TOWN centre busker Tom Booker has abandoned one of his own songs halfway through.
In a departure from his usual set of rock classics from the sixties to the Britpop era, 32-year-old Booker began playing the self-penned Asteroids.
He said: “I wrote this one for my amazing girlfriend Becky, who’s in work at the minute.”
But upon singing the chorus for the second time, Booker realised that no money would be forthcoming and switched to Wonderwall by Oasis.
Shopper Roy Hobbs said: “He’s got a cracking wee voice. But no one wants to hear him singing some shite about his girlfriend when they’re on their way to work.
“You want to hear a good song.”
Booker said: “I’m sure my girlfriend would have thrown a couple of quid in the guitar case, if she were here.
“Though I did already borrow £2 off her this morning for the bus, so maybe not.”