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Fairytale of New York

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(C) /F/C - C F/C/ Gsus C - - / (G7sus)

(It was Christmas)

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Eve babe, in the 
Drunk tank, an old man
Said to me, won't see a-
-Nother one, and then he

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Sang a song, "The Rare Old 
Mountain Dew", I turned my
Face away, and dream a-
-Bout you. Got on a

Lucky one, came in eight-
-Teen 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

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          (They've got)
Cars big as bars, they've got rivers of gold, but the
Wind goes right through 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

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(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 the corner, then danced through the night

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[ refrain ]
Boys of the NYPD choir were singing 'Galway Bay'
And the bells are ringing, out for Christmas day

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You're a bum, you're a punk. You're an old slut on junk
Living there almost dead, on a drip in that bed
You scum bag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your ass, I pray God, it's our last

[ refrain ]

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

[ refrain ]