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Dirty Old Town lyrics and chords

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Dirty Old Town Song lyrics and guitar chords,Written By Ewan McColl and recorded by The Dubliners with Luke Kelly singing also by The Pogues.

It might surprise you to know that The Pogues Version
of Dirty Old Town uses three different keys.
The intro. on the harmonica is played in the key of
D Major. Then the verses are played in the key of G Major.
And the instrumental using the uillean pipes is in the
key of C Major
So the start of the song should be played on guitar using
the chords below.
[Harmonica Part Don't sing this part
I met my [D]love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a [G]dream by the old ca[D]nal
Dirty old [Em]town,,[D] ]
 
 
Then the verses in the key of G Major.

I met my [G]love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a [C]dream by the old ca[G]nal
Kissed a [G]girl by the factory wall
Dirty old [D]town dirty old [Em]town

Clouds a [G]drifting across the moon
Cats a [C]prowling on their[G] beat
Spring's a girl in the street at night
Dirty old [D]town dirty old [Em]town

[Instrimental on uilleann pipes
Don't sing this verses.
I met my [C]love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a [F]dream by the old ca[C]nal
Kissed a [C]girl by the factory wall
Dirty old [Dm]town dirty old [Am]town]
 

Heard a [G]siren from the docks
Saw a [C]train set the night on [G]fire
Smelled the spring on the smokey wind
Dirty old [D]town dirty old [Em]town

I'm going to[G] make a good sharp axe
Shining [C]steel tempered in the [G]fire
Will chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old [D]town dirty old [Em]town

Version in the key of C Major

I[C] met my love by the gas works wall,
Dreamed a[F] dream by the[G] old ca[C]nal,
Kissed my[Am] girl by the factry[C] wall,
Dirty old[Am] town,[G]dirty old[Am] town
[2]
I heard a siren from the docks,
Saw a train set the noght on fire,
Smelled the spring on the smoky wind,
Dirty old town,dirty old town.
[3]
Clouds are drifting across the moon,
Cats are prowling on their beat
Springs a girl from the streets at night,
Diriy old town,dirty old town.
[4]
I'm going to make me a good sharp axe,
Shining steel,tempered in the fire,
I'll chop you down like an old dead tree,
Dirty old town,dirty old town

Key Of A
[A]Met my love, by the gas yard wall
Dreamed a [D]dream, by the old ca[A]nal
Kissed my girl, by the factory wall
Dirty old [E]town, dirty old [F#m]town

Key Of C
[C]Met my love, by the gas yard wall
Dreamed a [F]dream, by the old ca[C]nal
Kissed my girl, by the factory wall
Dirty old [G]town, dirty old [Am]town

Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
The Pogues Dirty Old Town

The town is Salford Manchester and the song was written 1946. The sheet music for Dirty Old Town is in the tin whistle section. Recently recorded Paddy Reilly, Rod Stewart, The High Kings, Roger Whittaker, The Dublin City Ramblers and The Specials. It's one of the most popular folk songs of all time.

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