In the song "The Liberty of Norton Folgate", Madness describe a walk.
In the song "The Liberty of Norton Folgate", Madness describe a walk... well curiosity got the better of me, and here is what I think it would look like.
"Once round Arnold Circus. Up through Petticoat Lane Past The Well of Shadows And once back round again."
The Well of Shadows is now Shadwell, Arnold Circus is still there, and Petticoat Lane is now a market.
Cos sailors from Africa, China and the archipelago of MalayReplyDelete
Jump ship ragged and penniless into Shadwells Tiger Bay
The Welsh and Irish wagtails, mothers of midnight
The music hall carousel enspilling out into bonfire light
Sending half crazed shadows, giants dancing up the brick wall
Of Mr Trumans beer factory, waving, bottles ten feet tall
Whether one calls it Spitalfields, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets
Or Banglatown. We're all dancing in the moonlight, we're all
On borrowed ground.