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Click here to listen to tracks from the 16-Song CD, Charlestown, released by The Immigrants on Railway House Records in 1994.

 
Jackie Boy

Jackie Boy - Video

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Enterprise Ride

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Changemaker - Video

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Uptight

Uptight - Video

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Fear

Fear - Video

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Our Facebook Page

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Different Drummer

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A Drummer's Blog by Dan Sheridan ~ drummer in The Immigrants.

Jack Lynch

Dedication Page

The Immigrant website is dedicated to our great-grandfather, Jack Lynch, an Irish immigrant killed on the job in a NYC sewer on August 26, 1908. Click here to read article in the NY Sun.

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Lyrics from the Charlestown CD

1.) Jackie Boy (Requiem for a Slugger)

Come on Jackie Boy,
Come over here, please come over here.
I hear you’re striking out, you had a bad year.
Won’t you come over hear.

And if Dave Dravecky had a bad day
Mickey Mantel was a mouse
The rumors say, the rumors say,
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Come on Jackie Boy,
It’s your last chance, to pull up your pants.
It’s no use crying now, the money's long gone
and the season won't be long.

Jackie BoyAnd if Mother Theresa had a bad day,
What do you think she’d do with
The money you wasted,
The money you wasted away.

Come on Jackie
Come on Jackie
Come on Jackie Boy.

Listen to: Jackie Boy


2.) Enterprise Ride

I was walking down the street at night,
Street at Night.
I made my way down through Chinatown,
Street at Night.
I couldn’t decide which way to go
Where I was I did not know

The Enterprise Ride, catch
The Enterprise Ride

Ride, The Enterprise Ride
Beam me up and I wouldn’t blow it
Make it so Number One, I said
Beam me up and I wouldn’t blow it
Make it so Number One
Ride, Ride

Enterprise RideI was walking down the street at night, Street at Night.
I made my way down through Chinatown, Street at Night.
I looked up at the black sky
I wondered where the Enterprise was tonight

The Enterprise Ride, catch
The Enterprise Ride
Ride, Ride

Listen to: Enterprise Ride


3.) Changemaker

The sign on your back says, "I Make Change."
C'mon and do like your shirt, and make some change.
Like it is this dollar won't play the game.
Won't you come on Changemaker and make some change.

Everything I do gets misconstrued
Everything I say is never heard
Everything I see is always blurred
C'mon Changemaker, make like the word
Changemaker, Changemaker

Could you this I put to you
Could you take this dollar, and make it change.
Like it is this dollar won't play the game.
Won't you come on Changemaker and make some change.

Everything I do gets misconstrued
Everything I say is never heard
You don't like me and that's a fact
C'mon Changemaker, don't turn your back
Changemaker, Changemaker

Listen to: Changemaker


4.) Guy Fawkes Night

Charcoal faces clutching pillow cases,
Smash pumpkin heads down on the street,
Dressed up as bums, begging door to door,
Spray shaving cream, the night is Halloween.

Leaves on the trees rot in plastic bags
Dead grey grass waits for the first snow
Leaves fall down and the clocks fall back
Linus sits alone in the pumpkin patch

I can't go out on Guy Fawkes Night
I can't go out on Guy Fawkes Night
Sparks fly on Guy Fawkes Night
Effigies burn on Guy Fawkes Night

Autumn in Boston, I get off the train.
No school tomorrow, but I gotta work.
Streetlights turn on at half-past four.
Meet me on the island on the avenue.

I can't go out on Guy Fawkes Night
I can't go out on Guy Fawkes Night
Sparks fly on Guy Fawkes Night
Effigies burn on Guy Fawkes Night

You can't see me, I am hiding.
I am hiding, and you can't find me.

Listen to: Guy Fawkes Night



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The Immigrants

These newcomers sport an intriguing sound with an incantatory edge not too far short of compelling...

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Their melodic instincts are quite keen and the vocalist's phrasing is original and chuck full of irresistible hooks. The next Morphine?

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Amazingly unpretentious music from this duo... if you like smart pop delivered in a straight forward fashion with no frills or gimmicks, you'll want to check out The Immigrants...

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My favorite tunes here are "Jackie Boy," "Changemaker," and "Shot to Pieces." This here thing goes to show how cool underground music really can be.

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