"Tessie" as written by and Barr Orrell....
Tessie is the Royal Rooters rally cry
Tessie is the tune 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
Tessie, you are the only, only, only

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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"Tessie" as written by Casey Barr

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    General Commentthis song was taken from the 1902 broadway musical "the silver slipper". it's about a bartender Michael "Tessie" McGreevy, who would control his bar when people from the Boston Americans (later known as the Boston Red Sox) would start some kind of riot. he would tame them by banging his hand on the bar shouting "Nuf Said!!", hence giving his name "Nuf Ced". Not really what the song's about, but it's just a brief history about it.

    oh yeah...GO SOX!!!
    broney8on April 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah right slagonia... here is the first line from the bio section of the official DKM website: "Dropkick Murphys formed in 1996 in Boston, MA." still think they are from NYC? =P

    about this oh so awsome song... you just can't love any other team than these SOX they are so good and much more friendly than those Yankees. this is a great baseball song, I wish I was from Boston
    bob3lbon March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLets go SOX!!!!!!!!
    AudiLuvaon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttonight's game was INSANE!

    Ortiz is my new best friend, and I'm loving Johnny Damon! :o)

    LET'S GO RED SOX!
    missleeniemakon October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor the last goddamn time,

    it's: "Tessie, Nuff Said McGreevy shouted"

    think about it!!!
    MattieCampon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRED SOX WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!

    Glad to see this song worked and broke the curse.
    seperatewayson October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHell yes, good song right here. I was at game 5 of the ALCS and this song was played atleast 5 times. Thank you Ortiz for getting us through that game, and we ended up winning the world series. Oh and MattieChamp, it is "Nuff Ced Mcgreevy shouted" you dumbass, he was part of the Red Sox way back in the day. Hence why he shouted. So how about you learn some Sox history and think about that.
    TheShowerSceneon October 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGO SOX! this song was the power balot that we needed to finally beat the curse and get our spirits up. everygame i listened to this song and they won. i started listning at game 5! GO SOX!
    Nirvanafreak2249on November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is a tribute to the Royal Rooters back in 1903. They used to torture and heckle the hell out of the other team with this old Broadway tune called "Tessie" This is an updated and different version. The lyrics were written by Jeff Horrigan, a writer from teh Boston Herald. Johnny Damon, Bronson Arroyo and Lenny DiNardo all of the Red Sox did backup vocals. Pokey Reese was going to, but he couldn't make it.

    And they played this song during July 24th game before it happened....which is....you guessed it, the brawl game.

    Just a fun song to sing out loud in the car
    Flutter49on November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Nirvanafreak2249on November 22, 2004   Link

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