You literally cannot resist signing along to sea shanties - it doesn't matter how "good" you are cuz it always sounds fire
You gotta commit to the accent though, I used to sing with my dad on drives when I was little.
I find myself slipping into the accent subconsciously. I'll start it in my accent and then suddenly NOW WE A READY TAE SAIL FO TE HORN
WAE HAY ROLL 'N' GOH
OUR BOOTS AND OUR CLOTHES, BOYS, ARE ALL IN THE PRAWN
TO BE ROLLICKING RANDY DANDY-O
HEAVE A PAUL HEAVE AWAY
WAY, HAY, ROLL AN' GO
THE ANCHORS ON BOARD AND THE CABLES ALL STORED
TO BE ROLLICKIN' RANDY DANDY-OH
True, these guys rock it
I've always liked this one
Thank you very much for the award!
The fuck? Have you guys been looking at my youtube history the last 2 days?
Yes. And you've been a very naughty boy.
You seen all the nude yoga and body painting vids, huh?
Wait that's allowed? Wtff youtube
It’s called art and it’s quite erotic.
Naughty boys listen to "Sally Brown"
I love the fact that I know every time a sea shanty makes it onto r/all I can rely on bully in the alley and roll the old chariot to get posted.
I literally watched 3 hours of David Coffin stuff earlier today, so they're apparently on to both of us.
Yeah this is weird because I also fell into the Coffin rabbit hole yesterday.
You check out his Revels sessions? The Pub Sing & Maritime Voyage ones are really good.
This one is unironically great
I love Key and Peele and somehow never saw this… Thank you for bringing it into my life
It was so well produced.
Well, this was magical!
This one is my favorite. First time I heard it, I'm pretty sure I put it on repeat for a solid week. My wife thought I was crazy.
To hear it as it's meant to be.
I've sailed that ship from right where you see it in the video(Bergen, norway) to some place in the UK I forgot the name of.
I hated every moment of it(I get seasick), but the crew and the ship were amazing to behold.
there was some shanty singing, but not as cool as in the video.
Holy fuck that one guys voice is loud as shit
That's a great one!
My personal gateway shanty
There's a wonderful version from the game Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag.
That song really is something universal. Love it.
Yes!!!! This is the one. First heard it in AC: Black Flag. Now every year I turn my house into a pirate's hide out for Halloween and sing sea shanties on my guitar with the kids to passersby. This year was extremely cathartic
Stan Rogers is fantastic. Check out Barrett's Privateers as well.
Stan Roger's voice is so hauntingly beautiful.
That's a certified banger too
We just moved back to Texas from New Hampshire, and this immediately made me homesick even though we only lived there for 3 years.
Thank you for posting this
Chills to the bones. Imagine an entire bygone era of sailors arriving home after being away months at sea.
You can subtly hear those at the docks singing back to the sailors, and you can only imagine a few centuries ago of wives and children singing back to their husbands and fathers.
Imagine hearing the song through the fog before seeing the ship emerge to shore 😍
Wow, that gave me goosebumps! I'm impressed with how loud the soloist can sing.
You can see the soloist singing into a loudspeaker. He's there when they pan to the middle of the ship.
If yall like shanties you shoukd check out The Dreadnoughts. Theyre like celtic/folk/polka/punk/metal and awesome all around but every album of theres has a sea shanty or something like it or two. Goes well with the nautical theme of the band.
Well I found a new youtube rabbit hole to fall into.
Welp, this is my evening all booked up, then.
Good one to start on. That guy has a hell of a voice.
I recommend the Dreadnoughts and the Longest John's. Also, Assassin's Creed Black Flag has some great ones and got me into shanties in the first place lol
Makin' a playlist now actually. Thank you for the recs! These definitely have a place in my life.
Any time :)
Scrolled down for bully in the alley
That lead guy looks like a slightly more drunk Neil Peart.
Yo is that Joe Gatto
Also Irish pub music. I sing along to The Cruel Wars every single time I hear it.
YES! Omg sea shanties and Irish pub songs are the two genres I adore. Star of the County Down might be one of my faves
Do you have a fewe recommendations? My dad used to play lots of stuff but I don't know how to find it now.
Try The High Kings for a modern production of all the Irish folk classics, plus plenty of originals that are bangers. For shanties, I like Pride of Bedlam (my local Ren-fest pirates), but their stuff is on spotify, and they've done quite a few non-shanties in that style. For more original music, The Dread Crew of Oddwood is awesome.
I just recently discovered the cruel wars and it's bloody amazing
You get a good bout of Ramblin Bog going and the folk come out the woodworks to join in.
Sea shanties are just fun man. I went to a bar that sung them as it's main draw and I always wanted to go back.
Grace O’Malley’s in Toronto if you’re ever in Canada! Lots of Kansas. Lots of Stan Rogers.
I think there's even a sub for them! r/seashanties
A sea shanty sub?! Amazing!
The drunker you are, the more “fire” it sounds
Well... you’re not wrong... now I need to find the guys who did all the Assassins Creed: Black Flag shanties. That shit was lit
"The true treasure is the friends you make along the way... "
The real treasure was the treasure we lost to pirates along the way. Those damn dirty pirates!!
It was the sugar, tea and rum.
~ Wayne Gretzky
~~ Michael Scott
~ Wayne Gretzky
~~ Michael Scott
Okay what the hell are you guys singing because I can't tell anymore
Fun fact: Blackbeard was most likely a coward who only knew how to portray himself as a badass. I forget all of the evidence after a few years, but he was essentially just a relatively normal dude who was able to control his crew through intimidation and theatrics. If it actually came to a fight, he probably would’ve lost, but he knew how to make someone second guess starting a fight with him in the first place.
The Dread Pirate Roberts!
Except the Dread Pirate Roberts was incredible with a sword
Was going to say something along these lines.
Adding to that theory, he was said to have worn lit cannon wicks in his beard while entering a fight so that his head appeared to smoke. Dude was all about appearances.
Also, his real name was Edward Teach.
That contributed to some reports calling him a demon. The dude probably could’ve had a great career in theater if he was born a century or two later.
I always laugh when I see his name, because it’s absolutely not the name you’d think someone like Blackbeard would have, but it’s absolutely the name of a theater kid. Perfectly encapsulates the true man behind the title.
The dude probably could’ve had a great career in theater if he was born a century or two later.
The dude probably could’ve had a great career in theater if he was born a century or two later.
Sounds like he would have been a great DM!
Another fun fact...supposedely BB never killed a man until the day he died. I learned a lot about him from musuem on Ocracoke Island. He would put wax on the tips of his beard and light it on fire to scare people🔥🤯🌍
I also like the theory on how Ocracoke got it's name that on the day Blackbeard was killed, he knew it was the end and he wanted the day to come quickly so he called out "Oh Crow, Cock!" calling for the roosters to crow to bring on the day.
Not sure how accurate that is but it's my head cannon.
Not for nothing, that doesn’t sound very cowardly.
The main thing is that he just always made sure to avoid any actual conflict, because he knew he couldn’t back up any of his talk. That may not inherently make him a coward, but he was 100% not the ruthless killer he portrayed himself as.
I don't know if he was a coward or not, but he, and his friend Sam Bellamy, were known to use intimidation because it didn't damage the spoils they could get from the other ships. When he started his "solo" career, he raided 15 ships in 2 weeks without firing a cannon.
I also recommend the Republic of Pirates.
I'm a huge fan of that period of history and it's a fun ass book to read.
Is his purported death completely apocryphal then, or is there some legitimacy to how much he took in the fight before going down?
It’s fair to say that his death was greatly exaggerated. Because whether or not he was actually a badass, he still was the most feared pirate of his time. Just like with most history, it’s kind of hard to tell what actually happened, but the reports of him taking like 20 stab wounds is ridiculous. There probably was an intense battle to kill him, but he most likely wasn’t the “demon” they reported him as. It’s very possible that the death of such a renown and feared figure such as Blackbeard would have such an engrandized story.
As long as its not Blackbeard from One Piece.. Fuck that scumbag.
All my homies hate Blackbeard from One Piece
"True friends are the treasure you buried"
No, he said “A man’s dream will never die!”
'Soon may the Wellerman come/The Wellerman' for anybody wondering what the shanty is (not sure who this particular version is a recording of)
It’s the longest johns, they’re great!
This is the best of all possible names for a sea shanty band
My favorite go to shanty band is The Bilge Pumps! They have a great live show with lots of rum!
Shout out to their twitch channel. They play Sea of Thieves while singing.
How do they manage to stay in sync with the lag that comes from video chats?
They’re all in one room and join open crews who they sing to
It’s been so long that I had forgotten that more than one person could be in a room at the same time.
I thought that sounded like them. Great indeed.
Santiana is another really good song that they sing
95% sure this is "The Longest Johns" version.
They have a Twitch channel where they all play Sea of Thieves and sing shanties
Also on YouTube. The videos are good too
You just made my fucking day.
I had to look it up;
The Weller Bros. was a Sydney Australia shore-whaling company that operated primarily along the southern coast of New Zealand from 1830 to 1840. Though they had numerous vessels in their employ, none appear to have been named the Billy o' Tea. Anyone under the employ of the Weller Bros. were referred to as a Wellerman, but in the specific context of the song the Wellerman takes on the meaning of a supply ship sent by the company.
Billy o’ tea is referring to a pot of tea, not the name of a ship. At least that’s the original meaning anyway 🤷♂️
Yeah that’s an Australian thing. Refers to tea brewed in a Billy can, which is a simple camping style kettle.
to bring us sugar and tea and RUM!
One day when the tongue-in' is done
I heard “soon may the weather man come” but I didn’t get why he brings stuff with him, other then the weather report.
~🎶Soon may the weather man come to🎶~
Tell you there's lightning within 5 and you need to port.
It’s been making the rounds on tiktok for a month or so with various people duetting it.
☝️Maybe the best small sub on Reddit
/r/Irishmusic gives them a run for their money, as does /r/Tallships
I thought /r/tallships was going to be for the band
Does this count?
SeaShanty 2 always counts
Reminds a bit of bardcore too
Assassin's Creed Black Flag had the best soundtrack to any game ever.
I was looking for this comment! It was genuinely my favorite part of the game. I've been thinking of playing it again for the soundtrack haha!
That's one of the few games where you could just load it up and sail around the sea for a few hours listening to sea shanties and doing nothing and still enjoy yourself. (If you're into that sorta thing). The ambiance is unparalleled.
Right?! My favorite thing to do was, after the ship was kitted out for maximum violence, having the men sing a real banger while your bear down on an unsuspecting ship of the line. You feel like the absolute king of all creation.
I haven't played any AC games since Unity, but believe Black Flag is the high water mark of the franchise regardless.
If you enjoyed that, you should check out AC Odyssey. Massive open world map. A ship. A crew. And a collection of vague clues to hunt people down. I think it was the first AC game I really really got into since black flag
Didn't even know it had ships. I'll have to give it a go. I checked out of the franchise after Unity, but I've heard that was a particularly low point for the series.
LOOOOOOOOW LANDS A-WEIGHHHH
MY LOVE SHE CAAAAAAAAME, DRESSED ALL IN WHITE
WAYYYY HEYYY AND UP SHE RISES
LEEEEEAVE HER JOHNNY LEAVE HER
OOOHHH THE VOYAGE IS DONE AND THE WINDS DONT BLOW
AND IT’S TIME FOR US TO LEAVE HER!
Hahah I was thinking just this with the sea shanties
RUNNIN DOWN TO CUBA WITHA LOAD A SUHGA
I honestly reinstalled it for like a month before Cyberpunk came out and spent most of my time hunting sea shanties and just driving my ship around vibing.
Whaaat do we do wit a drunken sailor?!
Love this, if you like it check out Stan Rogers. He sang a song called Barretts Privateers. Great song. Unfortunately Stan died back in the 80s, an airplane caught fire and managed to land. He stood at the door, smoke billowing out of the plane, calling to the people left inside to "follow my voice". He died just inside the plane, trying to save as many people as he could.
100% recommend all of Stan Rogers' stuff. The Dreadnoughts even did a tribute to him. A lot of his music covers more modern topics than the days of sail, but it's still absolutely fantastic stuff.
Some highlights for people who love sea shanties would be The Mary Ellen Carter, Fogarty's Cove, and White Squall. Oh, and he's also done a good cover of Rolling Down to Old Maui.
I’ll never forget the first time I heard “Northwest Passage”, nearly had a grown ass man crying.
The Unleash the Archers version is amazing.
Barrett’s Privateers is one of the best songs ever to sing along to.
"oh I wish I was in Sherbrooke now!!!"
'A letter of mark came from the King to the scummiest vessel I'd ever SEEN!'
God damn them all! I was told
Fun fact, there was no Sherbrooke Nova Scotia in 1778.
Source: I'm from Halifax.
Oh the year was 1778
I need to know the name of this.
Wellerman by The Longest John I think
That's the one. The did a few videos of playing Sea of Thieves and surprising crews, it's really cool: https://youtu.be/rBRuG4GMZ98
Best one I’ve seen https://youtu.be/5WBbcI8ZVYQ
I saw this one a while back, the guys bass voice is unreal
Longest johns wellermen
It's rare that posts on this sub actually make me smile uncontrollably... but when he started "oooooh"ing...
Me too! This lifted my spirits for sure and I really needed it!
I was banging along until I realized who was driving.
Now do "The Rocky Road to Dublin!"
A fuckin bop
Learning when to breathe in that song is a fuckin talent.
Like the first time you read along the lyrics you're just ".... where!?"
Just before you take a sip of your whiskey, of course
That song claps
One tew tree far foive
In the merry month of June
"... drank me darlin' mother, kissed a pint of beer"
Wow, just sent me a down a rabbit hole of sea shanties, thank you!
Think i found this version, The longest johns -
He's got a great voice, too!
🦀You are powerless to the sea shanty🦀
I grew up in Newfoundland, where we brought over sea shanties from Ireland.
We used to have kitchen parties, someone on the fiddle and another with an accordian. Singing, dancing and beer. Best times ever.
Check out the music of Great Big Sea, especially in concert.
I love to see brothers getting into it, cause music knows no boundaries.
I have wanted to go to celtic colors for so long. Probably will never happen but maybe in old age Ill make it.
Fishermens friends! Netflix movie of the real crew. Spotify have soundtrack. Funtimes
About the real crew, to be clear. Awesome movie.
Brilliant! “Aye” loves me a good shanty, me mateys!
I love this and all of the songs in this thread. This one has already been mentioned in this thread but this video hasn't been shared: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTTsHRwWKQ . It's my favorite sea shanty and this video is incredible! Barrett's Privateers by Stan Rogers.
Now I wanna be in the backseat singing.
Me after playing Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Dudes driving around singing shanties is my new favorite.
Check out this one aswell:
Are you ready kids?
That harmonization at the end was great!
The progression, from WTF, to singing along, and doing backup vocals. This was gold
Ah, Wellerman by the Longest John's, it's a blast to sing along to
Should have played sea shantie 2 🦀11$🦀
Always try and keep it goin! Awesome.
The song is wellerman for anyone wondering
Band is "The Longest Johns"
The Dreadnoughts have some good sea shanty covers. I love Randy-Dandy Oh. They have other good punkish-sea shanty music. Just hit shuffle.
Love it!! If you like this check out Fisherman’s Friends on YouTube. Great sea shanties!
Omg I really want this to take off and become a trend.
now play sea shanty 2