Who Sang The Hardest Mile? Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys Going Out in Style cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Alexander Barr, James P Lynch, Jeff Darosa, Kenneth W Casey, Mathew E Kelly, Timothy J Brennan
Release Date: 2011-3-1
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Punk/Oi
length: 3:27
producer: Ted Hutt
guest lead vocals: Lenny Clarke, Fat Mike and Chris Cheney
mixer: Ryan Mall and Ted Hutt
engineer: Ryan Mall
additional engineer: Luke Postil
additional engineer assistant engineer: Tyson Fish
Lyrics
I'm heading for a life in the land of the free
Sending every penny home to the family
Off to find fortunes that can't be bought
Now Paddy's struck down from a single shot

Paddy's struck down from a single shot!

They lured the men away
They promised wealth and riches
A thousand miles from home
Lying steel and digging ditches
The work would be a challenge
Nary a soul could stand the trial
These wayfaring boys built the railways toughest mile

Fifty-seven men on the hardest mile!

Fifty-seven men on the hardest mile
Murdered for their troubles, left to die
Immigrant sons from Donegal, Tyrone & Derry
Their numbers were few but they did the job of many

Eight weeks went by and the path was clear
Fifty-seven men had all disappeared
Not a mention of their name
No stone was ever turned
It would be so many years
Before the truth was ever learned

Fifty-seven men on the hardest mile
Murdered for their troubles, left to die
Immigrant sons from Donegal, Tyrone & Derry
Their numbers were few but they did the job of many#

Now ghosts dance a jig on an unmarked grave
A slug full of lead was the price they were paid
Vigilante justice, prejudice and pride
No one in this valley
Will be seen again alive

Fifty-seven men on the hardest mile
Murdered for their troubles, left to die
Immigrant sons from Donegal, Tyrone & Derry
Their numbers were few but they did the job of many

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

  • Release information
    label: Born & Bred Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075597977387
    script: Latin