A hen party stops for fish and chips

Dirty Old Town

Ewan MacColl (1949) / The Pogues (1985)

Salford est une ville du Nord ouest de l’Angleterre située dans l’agglomération de Manchester / Liverpool.

I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed the dream by the old canal
I kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

Clouds are drifting across the moon
Cats are prowling on their beat
Spring’s 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
I smelled the spring on the smoky wind
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I’m gonna make me a big sharp axe
Shining steel tempered in the fire
I’ll chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

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