Streets of London" is a song by Ralph McTell, who first recorded it for his 1969 album Spiral Staircase. It was not released in the United Kingdom as a single until 1974. The song has been covered by over 200 artists. The song was re-released, on 4 December 2017, featuring McTell with Annie Lennox as a charity single for CRISIS, the Homelessness Charity. Roger Whittaker also recorded a well received version in 1971.
Arranged By – Ralph McTell. Artwork By – Graves Aslett. Backing Vocals – The Goldrushers (tracks: A1, A3 to A5). Bass – Rod Clements (tracks: A1). Composed By – Ralph McTell. Engineer – Richard Dodd, Stephen Allan (2). Engineer, Mixed By – Peter Swettenham. Executive Producer – Bruce May. Marimba – Ralph McTell. Mixed By – Ralph McTell. Photography – Roy Cuthbert. Piano – Mr. Rabbitt (tracks: A4, B6), Ralph McTell. Producer – Ralph McTell.
Produced by Gus Dudgeon. Album Spiral Staircase. Streets of London Lyrics. Have you seen the old man In the closed-down market Kicking up the paper With his worn out shoes? In his eyes you see no pride Hand held loosely at his side Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news. So how can you tell me you're lonely And say for you that the sun don't shine? Let me take you by the hand and Lead you through the streets of London Show you something to make you change your mind
While Ralph McTell is best known for his classic folk song of the down-and-out, "Streets of London," it's far from being the only string to his guitar. Hesitation Blues," "Spiral Staircase," and the very dark "Michael in the Garden" all came from the same late-'60s period, and deserve equal stature as thoughtful, literate pieces in a time before it became truly fashionable. And they were just the beginning
Ralph McTell Revisited by Ralph McTell. View all albums . Streets. By: Ralph McTell (1975, Rock). 1. Streets Of London. 2. You Make Me Feel Good.