Fairytale Of New York è un celebre pezzo dei Pogues, scritto dal cantante Shane MacGowan assieme al banjista Jem Finer e inciso nel 1987 con l’album If I Should Fall From Grace With God.
E’ una ballata in stile folk irlandese, considerata da molti la più bella canzone natalizia di tutti i tempi e divenuta un classico in tempo di feste soprattutto in Irlanda e Regno Unito.
Il testo narra di un uomo che si risveglia alla vigilia di Natale e che, ancora in preda ai postumi di una sbornia, ricorda di aver appena trascorso un periodo terribile della propria vita. Alla voce, MacGowan è accompagnato dalla cantante inglese Kirsty MacColl.
Testo e accordi per chitarra.
The Pogues Fairytale Of New York Testo Lyrics Accordi per Chitarra Chords
G/D D G/D Asus4/E D G/D D G It was Christmas Eve babe In the drunk tank D G/A A D An old man said to me, won't see another one And then he sang a song G D The Rare Old Mountain Dew And I turned my face away G Asus4/E D G/A And dreamed about you G/A D G Got on a lucky one Came in eighteen to one D G/A A I've got a feeling This year's for me and you D G So happy Christmas I love you baby D G Asus4/E D I can see a better time When all our dreams come true G/D D G/D Asus4 /faster now/ D A D G A D D They've got cars A Big as bars Bm G They've got rivers of gold D But the wind goes right through you A It's no place for the old D Bm When you first took my hand D G On a cold Christmas Eve D You promised me A D Broadway was waiting for me D You were handsome You were pretty A Queen of New York City D G When the band finished playing A D They howled out for more D Sinatra was swinging A All the drunks they were singing D G We kissed on the corner A D Then danced through the night G Bm A The boys of the NYPD choir D Bm Were singing 'Galway Bay' D G And the bells were ringing A D A Bm G D A D Bm D G D A D Out for Christmas day D You're a bum D You're a punk A You're an old slut on junk D G A Living there almost dead on a drip D In that bed D You scum bag You maggot A You cheap lousy faggot D G Happy Christmas your arse A I pray God D A D It's our last A D I could have been someone G So could anyone D You took my dreams A From me when I first found you D I kept them with me babe G I put them with my own D Can't make it all alone G A D I've built my dreams around you [The Pogues]