I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
Kissed a girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
Clouds a drifting across the moon
Cats a prowling on their beat
Springs a girl in the street at night
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
Heard a siren from the docks
Saw a train set the night on fire
Smelled the spring on the smoky wind
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
I'm going to make me a good sharp axe
Shining steel tempered in the fire
Will chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old town
Dirty old town


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Dirty Old Town (Pogues cover) song meanings
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    General CommentThis isn't a Pogues song (they covered it too). It was written by Ewan MacColl and first made popular by The Dubliners.
    Yer_Maon February 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commentcool. the pogues are pretty great.
    Colosimoon October 19, 2008   Link

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