Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell - Streets Of London guitar tab

Here is what I believe to be the correct chords and key for this wonderful song.

I hope it's right. ;-) else, 'flame' me :P

F Am Dm F7

Have you seen the old man in the closed down market,

Bb F G7 C7

Kicking out the papers with his worn out shoes?

F Am Dm F

In his eyes you see no pride. Hand held loosely by his side,

Bb F C7 F

Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news.

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CHORUS

C7 F

So how can you tell me you're lonely,

G7 C C7

And you say for you that the sun don't shine?

F Am Dm F

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London,

Bb F C7 F

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

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F Am Dm F7

Have you seen the old girl, who walks the streets of London

Bb F G7 C7

dirt in her hair, and her clothes in rags?

F Am Dm F

She's no time for talking, she just keeps right on walking

Bb F C7 F

Carrying her home, in two carrier bags.

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CHORUS

C7 F

So how can you tell me you're lonely,

G7 C C7

And you say for you that the sun don't shine?

F Am Dm F

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London,

Bb F C7 F

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

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F Am Dm F7

In the all night cafe at a quarter past eleven,

Bb F G7 C7

Same old man sitting there on his own.

F Am Dm F

Looking at the world over the rim of his tea cup,

Bb F C7 F

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

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CHORUS

C7 F

So how can you tell me you're lonely,

G7 C C7

And you say for you that the sun don't shine?

F Am Dm F

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London,

Bb F C7 F

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

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F Am Dm F7

Have you seen the old man outside the seamen's mission?

Bb F G7 C7

Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears.

F Am Dm F

In this lonesome city the rain cries a little pity,

Bb F C7 F

For one more forgotten hero in a world that doesn't care.

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CHORUS

C7 F

So how can you tell me you're lonely,

G7 C C7

And you say for you that the sun don't shine?

F Am Dm F

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London,

Bb F C7 F

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

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