"Dirty Old Town" as written by and Ewan Maccoll....
I found my love in the gas light glow
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
Kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

Clouds are drifting across the moon
Cats are prowling along their beat
Spring's a girl in the street at night
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I heard a siren from the docks
Saw a train set the night on fire
Smelled the Spring on the smokey wind
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I'm gonna take me a good sharp axe
Shining steel tempered in the fire
We'll chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old town
Dirty old town


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"Dirty Old Town" as written by Ewan Maccoll

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