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Dirty Old Town

 (lyrics)
  Artist: The Dubliners
  Originally written by Ewan MacColl about Salford, England and covered by many bands. It was most famously covered by The Dubliners and is often associated with Dublin rather than Salford.

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This song has been played 40 times as full song or snippet.


This song has been played at the following 30 shows:

ZOO TV Tour
· 1992-03-17 - Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Garden
· 1992-08-12 - East Rutherford, New Jersey - Giants Stadium
· 1992-08-18 - Saratoga Springs, New York - Saratoga Raceway
· 1992-08-23 - Foxboro, Massachusetts - Foxboro Stadium
· 1992-09-05 - Toronto, Ontario - Canadian National Exhibition Stadium
· 1992-10-16 - Irving, Texas - Texas Stadium
· 1992-10-18 - Kansas City, Missouri - Arrowhead Stadium
· 1992-10-21 - Denver, Colorado - Mile High Stadium
· 1992-10-24 - Tempe, Arizona - ASU Sun Devil Stadium
· 1992-10-27 - El Paso, Texas - Texas Sun Bowl
· 1992-10-30 - Los Angeles, California - Dodger Stadium
· 1992-10-31 - Los Angeles, California - Dodger Stadium
· 1992-11-03 - Vancouver, British Columbia - B.C. Place Stadium
· 1992-11-07 - Oakland, California - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
· 1992-11-10 - San Diego, California - Jack Murphy Stadium
· 1992-11-12 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Sam Boyd Stadium
· 1992-11-14 - Anaheim, California - Anaheim Stadium
· 1993-05-09 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Feyenoord Stadium
· 1993-05-15 - Lisbon, Portugal - Estadio Jose Alvalade
· 1993-05-19 - Oviedo, Spain - Estadio Carlos Tartier
· 1993-05-26 - Nantes, France - Stade De La Beaujoire
· 1993-06-02 - Frankfurt, Germany - Waldstadion
· 1993-06-04 - Munich, Germany - Olympiastadion
· 1993-06-09 - Bremen, Germany - Weserstadion
· 1993-06-12 - Cologne, Germany - Muengersdorfer Stadion
· 1993-06-15 - Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion
· 1993-06-23 - Strasbourg, France - Stade De La Meinau
· 1993-06-28 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Stade De La Pontaise
· 1993-06-30 - Basel, Switzerland - St Jakob's Stadion
· 1993-07-02 - Verona, Italy - Stadio Bentegodi


This song has been snippeted at the following 10 shows:

Lovetown Tour
· 1989-12-27 - Dublin, Ireland - Point Depot (19 songs)
· 1989-12-30 - Dublin, Ireland - Point Depot (21 songs)
· 1989-12-31 - Dublin, Ireland - Point Depot (21 songs)
· 1990-01-05 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sportpaleis Ahoy (18 songs)
· 1990-01-09 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sportpaleis Ahoy (19 songs)

ZOO TV Tour
· 1993-08-27 - Dublin, Ireland - RDS Showgrounds (23 songs)

PopMart Tour
· 1997-08-31 - Dublin, Ireland - Lansdowne Road (24 songs)
· 1998-02-07 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - River Plate Stadium (23 songs)

Vertigo Tour
· 2005-06-27 - Dublin, Ireland - Croke Park (26 songs)

360° Tour
· 2009-10-20 - Glendale, Arizona, USA - University of Phoenix Stadium (24 songs)


All in all, we've found 4 different song(s) with Dirty Old Town as snippet:

Angel Of Harlem, Bad, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Running To Stand Still



Dirty Old Town lyrics

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

Clouds a-drifting across the moon
Cats a-prowling on their beat
Springs a girl in the street at night
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

Heard a siren from the docks
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 make me a good sharp axe
Shining steel tempered in the fire
Will chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

Originally written by Ewan MacColl about Salford, England and covered by many bands. It was most famously covered by The Dubliners and is often associated with Dublin rather than Salford.














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