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Intro:
    C              G
I'm leaning on the lamp,
          F              C
Maybe you think I look a tramp.
   C                   F        G       C  G   
Or maybe you think I'm round to steal a car.
    C             G
But no, I'm not a crook,
           F                   C
And if you think that's what I look,
     C                F       G       C
I'll tell you why and what my motives are.

Verse:
    C                               Am
I'm leaning on the lamppost at the corner of the street 
          G                         C
In case a certain little lady comes by.
   G      C   Am        G              D          G
Oh me, oh my, in case a certain little lady comes by.

Chorus:
          C
Oh, she's wonderful, she's marvelous,
      Am                 
She's fabulous, she's beautiful.
    G                     C        G       C      F
And anyone can understand why..I'm leaning on the lamppost
C      F      E      F                D
at the corner of the street in case a certain 
       G          C
little lady comes by.

Verse:
    C                               Am
She doesn't always get her way, she cannot always get her way.
    G                         C
But anyway I know that she'll try.
   G      C   Am G                D          G
Oh me, oh my, I  hope that little lady comes by.

Verse:
      G
She's not the kind of girl to be late for.
    C                      Am
But this one I'd break any date for.
  D                            D7
I won't have to ask what she's late for.
      G                    G7          G
She'd never leave me flat..she's not a girl like that.

Chorus:
          C
Oh, she's wonderful, she's marvelous,
      Am                 
She's fabulous, she's beautiful.
    G                     C        G       C      F
And anyone can understand why..I'm leaning on the lamppost
C      F      E      F                D
at the corner of the street in case a certain 
       G          C
little lady comes by.

Verse:
    C                               Am
I'm leaning on the lamppost at the corner of the street 
          G                         C
In case a certain little lady comes by.
   G      C   Am        G              D          G
Oh me, oh my, in case a certain little lady comes by.

Chorus:
          C
Oh, she's wonderful, she's marvelous,
      Am                 
She's fabulous, she's beautiful.
    G                     C        G       C      F
And anyone can understand why..I'm leaning on the lamppost
C      F      E      F                D
at the corner of the street in case a certain 
       G          C
little lady comes by.    
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13 Comments

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  2. Swaghetti and memeballs

    im learning this song for my grandpa because he has terminal cancer and we always used to listen to george together. he is now in the hosiptal

  3. 15 yrs old been playing george formby style for 2 years NOW forgot leaning on a lampost so VERY helpful thanks!

  4. My father was a huge George Formby fan, he had every conceivable LP (back in the days of vinyl), and all the George Formby films on VHS – I am talking about the 70’s and 80’s! I loved watching the films with him and singing along with my dad in the car to the cassette tapes of George.
    He would be so thrilled that, at the age of 47, I have started playing the Uke.
    Thanks to all of those who have contributed to this excellent site and helped me learn to play.

  5. My father was a huge George Formby fan, he had every conceivable LP (back in the days of vinyl), and all the George Formby films on VHS – I am talking about the 70’s and 80’s! I loved watching the films with him and singing along with my dad in the car to the cassette tapes of George.
    He would be so thrilled that, at the age of 47, I have started playing the Uke.
    Thanks to all of those who have contributed to this excellent site and helped my learn to play.

  6. Inner5pace

    For Swampy & his friend; here is what i found on the net ;

    Intro: [G] [G7] [C] [A7] [G] [E7] [Gdim] [G]
    Now [G] I go cleaning windows to [A7] earn an honest bob
    [D] For a nosey parker it’s an interesting [G] job
    [G] Now it’s a job that [G7] just suits me a [C] window cleaner [A7] you will be
    If [G] you could see what [E7] I can see [Gdim] when I’m cleaning [G] windows [G] The honeymooning [G7] couples too [C] you should see them [A7] bill and coo You’d [G] be surprised at [E7] things they do
    [Gdim] When I’m cleaning [G] windows
    In [B7] my profession I work hard [E7] but I’ll never stop
    I’ll [A7] climb this blinking ladder ’til I [D] get right to the [D7] top
    The [G] blushing bride she [G7] looks divine
    The [C] bridegroom he is [A7] doing fine
    I’d [G] rather have his [E7] job than mine [Gdim] when I’m cleaning [G] windows [G] The chambermaid sweet [G7] names I call [C] it’s a wonder [A7] I don’t fall My [G] mind’s not on my [E7] work at all [Gdim] when I’m cleaning [G] windows
    [G] I know a fellow [G7] such a swell he [C] has a thirst it’s [A7] plain to tell
    I’ve [G] seen him drink his [E7] bath as well [Gdim] when I’m cleaning [G] windows
    In [B7] my profession I work hard [E7] but I’ll never stop
    I’ll [A7] climb this blinking ladder ’til I [D] get right to the [D7] top
    Py[G]jamas lying [G7] side by side [C] ladies nighties [A7] I have spied
    I’ve [G] often seen what [E7] goes inside [Gdim] when I’m cleaning [G] windows
    Now [G] there’s a famous [G7] talkie queen [C] looks a flapper [A7] on the screen She’s [G] more like eighty [E7] than eighteen
    [Gdim] When I’m cleaning [G] windows
    She [G] pulls her hair all [G7] down behind
    [C] Then pulls down her [A7] never mind
    And [G] after that pulls [E7] down the blind [Gdim] when I’m cleaning [G] windows
    In [B7] my profession I work hard [E7] but I’ll never stop
    I’ll [A7] climb this blinking ladder ’til I [D] get right to the [D7] top
    An [G] old maid walks a[G7]round the floor
    She’s [C] so fed up one [A7] day I’m sure
    She’ll [G] drag me in and [E7] lock the door [Gdim] when I’m cleaning [G] windows [G][G7][C][A7][G][E7][Gdim][G] [Gdim]whenI’mcleaning[G]windows

    Good luck!

  7. I’m 14 and learning this because I think it’s wonderful and gorge Formby is great. Thanks for the chords!!!

  8. This is a Great fun song, But, the one I have been looking for is: WHEN I’M CLEANING WINDOWS. There is an old fellow that has just bought a ukulele, and has been trying to learn this tune for some time, I want to get him the Lyrics and tabs, he does not have a computer, and is not on the W.W.W. Can anyone help.

  9. hi
    love the website just starting to murder all the great songs ,
    my wife thinks its the funniest thing she has seen in years,
    having lots of fun and cheering up the family with my playing .
    big thanks from all.

  10. Hi new ukulele player.I also am a novice and using the uke as rehab from major stroke last april1st.its lots of fun trying to get the fingers working again,forging new neural pathways.trying to imitate. our George is a big ask!still keep trying and we’ll done
    regards
    PEter

  11. Hi

    Having picked up the frying pan and simulated playing the Ukulele, singing ‘I’m leaning on a lamppost’ whilst imitating George Formby to my grnddaughter I thought I would give playing the Uke a try. Wow! I love it! What a great hobby. Everyone should try it

    Kind regards to all

  12. Now I’m 80 I’m learning the uke more seriously tho I don’t think I’ll make a career of it! Thanks

  13. Just learning to play Ukulele now I am 65 and retired. Very greatful for all put on the web.
    thankyou

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