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Fairytale Of New York Chords

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About this tab version
This is a simple 5 chord version with Capo on 2,easily played on acoustic guitar,i have included Intro,Links and instrumental break ,Although this was written by the pogues it is famous for featuring Kirsty MacColl,one of the best Christmas songs ever written. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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verse 1 + 2 80 bpm
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Verse 3 onwards 120 bpm
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The Pogues Feat Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8


   [Intro]
F  C  F  G  C  G

   [Verse 1]
G                C               F
It was Christmas Eve babe,In the drunk tank
           C                       Gsus4     
An old man said to me, I won't see another one
G           C                      F
And then he sang a song,A rare old mountain dew
             C                    G     C   
I turned my face away,And dreamed about you

   [Verse 2]
G                              F
Got on a lucky one,Came in eighteen to one
           C                       Gsus4
I've got a feeling,This year's for me and you
G        C                    F
So happy Christmas,I love you baby
            C                        Gsus4       C
I can see a better time,When all our dreams come true

   [Link 1]
F  C  F  Gsus4
C    G  C  F  G  C

   [Verse 3]
            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

   [Verse 4]
         C                                          G
You were handsome,You were pretty Queen of New York City
         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 a corner,Then danced through the night

   [Chorus]
     F          Am    G          C             Am
The boys of the NYPD choir,were singing Galway Bay
        C                   G                 C
And the bells were ringing out,For Christmas day

  [Instrumental Break]
C  G  Am  F  C    G
C  Am  C  F  C    G  C

   [Verse 5]
         C                                       G
You're a bum You're a punk,You're an old slut on junk
      C            F          G           C
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
     C                                  G
You scumbag, you maggot,You cheap lousy faggot
      C               F           G            C
Happy Christmas your arse,I pray God it's our last

   [Chorus]
     F          Am    G          C             Am
The boys of the NYPD choir,were singing Galway Bay
        C                   G                 C
And the bells were ringing out,For Christmas day

   [Link 2]
C      F      C      F     G  C  G

   [Verse 6]
             C                           F
I could have been someone,Well so could anyone
            C                           Gsus4  
You took my dreams from me,When I first found you
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 around you

   [Chorus]
     F          Am    G          C             Am
The boys of the NYPD choir,were singing Galway Bay
        C                   G                 C
And the bells were ringing out,For Christmas day

   [Outro to fade]
C      F      C      F     G  C  G
C      F      C      F     G  C  G


Mark W

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guillermopeitto 4,805 Sep 24, 2016 12:57 PM

Great work Mark

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Pencom [tm] 29,505 Nov 04, 2016 10:12 PM

Very, very nice....like it...

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