I don't know why they called it Fairytale of Newyork as old Shane is hardly prince charming lol It's ironic. Join the Facebook campaign to help Fairytale of New York finally win the Number 1 Christmas Single! It was based on a true story. On December 5, 2009 Jean and the Justice for Kirsty comittee determined that they had exhausted their legal options and ceased their campaign. Is it one of the border guards Bill Murray blew past in the urban assault Winnebago in stripes? Shane Macgowan did not write 'Thousands are sailing'. As a Christmas anthem it has stood the test of time, but the competition leaves something to be desired. If a person chooses not to listen to something because of a lyric they deem offensive then that is their right but we have to draw the line somewhere surely. Christmas, the together time, happened around them, whether they were happy together or not.
It makes us what we are today. Music lovers of all political stripes and sexual orientations have posted messages on Telegraph. I can't figure out what stupid Russian Shane looks like. This Christmas is to be their last before they go their separate ways. Her mother Jean formed the group Justice for Kirsty and with them has sought justice for Kirsty's tragic and untimely death. Stephen's green, of the temple bar and so on. It was co-written by Shane MacGowan, a Kent-born public schoolboy with strong Irish roots, and Jem Finer from Stoke-on-Trent, with the female vocal by Kirsty McColl from Croydon.
They did not know Galway Bay, so they played the Mickey Mouse Club March instead. But it could so easily have been someone else on female vocal. I have had to explain the meaning of the lyrics plenty of times to my friends. . One of my lecturers told me a story similar to this last year. She is not supposed to be a nice person, or even a wholesome person. Americans are so closed-minded when it comes to music.
They still call cigarettes fags over there. Comments do not represent the views of Reason. And the boys from the nypd choir were singing Galway Bay And the bells were ringing out for christmas day. Apparently it wasn't written as a christmas song, it was written as a political song about Irish immigrants in America, and people just adopted it as a christmas song! It is the earthy and redemptive quality of the song that gives it its lingering appeal. However, some people want that to stop in 2018 and have called for the folk ballad to be banned or at least censored. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. 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 out alone I've built my dreams around you And the boys of the nypd choir's still singing Galway Bay And the bells are ringing out For christmas day.
If you are so easily offended by something then don't bloody listen to it and switch it off or change channels. You erase pencil marks with it. I love how such a sad song can make people so happy. Born in Ireland and, as a child, I can remember an old to me woman asking me for a penny. Even though it goes through so many emotions bliss, melancholy, bitterness it only makes me giddy, just like a Christmas song should.
Apparently it wasn't written as a christmas song, it was written as a political song about Irish immigrants in America, and people just adopted it as a christmas song! Then they will realise how bloody stupid they will have been. Jem Finer, the co-writer, said in an interview with The Guardian recently that his wife came up with the tale of a couple who fell on hard times in New York. When I first heard this song, I demanded the tape be rewound so I could hear it again, and again and again. It was christmas eve babe In the drunk tank An old man said to me: won't see another one And then they sang a song The rare old mountain dew I turned my face away and dreamed about you Got on a lucky one Came in eighteen 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 Where all our dreams come true. This is a contemporary song not a historic one, though obviously it has echoes.
Him - Well, I eat every night! Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. I think it's a classic which shouldn't be tampered with; possibly the best Christmas pop song ever forgetting Greg Lake's I Believe In Father Christmas, which will probably be banned soon too for unchristian sentiment. And you know what a rubber is over there? I was a child and didn't have a penny to give her, but such is poverty, in any country. I recall our Brit sales mgr. Visit or send an email to for more information. It's since been taken out. What does faggot mean in Britain these days? If there is no intention to offend, are these words still offensive? And the boys of the nypd choir's still singing Galway Bay And the bells were ringing out For christmas day.
I never realized how alike stupid Russians look. There are more offensive songs we should be worried about in my opinion. Talk about ruining things lol I must admit, that song is responsible for the only time in my life when I've felt offended by proxy. I'm familiar with the song and have never found it offensive before, but for some reason in this context I stopped what I was doing and looked up at the ceiling speaker as if to try and shame it into silence. I'm part of the song. Homophobia and sexism are abhorrent when that is the true intention but words alone are just words. I will do what the Irish do, 'have another one'.
She is a woman of a certain generation at a certain time in history and she is down on her luck and desperate. I'm pretty sure its obvious Kirsty isn't actually calling Shane a fag! The Pogues were quintessentially London-Irish in style. In Fact most of the band are English. I think I would like to move to Ireland and reclaim my Irish ancestry. It went something like: Her - You drink too much Him - I only drink when I eat Her - You drink a bottle of wine a night! Like that other hardy annual, Stop the Cavalry by Jonah Lewie, it tells a story. Art may sometimes provoke but is often better for it.