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This is the most recent information about Pogues that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Pogues, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

The Pogues feat Kirsty MacColl, The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

Band Name Origins:

  • Whoever wrote about the Pogues... Pogue Mahone is not Gaelic - - Pog Mo Thoin = Kiss My (Irish) A** Submitted by: GAELIC GIRL
  • From their Irish roots, they thought of the name 'The Pogues' because of a Gaelic term 'Pogue Mahone' meaning 'Kiss my A***'. Submitted by: drmegabite.4t.com

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Boys From The County Hell,"Hell=name of towns in US & Norway, but no CountyAmber D'Allesio

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Tuesday Morning," The Pogues"Tuesday Afternoon," The Moody Blues

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"If I Should Fall From Race With God" originally "If I Should Fall From Grace With God"
Millie Henry

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Dirty Cold Town" originally "Dirty Old Town"
Millie Henry
"Dirty Gold Town" originally "Dirty Old Town"
Millie Henry
"Dirty Bold Town" originally "Dirty Old Town"
Millie Henry

Change a Letter:

"If I Should Fall From Grave With God" originally "If I Should Fall From Grace With God"
Millie Henry
"Dirty Odd Town" originally "Dirty Old Town"
Millie Henry
"Dirty Old Gown" originally "Dirty Old Town"
Millie Henry

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Transmetropolitan""Up In the Standings"PlasticPaddy
"The Sickbed of CuChulann""The Links at Mar-a-Lago"PlasticPaddy
"Fairytale of New York""Scary Tale of Kansas City"Patrick McWilliams
"Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six""Brown Irishmen Six"Wallace Runnymede
"Thousands Are Sailing""Hundreds Are Freezing"SamuraiMaster
"If I Should Fall From Grace With God""If I Should Piss Off All the Mods"Chris Pollman
"Dirty Old Town""Dirty Old Town"Susanna Viljanen
"Fairytale of New York""Fairytale of Broadband"Jim A

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
If I Should Fall From Grace With GodHeaven HotlineHolley

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Born To Run
   Bruce Springsteen
If I Fall From The Grace Of God
   Pogues
I Was Born To Run From The Grace Of God
_ _ _ _ _

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

En Pogue
En Vogue combined with The Pogues
Submitted By: Jim

Misheard Lyrics:

"Fairytale of New York"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the boys at the end were PDQ and singing 'Galway Bay'.
Original Lyrics:
And the boys of the NYPD choir were singing 'Galway Bay'.
"Fairytale of New York"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk town
A Norman said to me, won't see another one
Original Lyrics:
It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
"A Pair of Brown Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a rogue, been a rogue, been a rogue, been a rogue...
Original Lyrics:
And a rovin', a rovin', a rovin' I'll go...
"Fairytale Of New York"
Misheard Lyrics:
The boys of the NYPD choir still singing, going grey.
Original Lyrics:
The boys of the nypd choir were singing 'Galway Bay'
There are additional Pogues misheard lyrics available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Boat Train"
The Funny Lyrics:
First we had some vodka,
then we drank some gin
Then we drank tequila
I guess that's what did me in
Then we drank some brandy...
Why They're Funny:
No doubt this was taken from singer Shane McGowan's own experience of backstage life
Submitted by: McEwan
"Fairytale of New York"
The Funny Lyrics:
You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot,
merry christmas your arse I hope God it's our last
Why They're Funny:
It sounds like a really romantic song at the start and then this insulting bit comes in and it's brilliant!
Submitted by: Lisa

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Cotton Fields"
The Lyrics:
When they put the electrodes
In your brain
Even your Mothers won't know you're sane
First Lord Nelson's sunken ships
Now Steve Lillywhite's drunken mix
Who They Mention:
Lord Nelson, British Naval Officer
British music producer Steve Lillywhite
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Young Ned of the Hill"
The Lyrics:
Since Cromwell pushed us westward
To live our lowly lives
There's some of us have deemed to fight
From Tipperary mountains high
Who They Mention:
Oliver Cromwell
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Fairytale In New York"
The Song Lyrics:
The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing
Out for Christmas Day
Song They Mention:
Galway Bay by Bing Crosby
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Huge Poets Submitted by: shirsten
Pee Sought Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Gus Poe Submitted by: Millie Henry
Use Hot Peg Submitted by: Tattoo Head & The Crack Whore

Song Title Anagrams:

"Antsy Shea" originally "Sea Shanty"
Submitted by: michelle (hell in mice)
"Gild Rock" originally "Gridlock"
Submitted by: Millie Henry
"Girl Dock" originally "Gridlock"
Submitted by: Millie Henry

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Young Ned of the Hill"
The Lyrics:
Since Cromwell pushed us westward
To live our lowly lives
There's some of us have deemed to fight
From Tipperary mountains high
Why:
Tipperary, Ireland
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Fairy Nail Of Yew Torque" originally "Fairytale Of New York"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law
"Tote Brain" originally "Boat Train"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Blue Heaven"
The Lyrics:
Black shapes zip into corners
The big lads start to crawl
To holes of their own making
In the cracks within the wall
Why:
Shapes are zipping into corners
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

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