"For Boston" is the traditional fight song of Boston College.[1] 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.[2] In 2001, the song was performed by the Boston punk rock band Dropkick Murphys for their third studio album, Sing Loud Sing Proud. The Dropkick Murphys' version is often played at Boston College football games.


  1. Frequently Asked Questions. Boston College official website. Retrieved 2009-11-15.
  2. Fight Song & Alma Mater. Boston College Athletic Association official athletic site. Retrieved 2009-11-15.

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