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Fairytale of New York  Pogues

An old man [D]said to me, won't see an[G/A]other one [A] And then he [D]sang a song
The Rare Old [G]Mountain Dew And I turned my [D]face away
And [G]dreamed a[Asus4/E]bout    [D]you [G/A]
  [G/A]      Got on a [D]lucky one Came in eight[G]een to one
I've got a [D]feeling This year's for [G/A]me and you [A]
So happy [D]Christmas I love you [G]baby
I can see a [D]better time When [G]all our d[Asus4/E]reams come [D]true
G/D D G/D Asus4 /faster now/ D A D G A D
                                    They've got [D]cars
Big as [A]bars
They've got [Bm]rivers of [G]gold
But the [D]wind goes right through you
It's no place for the [A]old
When you [D]first took my [Bm]hand
On a [D]cold Christmas [G]Eve
You [D]promised me
Broadway was [A]waiting for [D]me
You were [D]handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York [A]City
When the [D]band finished [G]playing
They [A]howled out for [D]more
[D]Sinatra was swinging
All the drunks they were [A]singing
We [D]kissed on the [G]corner
Then [A]danced through the [D]night
The [G]boys of the NY[Bm]PD [A]choir
Were [D]singing 'Galway [Bm]Bay'
And the [D]bells were [G]ringing
[A]Out for Christmas [D]da[A]y [Bm]   [G]   [D]  [A]   [D]  [Bm]   [D]  [G]    [D]  [A]  [D]
[D]You're a bum
You're a [D]punk
You're an old slut on [A]junk
Living [D]there almost [G]dead on a [A]drip
In that [D]bed
You [D]scum bag
You maggot
You cheap lousy [A]faggot
Happy [D]Christmas your [G]arse
I pray [A]God
It's our [D]last [A]  [D]
[A]I could have [D]been someone
So could [G]anyone
You took my [D]dreams
From me when I first [A]found you
I kept them [D]with me babe
I put them [G]with my own
Can't make it [D]all alone
I've built my [G]dreams [A]around [D]you
G/D - xx0433
G/A - x05433
Asus4/E - xx2233 or 575785

***Version 2*** by Chris Ashley

Incidental: G/A=xo543x; A5=x07650

Intro (strings):
|G/D D G/D |Asus4/E D |G A |
E_____________________________________0_
B____0___2_3_________________3____3___5_
G__2___0_____2___0___________4______4_6_
D______________0___4__2___0__0__0_____7_
A____________________________0________0_
E_______________________________________

It was Christmas [D]Eve babe
In the [G]drunk tank
An old man [D]said to me,
won't see [G/A]another one[A5]
And then he sang a song
The Rare Old [G]Mountain Dew
And I turned my [D]face away
And [G]dreamed a[Asus4/E]bout    [D]youÂ…

Got on a [D]lucky one
Came in eigh[G]teen to one
I've got a [D]feeling
This year's for [G/A]me and you [A5]
So happy [D]Christmas
I love you [G]baby
I can see a [D]better time
When a[G]ll our dr[Asus4/E]eams come t[D]rue
Strings:
|G/D D G/D | Asus4/E D | A |
E___________0___________________________
B_____0___2_____________________________
G__2____0______2____0___________________
D_________________0___4___2__0_0________
A_______________________________________
E_______________________________________


Pennywhistle, up tempo:
| D A |D G A D |
E____________________________________________________
B______0___________0_________________________________
G___2____2_______2___2_______________________________
D___________4__0_______2__4_2___2_4_2_0____________0_
A________________________________________2_2_0_2_4___
E_________________________________________3__________

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

Pre_chorus:
You were [D]handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York [A]City
When the [D]band finished [G]playing
They [A]howled out for [D]more
[D]Sinatra was swinging
All the drunks they were [A]singing
We [D]kissed on the [G]corner
Then [A]danced through the [D]night

Chorus:
The [G]boys of the NY[Bm]PD [A]choir
Were [D]singing Galway [Bm]Bay
And the [D]bells were [G]ringing
[A]Out for Christmas [D]day

Pennywhistle:
| D A Bm G|D A |
E_____0_2_0___0_2_0_____5_7_5_2_____0_2_3_5_0_
B__3________3_______3_0_________3_3___________
G_____________________________________________
D_____________________________________________
A_____________________________________________
E_____________________________________________

| D Bm D G|D A A |
E__5_7_5_2_____0_2_0_________2_5_2___0_2_0___
B__________3_3_______3_____3_______3_______3_
G______________________0_2___________________
D____________________________________________
A____________________________________________
E____________________________________________

Pre_chorus:
[D]You're a bum
You're a [D]punk
You're an old slut on [A]junk
Living [D]there almost [G]dead
On a [A]drip in that [D]bed
You [D]scum bag
You maggot
You cheap lousy [A]faggot
Happy [D]Christmas your [G]arse
I pray [A]God
It's our [D]last [A]  [D]

Chorus:
The [G]boys of the NY[Bm]PD [A]choir
Were [D]singing Galway [Bm]Bay
And the [D]bells were [G]ringing
[A]Out for Christmas [D]day

|D |G |D G |A D A |
E_2___________________2_________________
B_3_3_3_2_2_0_0_0_2_3_3_________________
G_2___________________2_______0_________
D_0___________________0_4_4_0___4_2_0___
A_____________________________________4_
E_______________________________________

Bridge:
[A5]I could have [D]been someone
Well so could [G]anyone
You took my [D]dreams from me
When I first [G/A]found you[A5]
I kept them [D]with me babe
I put them [G]with my own
Can't make it [D]all alone
I've built my [G]dreams [A]around [D]you

Chorus:
The [G]boys of the NY[Bm]PD [A]choir
Were [D]singing Galway [Bm]Bay
And the [D]bells were [G]ringing
[A]Out for Christmas [D]day
|D |G |D |A |
E_2_________________________2____________________
B_3______3_3_2_2_0_0__0_2_3_3____________________
G_2_________________________2________0_0_4_4_2_2_:
D_0_________________________0_0_0________4_4_2_2_
A________________________________________________
E________________________________________________

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