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Fairy tale of New York AIBU

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crashdoll Mon 10-Dec-12 15:47:26

I was convinced one of lines went as follows;
"Happy Christmas you old fucking cunt of a man"
Now, I find out I was wrong and I'm devastated. This has ruined my Christmas!

AIBU to feel that my version was much better?

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Mon 10-Dec-12 22:42:25

It is the best Christmas song ever.


ConfusedPixie Mon 10-Dec-12 22:43:19

Love Fairytale of New York grin

When I was an elf in a Grotto in for 2010 Christmas we had a disc which had a 45min loop, and Fairytale of New York was on that loop at least twice. My colleagues would sing it in front of the kids and on one occasion we had a whole line of parents singing it with their kids there too. I've never understood how radio stations get away with playing it but I love it so don't care grin

TandB Mon 10-Dec-12 22:55:05

I love this song.

But I could have sworn it went:

"And then they sang a song
That rare old Latin tune."

I assumed they were singing Adeste Fideles or something!

Dancergirl Mon 10-Dec-12 22:58:58

RIP Kirsty sad

sickofincompetenceandbullshit Mon 10-Dec-12 23:38:55

Two posters like my favourite line - the one about 'I could have been someone' smile nobody ever agrees with me on that! Yay!

Glitterknickaz Mon 10-Dec-12 23:43:56

I bloody fucking love it I do.

At least it isn't sentimental lovey Davey shit.

ZebraInHiding Mon 10-Dec-12 23:54:40

Can I be really ignorant, please, and have someone explain the background to it? blush (I am not British tho! )

ladymariner Mon 10-Dec-12 23:56:45

Absolutely love it. Favourite Christmas song.

My niece and I, whilst partaking of the festive beverages, dismantled the balloons on the table decorations and sang it on helium.....I was Shane and she was Kirsty and it was very bloody funny grin grin

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Tue 11-Dec-12 00:02:08

I loved it at the age of 12 when it came out. I love it still.

SinisterBuggyMonth Tue 11-Dec-12 00:13:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Lockedout434 Tue 11-Dec-12 00:29:42

Lovely article about this song

PeppermintLatte Tue 11-Dec-12 00:31:30

It's the best song IN THE WORLD. It will be played at my funeral. "I could've been someone, well so could anyone" genius, surely?

Dugutastic - Craig from Big Brother "At this time of year" i love it blush

ZebraInHiding Tue 11-Dec-12 02:25:35

Lovely article, thanks.

IceNoSlice Tue 11-Dec-12 03:00:10

RIP Kirsty, taken too young. If you like her voice on this folks, check out Galore, her best of. Loads of great songs but 'Walking in Madison' and 'There's a guy works down the chip shop' stick out for me.

GilmoursPillow Tue 11-Dec-12 03:20:22

I think Kirsty was great but I don't like the song. I would probably like it if it wasn't Shane McGowan singing. He makes me cringe.

Dancergirl Tue 11-Dec-12 07:37:43

icenoslice some of her best songs:

They don't know (covered by Tracey Ullman!)
See that girl
Soho Square
He's on the beach

Really miss her sad

IceNoSlice Tue 11-Dec-12 07:48:57

Yeah, love some of those, her version of 'They don't know' is far superior. And 'He's on the beach' is ace.

Haha 70, lucky you! They were playing Lady Fucking Gaga when ds was born angry

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 11-Dec-12 08:30:18

I've never forgiven her for massacring A New England. She had a lovely voice but made some terrible recordings. There's A Guy Worked Down the Chip Shop is one of the worst pop records ever IMO.

JenaiMathis Tue 11-Dec-12 09:07:28

Oh I like her version of New England. And Days.

IceNoSlice Tue 11-Dec-12 09:09:58

I think 'There's a guy works down the chip shop' is funny!! But I didn't Ever know her songs when they were in the charts, only later, so I never heard them on the radio. I think that makes a difference

JenaiMathis Tue 11-Dec-12 09:13:15

Lockedout Lovely article. Made me all goosebumpy smile

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 11-Dec-12 09:13:49

I'll concede that her version of Days is lovely, but FONY is (to me) absolutely toe curlingly awful.

parachutesarefab Tue 11-Dec-12 09:37:32

I thought the NYPD choir were singing "all in vain" - some sort of contrast between the happy Christmas songs and a stark reality?

And Couthy - definitely "old sloven drunk"

Mystified to what I thought "Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed" was - don't recognise it AT ALL, but no idea what I sing instead.

(Retreats into happy memories of getting last two tickets to a Kirsty MacColl concert where I was clearly listening to different versions of the songs to everyone else and how she seemed such a genuinely nice person.)

Bogeyface Tue 11-Dec-12 10:11:57

I thought it was "a dripping wet bed" grin

Still hate the song though!

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