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Song Parodies -> "Dirty Old Town"

Original Song Title:

"Dirty Old Town"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Pogues

Parody Song Title:

"Dirty Old Town"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

This is the 2006 version of the song.
I met my love by the steelworks gate
Those were days of the bygone date
The mill is dead, hightech is now great
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

No more smoke to fade the moon
No more noise of steam hammer boom
In springtime all the trees now bloom
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I still see furnace climbing high in sky
Cowper stoves slowly rust and die
The mill is still, I just want to cry
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

The bits are streaming on the broadband line
Neon lights set the night on fire
The business parks give the town new life
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I see a sapling of a young, green ash
On the ground which was black of ash
The life will win, though the steel did crash
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I'm going to code me a neat, new tool
Write in C, pointers can't me fool
Where steel was hot, now the tech is cool
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I met my love by the steelworks gate
Those were days of the bygone date
The mill is dead, hightech is now great
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
- it's clean and new now!
This is my fourth song in the Steeltown trilogy. While the previous (Blast Furnace, An Industry Which Died and Steeltown) were melancholic and sad, I now try to see new hope on what happened.

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TJC - October 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Well done, though a *bit* depressing! By the way, I thought `Cowpers' was just a gland in male genetalia til now!
Susanna Viljanen - October 05, 2006 - Report this comment
*grin* Cowper stove is used to prepare the Hot Blast. The blast furnace gas is collected at the top of the furnace and led into Cowper stove, where the residual carbon monoxide is burnt into carbon dioxide. The released heat warms up the stove, and the gas is mixed with fresh air, and the resulting hot gas (1000 deg C), "wind", is blown through tuyeres into the blast furnace. There is indeed also the Cowper's Gland - I presume it too participates on the Hot Blast :)

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