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Seems to be working: The Sox just wrapped up a 9-1 homestand, and are two-and-a-half behind the Yanks.
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The original "Tessie" is something of an acquired taste. "It was the worst thing that I've ever heard," said Dropkicks' bassist-singer Ken Casey. "But who knows what was hip in 1903?"
You can listen to a vintage 1903 Victor recording of the song by John Bieling and Harry Macdonough (via the National Library of Canada) by clicking on the link under "Sport" on the left-hand side of this page, or by visiting RoyalRooters.com.
Another recording of "Tessie," done on Columbia cylinder in 1902 by one Dan Quinn, may be heard here.
Meantime, the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music has covers (**) and music.
The Dropkicks' version is a departure, as this clip suggests.