Leaning on a Lamp-post

Written by Noel GayUnreleased song

Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Leaning on a Lamp-post” is a popular song written by Noel Gay and best known in the version by George Formby.

It was first performed in the 1937 film Feather Your Nest, in contrasting styles by Val Rosing and George Formby. The film’s plot revolves around Formby, a gramophone record technician, hearing Rosing record the song but then breaking the master disc and substituting his own voice. Formby recorded the song for Regal Zonophone Records on 5 September 1937, and it became one of his most popular and best-remembered songs. The sheet music for the song was published by Cinephonic Music Co Ltd. of London, at two shillings.

A version by Herman’s Hermits, credited as “Leaning on the Lamp Post”, reached no.9 on the US Hot 100 in 1966. The song was added into the 1985 production of Me and My Girl, but was not in the original 1937 version of the musical.


Wonderful Christmas Tracks

Unofficial live

5:48 • Live • Medley with "Something"

Concert From the concert in London, United Kingdom on Dec 22, 2009

Out There Japan Tour 2013

Unofficial live

1:56 • Soundcheck

Concert From the concert in Osaka, Japan on Nov 12, 2013

A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 6th, 1969 - 1 & 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

1:37 • Rehearsal • Jan.06 - D2-25 - Leaning On A Lamp-post 6.46

Session Recording:
Jan 06, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

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Unofficial live • Released in 2010

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Unofficial live • Released in 2010

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