Aalto, Saara - Fairytale Of New York Lyrics

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 slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot, you're cheap and pathetic
Happy Christmas your arse I pray God it's our last

The boys of the NYPD choir still singing Galway Bay
And the bells are 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

And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

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Aalto, Saara Fairytale Of New York Comments
  1. bumbsan

    Aikamoista skeidaa tämä :D

  2. Kahjona kahviin -

    Few covers of this song have reason to exist. This is certainly one of them.

  3. Juha Kinnarinen

    Great song amazing voice 💕

  4. Maria Garaj

    Cannot even reach listening her as I run away hearing that guy singing! Just awful! Congratulations for what? Sarah is a different class! How on Earth they paired up?

    Bender Fender

    Michael Monroe is world class rock star. Your loss if you don't like him.

  5. Jessika Smith

    I actually understood the meaning of this song just now! Well done Saara and Michael!!

  6. Maria K L

    Miksi pohjois-Suomi unohtui ?

  7. HolsteinCowLove

    Muuruvesi! Pitää kyll sanoa Saara, että iso kiitos! Niinkin syrjässä kuin sekin kylä on niin saavat siut sinne laulamaan 👌😊

  8. Dusk Odair

    This is the first time I’ve ever actually heard the story of the song and understood it. Thank u

  9. Δημητρα Θεοφανιδου

    Saara toivon sinulle hyvää joulua ja hyvää uutta vuotta greetings from Greece 🇬🇷 ❤❤❤❤❤

  10. Louis Enright

    Who else clicked this just to see what she would replace the swearing with

    Deus Vult

    Yeah ...fucking stupid


    Deus Vult well she’s gay she’s not gonna use it, have some respect

    Deus Vult

    @Itzryonhi if you are singing the cover of the song you should show respect to the original song (since you mention it) by singing the words that are the part of the original song. I don't care if someone is gay or straight or whatever this is about the song and them being "nice" . Why should I show respect ? Hahaha since when do I have to respect someone just for being gay or straight ? 🤣 equality man .


    Deus Vult chill, if there’s a word that is offensive to her in there, might not be to you, but to her it might be and she doesn’t have to, if we’re equal then she should be free to pull off the song however she wants to 🤚🏻

  11. D. Roberts

    Saara you have an incredible gift. I don't think anyone compares

  12. D. Roberts

    Kinda like beauty and the beast

  13. Shannon Smith

    Love this version. So good 💜

  14. breaker67

    This song gets a smile on my face, awesome. Bravo Saara and Michael. :)

  15. badguy


  16. Fantasy Killer

    Saraa ur lvl is extremely higher than where u are now! Aim to grab ur place in the edge

  17. saara korjus

    tää biisi sai mut hyväl tuulel ja suupielen ylös päin aivan huikea kappale! t.markus karinen......mekke79!!!)

  18. Wayne Francis Canty

    Omg I love Saara but this guy is ruining the song. 😥


    Funny..., i was just gonna say the opposite :P

    Nina Jaakkola

    @LindonBindon Both agree and disagree. He's playing a part and doing it very well, but I think he's perhaps a tiny bit too kind & good hearted fellow for this part.


    ​@Nina Jaakkola hmmm ... my reply was to the @Wayne Francis Canty comment :D (about Mike ruining the song) But yes i agree that Mike is a bit too kind for this song, ... if you think of him nowadays, but so is Saara.

    Nina Jaakkola

    @LindonBindon Sorry, I think I need to see an eye doctor :-D I agree though, nowadays. If I compare the current Mike to the lyrics in Visitor, I get a different picture. But then again, maybe McCoy wrote those lyrics. Anyway, a great classic Hanoi Rocks song (Visitor).


    @Nina Jaakkola No problem :) Yeah i think Andy wrote most of the songs back then ... at least he says he did :P And yes agree, the Visitor song. Nimim. Hanoi Rocks fan since 1981 ;)
    ... but anyway i hope everybody knows that this song is originally by Pogues.

  19. Ewan Madden

    Lovely, this is the best Christmas song ever

  20. Otso Hosiokangas