Video: George Formby – When i’m cleaning windows
I have to admit that I didn't have any idea who George Formby was until 3 weeks ago. It seems to me that here in the states, if you only know one thing about the ukulele then you know about Tiny Tim. I think across the pond, over in the UK, it's George Formby instead. Now.. everyone should know that I love Tiny Tim dearly! He was like a walking encyclopedia of tin pan-era music. But, he's not really an exceptional ukulele player. I mean, he's great, after watching Formby it seems to me that Tiny Tim is outmatched. Formby has some crazy strums! Also, he's a real crack-up! I mean, look at those facial expressions! What do you mean, "Look at what?". Oh.. right. Here's the video:
I've been working on a version of this song, but just watching the video now I realize that I play it in a different key. I start with F and then go to F7 but I think George starts at C and goes to C7. I'll make a video soon of me playing, but don't get your hopes up. George is definitely the master. Maybe I can get my son (Age 5) to sing it with me, though, he loves this song. This and Big Rock Candy Mountain are our big duos (besides our Ramones covers).