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Streets of London  Ralph McTell

original: no capo. but if you want it higher capo on 2 is nice.
no pick. strum this song by hand. its beautiful.
[C] [G] [Am] [Em]  
[F] [C] [G] [C]  
[C]Have you seen the [G]old man, in [Am]the closed-down mar[Em]ket
[F]picking up the [C]papers, with his [D7]worn-out [G7]shoes?
[C]In his eyes you [G]see no pride, [Am]and held loosely [Em]by his side
[F]yesterday's [C]papers, telling [G7]yesterday's [C]news
[C]So how [F]can you tell[Em] me, you're lo -[C] ne -[G] ly[Am]
[D7]and say for yo[D7]u that the sun don't sh[G]ine?[G7]
[C]Let me take you [G]by the hand, and [Am]lead you through the [Em]streets of London
[F]I'll show you so[C]mething, to ma[G7]ke you change your mi[C]nd[C]
[C]Have you seen the [G]old gal, who w[Am]alks the streets of L[Em]ondon
[F]dirt in her h[C]air, and her clo[D7]thes in r[G7]ags?
[C]She's no time for ta[G]lking, she [Am]just keeps right on w[Em]alking
[F]Carrying her ho[C]me, in t[G7]wo carrier b[C]ags
[C]And in the all-nig[G]ht cafe, [Am]at a quarter past e[Em]leven
[F]some old man si[C]tting there, all [D7]on his ow[G7]n
[C]Looking at the w[G]orld, over the[Am] rim of his tea-c[Em]up
[F]Each day las[C]ts an hour, then[G7] he wanders [C]home alone
[C]And have you seen the ol[G]d man, outs[Am]ide the seaman's mi[Em]ssion?
[F]His memory's fa[C]ding, with those [D7]medal ribbons that [G7]he wears
[C]And in our winter c[G]ity, the rain c[Am]ries little p[Em]ity
[F]For one more for[C]gotten hero, and a w[G7]orld that doesn't [C]care
[C] So [F]how can you [Em]tell me, you're [C]lo - [G]ne - l[Am]y
[D7] and say for [D7]you that the sun don't [G]shine?[G7]
[C]Let me take you [G]by the hand, and [Am]lead you through the [Em]streets of London
[F] I'll show you [C]something, to [G7]make you change your [C]mind[C]
[F] I'll show you [C]something, to [G]make you change your[C] mind

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