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This week’s Throwback Thursday goes way, way back to the 1936 film Keep Your Seats, Please, which stars English ukulele player and comedian George Formby.


In this high-quality clip (which I searched YouTube to find), Formby serenades his leading lady with the delightful tune “When I’m Cleaning Windows.” The BBC considered the song too racy for radio play, but it became a hit all the same, and eventually the BBC caved to pressure and played it.