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Fairytale of New York

by Frank Schnittger Fri Dec 22nd, 2017 at 12:05:46 PM EST

Happy Christmas to all at the European Tribune!

Lyrics

It was Christmas eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me: won't see another one
And then they 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
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 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 yelled out for more
Sinatra was swinging all the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then 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 s*** 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.

And the boys of the NYPD choir's 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 out alone
I've built my dreams around you

And the boys of the NYPD choir's still singing Galway Bay
And the bells are ringing out For Christmas day.


Songwriters: Jem Finer and Shane Macgowan
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wish all the very best for the holidays, und n' guten Rutsch...



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Dec 22nd, 2017 at 02:51:30 PM EST
Excellent version!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Dec 22nd, 2017 at 03:13:28 PM EST
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Thought I'd throw some vintage Charlie Parker your way. Happy Holidays.

"There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility." -- Lisbeth Salander

by Don Durito on Sat Dec 23rd, 2017 at 09:21:04 AM EST
I like this version, too.

by Neon Vincent on Thu Dec 28th, 2017 at 01:16:06 AM EST
What I like about the Pogues version is the fact that you can imagine Shane McGowan as a down and out drunk meandering the streets of New York and getting in trouble with the law and in his relationships. It's a bitter-sweet triumph of the human spirit over addiction and adversity with a bit of cultural history thrown in!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Dec 28th, 2017 at 10:55:49 AM EST
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