The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18467 Message #2109158
Posted By: synbyn
23-Jul-07 - 08:36 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Streets of London (Ralph McTell)^^^
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Streets of London
Victoria Wood did a wonderful sketch where two trainee schoolteachers with nylon-strung guitars went around old people's homes singing SoL to an incapacitated audience... it was done to death in the seventies, but seems to be on the rise again. Well performed ( and I think Derek Brimstone was responsible for first bringing it to notice ) it does have the ability to reprove the angst-wailers, but it does have to be done by someone who gives it meaning, and isn't just using it as a sentimental wild roverimho... as to the tune, if you know enough songs, everything sounds like something... it's a great song, because it talks directly, again imho, and leads listeners into our kind of music...