Who Sang Fairytale of New York? The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl

Kirsty MacColl If I Should Fall From Grace With God cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988-1-1
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock/Punk/Celtic
length: 4:34
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Kirsty MacColl
performer: The Pogues
engineer: Chris Dickie, Roy Spong and Nick Lacey
Some other versions of "Fairytale of New York"

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 ******
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day

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

The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas day

CD 1
  • 1 If I Should Fall From Grace With God
  • 2 Turkish Song of the Damned
  • 3 Bottle of Smoke
  • 4 Fairytale of New York
  • 5 Metropolis
  • 6 Thousands Are Sailing
  • 7 South Australia
  • 8 Fiesta
  • 9 Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant / The Rocky Road to Dublin / The Galway Races
  • 10 Streets of Sorrow / Birmingham Six
  • 11 Lullaby of London
  • 12 The Battle March Medley
  • 13 Sit Down by the Fire
  • 14 The Broad Majestic Shannon
  • 15 Worms

  • Release information
    label: Pogue Mahone Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 022924449321
    script: Latin