Dirty Old Town


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“Dirty Old Town” is a famous English Drinking Song written by Ewan MacColl in 1949. The song refers to Salford, in Lancashire, England, where MacColl was born and raised.

Lyrics

I found my love ‘neath the gasworks croft falls
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
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
Springs a girl in the streets at night
Dirty old town, dirty old town

Heard a siren from the dock
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 take a good sharp ax
Shining steel tempered in the fire
We’ll chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old town, dirty old town

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