dirty old town lyrics – clancy brothers

i found my love ‘neath the gasworks croft falls
dreamed a dream by the old c*n*l
kissed my girl by the factory wall
dirty old town, dirty old town
clouds are drifting across the moon
cats are prowling on their beat
springs a girl in the streets at night
dirty old town, dirty old town
heard a siren from the dock
saw a train set the night on fire
smelled the spring on the smoky wind
dirty old town, dirty old town
i’m going to take a good sharp ax
shining steel tempered in the fire
we’ll chop you down like an old dead tree
dirty old town, dirty old town

/ clancy brothers lyrics