Category: POGUES

Young Ned Of The Hill – Pogues

And heard the curlews cry Or seen the raven black as night Upon a windswept sky To walk the purple heather And hear the westwind cry To know that’s where the rapparee must die Since Cromwell pushed us westward To live our lowly lives There’s some of us have deemed to fight From Tipperary mountains […]

USA – Pogues

I watched the cars When I was older I drank in bars When I was young I chewed the leaves When I was older I drank with thieves I found a love She gave me dreams She left me drunk In New Orleans So cold and lonely So all alone I wished my heart Was […]

Big City – Pogues

Where the lights are low Cold dirty ground Where the rivers don’t flow Nothing’s gonna change so throw it all away In the big city Where the kids will come cheap And monsters prowl and never sleep Don’t cross the road if you haven’t got the time of day Well I lost my girl waiting […]

Dark Streets Of London – Pogues

Down Dalling Road by the dead old trees And drink with my friends In the Hammersmith Broadway Dear dirty delightful old drunken old days Then the winter came down and I loved it so dearly The pubs and the bookies where you’d spend all your time And the old men that were singing When the […]

Lullaby Of London – Pogues

One evening in the spring Heard a long gone song From days gone by Blown in on the great North wind Though there is no lonesome corncrake’s cry Of sorrow and delight You can hear the cars And the shouts from bars And the laughter and the fights May the ghosts that howled Round the […]

When The Ship Comes In – Pogues

When the winds will stop And the breeze will cease to be breathin’ Like the stillness in the wind ‘Fore the hurricane begins The hour when the ship comes in Oh the seas will split And the ship will hit And the sands on the shoreline will be shaking Then the tide will sound And […]

Poor Paddy – Pogues

—————————————– In eighteen hundred and forty-one The corduroy breeches I put on Me corduroy breeches I put on To work upon the railway, the railway I’m weary of the railway Poor Paddy works on the railway In eighteen hundred and forty-two From Hartlepool I moved to Crewe Found myself a job to do A working […]

Oretown – Pogues

And a stranger came to town A cold wind blowing And the rain pouring down Street lights flicker And the power lines moan The moon beat down On a river of bone Someone put the lights out No one make a sound You won’t find a thing Down in Oretown Foundry spits fire and smoke […]

Jesse James – Pogues

—————————— Jesse James we understand Has killed many a man He robbed the Union trains He stole from the rich and gave to the poor He’d a hand and a heart and a brain Now Jesse had a wife Lived a lady all her life And children they were brave But history does record That […]

Kitty – Pogues

That the doom will be mine if I stay ‘Tis far better to part, though it’s hard to Than to rot in their prison away ‘Tis far better to part, though it’s hard to Than to rot in their prison away So softly he kissed her pale lips ‘Twas the same story over an o’er […]

Boat Train – Pogues

He said hold me up for chrissake, for i can hardly stand the most disgraceful journey on which i’ve ever been the last time that i traveled on the boat train i had a couple of drinks in town, a few more in the port i puked up on the gangway but some kind folks […]

Streams Of Whiskey – Pogues

I dreamt I met with Behan I shook him by the hand and we passed the time of day When questioned on his views On the crux of life’s philosophies He had but these few clear and simple words to say I am going, I am going Any which way the wind may be blowing […]

Tuesday Morning – Pogues

Too many Tuesday mornings I thought of you today I wished it was yesterday morning I thought of you today I dreamt you were dressed in mourning But I knew that you With your heart beating And your eyes shining Would be dreaming of me Lying with you On a Tuesday morning I fell through […]

The Sun And The Moon – Pogues

And the cheetahs they can bawl And their ghosts can wait for the hereafter But if you are so proud As to say that’s not allowed We will get sick and choke ourselves with laughter And the girlfriends that you knew To whom you promised to be true We’ll have their sisters Hanging from the […]

Gartloney Rats – Pogues

For a day on the rant with some music and more They’d drink porter in Maura’s way over in Fore And never get drunk but stay sober There was Harry the banjo and Dunne of the swan With whose bone from the wing he’d beat the bodhran And the song that he’d sing was of […]

Sally MacLennane – Pogues

He played it from the night time to the peaceful early morn He soothed the souls of psychos and the men who had the horn And they all looked very happy in the morning Now Jimmy didn’t like his place in this world of ours Where the elephant man broke strong men’s necks When he’d […]

The Old Main Drag – Pogues

With a fiver in my pocket and my ole dancing bag I went down to the dilly to check out the scene And I soon ended up on the old main drag There the he-males and the she-males paraded in style And the old man with the money would flash you a smile In the […]

House Of The Gods – Pogues

Sipping singha beer on Pattaya Beach Singha beer don’t ask no questions Singha beer don’t tell no lies Singha beer don’t ask no questions Singha beer don’t tell no lies There’s a guy next to me won’t tell me his name Buy’s me mekong whiskey just the same Singha beer don’t ask no questions Singha […]