A fairy tale of New York

You’re a bum you’re a punk…

It’s early morning but you’re drunk…

You’re an old slut on junk…

You’re in the gutter and covered with spunk,

And the boys in the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay and the bells are ringing out for Christmas Day.

I could have been someone.

But so could anyone…

You took my dreams . . .

Dammit, Mermaid, you made me pull the CD out and play it. Now I’ll be listening to it all through Christmas.

I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own, I built my dreams all around you…

::my favorite line::

you took my dreams from me, when I first found you.

I took them with me babe…

Exactly. I came across it and played it and now it is firmly stuck in my brain. The more the merrier.

:Happy Christmas my ass, I thank God it’s our last:

Heh. Off to South Australia with you.

In South Australia I was born
Heave away, haul away
In South Australia, round Cape Horn
We’re bound for South Australia
. . .

Get that out of your head, why dontcha.

Holy shite you guys are all over the place with this song! :slight_smile:

Can’t make it all alone
I’ve built my dreams around you

::sniffle:: Good ol’ Kristy…

I have a punk cover by No Use for a Name. It’s sounds great.

(Of course, the original is great, too.)


That’s one of my favourite songs EVER. Thanks. :slight_smile:

*They’ve got cars big as bars,
They’ve got rivers of gold
But the wind blows 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…*

Mr. MacGowan, you’re a genius. Slainthe.

Color me stupid, but what in the hell are you guys singing?

Damnit, I’m starting this off at the beginning cuz it’s one of my favorite songs ever!

It was Christmas eve babe,
In the drunk tank.
An old man said to me,
won’t see another one…

PS. Shirley, it’s the song Fairytale of New York by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl.

Let’s start with the first line…mkaay…

It was Christmas evening in the drunk tank

Sinatra was swingin’
All the drunks they were singin’
We kissed on the corner
and were burnt to a crisp by righteous flame.

Is that how it goes?

It’s a Pogues song, from their album If I Should Fall From Grace With God.

It’s a song called Fairy Tale of New York. It was first performed by The Pogues, with Kirsty Maccol on vocals. She sadly died last year while on holiday in Mexico.

The song is fantastic. Best X-mas record ever, IMHO.

That’s a quadruple post. Pretty rare these days.

Well, technically, it was just me being slow. Anyway:

And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew.
And I turned my face away
And dreamed about you

THAT’s how it continues after Rasa’s post.