Sunday Song Lyric:
It's Saint Patrick's Day weekend, and if had been in Boston I would have tried to catch one of the Dropkick Murphy's celebrated St. Patty's shows. Given I was home in Hudson, Ohio, making corned beef and cabbage for my wife's family, I figured I'd share some Dropkick Murphy joy with the VC readership.
I won't pretend for a minute that their lyrics are particularly profound, but it's hard not to love this Irish-Celtic-Punk band. As the band explains their mission:
The bands' main goal is to play music that creates an all for one, one for all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and hopefully have a good time. In the true spirit of punk rock we view the band and the audience as one in the same; in other words our stage and our microphone are yours.One of their (many) fun raucous drinking songs is "The Dirty Glass" off of the album Blackout. Here's a performance of it from the Jimmy Kimmel show, and here's how the lyrics begin:
Murphy, Murphy, darling dearThose unfamiliar with the Dropkick Murphy's may recognize this song, "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," based on poem by Woody Guthrie and featured on the The Departed soundtrack.
I long for you now night and day
Your pain was my pleasure, your sorrow my joy
I feel now I've lost you to health and good cheer
Darcy, when I met you I was five years too young
A boy beyond his age, or so I'd tell someone
Anyone who'd listen and a few who couldn't care
Still I welcomed you with open arms, my love I did share
Darcy, Darcy darling dear,
You left me dying, crying there
In whiskey, gin, and pints of beer
I fell for you my darling dear