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Mad Aunt: A Fairy Tale…

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‘Faggot – n. a bundle of fire sticks’ OED

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A Song for Two Voices
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M: It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won’t see another one
And then he 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
When all our dreams come true…
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F: They’ve got cars big as bars
They’ve got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It’s no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me
You were handsome…
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M: …You were pretty
Queen of New York City…
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M&F: …When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night
The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing Galway Bay
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day…
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F: You’re a bum
You’re a punk
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M: You’re an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
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F: You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it’s our last
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M&F: The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing Galway Bay
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas day…
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M: I could have been someone
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F: Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you…
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M: I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can’t make it all alone
I’ve built my dreams around you…
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M&F: The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing Galway Bay
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas day.
Songwriters: Jem Finer / Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan

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