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I'm Shipping Up to Boston
Dropkick Murphys
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The Warrior's Code
Year 2005
Genre Punk
Language English
Source Downloadable song
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Basic Pro
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Male singer
Drum solo
3-part harmonies
Big Rock Ending

"I'm Shipping Up to Boston" is a song by Dropkick Murphys which is their take on a Folk song written by Woody Guthrie. Guthrie was a very prolific writer, and many of his songs were never recorded. The Woody Guthrie archives has lyrics to thousands of his songs that are sometimes dusted off and recorded by modern artists. To learn more about Guthrie, check out our interview with Anna Canoni, who is Guthrie's granddaughter.

Dropkick Murphys are from Boston and their music is often associated with Boston sports teams. This has been played when Boston Red Sox closer, Jonathan Papelbon entered a game in the 9th inning, to signal a power play for the Boston Bruins, as well as a 2009 Visa commercial featuring the New England Patriots. The Boston Celtics used it heavily in their 2008 playoff run and both the studio version and a marching band version are heavily used by Boston College football. It has since spread from Boston sports to other sports teams.

This appeared on the soundtrack to the Academy Award-winning film, The Departed, and the music video features clips of the movie. (thanks, Bert - Pueblo, NM, for above 3)