Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Dirty Old Town

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

I met my love by the gas works wall,
Dreamed a dream by the old canal,
Kissed a girl by the factory wall,
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

Clouds are drifting across the moon,
Cats are prowling on their beat,
Spring's a girl in the street at night,
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

I heard a siren from the docks,
Saw a train set the night on fire,
I smelled the spring on the smokey breeze,
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

I'm going to make me a good sharp axe,
Shining steel tempered in the fire,
I'll chop you down like an old dead tree,
Dirty old town, dirty old town.

Comp: Ewan McColl (1915-1989), England

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