Who Sang Boys on the Docks? Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys Going Out in Style: Fenway Park Bonus Edition cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Ken Casey, Matthew Edward Kelly, Rick Barton
Release Date: 2012-3-13
length: 3:50
Lyrics
Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone,
We came to this country, you made it our home.

This man so humble, this man so brave.
A legend to many, he fought to his grave.
Saved family and friends from the hardship and horror,
in a land of depression he gave hope for tomorrow.

Say Johnny me boy, this ones for you.
With the strength of many and the courage of few.
To what do we owe this man who's fight
was for the masses, he gave his life.

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone,
We came to this country, you made it our home.

A friend to the locals who dabbled in crime.
He'd give you a job and he'd give you his time.
He wasn't a crook, but he couldn't be conned.
John knew the difference between right and wrong.

Say Johnny me boy, you live no longer,
Others forgotten, your memory's stronger.
Lets drink to the causes in your life:
Your family, your friends, the union, your wife.

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone.
We came to this country, you made it our home.

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone.
We came to this country, you made it our home.

And the boys on the docks needed John for sure.
When they came to this country he opened the door.
He said "Man I'll tell ya, they don't like our kind.
Though it starts with a fist it must end with your mind."

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone.
We came to this country you made it our home.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Hang ’em High
  • 2 Going Out in Style
  • 3 The Hardest Mile
  • 4 Cruel
  • 5 Memorial Day
  • 6 Climbing a Chair to Bed
  • 7 Broken Hymns
  • 8 Deeds Not Words
  • 9 Take ’em Down
  • 10 Sunday Hardcore Matinee
  • 11 1953
  • 12 Peg o’ My Heart
  • 13 The Irish Rover
    CD 2
  • 1 Hang 'em High
  • 2 Sunday Hardcore Matinee
  • 3 Deeds Not Words
  • 4 Going Out in Style
  • 5 The Irish Rover
  • 6 Peg o' My Heart
  • 7 Tessie
  • 8 Cruel
  • 9 Climbing a Chair to Bed
  • 10 Take 'em Down
  • 11 Devil's Brigade
  • 12 Boys on the Docks
  • 13 The Dirty Glass
  • 14 The State of Massachusetts
  • 15 Kiss Me, I'm Shitfaced
  • 16 Time to Go
  • 17 I'm Shipping Up to Boston
  • 18 TNT

  • Release information
    label: Born & Bred Records
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 075597962581
    script: Latin