Van Morrison - Cleaning Windows Lyrics




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...





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  1. kieran savage

    A tanner and a thee dee bit, Love It.

  2. Maurie Nicholson

    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

    [Chorus]
    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
    Cleanin' windows (number a hundred and thirty-six)

    [Solos]

    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"

    [Chorus]

  3. ThePizzageek

    a great song to , what else? to clean windows by!

  4. Peter Townsend

    no portholes on my glazing please Van.

  5. paul signac

    You missed a bit. Look, there, there, above the fanlight! Jeez, you're hopeless mate, you should find some other trade. I don't know, maybe music,

    a oneiill

    chancer

    a oneiill

    song and dancer

    a oneiill

    his heid was full of nonsense

    David Thompson

    @a oneiill head*** you fucking backwards potato picker

  6. Jay Bee

    One of my favourite tracks (of all performers) over 71 years

    lukas hynes

    you must be a hard workin bloke..... & i respect that, my friend ! if there was more people like you, well this planet would be better off. thanks mate.

  7. Roy Rands

    GRUMPY !! HA, LOL,  BELOVED!!

  8. W T F IsGoingOn

    Van man? One of the best ever

  9. lukas hynes

    love ya Van................ drippin with talent, class & stuff..........

  10. It is What it is!

    We listen to you, Van, in Mexico...May God bless you forever!!!

    Mereana Stevens

    It is What it is! Love the game

  11. BlueRibbonWinner

    George Ivan Morrison

    kieran savage

    Sir Ivan George Morrison.ThankYou.

  12. Michael Rage

    I'm a working man in my prime

    shangrila a

    Cleaning windows

  13. Ian Blaxill

    vans the man