“Costafine Town” released by Splinter

A dirty old hole
In the side of the road
For the man who cleans the streets
Open pub doors
Where the working class goes at night

Written on walls
Where the cats never crawl
For the glass along the top
Man I was born there
I’m gonna walk right back

Costafine town, it’s a fine town
I’m coming home
I feel so lonely,
I’ve been too long away
Costafine town, it’s a fine town
I’m coming home
I wish I’d never
Made up my mind to stray

Nobody owns
All the dirty old clothes
That are lying in the lane
Whistling loud
The 4:30 shift has gone

Little old man
With a pole in his hand
Lighting lamps along the way
Hurry me back there
I wish I’d never gone

Costafine town, it’s a fine town
I’m coming home
I feel so lonely,
I’ve been too long away
Costafine town, it’s a fine town
I’m coming home
I wish I’d never
Made up my mind to stray

Costafine town, it’s a fine town
I’m coming home
I feel so lonely,
I’ve been too long away
Costafine town, it’s a fine town
I’m coming home
I wish I’d never
Made up my mind to stray

Costafine town, it’s a fine town
I’m coming home
I feel so lonely,
I’ve been too long away
Costafine town, it’s a fine town
I’m coming home
I wish I’d never
Made up my mind to stray

 

picture-CostafineTown-Splinter

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2 responses to ““Costafine Town” released by Splinter

  1. Splinter was a two man group consisting of Bill Elliott and Bobby Purvis. They released ‘Costafine Town’, which was produced by George Harrison [Beatles], in 1974. It reached Number 17 in the UK charts, and a similar position in Australia.
    Elliott and Purvis were from South Shields, near Newcastle in England. The song is likely inspired by Corstorphine Town in Shields, a stretch of the riverside between West Holborn and Templetown.

  2. I have never forgotten that song and never forgotten the chorus. Just one of those songs that stick in your mind and never leave.

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