Dropkick Murphys – 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. The song’s simple lyrics describe a sailor who had lost a leg climbing the topsail, and is shipping up to Boston to “find my wooden leg.” The song has so far sold 1,044,000 digital copies without ever charting on the Hot 100. The video features the Dropkick Murphys performing the song on the waterfront in East Boston. The band is also seen “hanging out” with hooligans while being chased by Boston police officers.