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Dropkick Murphys Fighting 69th Lyrics

Last updated: 02/14/2012 10:00:00 AM

Come all you gallant heroes, along with me combined
I'll sing a song, it won't take long, Of the Fighting Sixty Ninth
They're a band of men brave, stout and bold, from Ireland they came
And they hailed a leader to the fore, And Cocoran was his name

It was in the month of April, When the boys they sailed away
And they made a sight so glorious, As they marched along Broadway
They marched right down Broadway, me boys, Until they reached the shore
And from there they went to Washington, And straight unto the war

Chorus: So we gave them hearty cheers, me boys, which was greeted with a smile
Singing here's to the boys that fear no noise, We're the Fighting Sixty Ninth

And when the war is said and done, May heaven spare our lives
For its only then that we can return, To our loved ones and our wives
We'll take them in our arms, me boys, For a long night and a day
And we'll hope that war will come no more, To sweet America

Chorus:

So farewell unto you dear New York, Will I e'er see you once more
For it fills my heart with sorrow, To leave your sovereign shore
But the country now it is calling us, And we must hasten fore
So here's to the stars and stripes, me boys, And to Ireland's lovely shore

And here's to Murphy and Devine, Of honor and renown
Who did escort our heroes, Unto the battle ground
And said unto our colonel, We must fight hand to hand
Until we plant the stars and stripes, Way down in Dixieland

Thanks to M Eazy for submitting Fighting 69th Lyrics.



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normaha@pacbell.net | Reviewer: Norma J F Harrison | 7/3/11

You might see this as saying war is good, can be right. War is always for the benefits of our Owners. The Civil War here in the U.S. had its problematic circumstances. Now the evidence is in. Our Owners, still and always reaching out to control more and more of the world didn't just let The South go, which would have been to the North's benefit; of course, not to the benefit of the plain residents, there. But The South has brought you such as Clinton, Bush-s even Carter - all ruinous fools, degrading and disgracing what might have been a somewhat more respectable nation.
Meanwhile lauding murderers, soldiers, who all go off like mafia to kill because whatever godfather says to - too bad.



Love this song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/4/08

This song means a lot to my family because we have a long history with the Fighting 69th. Almost every generation in my family has someone who is a part of it, including my great great uncle who recieved the medal of honor in WWI.

We love the 69th and everything they have done for us



incorrect wording | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/14/07

penultimate verse should go

So farewell unto you dear New York, Will I e'er see you once more
For it fills my heart with sorrow, To leave your sovereign shore
But the country now it is calling us, And we must hasten fore
So here's to the stars and stripes, me boys, And to Ireland's lovely shore

good job otherwise