I'm Shipping Up to Boston


I'm Shipping Up to Boston

"I'm Shipping Up To Boston" is a song with lyrics written by the folk singer Woody Guthrie and music written and performed by the Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys. It appeared on their 2005 album, "The Warrior's Code". An earlier recording of it can be found on the Hellcat Records compilation Give 'Em the Boot Vol. 4.

It has reached #36 on the most downloaded songs on iTunes.Fact|date=April 2008

At sporting events

The Boston Celtics played the song during timeouts in the 2008 NBA Finals.

The Boston Red Sox played the song when closer Jonathan Papelbon entered the game during the 2007 season and while throwing warm up pitches during home games at Fenway Park. [cite web| url=http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070928&content_id=2237308&vkey=news_bos&fext=.jsp&c_id=bos| title=Boston all set for Rally Monday| date=2007-09-28| publisher=MLB.com] During the 2007 post-season, Papelbon danced a jig to the song — first when the Red Sox clinched the American League East title, and then when the Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians to clinch a World Series berth. He and the band performed the song several times during the Sox' Championship "Rolling Rally" Parade. The Red Sox continue to play the song for Papelbon in the 2008 season.

The Boston College Eagles feature the song during their home football games, playing it before a game. The marching band then plays it during the game. The Boston University pep band plays the song before the beginning of each period during men's ice hockey games. It is also the music for the team's opening montage. The song is also played at Northeastern University men's hockey games. The song is also played at the Iowa football home games at Kinnick Stadium.

Several NHL teams use this song to signal an oncoming powerplay. Among these teams are the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Rangers.Fact|date=April 2008

MMA fighter and current UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin used this song as his entrance music at UFC 72 Victory from the Odyssey Arena Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday June 16th. He now regularly uses it as his ring walk music

Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets comes to the plate for at bats to this song.

In entertainment

The song appears on the soundtrack of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture "The Departed". The music video features several clips from the film.

It also appeared in "The Simpsons" episode "The Debarted", which is based on "The Departed".

Portions of the song have been used in the opening sequence and pilot episode of the show The Black Donnellys

Music of this song has been used as background score in 2008 Bollywood Film Mission Istanbul.

It has appeared in an episode of King of the Hill entitled Dia-BILL-ic Shock.

References

External links

* [http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/ Dropkick Murphys Official Site]
* [http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/discography/releases/warriorscode.html Dropkick Murphys - Warrior's Code]


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