Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Streets of London by Ralph McTell (Sung & Played by Fred Holstein)

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  1. Streets of London by Ralph McTell (Sung & Played by Fred Holstein)

    Have you seen the old man in the closed-down market
    Kicking up the papers in his worn-out shoes
    In his eyes, there is no pride, hung loosely at his side
    Yesterday’s paper telling yesterday’s news

    (Refrain) So yes, I know, we get lonely
    Sometimes for us the sun don’t shine
    Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London
    I will show you somethin’ to make you change your mind

    Have you seen the old girl who walks the streets of London
    Dirt in her hair; her clothes are all in rags
    She’s no time for talkin’; she keeps right on walkin’
    Carrying her home in two carrier bags

    (Refrain)

    In an all-night café at a quarter past eleven
    Same old man, sitting all alone
    Looking at the world over the rim of a teacup
    Each tea lasts an hour, and he wanders home alone

    (Refrain)

    Have you seen the old man outside the seaman mission
    Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears
    In our wintry city, the rain cries a little pity
    For one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn’t care

    (Refrain)

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