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Bert Hansell Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd. (101* d) Lyr Add: WHILE LONDON SLEEPS 02 Jul 97


OK, Dick,

Here's my stuff.

Suzanna's a funnicle man is "The Sow Song".
It's in DT but I posted the version that I sing.
Set search to 90 days and filter to "sow"

Glorious Beer, Manura Manya & the Nightingale are in DT

Here is "WHILE LONDON SLEEPS" (Did Ralph McTell have this one in the back of his mind when he wrote Streets of London?)

The greatest city in the world is London
At least that's what the wealthy people say
It's very nice for some, who always get the plum
But I only get what people throw away

It's very nice for starving boys in winter,
It's very nice for camping out at night;
A doorstep for your bed, another for your head,
Just because you haven't sold your life
While London sleeps and all its lamps are gleaming
Millions of its people, now lie sweetly dreaming
Some have no homes and all their sorrows weep
While others laugh and play the game
While London's fast asleep.

Some people say that all the Coppers are bad uns
I don't mean the browns I mean the men in blue
They're called a shady lot but some of them are not
Although I've caught it hot from one or two
There's one of them has been a pal to this child
One night he caught me dossing in the street
He didn't use his club, he let me share his grub
And with his lantern let me warm my feet.

While London sleeps....

One night when it was snowing hard and raining
I saw a woman trudging through it all
So thin and poorly dressed, the baby at her breast
Was covered only by a ragged shawl

I followed her, I felt as how I had to
When suddenly she pulled the shawl aside
Then she cried Oh no! and sank into the snow
From cold and want her little one had died.

While London sleeps....


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