My most favorite Holiday song


is still the Pogues tune, A Fairytale of New York, from their masterpiece If I Should Fall From Grace with God.

It was Christmas Eve babe In the drunk tank An old man said to me, won't see another one And then he sang a song The Rare Old Mountain Dew I turned my face away And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars
They've got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing “Galway Bay”
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you

Guitar chords here

Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace With God

Theoretically, the song is linked below the fold.

click to play (or click here)

Oh and fuck Bill O'Reilly and his fake Christmas war.

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Such a great song. Why can't this be the song they play incessently in every public space from Thanksgiving to New Years? It would make shopping in December more tolerable.

Wow, now that would be cool.

Though, to be fair, if I heard this song everytime I went into a store, the song might lose its allure. Like Land Rover appropriating Have Love Will Travel, or Jaguar using London Calling.

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