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Turning to "Dirty Water" for comfort.


We are humbled that so many have turned to the Standells “Dirty Water” during their time of grief. This morning, President Obama mentioned the phrase “Boston you’re my home” at least twice during his speech. Also E.J. Dionne Jr. of the Washington Post had so some very touching words.

“Boston is the Standells singing "Dirty Water," now the city's all-purpose sports anthem. It celebrates the Charles River before it was cleaned with a little help from Tip O'Neill and Ted Kennedy. I most associate the song with Red Sox victories at Fenway Park and played it in my car the other night. I started to cry.”

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