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Black 47 are a New York City based celtic rock band with Irish Republican sympathies, whose music also shows influence from reggae, hip hop, folk and jazz. The band was formed in 1989 by Larry Kirwan and Chris Byrne, and derives its name from a traditional term for the summer of 1847, the worst year of the Great Irish Famine. more »


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Born on a black monday, me mother screamin' curses
Me ould lad in the pub losin' money on the horses 
Me Granny kicked in the door, said "get a job you bastard" 
And I come rollin' into the world, a walkin' talkin' disaster 
With a toot on the flute and a twiddle on the fiddle oh 
Music in me soul and a beat on me boombox oh 
Up down turn around and crash into the wall 
Dancin' to the beat of me own different drummer oh 
At the age of 16 years I was apprenticed to a grocer
But they never knew me name, all they wanted was 
'Yes and no sir' 
So I bought a cheap guitar, I learned to write me poetry 
And me and rock and roll set off to see the country 
Oh we played in pubs and dancehalls, we even played in brothels I learned all about the good life through the ass end of a bottle
I learned about love from many's the fine lady
But I was always searchin' for me one true darlin' baby 
Oh I searched from coast to coast from Florida to Canada
With me heart upon me sleeve screamin' out "hi, where are yeh" 
'Til I went home with a six foot girl from the south side of Chicago
But it turned out she was a man, oh can you imagine the disaster? 
But the sweetest girl of all was from the state of California 
Ah she took me home to bed, kept me rockin til the mornin' 
Then the door came crashin' in, in the midst of me shenanigans
And her husband beat me up so bad, I'll never get it up again 
Oh I'm goin' back to Brooklyn with me tail between me legs oh I'm givin' up this rock and roll, 'tis far too dangerous work oh 
Stay at your steady jobs, me boys, get married and have babies 
And keep the hell away from them California ladies

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