Streets of London

Ralph McTell   D-Dur


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1Have you seen the old man / In the closed down market / Kicking up the papers / With his worn out shoes? / In his eyes, you see no pride / Hands held loosely at his side / Yesterday's paper / Telling yesterday's news

So, how can you tell me you're lonely / And say for you that the sun don't shine? / Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London / I'll show you something to make you change your mind

2Have you seen the old girl / Who walks the streets of London / Dirt in her hair / And her clothes in rags? / She's no time for talking / She just keeps right on walking / Carrying her home / In two carrier bags

So, how can you tell me ...

3And in the all night cafe / At a quarter past eleven / Same old man / Sitting there on his own / Looking over the world / Over the rim of his tea cup / Each tea lasts an hour / And he wanders home alone

So, how can you tell me ...

4Have you seen the old man / Outside the seaman's mission / Memory fading with / The medal ribbons that he wears? / In our winter city / The rain cries a little pity / For one more forgotten hero / And a world that doesn't care

So, how can you tell me ...