Dark Streets of London

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"Dark Streets of London"
Single by The Pogues
from the album Red Roses for Me
B-side "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
Released 1984
Genre Celtic punk
Length 3:33
Writer(s) Shane MacGowan
The Pogues singles chronology
"Dark Streets of London"
"Boys from the County Hell"

"Dark Streets of London" is the debut single by the London-based Celtic punk band The Pogues, released in 1984.[1] The song was written by Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan and is featured on the band's 1984 debut album Red Roses for Me. The B-side is "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (which clocks in at 4:50 and is different from the version which appears on their second album).


  1. ^ Norton, Jim V (2 April 2012). "The Morning Benders and other band name changes". The Independent. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 

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