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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 »


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In a neat little town they call Brockton
Apprenticed in trade I was bound 
And many an hour of sweet happiness 
I spent in that neat little town 
Then bad misfortune befell me 
And caused me to stray from the land 
Far away from my friends and companions 
To follow the black velvet band 

As I was out strolling one evening 
Not intending to stay very long 
And there met a frolicsome damsel
As she came tripping along
A watch she pulled out her pocket
And slipped it right into my hand 
On the very first night that I met her
Bad luck to the black velvet band 

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds 
You'd think she was queen of the land 
And her hair hung over her shoulder 
Tied up in a black velvet band

Before judge and jury next morning 
Both of us did appear 
A gentleman claimed his jewelry
And the case against us was clear 
Now seven long years transportation 
Right down to Van Dieman's land 
Far away from my friends and companions 
To follow the black velvet band 

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds 
You'd think she was queen of the land 
And her hair hung over her shoulder 
Tied up in a black velvet band 

So come all you jolly young fellows 
I'll have you take warning by me 
That whenever you're out on the liquor 
Beware of the pretty Colleen

She'll fill you with whiskey and porter 
Until you're not able to stand
And the very next thing that you know
You've landed in Van Dieman's Land 

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds 
You'd think she was queen of the land 
And her hair hung over her shoulder 
Tied up in a black velvet band 

Black Velvet Band!

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Written by: ALEXANDER MARTIN BARR, KENNETH WILLIAM CASEY, MARC JOHN ORRELL, MATTHEW KELLY

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