Cleaning Windows Lyrics

Van Morrison


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Van Morrison
album: Track 6 in album Beautiful Vision
release date: 1982-1
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:43

Cover Art

Van Morrison Beautiful Vision cover art
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Oh, the smell of the bakery from across the street
Got in my nose
As we carried our ladders down the street
With the wrought iron gate rows
I went home and listened to Jimmie Rodgers in my lunch break
Bought five Woodbines at the shop on the corner
And went straight back to work

Oh, Sam was up on top
And I was on the bottom with the V
We went for lemonade and Paris buns
At the shop and broke for tea
I collected from the lady
And I cleaned the fanlight inside out
I was blowing saxophone on the weekend
In that down joint

What's my line
I'm happy cleaning windows
Take my time
I'll see you when my love grows
Baby don't let it slide
I'm a working man in my prime
Cleaning windows (number a hundred and thirty six)

I heard Leadbelly and Blind Lemon
On the street where I was born
Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee
Muddy Waters singin' I'm a rolling stone
I went home and read my Christmas Humphreys' book on Zen
Curiosity killed the cat
Kerouac's Dharma Bums and On The Road

What's my line
I'm happy cleaning windows
Take my time
I'll see you when my love grows
Baby don't let it slide
I'm a working man in my prime
Cleaning windows

What's my line
I'm happy cleaning windows
Take my time
I'll see you when my love grows
Don't let it slide
I'm a working man in my prime
Cleaning windows


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Celtic Ray
  • 2 Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
  • 3 Dweller on the Threshold
  • 4 Beautiful Vision
  • 5 She Gives Me Religion
  • 6 Cleaning Windows
  • 7 Vanlose Stairway
  • 8 Aryan Mist
  • 9 Across the Bridge Where Angels Dwell
  • 10 Scandinavia