Saturday, July 24, 2004
The lyric at the top of the entry is from "Tessie" the song Nuf Ced McGreevey and the Royal Rooters [MP3 on linked page] used to cheer on the 1903 Boston Pilgrims to victory in the first World Series. Last night, the Dropkick Murphys opened the series with New York with their updated version of the song (mentioned in Boston Sports Media Watch). The magic didn't take hold last night, but tonight it did.
The original chorus is:
Tessie, you make me feel so badly,The new version tells the full story of McGreevey and the Royal Rooters, which directly ties the song to baseball (unlike the original, which is from a musical entitled The Silver Slipper). The new chorus is:
Why don't you turn around?
Tessie, you know I love you madly;
Babe, my heart weighs about a pound.
Don't blame me if I ever doubt you,
You know I couldn't live without you
Tessie, you are the only, only, only.
Tessie, Nuf Ced McGreevy shoutedLast year, it was Cowboy Up; this year it may be a 101-year-old song ... whatever it takes.
We're not here to mess around
Boston, you know we love you madly
Hear the crowd roar to your sound
Don't blame us if we ever doubt you
You know we couldn't live without you
Tessie, you are the only, only, only
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