(F)lannigan's Ball Lyrics

Dropkick Murphys


publisher: ©MEMORY LANE MUSIC GROUP
writers: Barr, Brennan, Casey, Kelly, Lynch, Orrell
album: Track 8 in album The Meanest of Times
release date: 2007-9-18
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Punk/Oi
length: 3:39

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Dropkick Murphys The Meanest of Times cover art
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In the town of Milton one
Brian Flannigan battered away till his money was spent
Then he hit a big one and felt like a man again,
Bought a three decker with two floors for rent

He threw a big party for friends
And relations at a grand old place called Florian Hall
And if you'll just listen I'll make your eyes glisten
To the rows and the ructions of Flannigan's ball.

[Chorus:]
Six long months I spent in quincy,
Six long months doing nothing at all,
Six long months I spent in quincy
Learning to dance for Flannigan's ball
I stepped out and I stepped in again,
I stepped out and I stepped in again,
I stepped out and I stepped in again
Learning to dance for Flannigan's ball.

Free beer on tap and wine for the ladies,
Ziti and sauce for mark porzio
There were faheys and bradys,
Mcauliffes and daleys courtin the girls and dancing away.

Brian tully sang out in his finest form,
The patron's responded and I lead em all
I'd spent 6 months at Forbes Academy
Learning to dance for Flannigan's ball

[Chorus]

The boys were hammered the girls were hearty
Dancing around in couples and groups
An accident happened you Dennis Flemming
Put his right leg through miss Finneran's hoops

This gal she fainted and cried bloody murder,
Called for her sons and gathered them all,
Christopher swore he'd go no further
Till he had revenge at Flannigan's ball

[Chorus]

In the midst of the melee
Miss Collins fainted her cheeks by now were as red as a rose
Some of the boys declared she was plastered
Had a small drop to much I suppose

Young Scotty Jenkins so big and able
Saw his fair colleen stretched by the wall
Tore the left leg from under the table
And smashed all the dishes at Flannigan's ball

Boy oh boy now this was a rumble myself
Took a lick from mean Ricky Green
But I soon replied to that fine introduction
And gave him a terrible kick in the spleen

Talent the piper nearly got strangled,
They squeezed on his bellows, chanters and all,
The girls in the middle nearly got trampled
And that put an end to Flannigan's ball

[Chorus]


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Famous for Nothing
  • 2 God Willing
  • 3 The State of Massachusetts
  • 4 Tomorrow’s Industry
  • 5 Echoes on “A”. Street
  • 6 Vices and Virtues
  • 7 Surrender
  • 8 (F)Lannigan’s Ball
  • 9 I’ll Begin Again
  • 10 Fairmount Hill
  • 11 Loyal to No One
  • 12 Shattered
  • 13 Rude Awakenings
  • 14 Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya
  • 15 Never Forget
  • 16 Jailbreak