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    What is this song?

    There is a song that I keep hearing at ballparks and I like it, but I don't know what it's called or where I can find it. All I do know is this:

    - It's in 6/8 time

    - In the key of E major

    - Makes very heavy use of accordions

    They usually play it when they're trying to rally the crowd in some fashion. It's a hard-driving rock song type thing. With accordions.

    Anyone know what song I'm talking about? I don't know what it's called so I can't search YT for a sample or anything like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
    There is a song that I keep hearing at ballparks and I like it, but I don't know what it's called or where I can find it. All I do know is this:

    - It's in 6/8 time

    - In the key of E major

    - Makes very heavy use of accordions

    They usually play it when they're trying to rally the crowd in some fashion. It's a hard-driving rock song type thing. With accordions.

    Anyone know what song I'm talking about? I don't know what it's called so I can't search YT for a sample or anything like that.
    "Chelsea Dagger" by the Fratelli's, maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
    "Chelsea Dagger" by the Fratelli's, maybe?
    Good record, but I don't hear any accordian.

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    No.

    The one I mean, is a more hard rock song.

    And is in 6/8 time, in E major.
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    Lyrics???

    Chelsea Dagger is a good song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanTheMan View Post
    Lyrics???
    The song I'm thinking of, is apparently an instrumental (I've never heard lyrics to it - then again, they don't play the complete song during games anyway).
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    No accordions on Popcorn.
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    I don't know anything about music so have no clue about the time and key, but is there a chance it's the opening to "Shipping Up To Boston" by the Dropkick Murphys?
    It's the only rock tune I can think of with accordions, and we hear it at Fenway all the time (of course).

    EDIT - just remembered that the Pogues had an accordion player, but can't imagine what song of theirs you might hear now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude Paskert View Post
    I don't know anything about music so have no clue about the time and key, but is there a chance it's the opening to "Shipping Up To Boston" by the Dropkick Murphys?
    It's the only rock tune I can think of with accordions, and we hear it at Fenway all the time (of course).

    EDIT - just remembered that the Pogues had an accordion player, but can't imagine what song of theirs you might hear now.

    What about that song "Tessie" but I cant see any other stadium playing that except for Boston.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
    What about that song "Tessie" but I cant see any other stadium playing that except for Boston.
    They all play "Sweet Caroline", don't they?

    Bear in mind, we don't know the point of orgin for the song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
    They all play "Sweet Caroline", don't they?

    Bear in mind, we don't know the point of orgin for the song.
    Never heard sweet Caroline at an Indians game, was one of the things I was looking forward to 1st time I went to Fenway. Can't remember hearing it at any other ballpark either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude Paskert View Post
    I don't know anything about music so have no clue about the time and key, but is there a chance it's the opening to "Shipping Up To Boston" by the Dropkick Murphys?
    Yes, that's the one.
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    Thats the song from the movie "The Departed" I'm surprised they play that any place except Boston.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
    They all play "Sweet Caroline", don't they?

    Bear in mind, we don't know the point of orgin for the song.
    I dont think i've heard "Sweet Caroline" at Whitesox games. I always thought that song was a Boston thing. I was always curious why that song was famous in Boston.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude Paskert View Post
    ...is there a chance it's the opening to "Shipping Up To Boston" by the Dropkick Murphys?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
    Yes, that's the one.
    Whoah I just looked that song up on YouTube, it's way different than the Chicken Dance or Popcorn! In the beginning of the video, the band even beats up a guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmack View Post
    Never heard sweet Caroline at an Indians game, was one of the things I was looking forward to 1st time I went to Fenway. Can't remember hearing it at any other ballpark either
    Trust me, other stadiums play it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
    I dont think i've heard "Sweet Caroline" at Whitesox games. I always thought that song was a Boston thing. I was always curious why that song was famous in Boston.
    Well, Neil Diamond said that his inspiration for that song was a photo of Caroline Kennedy when she was about 9...yes, I agree, that's extremely creepy. Supposedly Diamond told her that in person when she was an adult and she was very uncomfortable with the admission.
    Might be best suited to the Cape Cod League, but the Kennedys have plenty of Boston ties, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle1 View Post
    Whoah I just looked that song up on YouTube, it's way different than the Chicken Dance or Popcorn! In the beginning of the video, the band even beats up a guy!
    I think that guy was supposed to represent Papelbon after he left the Bosox...it used to be his intro song.
    (jk - the video is from way before Paps leaving, of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanTheMan View Post
    Lyrics???

    Chelsea Dagger is a good song.
    No it's not. It was annoying before the Blackhawks adopted it and even worse now. It is Gitmo quality.

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