• Fats Waller – The Spider and The Fly

As I’m going into a virtual hermitage in order to meet an important deadline, this will be my last post for a month or so.

Given the stories about the large number of randy male spiders coming indoors this autumn looking for females (a fact about rural arachnids which I can verify), I thought that Fats Waller’s popular song from 1938 could hold the groove while I free myself temporarily from the web.

In Waller and Andy Razaf’s version, however, it is the male who has the parlour …

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