Liverpool Busking Song

Busking down Bold Street just the other day
Saw a thousand people they were walking my way
So I said to myself, this is what I say'd,
I'm not gonna busk down 'ere no more.

Oh, whoa whoa what can I do?
This dirty ol' town is breaking my heart in two.
I say to myself, every time I'm down,
I'm not gonna busk down 'ere no more.

(this was sung on Bold Street circa 1980. There were more verses that I made up in the moment, depending on what was going on around me. Probably paid for many cups of coffee and more than a few cigarettes too! I don't live in Liverpool any more but am often there, and walking down Bold Street still means something to me.)

By Martin Milner