Cleaning Windows
Van Morrison 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

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

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Written by: VAN MORRISON

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Alright Kidder

likely one of the greatest songs ever written

John Piers Cilliers

I know your comment is 4 years old already but had say that I concur most wholeheartedly. Van is a genius.

Tony Preston Expert Services

I'm a workin man in my prime, cleaning windows...... Anthem

Silver Snail14

For all my fellow working class heroes out there, I salute you.

Tony M

I did it for a living for 25 yrs .on a job one day, I heard this tune.

Ms eldee

Hey Tony B I bet you were chuffed.

Sparra Francesco

Nothin wrong with cleanin the windows,the best dudes do the crusin jobs,better than wearin a suit.

katbyrd1952

My favorite song, possibly ever.

Margaret Adami

I LOVE dweller on the Threshold!!

Shook Ones

Dweller on the threshold and cleaning windows are his best songs. We should hang out. Back on top is up there as well.

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