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Thread #18467   Message #2109072
Posted By: GUEST,KD Withington
23-Jul-07 - 06:03 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Streets of London (Ralph McTell)^^^
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Streets of London
I know this is an old thread and may well bore some people but I would like to know the truth in the rumour that it was originally written for Paris but was changed before it became the No1 popular folk song and hit it was. Secondly, the music reminds me of Pachelbel's Canon in D. For those who remember, this was the music used for the old wool advert. It is a piece that starts with just one instrument then builds up with other instruments but simply repeats the theme over and over. Was this the music on which the tune was based?