Red sails, teddy bears and the Hokey Cokey?

What have these three got in common? Answer: the lyricist Jimmy Kennedy (1902-1984). Kennedy, who came from Northern Ireland, wrote the words to over 2000 songs including Red Sails in the Sunset, Teddy Bears Picnic and The Hokey Cokey.
Here he is:

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And here is a yacht in the sunset which is what took me down this path in the first place – sails, sunset, etc. etc.

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This is because my next charity shop find is a yacht in the sunset somewhere and signed D.A. Eades. It is a watercolour with absolutely no clue as to where it could be but it only cost £1.99 and now I know all about Jimmy Kennedy.

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