Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues Ft. Kirsty MacColl Cover)

by Shannon Hurley (Featuring Brandon Schott)

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This is a new track from pop singer-songwriter Shannon Hurley's upcoming 5th solo album in 2017. Written and recorded by Shannon Hurley.

Join me on kickstarter to launch a new album which will feature this track! Also, I have a bangin' new single that I am finishing up and sending to radio. This campaign will support the mixing & mastering of the single, a radio campaign, a music video, and more. www.kickstarter.com/projects/shannonhurley/151506368?token=11f272ac

This track came about as a challenge on Facebook. When I put out the request of which holiday song to cover, the response was "Fairytale Of New York". Brandon immediately posted that he would sing it with me.


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

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
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
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

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old bird on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy braggart
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day

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 all alone
I've built my dreams around you

The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas day


released December 8, 2016
Written by Shane MacGowan & Jeremy Finer
Originally performed by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

Vocals, piano, programming: Shannon Hurley.
Vocals: Brandon Schott
Guitar & electric bass: Ben Eisen

Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group
Photo credit: Brandon Schott



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Shannon Hurley Los Angeles, California

Shannon's music can be heard on "Young & The Restless", "Scorpion","90210", "American Idol", "So You Think You Can Dance". She is also 1/2 the electronic duo Lovers & Poets. She collaborates with top trance producers and has songs supported by Armin Van Buuren & Paul Oakenfold. Shannon's 5th solo album, New Day, is out June 30th. ... more

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