laundry blue

laundry blue

[′lȯn·drē ‚blü]
(materials)
Dye-containing solution used to give a blue tint to laundry-yellowed white cottons and linens; usually contains Prussian blue.
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n George confessed late in life he had difficulty reading and writing and could not read music, but Chinese Laundry Blues,The Window Cleaner, It Turned Out Nice Again,Fanlight Fanny and probably his most famous song,Leaning on a Lamp Post,became massive hits.
But he needs to become a handsome Prince and all he seems to get are the laundry blues and his hapless brother Wishee Washee to contend with.
Many Formby favourites found their way into the story telling including When I'm Cleaning Windows (part written by Liverpudlian Fred E Cliff), Leaning on a Lamp-post and Chinese Laundry Blues.