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Lyr Req: Fanlight Fanny (from Clinton Ford)

Mr Happy 24 Jul 02 - 11:56 AM
Sorcha 24 Jul 02 - 12:01 PM
Mr Happy 24 Jul 02 - 08:02 PM
Seamus Kennedy 25 Jul 02 - 12:39 AM
Cappuccino 25 Jul 02 - 03:01 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 25 Jul 02 - 06:19 PM
Mr Happy 20 Jul 07 - 04:30 AM
Mr Happy 20 Jul 07 - 04:33 AM
GUEST,Paul Burke 20 Jul 07 - 04:52 AM
GUEST,Anthony Glennon 03 Jul 08 - 06:36 AM
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Subject: fanlight fanny: clinton ford
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:56 AM

hi y'all,

does anyone have the words to 'fanlight fanny, the frowsy nightclub queen'

it was made popular in the '60's by singer clinton ford.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fanlight fanny: clinton ford
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 12:01 PM

Lyrics and chords posted in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fanlight fanny: clinton ford
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 08:02 PM

sorcha,

thanks a lot!

anybody know what happened to clinton ford?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fanlight fanny: clinton ford
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 12:39 AM

Didn't he also sing, Madame Moskowitz, The Moscow Witch, The Russian Gypsy Queen?

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fanlight fanny: clinton ford
From: Cappuccino
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 03:01 PM

The last time I saw Clinton, an absolute gentleman, was backstage at the Peterborough country music festival in, I think, 1988, when even to his own surprise he was headlining. After smoking all my cigarettes, he was so nervous, he walked on and addressed the crowd with the immortal words: 'Good evening, I'm Clinton Ford, and no, I will NOT be singing Fanlight Fanny tonight!' And he had them eating out of his hand!

He is, I believe, a hotelier on the Isle of Wight.

He is also my hero for co-writing The Old Bazaar In Cairo.

- Ian B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fanlight fanny: clinton ford
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 06:19 PM

Last year he was singing with the Merseysippi Jazz Band at the Scarborough Jazz Festival. He has sung with them on a regular basis since he was a Redcoat at Butlins He is is alive and well as far as I know and living in the Isle of Man. His Russian lady was known as Volga Olga who has the biggest balalaika in the Balkans. Its on an LP called "Clinton the Clown" accompanied by the inimitable George Chisholm, every track a winner


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fanlight Fanny (from Clinton Ford)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Jul 07 - 04:30 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_Ford_%28singer%29


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fanlight Fanny (from Clinton Ford)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Jul 07 - 04:33 AM

Couldn't find Clinton's version, here's George Formby:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=55-oNqY1yTU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fanlight Fanny (from Clinton Ford)
From: GUEST,Paul Burke
Date: 20 Jul 07 - 04:52 AM

If he's a hotelier in the IOW, he's doing well- he's only a bit younger than my father, who was one of his mates back in the 50s in Salford. And Dad would have been 86 had he lived. But then we knew all the stars- Johnny Virgo played with my older brother as a little kid.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fanlight Fanny (from Clinton Ford)
From: GUEST,Anthony Glennon
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 06:36 AM

I remember Clinton Ford when I was in ln the forces I used to play Fanlight Fanny on the juke box a lot of times


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fanlight Fanny (from Clinton Ford)
From: GUEST,KiTChener
Date: 07 Jan 18 - 01:51 PM

Just heard his version on Len Goodman show on Radio 2.

Haven't heard it for donkey's years, knew the artist shared my surname (Ford), initially was thinking Emile (Whad'ya wanna make those eyes at me for?), then suddenly realised 'Clinton'!

Checking on here reminds me of all those other fantastic, almost tongue twisting songs from Clinton!


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