Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I can see a better time when all our dreams come true

I haven't much use for Christmas, but it's a great occasion to revel in the besotted Oirish genius of Shane Mac Gowan and the Pogues, and the best Christmas carol ever! Feel free to sing along!

Fairytale of New York

It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
And then he 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
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars
They've 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 howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of 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 slut 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

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 all alone
I've built my dreams around you .


  • Call me a cheap sentimental Mick, but this song makes me weep when I'm sober. I dare not listen to it drunk.

    By Blogger roxtar, at 6:35 AM  

  • Great tune... Never heard it before.

    Suddenly I have a strong hankering for a pint of the black stuff...(only, it's 9:30 a.m.).

    By Blogger Blowing Shit Up With Gas, at 9:33 AM  

  • I heard this on the Sirius Xmas channel yesterday. I was quite impressed.

    By Blogger Grant Miller, at 10:55 AM  

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  • What a great fuckin' song.

    By Blogger Bobby Lightfoot, at 7:24 PM  

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    By Blogger Bobby Lightfoot, at 12:03 PM  

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    By Blogger roxtar, at 1:45 PM  

  • Wow - he likes Christmas even more than I do.

    By Blogger The Viscount LaCarte, at 10:06 AM  

  • Ha ha. You can only blow some of it.

    By Blogger Bobby Lightfoot, at 3:53 PM  

  • R-Tar:
    Had only Der Bingle sung this gem instead of White Christmas.

    By Blogger Hillbilly Dem, at 9:34 AM  

  • One big diff between silly and stupid:

    Not having any Sinatra in my collection is silly. Maybe I should but, whatever eh.

    Having no Pogues? Estupido man! Thanks for postin' this one. Think I'll fix that lack for m'self for xmas.

    By Blogger MichaelBains, at 7:18 AM  

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