Ralph Mctell - Streets Of London Chords & Tabs

 

Streets Of London Chords & Tabs

Ralph Mctell Chords & Tabs

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Streets Of London Chords

   
This was rejected as it was cited that it is a duplicate of Version 7.  The chords are 
very similar however Version 7 has a number of verse faults that this version corrects.

Most notably
V7 - picking up the paper
This - kicking up the paper

V7 - some old man
This - same old man

V7 - Each day lasts and hour
This - Each tea lasts an hour

There are a variety of other differences too. Some excess "And" at the start of verses 3 
and 4 plus a few other extras.

I have also repeated the chorus for those people using the Auto-Scrolling feature of the 
tablet app to play along with.


Verse 1:

C                 G        Am                 Em
Have you seen the old man, in the closed-down market
F              C                D7       G7
kicking up the paper, with his worn-out shoes?
C               G             Am               Em
In his eyes you see no pride, and held loosely by his side
F           C               G7          C
yesterday's paper, telling yesterday's news


Chorus:

F              Em              C         Am
So how can you tell me, you're lo - ne - ly
D7              D7                       G      G7
  don't 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             G7                   C
(there I'll) show you something, to make you change your mind


Verse 2:

C                 G             Am                   Em
Have you seen the old gal, 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 talking, she just keeps right on walking
F            C            G7      C
Carrying her home, in two carrier bags


Chorus:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/ralph_mctell/streets_of_london_crd_ver_9.html ]
F              Em              C         Am
So how can you tell me, you're lo - ne - ly
D7              D7                     G      G7
  don't 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             G7                   C
(there I'll) show you something, to make you change your mind


Verse 3:

C                 G         Am             Em
In the all-night cafe, at a quarter past eleven
F         C           D7           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             G7           C
Each tea lasts an hour, then he wanders home alone


Chorus:

F              Em              C         Am
So how can you tell me, you're lo - ne - ly
D7              D7                     G      G7
  don't 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             G7                   C
(there I'll) show you something, to make you change your mind


Verse 4:

C                 G        Am                   Em
Have you seen the old man, outside the seaman's mission?
F      C                     D7              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

submitted by:
Gary Milne
gary@milne.com
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