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  1. Wellington Street

From the recording Wellington Street

Wellington Street is the heart of the old west end. It's the main commercial artery, running from the train tracks to the east to where is becomes Richmond Rd. to the west. Everything happens on Wellington Street. The church, the recreational centre, the businesses, the bus service, all drew people out from the whole neighbourhood. It was a bustling, lively place fifty years ago, and so it is again today. I couldn't do an album about the old west end without a song about Wellington Street.    
 
 

Lyrics

Wellington Street

Taking a walk down Wellington Street
Meet all your buddies at West End Sweets
Taking a walk down Wellington Street
Purple Cow.
 
Across the street from the Elmdale House
Fred and Eddie stopped me and punched me in the mouth
Eddie been drinkin’, they just ran away
It don’t really matter, I walk here every day
Taking a walk down Wellington Street
Meet all your buddies at West End Sweets
Taking a walk down Wellington Street
Reward Shoe store.
 
Stop and smell the coffee at the A&P
Hang out at the coin wash and check out who you’ll see
Here comes my baby, she’s goin’ to the Man
Can I buy you a cup of coffee honey, sure you can
Taking a walk down Wellington Street
Meet all your buddies at West End Sweets
Taking a walk down Wellington Street
Tai Hong Chinese.
 
Across the street from the Elmdale House
Fred and Eddie stopped me and punched me in the mouth
Eddie been drinkin’, they just ran away
It don’t really matter, I walk here every day
Taking a walk down Wellington Street
Meet all your buddies at West End Sweets
Taking a walk down Wellington Street
 
Upstairs at the United, to shoot a game of pool
Buddy comes a’runnin, he’s up to no good
Tried to steal stuff from the Neighbourhood
What’s up buddy, why you playin’ the fool
Just walk down Wellington Street and keep you cool
Taking a walk down Wellington Street
Meet all your buddies at West End Sweets
Taking a walk down Wellington Street
Tai Hong Chinese.