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Challenge: Formby Parody: When I'm Running Windows

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Bob the Postman 23 Mar 07 - 05:56 PM
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Subject: Formby Parody: When I'm Running Windows
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 05:56 PM

Well?


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Subject: RE: Formby Parody: When I'm Running Windows
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 06:33 PM

Is this a song challenge ?


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Subject: RE: Formby Parody: When I'm Running Windows
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 06:35 PM

Yes.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN I'M CLEANING WINDOWS (George Formby)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 06:37 PM

WHEN I'M CLEANING WINDOWS
- written by George Formby, Harry Gifford and Frederick E. Cliffe
- as recorded September 27, 1936 by George Formby (1904-1961)

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 eighty 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.


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Subject: RE: Formby Parody: When I'm Running Windows
From: GUEST,Fogie
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 06:40 PM

This is a Les Barker song isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Formby Parody: When I'm Running Windows
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 06:51 PM

Well, as far as I can remember, "Reinstalling Windows" is a Les Barker parody of the song popularised by George Formby.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Formby Parody: When I'm Running Windows
From: Snuffy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 07:22 PM

The Les Barker version has been reinstalled here at least four times.

Here by okthen
Here by Judel
Here by Zebedee
Here by non-member

Probably about time for another reinstallation to upgrade to Vista


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Subject: RE: Formby Parody: When I'm Running Windows
From: Snuffy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 07:30 PM

Bugger, I linked to Zebedee's posting twice.

This is by non-member


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Subject: RE: Formby Parody: When I'm Running Windows
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 08:01 PM

I thought this would turn out to be a "find the song" challenge rather than a "make the song" challenge. I did search for "when I'm running windows" so of course didn't turn up "reinstalling". I thought up these bits in the bath:

Mac is fine for flakes and fruits
Linux users pick their snoots
But Billy Gates is coining loot
When I'm etc.

Macs are at your call and beck
Linux runs as you'd expect
I utter stronger oaths than heck
When I'm etc.


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