Song Book
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Like Chinese Whispers, the words to these songs have changed through time. There is generally no definitive set of words for any shanty. These are the versions prefered by the Whalers.
A
According to the Act
A Hundred Years Ago
All for me grog
Around me brave boys
A Roving
Away Haul Away
B
Banks of the Sacramento
Barrett's Privateers
Blood Red Roses
Blow the Man Down
Bold Riley
Boney was a Warrior
Boston Harbour
Botany Bay
Bring 'em Down
Bully in the Alley
Bye Bye My Roseanna
C
Chicken on a Raft
Clear away the Track (& let the Bulgine run)
Comrades Farewell
Cornish Farewell Shanty
D
Dead Horse Shanty
Dogger Bank
Donkey Riding
Drunken Sailor
E
Essequibo River
F
Fire Marengo
G
General Taylor
Goodbye Fare Thee Well
H
Hanging Johnny
Hard on the Beach Oar
Haul Away Joe
Haul Boys Haul
Haul 'er Away
Haul on the Bowline
Heave Away Me Johnnies
Heaven's A Bar
Herzogin Cecile
How Pleasant and Delightful
.
I
Icy Acres
J
John Kanakanaka
Johnson Girls
L
Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her
Le Capitaine de San Malo
Light the Light Love
Liverpool Girls
Lowlands
M
Marching Inland
Mister Stormalong
N
Noah's Ark Shanty
Northwest Passage
O
Old Billy Riley
One More Day
Our Gallant Ship
P
Paddy Lay Back
Pay Me The Money Down
Pleasant and Delightful
Pull Down Below
R
Rio Grande
Roll Alabama Roll
Roll the Woodpile Down
Roller Bowler
Rolling Down the River
Rollicking Randy Dandy Oh
Rosabella
Roseanna
Round the Corner Sally
Row Bullies Row
Running Down to Cuba
S
Sail Away Ladies
Sailor's Farewell Hymn
Sailor's Prayer
Sally Brown
Sammy
Saucy Sailor
Shallow Brown
Shantyman
Shiny Oh
Shoals of Herring
Skipper Jan Rebeck
South Australia
Spanish Ladies
Stormy Weather Boys
Strike the Bell
T
The Coast of High Barbary
The Dreadnought
The Last Shanty
The Oxfam Man
The Sail Boat Malarkey
The Smacksman
The Wind It Can Blow
The Captains Lady
The Lifeboat Girl
Tiddy High Oh!
Time Ashore is Over
Tom's Gone to Hilo
W
Whip Jamboree
Wild Goose Shanty
Won't You Go My Way?
Y
Yella Girls