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Streets Of London

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By: Ralph McTell[1]


C G Am Em
Have you seen the old man, in the closed down market
F C D7 G7
Kicking up papers, with his worn out shoes
C G Am Em
In his eyes you'll see no pride, and held loosely by his side
F C G7 C C7
Yesterday's papers, telling yesterday's news
 
Chorus
F Em G Am C
So how can you tell me, you're lo-onely
Dm Dm G G7
And say for you that the sun don't shine?
C G Am Em
Let me take you by the hand, and lead you through the streets of London
F C G7 C C7
I'll show you something, to make you change your mind
 
C G Am Em
Have you seen the old girl, who walks the streets of London
F C D7 G7
Dirt in her hair, and her clothes in rags
C G Am Em
She's no time for talking, she just keeps right on walking
F C G7 C C7
Carrying her home, in two carrier bags
 
C G Am Em
In the all night cafe, at a quarter past eleven
F C D7 G7
Same old man sitting there on his own
C G Am Em
Looking at the world, over the rim of his teacup
F C G7 C C7
Each cup lasts an hour, and he wanders home alone
 
C G Am Em
And have you seen the old man, outside the seaman's mission?
F C D7 G7
Memory fading, with the medal ribbons that he wears
C G Am Em
In our winter city, the rain cries little pity
F C G7 C
For one more forgotten hero, and a world that doesn't care

Created 2009 Nov 28 04:08

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

Page last modified on 2010 Nov 22 08:46

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