[In reply to a question – why did Brian avoid rhyming line end of lyrics in his song, “Good Company? Why “The girl from Number Four” instead of “Number Three”?
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In a word, Duncan. Yes. It was specifically a nod to classic Uke player and saucy singer George Formby, who often would deliberately avoid a rhyme to deliver an innuendo. Example: (from ‘Chinese Laundry Blues’)
” Now Mr Wu – he’s got a naughty eye that glitters …
You ought to see it wobble when he’s ironing ladies’ blouses … “
It goes on …
“Mr Wu – what can I do ? ….
I’ve got those kind of Limehouse Chinese Laundry Blues ! “