Song 435: I’m Shipping Up To Boston

The first time I heard “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” by the Dropkick Murphys was in the 2006 film “The Departed” (which is a great flick btw).  I missed the song’s first go around a few years before, probably having something to do with having young kids.  The song DID enhance the movie, and I had to search the Internet for it.  And still I knew little.  It wasn’t until recently that I found out the lyrics are from Woody Guthrie.

And then I bookmarked YouTube version, and it made my eventual Spotify lists, and I just love the entire energy of the song.  Well, the Dropkick Murphys energy, that is.  The Wiggles recorded it last year, trying to avoid that version.