Boys on the Docks

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Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys are an American punk rock band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996. The band was initially signed to independent punk record label Hellcat Records, releasing five albums for the label, and making a name for themselves locally through constant touring and yearly St. Patrick's Day week shows, held in and around Boston. The 2004 single "Tessie" became the band's first and one of their biggest charting singles to date. The band's final Hellcat release, 2005's The Warrior's Code, included "I'm Shipping Up to Boston", which was featured in the Academy Award-winning movie The Departed and went on to become one of the band's biggest singles, one of their best-known songs, and an anthem for Boston sports teams. more »

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone, 
We came to this country, you made it our home. 

This man so humble, this man so brave.
A legend to many, he fought to his grave.
Saved family and friends from the hardship and horror, 
in a land of depression he gave hope for tomorrow. 

Say Johnny me boy, this ones for you.
With the strength of many and the courage of few. 
To what do we owe this man who's fight 
was for the masses, he gave his life. 

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call 
United we stand, divided we fall. 
Together we are what we can't be alone, 
We came to this country, you made it our home. 

A friend to the locals who dabbled in crime. 
He'd give you a job and he'd give you his time. 
He wasn't a crook, but he couldn't be conned. 
John knew the difference between right and wrong. 

Say Johnny me boy, you live no longer, 
Others forgotten, your memory's stronger. 
Lets drink to the causes in your life: 
Your family, your friends, the union, your wife. 

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call. 
United we stand, divided we fall. 
Together we are what we can't be alone.
We came to this country, you made it our home. 

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call. 
United we stand, divided we fall. 
Together we are what we can't be alone.
We came to this country, you made it our home. 

And the boys on the docks needed John for sure. 
When they came to this country he opened the door. 
He said "Man I'll tell ya, they don't like our kind. 
Though it starts with a fist it must end with your mind." 

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call. 
United we stand, divided we fall. 
Together we are what we can't be alone.
We came to this country you made it our home.

Written by: KEN CASEY, MATTHEW EDWARD KELLY, RICK BARTON

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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