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Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny

Charley Noble 12 Feb 14 - 12:59 PM
GUEST 12 Feb 14 - 03:49 PM
Anglogeezer 12 Feb 14 - 04:17 PM
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GUEST,Charley Noble 15 Feb 14 - 08:27 PM
Anglogeezer 16 Feb 14 - 01:22 PM
Charley Noble 22 Feb 14 - 04:34 PM
Charley Noble 22 Feb 14 - 04:37 PM
Anglogeezer 23 Feb 14 - 12:54 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Feb 14 - 12:59 PM

There's no mention of this song in the Mudcat threads or database. Here's what I know about it:

Fantail Fanny

Fantail Fanny, the girl with the quadruple screw…

Notes:

This was composed by an officer aboard the Light Cruiser USS Columbia for a musical show during World War 2, in memory of a visit to Sydney, Australia, from remarks by Captain Charlie Nelson, USN (Ret.), November 24, 2003.

Not to be confused with a nightclub song of the same title: Fanlight Fanny-1935C
Decca F5569 Gifford/Cliffe.

I'm tried some of the bawdy song websites but found nothing so far. I would appreciate any help.

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Feb 14 - 03:49 PM

http://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/index.asp?r=4230&pid=4236#

I think that's the article to which Charlie refers. What a hoot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny
From: Anglogeezer
Date: 12 Feb 14 - 04:17 PM

Hi Charlie,   
Here's a link to an E-bay listing - auction ended on 5th Feb, DAMM!- -that contained the lyrics of 29 WW2 songs including FANTAIL FANNY!!

Ebay listing

Try an E-mail to the original seller?? Maybe he copied them??

Jake


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Feb 14 - 05:20 PM

Thanks, Jake!

I've sent the seller an e-mail. Sure looks as if he was trying to sell a copy of the manuscript for that song party aboard the Columbia. What a weird world!

Charlie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny
From: GUEST,Charley Noble
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 08:27 PM

This manuscript on e-Bay looks like the real thing. Maybe my $1000 bid will win it!

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny
From: Anglogeezer
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 01:22 PM

Go!! Charlie Go!!
Shall we pass the hat??

Jake


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fantail Fanny
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Feb 14 - 04:34 PM

Nabbed it! My thanks to all who didn't bid this manuscript up.

Here are the lyrics:

Fantail Fanny

Fantail Fanny, she's the queen of the fleet;
She's the broad with the quadruple screws;
In her double bottoms she has lots of stuff;
Sailors all will tell you that they never ever get enough
Of Fantail's fanny, she's the queen of the fleet;
She's the broad with the quadruple –
She's naval to her nipples –
She's the broad with the quadruple screws!

Notes:

This song was composed by an officer aboard the Light Cruiser USS Columbia for a musical show during World War 2, in memory of a visit to Sydney, Australia, according to remarks by Captain Charlie Nelson, USN (Ret.) to his fellow retirees, November 24, 2003.

Not to be confused with a nightclub song with a similar title: Fanlight Fanny-1935C
Decca F5569 Gifford/Cliffe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Feb 14 - 04:37 PM

Special thanks to Jake above.

And there are other songs in the manuscript: some regular popular songs, some outrageous parodies, and some that have never seen the light of day since 1945.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny
From: Anglogeezer
Date: 23 Feb 14 - 12:54 PM

I watched the auction Charlie - glad to see you got it!!

Jake


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fantail Fanny
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Feb 14 - 09:00 PM

Now that I've scanned the manuscript I'll probably send it off to the Library of Congress with a transcript and some notes. It really is a treasure.

Charlie


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