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
Alabama John Cherokee
All for me grog
Around me brave boys
Around the Bay of Mexico
A Roving
Away Haul Away
B
Banks of the Sacramento
Barrett's Privateers
Being a Pirate
Billy Riley
Blood Red Roses
Blow the Man Down
Bold Riley
Boney was a Warrior
Boston Harbour
Botany Bay
Bridport Ladies
Bring 'em Down
Bully in the Alley
Bye Bye My Roseanna
C
Capstan Bar
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
Down Trinidad
Drunken Sailor
E
Essequibo River
F
Fire Marengo
G
General Taylor
Get along down Buddy
Goodbye Fare Thee Well
Grey Funnel Line
H
Hanging Johnny
Hard on the Beach Oar
Haul Away Joe
Haul Boys Haul
Haul 'er Away (Sally Racket)
Haul on the Bowline
Heave and Haul Away
Heave Away Me Johnnies
Heaven's A Bar
Herzogin Cecile
Ho Dah!
I
Icy Acres
J
John Kanakanaka
Johnson Girls
Johnny come down to Hilo
K
L
La Rochelle
Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her
Le Capitaine de San Malo
Light the Light Love
Liverpool Girls
Lowlands
M
Marching Inland
Mister Stormalong
N
Nancy
Nelsonís Blood
Noah's Ark Shanty
Northwest Passage
O
Old Maui
One More Day
Our Gallant Ship
P
Packet Ship
Paddy Lay Back
Pay Me The Money Down
Pique la Baleine
Pleasant and Delightful
Pull Down Below
Q
R
Randy Dandy Oh!
Ratcliffe Highway
Rattle them winches
Reuben Ranzo
Rio Grande
Rise Me Up From Down Below
Roll Alabama Roll
Roll Down
Roll the Cotton Down
Roll the Old Chariot Along
Roll the Woodpile Down
Roller Bowler
Rolling Down the River
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
Santyana
Saucy Sailor
Serafina
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 Sailor Loves His Bottle-O
The Shout
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
U
V
W
Whip Jamboree
Whisky Johnny
Windy Old Weather
Wild Goose Shanty
Won't You Go My Way?
X
Y
Yarmouth Town
Yella Girls
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