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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I've got a kind of Chinese Limehouse laundry blue".
One of the songs he recorded for Decca was Chinese Laundry Blues which was set to become one of his classics.
Aladdin's mum Widow Twankey, has got the mixedup Chinese laundry blues; her other son Wishee Washee is being particularly unhelpful; and they're also very poor.
'The Laundry Blues' done to the tune of 'The Mexican Hat Dance' and 'Whose Idea Was This Dumb Hike?' to the tune of 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' are only two of the fun camp song originals here.
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.