[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
The Pogues — Fairytale Of New York
Album: Hells' Ditch
Avg rating:
8.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 113









Released: 1990
Length: 4:25
Plays (last 30 days): 0
It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars
They've got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you

The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas day
Comments (24)add comment
Best
Christmas
Song
EVER  

ny city by ~dechobek
Dimitar Variysky  ©2010-2011 ~dechobek

ny city




Why hasn't this been played forever, it's on the top rated RP tracks... would like to hear it.
This was orginally envisioned as a duet between Shane and 'Cáit' O'Riordan, the old bass player.
How in the name of all that's holy can they get away with NOT putting "Lorca's Novena" on the playlist?
The video (Real Player link)
Just the best!
Can't BELIEVE that there are people out there who have not heard this one!! Your lives have not been complete! Happy Christmas all! :clap: :clap:
nice one
Hadn't heard this one. BRAVO!!! :clap:
discochuck wrote:
I believe this single was re-released today. Profits are going to the Justice for Kirsty campaign.
Yes
I believe this single was re-released today. Profits are going to the Justice for Kirsty campaign.
Positively on of the best Christmas (or non-christmas, for that matter) songs ever.
MORE! I ALWAYS MISS IT!!!!
Encore...encore :cheers:
It doesn't get much better than this - Christmas song or not :-) Fantastic.
By the way, that's Kirsty MacColl singing with Shane.
n4ku wrote:
Never heard this one before, but I love it.
VERY NICE!
Probably the only Christmas tune I'll be giving the 'Godlike' rating to. A perfect 10.
It just doesn't get any better than this. Bless you, Shane. :cheers:
Never heard this one before, but I love it.
It was christmas eve babe in the drunk tank an old man said to me won`t see another one but then they sang a son the rare old mountain dew I turned my face away and dreamed about you Got on a lucky one came in eighteen to one I've got a feeling this year's for me and you so happy christmas I love you baby I can see another one where all our dreams come true. They got cars big as bars they got rivers of gold but the wind goes right through you it's no place for the old when you first took my hand on a cold christmas day you promised me broadway was waiting for me You're handsome you're pretty queen of new york city when the band finished playing they hold out from more Sinatra was swinging all the drunks they were singing we kissed on a corner and danced through the night. And the boys from the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay and the bells were ringing out for christmas day. You're a bum you're a punk you're an old slut on junk lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed You scambag you maggot you cheap lousy fagott happy christmas you arse I pray god it's our last. And the boys of the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay and the bells were ringing out for christmas day. I could have been someone well so can everyone you took my dreams from me when I first found you I took them with me babe I put them with my own can't make it all alone I've built my dreams around you And the boys of the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay and the bells were ringing out for christmas day.
ce wrote:
Best Christmas song EVER! Or at least the most refreshing. :clap: :cool:
Shane: I could have been someone... Kirsty: Well, so could anyone! :lol: Agreed! Now play it already, the silly season is nigh! :)
At first glance this might seem just another mindlessly happy chrismas song, but it's got some really in-your-F'ing-face lyrics (just in case you hadn't noticed yet):
You scumbag You maggot You cheap lousy faggot "Happy Christmas" your arse I pray God it's our last (And the boys of the NYPD choir are singing "Galway Bay" And the bells are ringing out, for Christmas Day ...)
Best Christmas song EVER! Or at least the most refreshing. :clap: :cool: