Dirty Old Town

by The Righs

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Music and Lyrics by Ewan MacColl

Arranged by The Righs

Photo by George Miquilena (Obtained from Wikimedia Commons)

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I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
I 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
Spring's a girl from the streets 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 smoky wind
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I'm gonna make me a big sharp axe
Shining steel tempered in the fire
I'll chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
I kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

credits

released April 1, 2014
Nate Williams - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jackson Smith - Vocals, Electric Guitar
Omid Nowrouzi - Mandolin
John Slawson - Bass
Jian Azimi - Violin
Ronnie Meyer - Drums

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The Righs Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Righs (pronounced “rigz”) were a Celtic/Folk-Rock band from Edmond, OK, originally known as The Rivers. They played in the Oklahoma City area from late 2005 to early 2014.
Nate Williams - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jack Smith - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Banjo
John Slawson - Bass
Omid Nowrouzi - Vocals, Mandolin, Trumpet
Jian Azimi - Fiddle
Ronnie Meyer - Drummer
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