Dirty Old Town by Ewan MacColl

         G
I found my love on the gaswork croft
                   C                 G
Dreamed a dream, by the old canal

I kissed my girl by the factory wall
           D               Em
Dirty old town, dirty old town

         G
I heard a siren from the dock
              C                 G
saw a train set the night on fire

smelt the spring on the smoky wind
           D              Em
Dirty old town, dirty old town
           
         G
Clouds are crawling across the sky
                   C                 G
Cats are prowling on their beat

Spring's a girl on the street at night
 D               Em
Dirty old town, dirty old town

             G
I'm going to make a good sharp axe
         C                    G
Shining steel tempered in the fire

we'll chop you down like an old dead tree
          D               Em
Dirty old town, dirty old town

This is transcribed from a Ewan Maccoll recording of the song. 
Most cover versions, which are better known than the original, 
use the word 'wall' instead of 'croft' and repeat the first verse again 
at the end of the song. 
I think you should sing whichever version of the song you wish.
I find it usually easier to sing in the key of D instead of G.
In the key of D the chords transpose to: D - G - D - A - Bm.
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