Punkklassieker du jour: Streets Of London

In de categorie ‘hoe-help-ik-een-klassieker-vakkundig-om-zeep’. Van Ralph McTell’s fragiele folksong blijft weinig over in deze hilarische versie van de Anti-Nowhere League. Uiteraard is de tekst gewijzigd, want het origineel was wat te weinig ‘punk’. Speciale aandacht voor de orale seks van zanger Animal met een bijl.

Well, did you see the old man
Outside the Seamen’s Mission
Memories are fading with the medals that he wears
And did you see the old man
Outside the Seamen’s Mission
He’s just another hero from a land that doesn’t care

So, how can you tell me you’re lonely
And don’t you say to me your sun don’t shine

And have you seen the old girl
Who walks the streets Of London
She ain’t got no money and she’s all dressed in rags
And have you seen the old girl
Who walks the streets Of London
She carries her old knickers in two polythene bags

So, how can you tell me you’re lonely
And don’t you say to me your sun don’t shine

Well, let me take you by the hand
And lead you through your streets of London
And I’ll show you something you’ll never understand
Well, let me take you by the hand
And drag you through your streets of London
And I’ll show you something that’ll make you really sick

Well, let me take you by the hand
And lead you through your streets of London
I’ll show you something we’ll never understand
Well, let me take you by the hand
And drag you through your streets of London
And I’ll show you something that’ll make you really sick