Boys From The County Hell

Album: Red Roses For Me (1984)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a group of men who set out to seek revenge on there boss.
  • One of its more interesting lyrics in this song is, "The boys and me are drunk and lookin' for ya'. we'll eat your frickin' entrails and we won't give a damn, my father was a blueshirt my mother a madam, my brother earned his medals at My Lai in Vietnam." Some translation: The blueshirts were the Irish fascist party in the 1930s, his mother was a prostitute and his brother was involved in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Da n - Roslyn, NY, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Michael from White Rock, BcIreland is made up of 32 Counties. Durring the mass exodus from Erin to America many of the Irish settled in New York. More specifically in the South Bronx. A section of which came to be known as Hells Kitchen. To this day Hells Kitchen is often referred to as the 33rd County of Ireland
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