I thought it might be interesting to offer from time to time a selection of matched tunes.
Today’s theme is London railway stations. Since Ian posted both Abba’s Waterloo and The Kinks’ song Victoria the other Friday, I offer you this instead – Waterloo Station by Jane Birkin. It’s a thoughtful song about coming back to UK on the Eurostar after an absence in France. Of course these days it would have to be St Pancras . . .
And Victoria? Oh, OK, I give you The Fall version:
Then here are the Pet Shop Boys with Kings Cross,:
Euston Station has to be from Barbara Ruskin, one of the few 60s female song-writers.
Of course, when London was known as Swingin’ London, everybody was recording songs about the city. Here’s Bread with London Bridge:
Liverpool Street is the name of a round (there is also one about London Bridge). Here’s one version of the former (by I don’t know who).
And, finally, this is Vauxhall to Lambeth Bridge by Brian Auger, Shirley Driscoll and Trinity
Maybe you know some others?