"Blackfriars Bridge" by The Men They Couldn't Hang - London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.589 W 000° 06.273
30U E 700918 N 5710496
Quick Description: The bridge, that spans the River Thames and has five arches, was opened in 1869 and re-opened, after widening, in 1909. The lyrics to "Blackfriars Bridge" are performed by The Men They Couldn't Hang.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/23/2013 11:53:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMGY7X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member marvin1226
Views: 9

Long Description:

The Maxi Lyrics website list the lyrics for this song:

"I went out one morning in the Spring
To Blackfriars Bridge to watch the tide come in
The tide came in and covered up the ruins and the mud
Beneath the sun it flowed like a vein of blood

To the North there lies the Temple and the Tower
The Treasuries and sanctuaries of power
I looked along the river to the shores of Silvertown
Putting up castles, what are they tearing down?

Down to the river, up to the sea
People in the city are making history
Changing history...

One view shows a white Cathedral dome
Galleries and Mansions made of stone
One view shows a ghetto rise beyond the sewerage
One of these views they call our heritage

Down to the river, up to the sea
People in the city are making history
Changing history...

Once from Wapping docks the pirates came
Plundered ships at anchor for the gain
They hung them in the morning from the Northern riverside
Washed away their memory with the tide

Down to the river, up ro the sea
People in the city are making history
Changing history...

Down to the river, up ro the sea
People in the city are making history
Changing history, changing history..."

Musician: The Men They Couldn't Hang

Name of Song: Blackfriars Bridge

Relevant Verse:
I went out one morning in the Spring To Blackfriars Bridge to watch the tide come in The tide came in and covered up the ruins and the mud Beneath the sun it flowed like a vein of blood


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