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Fenway
09-03-2004, 07:25 PM
100 years ago the Red Sox had loyal band of fans known as the Royal Rooters. One of their trademarks was singing a popular song of the day "Tessie"

http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/m2/f3/7504.ram 1903 version Real Audio

In 2004 a local Boston group has remade the song. Move over Dirty Water and Sweet Caroline...this will be the song for the next few weeks..

http://www.boston.com/audio/daily/10/tessie.ram 2004 Version by Dropkick Murphys(Real Audio)

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/09/03/Dropkick_Tessie/

http://www.royalrooters.com (http://www.royalrooters.com/)

Tessie is the Royal Rooters rally cry
Tessie is the song they always sung
Tessie echoed April through October nights
After serenading Stahl, Dineen and Young
Tessie is a maiden with the sparkling eyes
Tessie is a maiden with the love
She doesn't know the meaning of her sight
She's got a comment full of love
And sometimes when the game is on the line
Tessie always carried them away
Up the road from Third Base to Huntington
The boys will always sing and sway

Two! Three! Four!

Tessie, Nuff Ced McGreevy shouted
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

The Rooters showed up at the Grounds one day
They found their seats had all been sold
McGreevy led the charge into the park
Stormed the gates and put the game on hold
The Rooters gave the other team a dreadful fright
Boston's tenth man could not be wrong
Up from Third Base to Huntington
They sang another victory song

Two! Three! Four!

Tessie, Nuff Ced McGreevy shouted
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

The Rooters gave the other team a dreadful fright
Boston's tenth man could not be wrong
Up from Third Base to Huntington
They sang another victory song

Two! Three! Four!

Tessie, Nuff Ced McGreevy shouted
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
Boston, you are the only, only, only
Don't blame us if we ever doubt you
You know we couldn't live without you
Red Sox, you are the only, only, only

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Baby Fisk
09-09-2004, 12:37 PM
For whatever reason, the Dropkick Murphys rendition was played on a late night punk show on a Toronto radio station last night. I love the bagpipes! :cool:

What the hell happened to your Fenway cam? I looks like Fenway's either been frozen in a glacier or smothered in a horse blanket. :?: