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When Im Cleaning Windows ukulele

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When I'm cleaning windows - George Formby (ukulele chords)

Original Key: Disc (1936) Bb; shortened version in film: Ab

The fingering is based on version sung in the film "Keep your seats, please" (see youtube).
The earlier release on 78 rpm has more verses, and a different arrangement
In the film version the soundtrack uke is tuned  Eb Ab C F, the uke George is seen playing looks like a 
a tenor but may not be the one used to record the soudtrack.
Peter sellers, an excellent uke. player,(see youtube) tunes a standard uke to Ab Db Bb F
and plays with similar fingering in Db.

The tab is in C major for a standard uke tuning, G C E A. 

Tuning:  GCEA

Chords:

C    C7    D7    E7    F    G    G7   Ab7  Adim7  A7    
GCEA GCEA  GCEA  GCEA  GCEA GCEA GCEA GCEA  GCEA  GCEA  
0003 0001  2223  1202  2010 0232 0212 1323  2323  0100          


Short intro to film version:

c  Ab7 G7

Intro:
C   C7   F    Adim7   C   C7 A7 C Ab7  C


C                            D7
Now I go cleanin' windows to earn an honest bob
G7                                    C
For a nosy parker it's an interestin' job

#1:
C                   C7              F              Adim7
Now it's a job that just suits me a window cleaner you would be

    C               C7 A7 C    Ab7               C
If you can see what I can see, When I'm cleanin' windows

#2:
C            C7           F                   Adim7
Honeymoonin' couples too, you should see them bill 'n coo
      C               C7     A7   C   Ab7               C
You'd be surprised at things they do, When I'm cleanin' windows

Interlude: 
   E7                            A7 
In my profession I'll work hard, but I'll never stop
     D7                                  G7 
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder, 'till I get right to the top                     

#3: 
    C                   C7                F                Adim7
The blushin' bride, she looks divine, The bridegroom he is doin' fine
    C                C7   A7   C   Ab7               C
I'd rather have his job than mine, When I'm cleanin' windows

#4:
C                       C7            F             Adim7
The chambermaids' sweet names I call, it's a wonder I don't fall
   C                C7   A7   C  Ab7               C
My mind's not on my work at all, when I'm cleanin' windows

#5:
C               C7               F                    Adim7
I know a fella, such a swell, He has a thirst, that's plain to tell
     C                  C7   A7 C     Ab7               C 
I've seen him drink his bath as well, when I'm cleanin' windows

Interlude:
       E7                            A7
Oh, in my profession I'll work hard, but I'll never stop
     D7                                  G7 
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder, 'till I get right to the top

#6:
C             C7            F               Adim7
Pyjamas lyin' side by side, ladies nighties I have spied

     C               C7   A7  C     Ab7               C
I've often seen what goes in- side, When I'm cleanin' windows

Instrumental:

C   C7   F    Adim7   C   C7 A7 C Ab7  C

C   C7   F    Adim7   C   C7 A7 C Ab7  C

E7   A7    D7     G7

C   C7   F    Adim7   C   C7 A7 C Ab7  C G C

#7:
C                    C7                F               Adim7
Now there's a famous talkie queen, she looks a flapper on the screen
      C                 C7   A7  C     Ab7               C
She's more like eightie than eighteen, when I'm cleanin' windows

#7:
C                      C7           F                      Adim7
She pulls her hair all down behind, then pulls down her... never mind
    C                C7   A7  C      Ab7               C
And after that pulls down the blind, when I'm cleanin' windows

Interlude:
       E7                            A7
Oh, in my profession I'll work hard, but I'll never stop
     D7                                  G7 
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder, 'till I get right to the top

#8:
C                  C7                     F              Adim7
An old maid walks around the floor, she's so fed up, one day I'm sure
       C              C7   A7  C     Ab7               C
She'll drag me in and lock the door, when I'm cleanin' windows

Outro:
C   C7   F    Adim7   C   C7 A7 C Ab7  C

Ab7               C
When I'm cleanin' windows

            
            
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