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One of the best is their rendition of "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya" from The Meanest of Times (2007). An anti-war and anti-recruitment song from the 19th century, it originated in Ireland in protest to the British East India Trading Company who were using the Irish as soldiers. The Meanest of Times has two more traditional songs, the first one being "(F)lannigan's Ball", a traditional Irish drinking song. The lyrics have been altered a fair amount, but the chorus and meaning remain unchanged. The last traditional song from The Meanest of Times is "Spancil Hill", an Irish folk song from the late 19th Century. All the characters and songs featured in the original were real, which is not lost on this recreation. Another is their version of "Amazing Grace" from The Gang's All Here (1999). Also from The Gang's All Here is the traditional song "Fighting 69th" about an infantry regiment in the US Army that was founded by Irish immigrants to defend their homes and families from the hate and violence of Americans who blamed them for epidemic diseases. The regiment later fought in the North American Civil War and other hotspots throughout history. Once again off of The Gang's All Here is "The Wild Rover", a popular Irish Folk song that has contested origins. However, most agree that it originated in the early 1800's. "The Rocky Road to Dublin" comes off of Sing Loud and Sing Proud (2001), a song which also originates in the 19th century and remains a very popular Irish Song. "Finnegan's Wake", off the album Do or Die (1997), is yet another 19th century ballad that originated in the more comical Irish music hall style. Also dubbed a 'traditional' song by Dropkick Murphys is "Skinhead on the MBTA", an adaption of the 1948 song "Charlie on the MBTA". Telling a much different story from the original, and also not quite as traditional as other songs by Dropkick Murphys, it is still dubbed such. It is also off the album Do or Die. "Captain Kelly's Kitchen" is a close fitting adaption to the traditional "Courtin' in the Kitchen" and can be found on Warrior Code. The 2003 album Blackout features the traditional "Black Velvet Band", a traditional Irish and English folk song about transportation to Australia as a form of punishment. Like many Dropkick Murphys traditional songs, it does vary from the original. Dropkick Murphys also do a cover of Eric Bogle's "No Man's Land" (1976). The Dropkick Murphys call it by another name that the song was often known by, "The Green Fields of France" and while it isn't necessarily a traditional song, it certainly has the feel of one. "Green Fields of France" can be found on the album The Warrior's Code. That's all I can think of off the top of my head... My apologies if I am forgetting something!

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The Dropkick Murphys are a Celtic rock band.

actually they are a punk Irish rock band

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The Dropkick Murphys are an Irish punk rock band. Their musical influences include punk bands like Stiff Little Fingers, Swinging Utters, The Ramones and The Clash.

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