Andy The Handy Man Lyrics

George Formby


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Eddie Latta, George Formby
album: Track in album The War and Postwar Years
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length: 2:52

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Now I'm a jack-of-all-trades, as busy as a bee
Should anything need fixing, just get in touch with me
If your water cisterns frozen, or the babys face turns blue
Ring me on the telephone, 'cause I know what to do
They call me Andy, George Andy, Andy the handy man

My job is dandy, dandy, I do the best I can
I'm always at your service, you may depend
And don't forget its never too late to mend
As an artist I draw faces, my profiles are divine,
But when it comes to figures, that's where I'm not so fine
A girl told me last night, I didn't know where to "draw the line"
Oh, it comes in handy being a handy man
Now in the park one morning, a bulldog I did see
I fairly stood and shivered when it came and sniffed at me
I didn't even move when it mistook me for a tree
Oh, it comes in handy being a handy man

They call me Andy, George Andy, Andy the handy man
My job is dandy, dandy, I do the best I can
I'm always at your service, you may depend
And don't forget its never too late to mend
A baby once was christened, the parson said "well, well"
He isn't like his mother or his father you can tell
Who does the child remind you of? And the choir began to yell,
"Oh, it comes in handy being a handy man"

A girl gave me a gold watch, I said "its rather light
Its got no works inside it, now surely that's not right"
She said "now don't you worry, Ill give you the works tonight"
Oh, it comes in handy being a handy man

Additional couplet
I went to mend a bath once, imagine my surprise,
When the outline of a female inside the bath I spies
I thought Id better make quite sure, but the soap got in my eyes
Oh, it comes in handy being a handy man


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Swinging Along
  • 2 A Lad From Lancashire
  • 3 The Lancashire Romeo
  • 4 Imagine Me in the Maginot Line
  • 5 Grandad's Flannelette Nightshirt
  • 6 Mr. Wu's a Window Cleaner Now
  • 7 Count Your Blessings and Smile
  • 8 Oh! Don't the Wind Blow Cold?
  • 9 You've Got Something There
  • 10 I Always Get to Bed by Half-Past Nine
  • 11 On the Wigan Boat Express
  • 12 Down the Old Coal Hole
  • 13 I'm the Ukelele Man
  • 14 On the Beat
  • 15 Letting the New Year In
  • 16 Bless 'em All
  • 17 Guarding the Home of the Home Guards
  • 18 I Wish I Was Back on the Farm
  • 19 Formby Favourites for the Forces
  • 20 Thanks, Mr. Roosevelt
  • 21 Bless 'em All No. 2
    CD 2
  • 1 It Might Have Been a Great Deal Worse
  • 2 You'd Be Far Better Off in a Home
  • 3 I Did What I Could With My Gas Mask
  • 4 Delivering the Morning Milk
  • 5 The Emperor of Lancashire
  • 6 You Can't Go Wrong in These
  • 7 Auntie Maggie's Remedy
  • 8 You're Everything to Me
  • 9 I'd Do It With a Smile
  • 10 The Left-Hand Side of Egypt
  • 11 Who Are You A-Shoving Of?
  • 12 The Barmaid at the Rose and Crown
  • 13 I Played on My Spanish Guitar
  • 14 Swing Mama
  • 15 George Formby's Crazy Record, Parts 1/2
  • 16 Formby Film Favourites, Parts 1/2
  • 17 Katy Did, Katy Didn't
  • 18 Frank on His Tank
  • 19 Smile All the Time
  • 20 Out in the Middle East
    CD 3
  • 1 Andy the Handy Man
  • 2 They Laughed When I Started to Play
  • 3 Talking to the Moon About You
  • 4 Go to Get Your Photo in the Press
  • 5 Mr. Wu's an Air Raid Warden Now
  • 6 Sally the Salvage Queen
  • 7 Thirsty Thirsty Sailors
  • 8 Hold Your Hats On
  • 9 The Cook House Serenade
  • 10 You Can't Love Two Girls at the Same Time
  • 11 Under the Blasted Oak
  • 12 Then the Lads of the Village Get Crackin'
  • 13 When the Waterworks Caught Fire
  • 14 The Baby Show
  • 15 Home Guard Blues
  • 16 Oh! You Have No Idea
  • 17 Spotting on Top of Blackpool Tower
  • 18 Sentimental Lou
  • 19 British Isles (medley)
  • 20 American (medley)
  • 21 On the HMS Cowheel
  • 22 Bunty's Such a Big Girl Now
    CD 4
  • 1 It Serves You Right (You Shouldn't Have Joined)
  • 2 If I Had a Girl Like You
  • 3 Swim, Little Fish
  • 4 Bell Bottom George
  • 5 The "V" Sign Song
  • 6 The Old Cane Bottom Chair
  • 7 Our Fanny's Gone All Yankee
  • 8 Unconditional Surrender
  • 9 Blackpool Prom
  • 10 Mr. Wu's in the Air Force
  • 11 The Daring Young Man
  • 12 I'd Like a Dream Like That
  • 13 She's Got Two of Everything
  • 14 Up in the Air and Down in the Dumps
  • 15 Excerpt From "Get Cracking"
  • 16 You Don't Need a Licence for That
  • 17 The Mad March Harae
  • 18 It Could Be
  • 19 We've Been a Long Time Gone
  • 20 Auntie Maggie's Remedy
  • 21 Leaning on a Lamp Post
  • 22 When I'm Cleaning Windows
  • 23 Come Hither With Your Zither
    CD 5
  • 1 Saving Up for Sally
  • 2 Pleasure Cruise
  • 3 Ordinary People
  • 4 Zip Goes a Million
  • 5 It Takes No Time to Fall in Love
  • 6 Nothing Breaks but the Heart
  • 7 Do de o Do
  • 8 Chinese Laundry Blues
  • 9 Baby
  • 10 You Can't Keep a Growing Lad Down
  • 12 It's No Use Looking at Me
  • 13 John Willie's Jazz Band
  • 14 There's Nothing Proud About Me
  • 15 Madame Moscovitch
  • 16 Sitting on the Sands All Night
  • 17 Dare-Devil Dick
  • 18 The Ghost
  • 19 Mother, What'll I Do Now?
  • 20 Hitting the High Spots
  • 21 Under the Blasted Oak
  • 22 Oh! You Have No Idea
  • 23 The "V" Sign Song