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Thread #97411   Message #3760937
Posted By: FreddyHeadey
26-Dec-15 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Fairytale of New York
Subject: RE: Fairytale of New York
Pogues - Fairytale of New York
from the BBC
'Soul Music' series...
-so it isn't all about the song, it's about other people's relationship with the song too. Worth a listen I think.

"The tragi-comic tale of love gone sour and shattered dreams eloquently depicted in the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York is the focus of this edition of Soul Music. James Fearnley, pianist with The Pogues recounts how the song started off as a transatlantic love story between an Irish seafarer missing his girl at Christmas before becoming the bittersweet reminiscences of the Irish immigrant down on his luck in the Big Apple, attempting to win back the woman he wooed with promises of 'cars big as bars and rivers of gold'...."