George Formby - When I'm Cleaning Windows Lyrics

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Now I go cleanin' windows to earn an honest bob
For a nosy parker it's an interestin' job

Now it's a job that just suits me
A window cleaner you would be
If you can see what I can see
When I'm cleanin' windows

Honeymoonin' couples too
You should see them bill 'n coo
You'd be surprised at things they do
When I'm cleanin' windows

In my profession I'll work hard
But I'll never stop
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder
Till I get right to the top

The blushin' bride, she looks divine
The bridegroom he is doin' fine
I'd rather have his job than mine
When I'm cleanin' windows

The chambermaids' sweet names I call
It's a wonder I don't fall
My mind's not on my work at all
When I'm cleanin' windows

I know a fella, such a swell
He has a thirst, that's plain to tell
I've seen him drink his bath as well
When I'm cleanin' windows

Oh, in my profession I'll work hard
But I'll never stop
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder
Till I get right to the top

Pyjamas lyin' side by side
Ladies nighties I have spied
I've often seen what goes inside
When I'm cleanin' windows

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Now there's a famous talkie queen
She looks a flapper on the screen
She's more like eightie than eighteen
When I'm cleanin' windows

She pulls her hair all down behind
Then pulls down her... never mind
And after that pulls down the blind
When I'm cleanin' windows

In my profession I'll work hard
But I'll never stop
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder
Till I get right to the top

An old maid walks around the floor
She's so fed up, one day I'm sure
She'll drag me in and lock the door
When I'm cleanin' windows

When I'm cleanin' windows
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 When I'm Cleaning Windows
  • 2 The Window Cleaner (No 2)
  • 3 Mr. Wu's a Window Cleaner Now
  • 4 Sittin' on the Ice in the Ice Rink
  • 5 Swimmin' With the Wimmin'
  • 6 The Lancashire Toreador
  • 7 With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock
  • 8 Our Sergeant Major
  • 9 Hi-Tiddley-Hi-Ti Island
  • 10 Sitting on the Sands All Night
  • 11 Chinese Laundry Blues
  • 12 Madame Moscovitch
  • 13 In My Little Snapshot Album
  • 14 Mother, What'll I Do Now
  • 15 Bless 'em All
  • 16 With My Little Ukelele in My Hand
  • 17 I Told My Baby With My Ukelele
  • 18 Frigid Air Fanny
  • 19 Leaning on a Lamp-Post
  • 20 It's Turned Out Nice Again


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mike Stock, Fred E Cliffe, George Formby, Harry Gifford, Amadeus Mozart, Andy Pickles, Matt Aitken
    album: Track 1 in album That Ukelele Man
    release date:
    popularity : 1431 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:53
    writer: Harry Gifford, Fred Cliffe, George Formby
    Album Information
    label: Hallmark Records
    format: CD
    script: Latin