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Mingulay Boat Song

Trad. sea song, composed in the 1930s by Scots composer Hugh Roberton. I learnt it from a pirate band who used to play at the Maryland Renaissance Fair. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Jun 2, 2021 - 4 comments

Leave Her, Johnny

A sea shanty. Vocals only.
posted by starfishprime on Dec 24, 2020 - 1 comment

The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 12 comments

Ballad of the Mine

A modern sea shanty about a currently-unfolding news story. Video version is here. [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Jul 16, 2011 - 0 comments

Leave Her, Johnny

Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jan 31, 2011 - 13 comments

I Am a Poor Sailor

An a capella sea shanty for my pierced and tattooed puppet, Sailor Martin.
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 16, 2009 - 1 comment

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