Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Irish Song o' the Day

Flogging Molly, "The Kilburn High Road" from Drunken Lullabies (The Last Angry Irishman)

Commentary: Kilburn, a neighborhood in London, is the metropolis's Irish colony, home to many second-generation Irish as well as, even in these latter days, many first-generation immigrants.
"So we're the kings of it all,
The day we were born,
Now we're the kings of the Kilburn High!
Sure we'll always take a drop
And we'll never leave a sup,
Your empty glass is but a tear-filled eye,
We were the kings of the Kilburn High!
We were the kings of the Kilburn High!…"
There is a play, written by the playwright Jimmy Murphy years before Flogging Molly released "The Kilburn High Road," called
The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, made into a motion picture as Kings.

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