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The Emperor of Lancashire

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"The Emperor of Lancashire" is a 1941 comic song written by Roger MacDougall for the British comedian George Formby. In it Formby boastfully proclaims about his future success that will one day make him Emperor of the English county of Lancashire. It is filled with a number of references to Lancashire dialect and culture.

"The Emperor of Lancashire"
Song by George Formby
Published1941
Recorded28 July 1941
GenreComic song
LabelRegal Zonophone Records
Songwriter(s)Roger MacDougall

It was recorded by Formby on 28 July 1941 for Regal Zonophone Records. It featured in the 1941 film Turned Out Nice Again[1] when it is sung by Formby to the customers of an expensive London nightclub during a visit to the capital for a ladies underwear sales convention.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mundy, John (1999). Popular Music on Screen: From the Hollywood Musical to Music Video. Manchester University Press. p. 141.

BibliographyEdit

  • Mundy, John. Popular Music on Screen: From the Hollywood Musical to Music Video. Manchester University Press, 1999.
  • Richards, Jeffrey. Films and British National Identity: From Dickens to Dad's Army. Manchester University Press, 1997.