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Black 47

"Rockin' the Bronx" (karaoke)

"Rockin' the Bronx" (sheet music)


I got a job in a band called Black Forty-Seven

I was doin' nothin' special after eleven

Oh, we learned some tunes, wrote some songs

And bought ourselves a drum machine to keep the beat strong

Oh, then we bought the Irish people, the Echo and the Voice

Rang a few bars, said, "We got a new noise

And it would please us greatly to come on uptown

And show you Paddies how we get on down"

 

One o'clock, two o'clock, give us a chance

All we wanna do is be rockin' the Bronx

Three o'clock, four o'clock, what do we want?

All we wanna do is be rockin' the, rockin' the Bronx

 

Oh, oh, we got a gig in the Village Pub

But the regulars there all said that we sucked (You suck!)

Then big John Flynn said, "Oh, no, no,

You'll be causin' a riot if I don't let you go"

But then a flintstone from the Phoenix gave us a call

When he heard the beat, he was quite appalled

"Do yez not know nothin' by Christy Moore?"

The next thing you'll be wantin' is "Danny Boy"

 

One o'clock, two o'clock, give us a chance

All we wanna do is be rockin' the Bronx

Three o'clock, four o'clock, what do we want?

All we wanna do is be rockin' the, rockin' the Bronx

 

Well, Chris is chillin' on the uilleann but he isn't alone

Here comes Freddy on the slide trombone

Add a little guitar, Geoff Blythe on the sax

Gonna shoot you full of our New York fix

 

Then we went into the studio, made a tape

Frank Murray from the Pogues said, "I think that it's great"

Galigula said, "It could be a hit

And, if it falls on its face, who gives a shit?"

Now everywhere we go we cause a fuss

'Cause we play what we like and our sound is us

It's got a whole lotta hell, a little bit of heaven

That's the story so far of Black Forty-Seven

 

One o'clock, two o'clock, give us a chance

All we wanna do is be rockin' the Bronx

Three o'clock, four o'clock, what do we want?

All we wanna do is be rockin' the, rockin' the

 

One o'clock, two o'clock, give us a chance

All we wanna do is be rockin' the Bronx

Three o'clock, four o'clock, what does she want?

The girl in black leather wants to rockin' the, rockin' the

 

One o'clock, two o'clock, give us a chance

All we wanna do is be rockin' the Bronx

Three o'clock, four o'clock, what do we want?

All we wanna do is be rockin' the, rockin' the

 

One o'clock, two o'clock, give us a chance

All we wanna do is be rockin' the Bronx

Three o'clock, four o'clock, what does she want?

The girl in black leather wants to rockin' the, rockin' the Bronx


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