"Down All The Days" as written by and Shane Macgowan....
Christy Brown
A clown around town
Now man of renown
From Dingle to Down

I can type with me toes
Suck stout through me nose
And where it's gonna end
God only knows

Down all the days
The tap-tap-tapping of the typewriter pays
The gentle rattling of the drays
Down all the days

I have often had to depend upon
The kindness of strangers
But I've never been asked and I never replied
If I supported the Glasgow Rangers

And down all the days
The tap-tap-tapping of the typewriter pays
The gentle rattling of the drays
Down all the days

Down all the days
The tap-tap-tapping of the typewriter pays
The gentle rattling of the drays
And down all the days



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"Down All The Days" as written by Shane Macgowan

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    General Comment"I have often had to depend upon / The kindness of strangers"

    That's a reference to Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, in her last lines in the play, Blanche DuBois says how she "always depended on the kindness of strangers."


    "But I've never been asked / And I never replied / If I supported the Glasgow Rangers"

    the Rangers are the Protestant football (soccer) team in Glasgow, Scotland. Their rivals are the Glasgow Celtic Football Club which was the Catholic football club. The fans tended to divide along sectarian lines and if someone asked you if you supported the Rangers or Celtic, then you were being asked if you were Protestant or Catholic.
    huxleyon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Christy Brown, the man who was portrayed in the movie "My Left Foot". Awesome song. The Pogues RULE!!!
    FeistyIrishGirlon May 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFWIW, noise technicians Steel Pole Bath Tub did a very reverent cover of this song....
    pawnshop_trashon April 18, 2006   Link

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