Artist The Pogues
Album Rum Sodemy and the Lash
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          D                 G          D        Em  Bm     
xA|---5-7----5-7---5---------------7-5------5---7---5-|
xE|-------2------2------2-5----5-2-----2------2-------|
xC|---------------------------------------------------|
xG|-2----------------2------4-------------2-----------|


          G
I met my love, by the gas works wall
           C                 G
Dreamed a dream, by the old canal

I kissed my girl, by the factory wall
           D               Em
Dirty old town, dirty old town


            G
Clouds are drifting across the moon
          C                 G
Cats are prowling on their beats

Springs a girl on the streets at night
 D               Em
dirty old town, dirty old town

Interlude: C C C C  F F  C C C C C C  G G  Am

         G
Heard a siren from the dock
      C                      G
saw a train cut the night on fire

smelled the breeze on the smokey wind
           D              Em
dirty old town, dirty old town


             G
I'm going to make me a big sharp ax
         C                    G
Shining steel tempered in the fire

I'll chop you down like an old dead tree
          D               Em
dirty old town, dirty old town


         G
I met my love, by the gas works wall
          C                  G
Dreamed a dream, by the old canal

I kissed my girl, by the factory wall
           D               Em
Dirty old town, dirty old town
           D               Em
Dirty old town, dirty old town    
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Juan

Written by Ewan McColl, father of Kirsty, who sang with Shane MacGowan on Fairytale in New York

jpull

This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it!

Suzanne Hockley

Love this old Manchester song

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