Dirty Old Town (Alistair Hulett)

“Dirty Old Town” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Dirty Old Town” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Alistair Hulett.
Lyrics: Ewan MacColl.
Tune: Ewan MacColl.


I met my love by the gasworks’ wall,
Dreamed a dream by the old canal,
I kissed my girl by the fact’ry wall,
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

Clouds a-drifting across the moon,
Cats a-prowling on their beat,
Springs a girl from the streets at night,
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

I 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 goin’ to 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.

I met my love by the gasworks’ wall,
Dreamed a dream by the old canal,
I kissed my girl by the fact’ry wall,
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

Dirty old town, dirty old town.


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