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You can play along with the video in GCEA tuning by putting your capo on the 4th fret! Thanks to Bert Loach for suggesting this song for BUG.
"Streets of London" was McTell's greatest commercial success, reaching number two in the UK singles chart, at one point selling 90,000 copies a day and winning him the 1974 Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically and a Silver disc for record sales. Streets of London has been covered by over 200 artists, none of whose versions has achieved the same level of success as the original.