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Duration: 4:33 
Release Date: 1987  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Jem Finer/Steve MacGowan (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Jem Finer/Steve MacGowan (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Steve Lillywhite (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Island 90872 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: SPZ Music Inc. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #399149 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
  • Also appears on the 1995 album- "The Edge of Christmas" (Oglio OGL 81585-2) (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Originally from the 1987 Pogues album- "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    It was Christmas Eve, babe
    in the drunk tank
    And old man said to me,
    "Won't see another one"
    and then he sang a song-
    "The Rare Auld Mountain Dew"
    I turned my face away
    and dreamed about you

    Got on a lucky one
    Came in eighteen to one
    I've got a feeling
    This year's for me and you
    So Happy Christmas
    I love you, baby
    I can see a better time
    when all our dreams come true

    They've got cars big as bars
    They've got rivers of gold
    But the wind blows right though you
    It's no place for the old
    When you first took my hand
    on a cold Christmas Eve
    You promised me
    Broadway was waiting for me

    You were handsome
    You were pretty
    Queen of New York City
    When the band finished playing
    they howled out for more
    Sinatra was swinging
    All the drunks, they were singing
    We kissed on a corner
    then danced through the night

    The boys in the NYPD choir
    were singing "Galway Bay"
    and the bells were ringing out
    for Christmas Day

    You're a bum
    You're a punk
    You're an old slut on junk
    lying there almost dead
    on a drip in that bed

    You scumbag, you maggot
    You cheap, lousy ******
    Happy Christmas, your arse
    I pray God it's our last

    The boys in the NYPD choir
    still singing "Galway Bay"
    and the bells were ringing out
    for Christmas Day

    I could have been someone
    Well, so could anyone
    You took my dreams from me
    when I first found you

    I kept them with me, babe
    I put them with my own
    Can't make it all alone
    I've built my dreams around you

    The boys in the NYPD choir
    still singing "Galway Bay"
    and the bells were ringing out
    for Christmas Day
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
    Current Rating 10.0 (1 vote)
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