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Chords Req: Streets of London (Ralph McTell)

22 May 99 - 05:49 AM (#80712)
Subject: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Lawrence

Please, can anyone help me with my task of finding the Chords to Ralph McTell's 'Streets of London' I'm ok for the lyrics but need the rest.

many thanks

Lawrence


22 May 99 - 08:17 AM (#80721)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Tiger

Lawrence....

I play this in D (C formation, capo on 2) to get the sound I want and match a recording by Liam Clancy. Chords are for C form.

....Tiger

Streets Of London - Ralph McTell

[C]Have you seen the [G]old man in the [Am]closed-down [Em]market,
[F]Kickin' up the [C]papers with his [D7]worn-out [G]shoes? [G7]
[C]In his eyes you [G]see no pride and, [Am]held loosely by his [Em]side,
Are [F]yesterday's [C]papers, telling [G]yester-[G7]day's [C]news.

Have you seen .......

    CHORUS
    So, [F]how can you [C]tell me you're [G]lone-[Am]ly,
    Or [D7]say that for you the sun won't [G]shine? [Gsus2] [G] [G7]
    [C]Let me take you [G]by the hand
    And [Am]lead you through the [Em]streets of London,
    [F]I will show you [C]something to [G]make you [G7]change your [C]mind.


22 May 99 - 01:55 PM (#80773)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Lawrence

Dear Tiger

Your an 'unseen pal', You will be pleased (and intrigued) to know, that I have fwd your kind response to a friend of mine who is currently in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a Scientific research vessel. Your music will go via Swedish base station, bounce of a satellite and onto the ship. Cazy stuff ah ?, I am a marine biologist in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK where are you?, Many many thanks in any case.

Lawrence


22 May 99 - 04:44 PM (#80816)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Tiger

That's what this electronic community is all about, Lawrence.

BTW, I'm in Pomfret, Connecticut, USA. You're not too far from our namesake town (Pontefract) in Merrie Olde. I also noticed Hartlepool is close to you on the map - brings back memories of the famous monkey song.

.....Tiger


22 May 99 - 07:16 PM (#80844)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Lawrence

...Tiger

Is that the song about the Brits mistaking a monkey for a Frenchman and shot the poor sod ?

Cant find Connecticut on my map......where is it in relation to Virginia/Williamsburg, I have been accepted into Graduate school there later this year for a degree in deep sea biology. Hartlepool is just south of me and the area as a whole is in the throws of drowning their sorrows as we had the 'FA cup' today (Our Superbowl) and Newcastle lost......dammit, 2-0 oh well !

Take it easy

Lawrence


22 May 99 - 09:40 PM (#80881)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Alex

There is also a Scottish song on the same lines where a French ship wrecked off Boddam (S. of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire) and the sole survivor was the ship's monkey. The locals assumed this was a Frenchman, and since there was currently a war with France, they hanged it. I don't have the words but the title is "Yhe Boddammers Hanged The Monkey-O"


22 May 99 - 09:52 PM (#80884)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: MichaelM

In younger, more lunatic days I played with a trio that would start off "The Streets of London" with a reference to Pachebel's Canon in D (yes, the world-famous music to eat brunch by).

Try it! You have to change the penultimate chord (I think that's the right one) but it can be surprisingly effective as a segue.

Michael


23 May 99 - 06:04 AM (#80948)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Lawrence

Dear Alex and Michael Miland

Thanks for the info on "Yhe Boddammers Hanged The Monkey-O" AND Pach. C. "world-famous music to eat brunch by"..........Brilliant, but I'll never " do lunch again" that's for sure !

See Ya

Lawrence


23 May 99 - 09:37 PM (#81057)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Don Meixner

This is a favorite song of mine and I learned the chorus with a different chord structure in a few places.

So (F)how can you (G)tell me that you're (C)lone (Am)ly.

And (Dm)say for you that the sun don't (G)shine.

(walk up to C)

(C)Let me take you (G)by the hand and (Am)lead you

through the (Em)streets of London.

(F)I'll show you (C)something to (G)make you (G7)change

your (C)mind.

Great song anyway its done.

Don


24 May 99 - 02:57 AM (#81159)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Roger in Baltimore

Of course, Don, you could be like me and compromise and make it a Dm7 instead of Dm or D7. Ah, the joys of learning by ear.

Roger in Baltimore


24 May 99 - 07:29 PM (#81403)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: John Wood

I've got the Ralph McTell Songbook,and in there it says:

``[F]Kicking up the pa-[C/G]pers with his [Dm/F]worn out [G]shoes?ยดยด Chorus:So [F]how can you [Em]tell me your're [C]lone--[G6]--[Am]ly,-[Am7/G]
[D9/F#]And say for you [D7/F#]that the sun don't [G7]shine?
[C/G]Let me take you [G]by the hand-and [Am]lead you through the [Em]streets of London
[F]I'll show you [C/G]something to [G7]make you change your [C]mind.>br>
Greetings John.


26 May 99 - 06:18 PM (#81934)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: (amazed) Lawrence in Newcastle, UK.

Dear Don Meixner, Roger in Baltimore and John Wood

Thanks guys, this is my first experience of a discussion forum.....and I am amazed

Lawrence


26 May 99 - 06:30 PM (#81938)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Roger in Baltimore

Lawrence,

If you like folk music, stick around. You will only be further awed by the breadth of knowledge and information contained within this site.

There is a core of posters here who sort of keep the site going with their comments, but there is a nearly invisible army of people who are "lurking" in the threads, just reading what they like and leaving the rest. and jumping in with an obscure lyric or chord that no one else knew.

The DigiTrad Database contains over 6,000 folk songs and grows larger every year. Someday we'll teach you how to search it.

There is also a lot of intellectual discussion and insanity (sometimes difficult to separate) going on here. You might want to browse through some of the other threads to get a flavor of it.

I should warn you that the Mudcat Forum has proven addictive for some (I number in that group). Mudcatters have been known to even put down an instrument to seek out the Mudcat.

Welcome,

Roger in Baltimore


26 May 99 - 10:22 PM (#81995)
Subject: RE: Sheet music (chords) 'Streets of London'
From: Don Meixner

Anytime Lawrence, most of us in this forum would rather stay up with you allnight before we'd let ya go to bed hungry. Thats just the kind of folks we are.

Don