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Dirty Old Town (Irish Descendants) MIDI, tabs, video
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I met my love by the gasworks wall,
Dreamed a 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 from the streets at night,
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

Heard a siren across the dock,
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 strong ax,
Of 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 factory wall,
Dirty old town, dirty old town.
Dirty old town, dirty old town.
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

####.... Ewan MacColl [1915-1989]. Originally written in 1949 as an interlude for an awkward scene change in MacColl's play, Landscape And Chimneys, which was set in the city where MacColl grew up - Salford, Lancashire, England ....####
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This variant arranged and recorded by Irish Descendants (Livin' On The Edge, trk#15, 1996 CD, Warner Music Canada Ltd, Scarborough, Ontario, distributed by Duckworth Distribution; executive producer: Fred Brokenshire; producer: Hayward Parrott).

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From Princeton University WordNet:
Gasworks - the workplace for the manufacture of coal gas, a gaseous mixture produced by distillation of bituminous coal and used for heating and lighting.

The video above features a recording by Sons of Erin (The Sons Of Erin, Volume 1, Alive 'N' Kickin', trk#9, 1991).


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All tabs have been contributed by visitors to this site and represent their interpretation of the tune. We are unable to verify their accuracy.

These chords are based on an arrangement recorded by Anchors Aweigh of Rocky Harbour (Time On The Bay, trk#7, 2005, produced by Louis McDonald, Rocky Harbour, NL.

(Capo 2nd Fret)

Intro: [D]

I met my love by the gasworks wall, [D7]
Dreamed a [G] dream [Em] by the old [D] canal;
I [G] kissed [G] my [D] girl by the factory wall,
Dirty old [Em] town, dirty old [Bm] town. [A]

Clouds are [D] drifting across the moon, [D7]
Cats are [G] prow- [Em] ling on their [D] beat;
[G] Spring's [G] a [D] girl from the streets at night,
Dirty old [Em] town, dirty old [Bm] town. [A]

I heard a [D] siren from the docks, [D7]
Saw a [G] train [Em] set the night on [D] fire;
[G] Smelled [G] the [D] spring on the smoky wind,
Dirty old [Em] town, dirty old [Bm] town. [A]

Interlude: (normal chord progression)

I'm gonna [D] make me a big strong ax, [D7]
Of shining [G] steel [Em] tempered in the [D] fire;
I'll [G] chop [G] you [D] down like an old dead tree,
Dirty old [Em] town, dirty old [Bm] town. [A]

I met my [D] love by the gasworks wall, [D7]
Dreamed a [G] dream [Em] by the old [D] canal;
I [G] kissed [G] my [D] girl by the factory wall,
Dirty old [Em] town, dirty old [Bm] town. [A]
Dirty old [Em] town, it's a dirty old [Bm] town. (slowly)

Outro: [A] [D] (with a lead part)

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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