Ralph McTell

Streets Of London

Ralph McTell

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Streets Of London

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Have you seen the old man in the closed down market,     
F	                        C	        	D7            G7     
Kicking out the papers with his worn out shoes?     
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In his eyes you see no pride.  Hand held loosely by his side,     
F	             C                     G7                C     
Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news.     
     
     
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Dm Em C Am So how can you tell me you're lonely, D D7 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 G C I'll show you something that'll make you change your mind.
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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 talkin', she just keeps right on walking, F C G7 C Carrying her home in two carrier bags.
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Dm Em C Am So how can you tell me you're lonely, D D7 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 G C I'll show you something that'll make you change your mind.
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C G Am Em In the all night cafe at a quarter past eleven, F C F G7 Same old man sitting there on his own. C G Am Em Looking at the world over the rim of his tea cup, F C G C Each tea lasts a hour, then he wanders home alone.
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Dm Em C Am So how can you tell me you're lonely, D D7 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 G C I'll show you something that'll make you change your mind.
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C G Am Em Have you seen the old man outside the seamen's mission? F C D7 G7 Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears. C G Am Em And in the winter city the rain cries a little pity, F C G7 C For one more forgotten hero in a world that doesn't care.
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Dm Em C Am So how can you tell me you're lonely, D D7 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 G C I'll show you something that'll make you change your mind.
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