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"Dirty Old Town" is a song written by Ewan MacColl in 1949 that was made popular by The Dubliners, & recorded by The Pogues for their 2nd album, Rum Sodomy & The Lash.

The song was written in reference to Salford, Lancashire, England, the city where Ewan MacColl was brought up. Salford is, in fact, a city. When he first wrote the song, the local council were unhappy at having Salford called a dirty old town and, after considerable criticism… read more


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  • Avatar for Chrilu
    Sooooo good... Didn't we all grow up in this kinda "Dirty Old Town" ??!
  • Avatar for Druid66
    Shane said these guys were accused of 'murdering' Celtic folk music... but that charge is without merit. This is good stuff.
  • Avatar for marjo47
    Yes its a goodie.
  • Avatar for GeenBerlin
    Any time, any place, anywhere. Beautiful.
  • Avatar for Monade2010
    ° ♥ ♫¸¸.• [ ♥ itchy feet ♥ ] •.¸¸ ♫ ♥ °
  • Avatar for schwedenede71
    immer wieder gut ..............:-)
  • Avatar for Derek00
    try to show me sumtin better and yer foolin yerself
  • Avatar for DougIsaac
    Shane. What a hero
  • Avatar for Cellessner
    baam! Happy!
  • Avatar for TomMcAvoy
    Any time, any place, anywhere. Beautiful.

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