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The window cleaner

Posted by HelenEdith on June 1, 2009

Abseiling Window Cleaner

Abseiling Window Cleaner

Life has been so busy lately that I didn’t realise how much time had flown by since the day in the middle of March when I looked out of the office window – the fourth floor office window – to see a man hanging in front of the window at eye level across the street. Upon looking more closely, it became apparent from the bucket and other cleaning accoutrements hanging about his person that he was cleaning windows!

Nice work if you’re an abseiler, but I can’t say that I’d fancy the job!

Here he is in close-up.

Abseiling Window Cleaner

Abseiling Window Cleaner

Abseiling Window Cleaner

Abseiling Window Cleaner

Abseiling Window Cleaner

Abseiling Window Cleaner

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2 Responses to “The window cleaner”

  1. Buff said

    With thanks to George Formby … and curses, because now I’ll be singing this all day!!! Bleedin’ earworms!

    Now I go cleanin’ windows to earn an honest bob
    For a nosy parker it’s an interestin’ job

    Now it’s a job that just suits me
    A window cleaner you would be
    If you can see what I can see
    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    Honeymoonin’ couples too
    You should see them bill ‘n coo
    You’d be surprised at things they do
    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    In my profession I’ll work hard
    But I’ll never stop
    I’ll climb this blinkin’ ladder
    Till I get right to the top

    The blushin’ bride, she looks divine
    The bridegroom he is doin’ fine
    I’d rather have his job than mine
    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    The chambermaids’ sweet names I call
    It’s a wonder I don’t fall
    My mind’s not on my work at all
    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    I know a fella, such a swell
    He has a thirst, that’s plain to tell
    I’ve seen him drink his bath as well
    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    Oh, in my profession I’ll work hard
    But I’ll never stop
    I’ll climb this blinkin’ ladder
    Till I get right to the top

    Pyjamas lyin’ side by side
    Ladies nighties I have spied
    I’ve often seen what goes inside
    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    —— banjo ——

    Now there’s a famous talkie queen
    She looks a flapper on the screen
    She’s more like eightie than eighteen
    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    She pulls her hair all down behind
    Then pulls down her… never mind
    And after that pulls down the blind
    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    In my profession I’ll work hard
    But I’ll never stop
    I’ll climb this blinkin’ ladder
    Till I get right to the top

    An old maid walks around the floor
    She’s so fed up, one day I’m sure
    She’ll drag me in and lock the door
    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    When I’m cleanin’ windows

    • HelenEdith said

      You’ll have me searching YouTube for this, as I haven’t heard it for a while!

      Trouble is that if I do, then I will probably have it on the brain, too! 😆

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