The Umbrella Man (song)

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"The Umbrella Man" (often popularly referred to as Any Umbrellas?) is a British song written by James Cavanaugh, Larry Stock and Vincent Rose. It was first published in 1924 and first performed live by the comedy double act Flanagan and Allen in 1939.[1] It became one of their standards along with “Hometown” and “Underneath the Arches”.

Chart Information[edit]

Billboard Magazine, issue dated January 28, 1939: Sheet-Music Leaders chart for week ending January 21, 1939: Umbrella Man charted at #1.[2]




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