About Me

Eddie Murphy
Retired Firefighter, Songwriter

I am a retired second generation fire lieutenant of the Lawrence, MA fire department, serving the City of Lawrence for 30 years. Born and raised in Lawrence, I followed in my father's footsteps, retired Lieutenant Edward J. Murphy, who served with the Lawrence Fire Department for 34 years as a "48er." I am a Vietnam veteran having served with the United States Navy for 6 years. I was stationed on the World War II Destroyer, “USS James C. Owens” (DD 776), which operated out of Charleston , SC , Pearl Harbor , HI , Vietnam and San Francisco , CA . 

About the 'Maltese Cross' Album

The Maltese Cross CD contains 8 original songs as well as an Amazing Grace instrumental. This album attempts to capture the “spirit and essence of the Fire Service.” These firefighter songs are about the job and us.

Use the links below to learn more about each song:

  1. The Maltese Cross

  2. The Firefighter's Anthem

  3. America

  4. It's the Jakes that Make the Job

  5. St. Florian

  6. Somewhere Everyday

  7. Amazing Grace

  8. The Fireman's Prayer

  9. Maltese Cross (interlude)

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