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Dirty Old Town ukulele

by Ted Leo
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Here are the chords for Dirty Old Town (an Ewan MacColl song) as played by Ted Leo 
on Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead.

I don't know if it's actually played in E, that's just how I play it. You can 
transpose it as necessary.

The A/C# chord is played x4222x, and the E7 chord is 020100 (not the other way). 
Everything else is standard.


E     A     E     (1h2p1 on the g string)
I found my love by the gasworks croft

A/C#     Abm     A     B
Dreamed a dream by the old canal

E     Abm     C#m     B
Kissed my girl by the factory wall

A     B     E7
Dirty old town, dirty old town.


E     A     E
Clouds a-driftin' across the moon

A/C#     Abm     A     B
Cats and dogs prowlin' in their beat

E     Abm     C#m     B
Spring's a girl in the streets at night

A     B     E     C#m
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

A     B     E7
Dirty old town, dirty old town.


E     A     E
Heard a siren from the docks

A/C#     Abm     A     B
Saw a train set the night on fire

E     Abm     C#m     B
Smelled the fall on the smokey wind

A     B     E     C#m
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

A     B     E7
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

E     A     E
I'm gonna get myself a good sharp axe

A/C#     Abm     A     B
Shining steel tempered in the fire

E     Abm     C#m     B
Gonna cut you down like a dead old tree

A     B     E7
Dirty old town, dirty old town.


E     A     E
I found my love by the gasworks croft

A/C#     Abm     A     B
Dreamed a dream by the old canal

E     Abm     C#m     B
Kissed my girl by the factory wall

A     B     E     C#m
In this dirty old town, dirty old town.

A     B     E     C#m
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

A     B     E7
Dirty old town, dirty old town.


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