????????? streets of london – ralph mctell

???? : streets of london

?????? : ralph mctell

????????? :

Have 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 by his side

Yesterday’s papers telling yesterday’s news

So how can you tell me that you’re lonely,

Or 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 will show you something

to make you change your mind

And have you seen that old girl

Who walks the streets of London

With a dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags?

She’s no time for talking,

She just keeps right on the walking

Carrying her home in two carrier bags.

So how can you tell me that you’re lonely,

Or 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 will show you something

to make you change your mind

In that all night cafe

At a quarter past eleven,

The same old man is sitting there on his own

Looking at the world

Over the rim of his tea-cup,

Each tea lasts an hour

Then he wanders home alone

So how can you tell me that you’re lonely,

Or 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 will show you something

to make you change your mind

And have you seen that old man

Outside the Seaman’s Mission

His Memory fading like the ribbons that he wears

Yes I’m in this winter city,

The rain cries a little pity

For one more forgotten hero

In a world that doesn’t care

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