In British film Feather Your Nest, fiftien minutes before George Formby's version. Val was the man who sang Teddy Bear's Picnic. The same year Gay's biggest hit The Lambeth Walk caused a sensation in his West End musical Me And My Gal. When re-staged on Broadway in 1986, four Noel Gay songs were added including this one, causing puzzlement any time this so-called Herman's Hermits tune was recognized.
George Formby [in same film; Formby plays the clumsy studio guy who dropped the original Val Rosing recording, forcing him to cut his own version; all four Beatles were Formby fans; the banjo outro of Free As A Bird (see there) sounds a lot like the one in Leaning On A Lamp Post]
Herman's Hermits [top 10 US; following Formby's example]