely wonderful, and marvellous and beautiful
And anyone can understand why
I’m leaning on a lamp-post at the corner of the street
In case a certain little lady passes by

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 20th October

  1. Fabulous choice. We love George!

  2. Don’t know George or the song but it’s too cute! 😊👍

  3. Oh my gosh I remember hearing this as a child. 🙂

  4. Very interesting choice, a real fun song. It is not easy being a banjo player as the only ones that I can name are Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger and Steve Martin.

    • I could never tell the difference between banjos and ukuleles. Apparently ukuleles have four strings or four courses of strings and Banjos can have four, five or six. Looking him up, he played a banjolele as well, whtaever that is!!

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Great old standard, and I love the background story 💜❤️❤️

  6. John Holton says:

    I discovered George Formby a few years ago, and love his songs. “Turned out nice again.”

  7. msjadeli says:

    Over 80 years old! So amazing they have videos from those times. Cute little song. Sounds like you are “humanizing” your neighbor 🙂

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