Streets of London (capo 2nd)    (midi)

 

    C - G - Am - Em - F - C - G - C

 

      C                           G                    Am                Em

1. Have you seen the old man in the closed-down market,

      F                    C                       D             G7

    kicking up the papers with his worn-out shoes?

    C                       G                        Am             Em

    In his eyes you see no pride, but held loosely at his side,

F                       C                    G7               C

    yesterday`s papers, telling yesterday`s news.

 

        F               Em                    C - G7   Am  - D

So how can you tell me, you`re lo…….nely,

                    D7                                G        - G7

and say for you that the sun don`t shine?

  C                      G                         

Let me take you by the hand

        Am                             Em

and lead you through the streets of London,

F                       C                    G                                 C

   I`ll show you something to make you change your mind.

 

    +  C - G - Am - Em - F - C - G - C

 

       C                          G                     Am                          Em

2. Have you seen the old girl,  as she walks the streets of London,

F                   C                  D            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

    carries her home in two carrier bags. 

 

+ CHORUS    +  C - G - Am - Em - F - C - G - C

 

    C                      G             Am              Em

3. In the all-night café, at a quarter past eleven,

      F                     C         D               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

   each tea lasts an hour, then he wanders home alone.

 

        F               Em                    C - G7   Am  - D

So how can you tell me, you`re lo…….nely,

                    D7                                G        - G7

and say for you that the sun don`t shine?

  C                      G                         

Let me take you by the hand

        Am                             Em

and lead you through the streets of London,

F                       C                    G                                 C

   I`ll show you something to make you change your mind.

 

 

    +  C - G - Am - Em - F - C - G - C

 

       C                          G              Am                         Em

4. Have you seen the old boy outside the Seamen`s Mission,

       F                     C                     D                       G7

    memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears?

     C                  G          Am                    Em

    In our winter city, the rain cries a little pity,

           F                             C               G7                       C

    for one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn`t care.

 

+ CHORUS   

 

   (Ralph McTell)