[recording]
Bronx bound 1, 42nd street times square next.
Stand clear of the closing doors

[vocals]
Bronx bound uptown, that's my line.
Don't look like much, but it's all mine.
The end of the road is all I know,
242nd street, I'm almost home.

The roar of the crowd from Gaelic Park
underage guinness at the terminal bar
the lights on broadway never looked so fine
as they do underneath the one and nine

Well the din of the subway cars
sounds like a heavenly choir
and the shower of sparks they bring
shine like angels' wings

and the writing on the concrete walls
is all I need
to lead me to salvation
underneath the one and nine

jam packed nights at sam mcguire's
that's where I first caught the fire
I jumped on stage, sang dirty old town
it broke my heart when that joint closed down

well the din of the subway cars
sounds like heavenly choir
and the shower of sparks they bring
shine like angels' wings

and the writing on the concrete walls
is all I need
to lead me to salvation
underneath the one and nine

[indistinct]

its a world of troubles
I sure had some
I don't know where I'm going
but I know where I'm from

I'm from new york town, the very best part
with the guts and the grit and the love and the heart

so when my time has finally come
buy me one last token for one last run
with a sweet slow song, and a bottle of wine
spread my ashes neath the one and nine

242nd Street, I'm almost home

[recording]


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  • +1
    General CommentWhere it says indistinct , the lyrics are ...

    I met my love by the gas works wall
    I dreamed a dream by the old canal
    I Kissed my girl by the factory wall
    It's a Dirty old town
    It's a Dirty old town

    This is a verse from the song "Dirty Old Town" by The Pogues
    shilelaghonfire33on August 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry, According to wikipedia ...

    "Dirty Old Town" is a song written by Ewan MacColl in 1949 that was made popular by The Dubliners
    shilelaghonfire33on August 10, 2009   Link

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