" is the traditional fight song
of Boston College
. It was written and composed by T.J. Hurley
, a member of the Boston College Class of 1885. It is known as the oldest fight song in the United States. It was modified in the 1980s to reflect coeducation
: the 5th line, "For here Men are Men," and the 16th line, "Shall thy sons be found," were changed to "For here all are one" and "Shall thy heirs be found," respectively. In 2001, the song was performed by the Boston punk rock
band Dropkick Murphys
for their third studio album, Sing Loud Sing Proud
For Boston, for Boston,<br>We sing our proud refrain!<br>For Boston, for Boston,<br>'Tis Wisdom's earthly fane.<br>For here all are one<br>And their hearts are true,<br>And the towers on the Heights<br>Reach to Heav'ns own blue.<br>For Boston, for Boston,<br>Till the echoes ring again!
For Boston, for Boston,<br>Thy glory is our own!<br>For Boston, for Boston,<br>'Tis here that Truth is known.<br>And ever with the Right<br>Shall thy heirs be found,<br>Till time shall be no more<br>And thy work is crown'd.<br>For Boston, for Boston,<br>For Thee and Thine......