H.M.S. Rose off Ferryland, August 1995. Printed from shanty.rendance.org Site contents © 1993-2009 Andrew Draskóy excepting product images and lyrics.

Featured for 2010

Mariners Book of Days 2010 The much loved Mariner's Book of Days, 2010 edition is out. Part calendar, part encyclopedia of nautical fact, fiction, and folklore. Both entertaining and a valuable reference, each annual edition has become a collectors item. On every right-hand page is a week of days, with the nautical significance of each explored in brief. On each left-hand page is a collection of nautical miscellany evoking the rich traditions of the sea. Illustrated with beautiful historical etchings, engravings, sketches, and watercolors.


In 1993 I started this site as a place to share lyrics to traditional maritime songs, particularly sea shanties. It's also a place to find relevant books and CDs.

People come to love sea songs in many ways: Some grow up by the sea. Some fall in love with sailing, done the traditional way on talls ships. Some are just having a lot of fun with the pirate theme. However you find them, these are songs that do what music does at its best: they make you feel connected to something powerful. Whatever your interest, I hope you'll find something here that inspires you!

Happy sailing and singing!