Steeleye Span - London Lyrics

Steeleye Span Rocket Cottage cover art
Credits
release date: 1976
popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:15
Lyrics
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

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