www.TheImmigrants.com

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

 
Bill with Rickenbacker

Music Page

Click Here to visit the Music page.

The Immigrants

The Immigrants

The Immigrants are an underground band consisting of Bill Sheridan on guitar and his brother, Dan, on drums.

Immigrant

New Wave Irish-1988

Click Here to read article about illegal Irish immigrants from 1988 by Dan Sheridan, drummer in The Immigrants.

SavingPrivateSheridan.com

Saving Pvt. Sheridan

The Charlestown CD is dedicated to our dad, Alfred D. Sheridan, and to the veterans of the 90th Infantry Division who fought in World War II. www.SavingPrivateSheridan.com

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.

Immigrant Drum Stick

Lyrics from the Charlestown CD

Square-rigger15.) The Ocean Breathe

Breathe Deep the Ocean Breathe
Breathe Deep the Ocean Breathe

Square rigger out of New Bedford
Bound for perdition on the ocean sea
A man aloft stays alert on watch
There she blows on the larboard side
The captain shouts, the whaleboats lower
The crew give chase, the harpooner stands up.
Dead leviathan beside the ship,
Down below the crew try to sleep,
Above the thrashing of the sharks,
Outside the hull, on the ocean sea.

Breathe Deep the Ocean Breathe
Breathe Deep the Ocean Breathe

cenotaphOn Johnny Cake Hill back in New Bedford
There’s a cenotaph on the wall in Bethel’s chapel
Black chisel marks in the white marble
Tell the names of the crew on the Acushnet
Near Sable Island off Nova Scotia
Towed out of sight in their boat by a whale
Wild horses roaming free on Sable Island
And down below on the rocky beach
The crashing waves of the sea
The ocean sea, the ocean sea

Breathe Deep the Ocean Breathe
Breathe Deep the Ocean Breathe

Ocean

 

Listen to: The Ocean Breathe


Waiting16.) Waiting

I'm always Waiting,
I'm always Waiting.
No, I’m not upset.
So what you overslept.
You leave me out on a limb.
I’m sick and tired, I wanna come in, I'm

Waiting, Waiting
Now, I’m a little upset.
If it’s not this, it’s something else.
You always leave me out on a limb.
I’m sick and tired of shivering, just

Waiting, Waiting.
I got caught up in traffic
I took a train, but the train was late.
You always leave me out to dry.
I’m sick and tired of wondering why.
I got caught up, I got caught up, Now I’m

Waiting, Waiting.
Now I’m really upset.
If it’s not this, it’s something else.
You always leave me out to dry.
I’m sick and tired of wondering why.
I’m always

Waiting, Waiting.

Listen to: Waiting


Tailpiece

Tales from the Railway House...

Listen to: Tailpiece


Immigrant Drum Stick

 

 
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The Immigrants

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

The Immigrants

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

The Immigrants

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...

The Immigrants

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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