The Old Bailey - London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.945 W 000° 06.124
30U E 701064 N 5711162
Quick Description: The Central Criminal Court in London is located on a street named "Old Bailey" and the court is often referred to as "The Old Bailey". It is by that name that it is referred to in Mary Fahl's song "Annie, roll down your window".
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/4/2014 3:28:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMK9D5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member marvin1226
Views: 4

Long Description:

The Lyrics Mode website carry the lyrics where The Old Bailey is mentioned:

One April two sisters grew restless
Marooned in a dreary old town
So we packed up our dreams
And our dresses
As a cold rain was patterning down

Asleep above frozen dark waters
The wind carried us cross the sea
The sun woke us over Gibraltar
Tired and hopeful and free

Annie roll down your window
Have you seen a sky so blue
It's always lovely travelling with you

On midsummer nights in Coimbra
We drank porto til we were full
With the man with a scar on his forearm
Who said he'd been gored by a bull

September we stayed near the ocean
And we lived in a little blue shack
Cavorting at night with the tall trees
The neighbours hope we don't come back

Annie roll down your window
Have you seen a sky so blue
It's always lovely travelling with you

With winter upon us in Dublin
An Irishman played with your hair
You lost your heart at The Old Bailey
And some part of it still might be there

Annie roll down your window
Have you seen a sky so blue
Over clouds and endless rainbows
From my point of view
It's all been lovely
Travelling together with you

Wikipedia tells us:

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, commonly known as the Old Bailey from the street on which it stands, is a court in London and one of a number of buildings housing the Crown Court. Part of the present building stands on the site of the medieval Newgate gaol, on Old Bailey, a road which follows the line of the City of London's fortified wall (or bailey), which runs from Ludgate Hill to the junction of Newgate Street and Holborn Viaduct.

The Crown Court sitting at the Central Criminal Court deals with major criminal cases from Greater London and, in exceptional cases, from other parts of England and Wales. Trials at the Old Bailey, as at other courts, are open to the public, albeit subject to stringent security procedures.

Musician: Mary Fahl

Name of Song: Annie, roll down your window

Relevant Verse:
With winter upon us in Dublin An Irishman played with your hair You lost your heart at The Old Bailey And some part of it still might be there


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