London Song Lyrics

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span Rocket Cottage cover art
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There's your lords and ladies fine,
Riding in a coach and six,
Nothing to drink but claret wine,
Talking politicks.
London is a dainty place,
A great and gallant city!
All the streets are paved with gold,
And all the folks are witty.
There's your beaux with powder'd clothes,
Bedaub'd from head to chin,
Their pocket-holes adorned with gold,
but not one sou within.
There's your lords and ladies fine,
Riding in a coach and six,
Nothing to drink but claret wine,
Talking politicks.
There your English actor goes
With many a hungry belly;
While heaps of gold are forc'd, God wot,
on Signor Farinelli.
There's your lords and ladies fine,
Riding in a coach and six,
Nothing to drink but claret wine,
Talking politicks.
London is a dainty place,
A great and gallant city!
All the streets are paved with gold,
All the folks are witty.
There's your dames with dainty frames,
Skins as white as milk;
Dressed every day in garments gay,
Of satin and of silk.
London is a dainty place.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 London
  • 2 The Bosnian Hornpipes
  • 3 Orfeo / Nathan's Reel
  • 4 The Twelve Witches
  • 5 The Brown Girl
  • 6 Fighting for Strangers
  • 7 Sligo Maid
  • 8 Sir James the Rose
  • 9 The Drunkard


  • credits


    album: Track 1 in album Rocket Cottage
    release date: 1976
    popularity : 61 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 4:15

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin