Dirty Old Town Lyrics – The Pogues

English 138 August 19, 1985
"Dirty Old Town" by The Pogues portrays a gritty, urban landscape with a mix of nostalgia and raw emotion. It takes the listener through various scenes of an industrial city, capturing both the mundane and the profound moments that shape the singer's experience. The refrain establishes a connection between the singer and their love, offering a glimpse into the romantic aspects of life amidst the challenges of a dirty, industrial town. ...Read More

Dirty Old Town Lyrics

[Refrain: Shane MacGowan]
I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
I kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town, dirty old town

[Verse 1: Shane MacGowan]
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

[Verse 2: Shane MacGowan]
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

[Verse 3: Shane MacGowan]
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

[Refrain: Shane MacGowan]
I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
I kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town, dirty old town

[Outro: Shane MacGowan]
Dirty old town, dirty old town

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Last Update: November 30, 2023

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Who is the singer of "Dirty Old Town" song?

"Dirty Old Town" song is sung by The Pogues.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Dirty Old Town" song?

"Dirty Old Town" song lyrics written by Ewan MacColl.

Who is the music producer of "Dirty Old Town" song?

"Dirty Old Town" song music composed & produced by Philip Chevron.

When was "Dirty Old Town" song released?

"Dirty Old Town" song was released on August 19, 1985.