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YMMV / George Formby

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  • Fair for Its Day: The "Mr Wu" songs have some dodgy lyrics for today, but at the time nobody else would have made songs about a Chinese immigrant—at least not portraying him in a sympathetic light. Especially noteworthy as the original "Mr Wu" was a Yellow Peril villain from a play in the 1910s who was taken up as a recurring character in music hall; Formby used the name for the recognition, but not much else.

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