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Joe’s Legacy: A Tribute by Ron Gletherow

August 21, 2010

Ron Gletherow, who considered Joe to be one of his best friends sings “Streets of London” by Ralph McTell. Ron is married to Margaret “Maggie” Gletherow. His debut album, Ron Gletherow, was released in 2001.

Have you seen the old man
In the closed-down market
taking out the papers,
with his worn out shoes?
In his eyes you see no pride
hands held loosely by his side
Yesterday’s paper telling yesterday’s news

Chorus: So how can you tell me that you’re lonely,
say for you that the sun don’t shine and
Let me take you by the hand lead you through the streets of London
I’ll show you something to make you change your mind

Have you seen the old girl
Who walks the streets of London
Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rag
She’s no time for talking
she just keeps right on walking
Carrying her home in two carrier bags.

Chorus

In the all night cafe
At a quarter past eleven,
Same old man sitting there on his own
Looking at the world
Over the rim of his tea-cup,
and each tea last an hour,
And he wanders home alone

Chorus

And have you seen the old man
Outside the Seaman’s Mission
Memory fading with the medal ribbon that he wears
And in our winter city
The rain cried a little pity
A one more forgotten hero
And the world that doesn’t care

Chorus

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom permalink
    August 21, 2010 6:11 pm

    Apparently, parting is such sweet sorrow.

  2. August 21, 2010 7:01 pm

    This was one of Sal’s favorite songs. He always loved to hear Ron sing it, and he always sang along…. nice memories.

  3. AAR permalink
    August 22, 2010 1:09 pm

    I liked this! Especially enjoyed having the lyrics shown so I could read along (or should I say sing along) as he sang. Loved the guitar, too. Thanks for sharing this.

    • August 22, 2010 2:08 pm

      Thank you Audrey for watching, commenting and noting the work Jason did to add the lyrics.
      I too like it when lyrics are available to video music.
      Hy

  4. August 22, 2010 4:44 pm

    very nice sound

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