When I'm Cleaning Windows
George Formby (Fred Cliff, Harry Gifford & George Formby, 1936)
:Cdim:

Oh [C] I go window cleaning to [D7] earn an honest bob
[G] For a nosey parker it's an interesting [C] job

Now [C] it's a job that [C7] just suits me,
a [F] window cleaner [D7] you would be
If [C] you could see what [A7] I can see,
[Cdim] when I'm cleaning [C] windows

The [C] honeymooning [C7] couples too,
[F] you should see them [D7] bill and coo
You'd [C] be surprised at [A7] things they do,
[Cdim] when I'm cleaning [C] windows

In [E7] my profession I work hard,
[A7] but I'll never stop.
I'll [D7] climb this blinking ladder 'til
I [G] get right to the [G7] top

The [C] blushing bride she [C7] looks divine,
the [F] bridegroom he is [D7] doing fine
I'd [C] rather have his [A7] job than mine,
[Cdim] when I'm cleaning [C] windows

The [C] chambermaid sweet [C7] names I call,
[F] it's a wonder [D7] I don't fall
Me [C] mind's not on me [A7] work at all,
[Cdim] when I'm cleaning [C] windows

I [C] know a fellow [C7] such a swell,
he [F] has a thirst it's [D7] plain to tell
I've [C] seen him drink his [A7] bath as well,
[Cdim] when I'm cleaning [C] windows

[E7] All day up this ladder
I'm as [A7] happy as can be
It's [D7] not my fault I see a lot of [G] things
I shouldn't [G7] see

Py- [C] jamas lying [C7] side by side
[F] ladies' nighties [D7] I have spied
I've [C] often seen what [A7] goes inside,
[Cdim] when I'm cleaning [C] windows

Now [C] there's a famous [C7] talkie queen,
[F] looks a flapper [D7] on the screen
She's [C] more like eighty [A7] than eighteen,
[Cdim] when I'm cleaning [C] windows

She [C] pulls her hair all [C7] down behind,
[F] then pulls down her, [D7] never mind
[C] After that pulls [A7] down the blind,
[Cdim] when I'm cleaning [C] windows

[E7] All day up this ladder
I'm as [A7] happy as can be
It's [D7] not my fault I see a lot of [G] things
I shouldn't [G7] see

At [C↓] 8 o'clock, a [C7↓] girl she wakes,
at [F↓ 5 past 8, a [D7↓ bath she takes
At [C↓¸¸ 10 past 8, me [A7↓ ladder breaks,
[Cdim]¸when I'm cleaning [C] windows

Instrumental
[C]   [C7]   [F]   [D7]   [C]   [A7]   [Cdim]
When I'm cleaning [C] windows [C↓]  [G7↓]  [C↓]


#Last Updated: 07/20/27 JD
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