Lyrics: Gerrard Street

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Chinese people everywhere
Just a step from Leicester Square
Smiling faces wander by

There’s a liquor drinker left behind
Sipping gently to get high
Inquiring quietly to the sky

Drunken shadows stumbling by
Hear the strip tout’s weary cry
Apathetic girls inhale – a cigarette or file a nail

And all that time I wish that you
Could perhaps have been there
Could perhaps have been there
Could perhaps have been there . . . . . too

Sandy Denny