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

Sea Song Lyrics

Sea shanties are not the only songs associated with work on the sea, nor the only ones sung onboard. Almost any song with a regular beat can be used to synchronize steady-paced work such as winding a capstan or a winch. There are also many, many songs about life at sea. Some of these songs are traditional, some are relevant songs that I really like. I've tried to attribute authorship correctly where I'm aware of it. If you spy an error, please let me know.