|A||Fairytale Of New York
Featuring – Kirsty MacCollWritten-By – Finer*, MacGowan*
|B1||The Battle March Medley
Written-By – Terry Woods
|NY 12||The Pogues||Fairytale Of New York (12")||Pogue Mahone Records, Stiff Records||NY 12||UK||1987|
|WEA400||The Pogues||Fairytale Of New York (7", Single, RE)||Warner Bros. Records||WEA400||UK||2005|
|NY 7, OTT 20005||The Pogues||Fairytale Of New York (7", Single)||Stiff Records, Off The Track Records||NY 7, OTT 20005||France||1987|
|K-463, (NY 7)||The Pogues||Fairytale Of New York (7", Ltd)||Stiff Records, Stiff Records, Pogue Mahone Records||K-463, (NY 7)||Australia||1987|
|NY 7||The Pogues||Fairytale Of New York (7", Single)||Stiff Records, Pogue Mahone Records||NY 7||UK||1987|
Fairytale of New York" is a song written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan and recorded by their band the Pogues, featuring singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl on vocals. The song is an Irish folk-style ballad and was written as a duet, with the Pogues' singer MacGowan taking the role of the male character and MacColl the female character. It was originally released as a single on 23 November 1987 and later featured on the Pogues' 1988 album If I Should Fall from Grace with God.
About Fairytale of New York. The song took years to write, it was released in 1987. Now a Christmas Standard, it enters the UK Top Twenty every December. It’s about an Irish couple who emigrated to America, ostensibly in the 1940’s, in hope of making it as entertainers in New York. Although, as stated by co-writer Shane MacGowan: Really, the story could apply to any couple who went anywhere and found themselves down on their luck. The song’s title comes from the 1973 novel A Fairytale of New York by Irish-American author James Patrick Donleavy, who was born in New York but later moved to Dublin and became an Irish citizen. In the book, the narrator says: When I was a little boy. Left in a brand new foster home. I went out playing the afternoon around the block got lost, so busy telling all the other kids a fairy tale of New York. That my real father was a tycoon and my mother a princess.
Fairytale of New York Songfacts. The Pogues Artistfacts. Petter from Ã?ngelholm, SwedenI'm kinda fascinated of The Pogues' obsession with irish people travelling to the US. my favourite on this theme has to be their song "Thousands are sailing" again. Niall from Ireland, IrelandAbsolutely the greatest Christmas song ever written and a true highlight that for all his sins Shane McGowan is above all a remarkable songwriter
Features Song Lyrics for The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl's Fairytale of New York album. Fairytale of New York - Instrumental Lyrics. Kirsty MacColl Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.
Fairytale of New York came 15th place in this years Christmas number 1 chart. Fairytale of New York - Single (feat. Kirsty MacColl) by The Pogues on Apple Music. Listen to songs from the album Fairytale of New York.
Song "Fairytale Of New York" ukulele chords and tabs by The Pogues. Free and guaranteed quality tablature with ukulele chord charts, transposer and auto scroller. The Pogues is a Celtic punk band from London, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. MacGowan left the band in 1991 due to drinking problems but the band continued first with Joe Strummer and then with Spider Stacy on vocals before breaking up in 1996. The band, including MacGowan, reformed in 2001 and has been playing regularly ever since. While the band has not released an album since 1996 All songs by The Pogues. Need some help? Top 10 Viewed Songs Today.