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Thread #18467   Message #2109350
Posted By: GUEST, Sminky
23-Jul-07 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Streets of London (Ralph McTell)^^^
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Streets of London
Wasn't there a legal complication as the song was written for someone else

Ralph wrote it to console a friend of his who was going through a bad time.

His friend subsequently committed suicide.

I know that for a while afterwards, Ralph (quite understandably) was reluctant to sing it - but not for any legal reasons AFAIK.