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Fairytale Of New York Chords

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SONG  LISTED BELOW  IN VARIOUS KEYS 
Hope you enjoy my interpretation of this song ...Garry Smythe
Please e mail any corrections to:-  g.smythe@sky.com
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Fairytale of New York- Pogues
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THE POGUES SING THIS IN THE KEY OF   “D”
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INTRODUCTION

D    G    A    D    G    A    D 

MALE VERSE

A                 D               G
It was Christmas Eve babe, In the drunktank
           D                       A                     
An old man said to me, won't see another one  
             D                            G                         
And then he sang a song , The Rare Old Mountain Dew
                 D              G           A      D
And I turned my face away, and dreamed a - bout    you

A             D                        G
    Got on a lucky one Came in eigh - teen to one
           D                        A
I've got a feeling this year's for me and you,
         D                     G
So happy Christmas, I love you baby
            D                G        A            D
I can see a better time, when all our dreams come true

INSTRUMENTAL THAT SPEEDS UP
D   G    A   D   G   A   D

THEN THE FASTER ONE
D   A   D    G       D   G   A   D

FEMALE VERSE

            D            A                Bm        G
They've got cars Big as bars they’ve got rivers of gold
        D                                                   A
But the wind goes right through you, it’s no place for the old
         D             Bm        D               G
When you first took my hand on a cold Christmas Eve
    D                           A        D
You promised me Broadway was waiting for me
         D
You were handsome

MALE LINE
D                                    A
You were pretty, Queen of New York City

BOTH SINGERS
 
          D             G              A             D
When the band finished playing they howled out for more
D                                              A
Sinatra was swinging all the drunks they were singing
   D             G            A                  D
We kissed on the corner then danced through the night

    G                 Bm     A          D               Bm
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        D          G        A                 D
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

INSTRUMENTAL

D   A     Bm   G   
D   Bm    D    A
D   A     Bm   G
D   A     D

FEMALE LINE
D                        
You're a bum,  You're a punk

BOTH SINGERS
D                      A
You're an old slut on junk
       D            G         A            D
Living there almost dead on a drip in that bed


    D                                      A
You scum bag you maggot,  you cheap lousy faggot
      D              G            A            D   
Happy Christmas your arse I pray God it’s our last

CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    G                 Bm     A          D               Bm
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        D          G        A                 D
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

SHORT INSTUMENTAL

D     G     D    A    D   

MALE LINE

A                 D
    I could have been someone
FEMALE LINE
D               G
Well, So could anyone
            D                             A
You took my dreams from me when I first found you
MALE LINE
A            D                         G
I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own
              D                          G         A     D  
Can't make it all alone, I've built my dreams a - round you
CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    G                 Bm     A          D               Bm
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        D          G        A                 D
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day
SHORT INSTUMENTAL

D     G     D      D   A    D
D     G     D      D   A    D
D     G     D      D   A    D
D     G     D      D   A    D    AND FADE



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INTRODUCTION

C    F    G    C    F    G    C

MALE VERSE

G                 C               F
It was Christmas Eve babe, In the drunktank
           C                       G
An old man said to me, won't see another one  
             C                            F
And then he sang a song , The Rare Old Mountain Dew
                 C              F           G      C
And I turned my face away, and dreamed a - bout    you

G             C                        F
    Got on a lucky one Came in eigh - teen to one
           C                        G
I've got a feeling this year's for me and you,
         C                     F
So happy Christmas, I love you baby
            C                F        G            C
I can see a better time, when all our dreams come true

INSTRUMENTAL THAT SPEEDS UP
C   F    G   C   F   G   C

THEN THE FASTER ONE
C   G   C    F       C   F   G   C

FEMALE VERSE

            C            G                Am        F
They've got cars Big as bars they’ve got rivers of gold
        C                                                   G
But the wind goes right through you, it’s no place for the old
         C             Am        C               F
When you first took my hand on a cold Christmas Eve
    C                           G        C
You promised me Broadway was waiting for me
         C
You were handsome

MALE LINE
C                                    G
You were pretty, Queen of New York City

BOTH SINGERS
 
          C             F              G             C
When the band finished playing they howled out for more
C                                              G
Sinatra was swinging all the drunks they were singing
   C             F            G                  C
We kissed on the corner then danced through the night

    F                 Am     G          C               Am
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        C          F        G                 C
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

INSTRUMENTAL

C   G     Am   F
C   Am    C    G
C   G     Am   F
C   G     C

FEMALE LINE
C
You're a bum,  You're a punk

BOTH SINGERS
C                      G
You're an old slut on junk
       C            F         G            C
Living there almost dead on a drip in that bed


    C                                      G
You scum bag you maggot,  you cheap lousy faggot
      C              F            G            C
Happy Christmas your arse I pray God it’s our last

CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    F                 Am     G          C               Am
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        C          F        G                 C
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

SHORT INSTUMENTAL

C     F     C    G    C

MALE LINE

G                 C
    I could have been someone
FEMALE LINE
C               F
Well, So could anyone
            C                             G
You took my dreams from me when I first found you
MALE LINE
G            C                         F
I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own
              C                          F         G     C
Can't make it all alone, I've built my dreams a - round you
CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    F                 Am     G          C               Am
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        C          F        G                 C
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day
SHORT INSTUMENTAL

C     F     C      C   G    C
C     F     C      C   G    C
C     F     C      C   G    C
D     G     D      D   A    D    AND FADE



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INTRODUCTION

E    A    B    E    A    B    E

MALE VERSE

B                 E               A
It was Christmas Eve babe, In the drunktank
           E                       B
An old man said to me, won't see another one  
             E                            A
And then he sang a song , The Rare Old Mountain Dew
                 E              A           B      E
And I turned my face away, and dreamed a - bout    you

B             E                        A
    Got on a lucky one Came in eigh - teen to one
           E                        B
I've got a feeling this year's for me and you,
         E                     A
So happy Christmas, I love you baby
            E                A        B            E
I can see a better time, when all our dreams come true

INSTRUMENTAL THAT SPEEDS UP
E   A    B   E   A   B   E

THEN THE FASTER ONE
E   B   E    A       E   A   B   E

FEMALE VERSE

            E            B                C#m       A
They've got cars Big as bars they’ve got rivers of gold
        E                                                   B
But the wind goes right through you, it’s no place for the old
         E             C#m       E               A
When you first took my hand on a cold Christmas Eve
    E                           B        E
You promised me Broadway was waiting for me
         E
You were handsome

MALE LINE
E                                    B
You were pretty, Queen of New York City

BOTH SINGERS
 
          E             A              B             E
When the band finished playing they howled out for more
E                                              B
Sinatra was swinging all the drunks they were singing
   E             A            B                  E
We kissed on the corner then danced through the night

    A                 C#m    B          E               C#m
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        E          A        B                 E
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

INSTRUMENTAL

E   B     C#m  A
E   C#m   E    B
E   B     C#m  A
E   B     E

FEMALE LINE
E
You're a bum,  You're a punk

BOTH SINGERS
E                      B
You're an old slut on junk
       E            A         B            E
Living there almost dead on a drip in that bed


    E                                      B
You scum bag you maggot,  you cheap lousy faggot
      E              A            B            E
Happy Christmas your arse I pray God it’s our last

CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    A                 C#m    B          E               C#m
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        E          A        B                 E
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

SHORT INSTUMENTAL

E     A     E    B    E

MALE LINE

B                 E
    I could have been someone
FEMALE LINE
E               A
Well, So could anyone
            E                             B
You took my dreams from me when I first found you
MALE LINE
B            E                         A
I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own
              E                          A         B     E
Can't make it all alone, I've built my dreams a - round you
CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    A                 C#m    B          E               C#m
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        E          A        B                 E
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day
SHORT INSTUMENTAL

E     A     E      E   B    E
E     A     E      E   B    E
E     A     E      E   B    E
D     G     D      D   A    D    AND FADE



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INTRODUCTION

F    Bb   C    F    Bb   C    F

MALE VERSE

C                 F               Bb
It was Christmas Eve babe, In the drunktank
           F                       C
An old man said to me, won't see another one  
             F                            Bb
And then he sang a song , The Rare Old Mountain Dew
                 F              Bb          C      F
And I turned my face away, and dreamed a - bout    you

C             F                        Bb
    Got on a lucky one Came in eigh - teen to one
           F                        C
I've got a feeling this year's for me and you,
         F                     Bb
So happy Christmas, I love you baby
            F                Bb       C            F
I can see a better time, when all our dreams come true

INSTRUMENTAL THAT SPEEDS UP
F   Bb   C   F   Bb  C   F

THEN THE FASTER ONE
F   C   F    Bb      F   Bb  C   F

FEMALE VERSE

            F            C                Dm        Bb
They've got cars Big as bars they’ve got rivers of gold
        F                                                   C
But the wind goes right through you, it’s no place for the old
         F             Dm        F               Bb
When you first took my hand on a cold Christmas Eve
    F                           C        F
You promised me Broadway was waiting for me
         F
You were handsome

MALE LINE
F                                    C
You were pretty, Queen of New York City

BOTH SINGERS
 
          F             Bb             C             F
When the band finished playing they howled out for more
F                                              C
Sinatra was swinging all the drunks they were singing
   F             Bb           C                  F
We kissed on the corner then danced through the night

    Bb                Dm     C          F               Dm
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        F          Bb       C                 F
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

INSTRUMENTAL

F   C     Dm   Bb
F   Dm    F    C
F   C     Dm   Bb
F   C     F

FEMALE LINE
F
You're a bum,  You're a punk

BOTH SINGERS
F                      C
You're an old slut on junk
       F            Bb        C            F
Living there almost dead on a drip in that bed


    F                                      C
You scum bag you maggot,  you cheap lousy faggot
      F              Bb           C            F
Happy Christmas your arse I pray God it’s our last

CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    Bb                Dm     C          F               Dm
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        F          Bb       C                 F
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

SHORT INSTUMENTAL

F     Bb    F    C    F

MALE LINE

C                 F
    I could have been someone
FEMALE LINE
F               Bb
Well, So could anyone
            F                             C
You took my dreams from me when I first found you
MALE LINE
C            F                         Bb
I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own
              F                          Bb        C     F
Can't make it all alone, I've built my dreams a - round you
CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    Bb                Dm     C          F               Dm
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        F          Bb       C                 F
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day
SHORT INSTUMENTAL

F     Bb    F      F   C    F
F     Bb    F      F   C    F
F     Bb    F      F   C    F
D     G     D      D   A    D    AND FADE



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INTRODUCTION

G    C    D    G    C    D    G

MALE VERSE

D                 G               C
It was Christmas Eve babe, In the drunktank
           G                       D
An old man said to me, won't see another one  
             G                            C
And then he sang a song , The Rare Old Mountain Dew
                 G              C           D      G
And I turned my face away, and dreamed a - bout    you

D             G                        C
    Got on a lucky one Came in eigh - teen to one
           G                        D
I've got a feeling this year's for me and you,
         G                     C
So happy Christmas, I love you baby
            G                C        D            G
I can see a better time, when all our dreams come true

INSTRUMENTAL THAT SPEEDS UP
G   C    D   G   C   D   G

THEN THE FASTER ONE
G   D   G    C       G   C   D   G

FEMALE VERSE

            G            D                Em        C
They've got cars Big as bars they’ve got rivers of gold
        G                                                   D
But the wind goes right through you, it’s no place for the old
         G             Em        G               C
When you first took my hand on a cold Christmas Eve
    G                           D        G
You promised me Broadway was waiting for me
         G
You were handsome

MALE LINE
G                                    D
You were pretty, Queen of New York City

BOTH SINGERS
 
          G             C              D             G
When the band finished playing they howled out for more
G                                              D
Sinatra was swinging all the drunks they were singing
   G             C            D                  G
We kissed on the corner then danced through the night

    C                 Em     D          G               Em
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        G          C        D                 G
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

INSTRUMENTAL

G   D     Em   C
G   Em    G    D
G   D     Em   C
G   D     G

FEMALE LINE
G
You're a bum,  You're a punk

BOTH SINGERS
G                      D
You're an old slut on junk
       G            C         D            G
Living there almost dead on a drip in that bed


    G                                      D
You scum bag you maggot,  you cheap lousy faggot
      G              C            D            G
Happy Christmas your arse I pray God it’s our last

CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    C                 Em     D          G               Em
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        G          C        D                 G
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

SHORT INSTUMENTAL

G     C     G    D    G

MALE LINE

D                 G
    I could have been someone
FEMALE LINE
G               C
Well, So could anyone
            G                             D
You took my dreams from me when I first found you
MALE LINE
D            G                         C
I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own
              G                          C         D     G
Can't make it all alone, I've built my dreams a - round you
CHORUS BOTH SINGERS

    C                 Em     D          G               Em
The boys of the N  Y  P  D  choir were singing “Galway Bay”
        G          C        D                 G
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day
SHORT INSTUMENTAL

G     C     G      G   D    G
G     C     G      G   D    G
G     C     G      G   D    G
D     G     D      D   A    D    AND FADE



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