The Pittsburgh Kid

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My Father told me when I was six
Of Billy Conn, The Pittsburgh Kid
And as he spoke I wish that I had been there
To The Steel City his parents came
From Ireland’s shores in search of fame
The streets of Sliberty became their home where…

William Davis Conn was born
A tough street fighter, hands of stone
With film star looks and a left that fighters dream of
He fought the best and watched them fall
The best light-heavyweight of all
World champion and the pride of Pittsburgh city

From the west and to the eastern cities
New York and the streets of Philly
We’ll never see the likes of Billy Conn
The Pittsburgh Kid

Of all sad words of tongue an dpen
The saddest are “what might have been”
One night in ’41 in New York City
For thirtee rounds he out-boxed Loius
He blew away the Bomber
But his Irish pride fo ronce was his undoing

From the west and to the eastern cities
New York and the streets of Philly
We’ll never see the likes of Billy Conn
The Pittsburgh Kid

So farewell to The Pitsburgh Kid
We’ll not forget those things you did
The smokey city proudly boasts your name still
On Billy Conn Boulevard
Not far from where your parents starved
The steel mills where they toiled are just a memory

From the west and to the eastern cities
New York and the streets of Philly
We’ll never see the likes of Billy Conn, Billy Conn

Some came close Kilrain and Sharkey
Loughran, Ward, Doyle and Quarry
We’ll never see the likes of Billy Conn
The Pittsburgh Kid

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from New Hazardous Design, released November 12, 2013
Andy Nolan

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The BibleCode Sundays London, UK

BCS are a FolkRock band from London, England.
'Ghosts of our past' was recorded in 2007 and 'Boots or no Boots' in 2008.
Gigs include:
Glastonbury festival
Celtic Park
Sky Sports Soccer Saturday Christmas Special
Support to Dropkick Murphy's, Boston, St. Patricks day 2009
London Feis in June 2011
BT Sport
A BCS song 'Boys of Queens' was also used as an epilogue in the US TV series 'Unforgettable'
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