Who Sang Streets of London? Paddy Schmidt

Paddy Schmidt Easter Red cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004
length: 5:31
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
And 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
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 is in her hair and her clothes in rags
She´s no time for talkin, she just keeps right on walkin
Carryin´ her home in two carrier bags

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 teacup
Each tea lasts an hour and he wanders home alone

Have you seen the old man outside the seaman´s mission
Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears
In our winter city, the rain cries a little pity
For one more forgotten hero in a world that doesn´t care

CD 1
  • 1 Hear the Missiles Go
  • 2 Wild Mountain Thyme
  • 3 Black Is the Colour
  • 4 I'll Tell Me Ma
  • 5 Wish I Was Back in Liverpool
  • 6 Star of the County Down
  • 7 From Clare to Here
  • 8 Streets of London
  • 9 Red Is the Rose
  • 10 Ye Jacobites by Name
  • 11 The Munster Set
  • 12 Scarborough Fair
  • 13 Streets of Laredo
  • 14 The Ferryman
  • 15 Ein stolzes Schiff