Here you can find Lyrics for various Sea Shanty's and Traditional songs.. as well as some not so traditional songs in the same styles. For the Traditional songs, the version here may not be the only version.  In some cases multiple versions of a song are listed.

For more information on the various types of Shanties, click here.

Where known, the author of the song is listed. For some of the Songs you will also find a Midi file with the tune, or an MP3 file of a portion of the song being played. If you have any additional information on any songs listed here, please e-mail the webmaster.

There are currently 37 songs in the database.

Song NameSong Author
"The Transports" Shanty Peter Bellamy
A Seaman's Hymn A.L. Lloyd
African Trade, The Tom Lewis
All Coiled Down (So Long) Words by Cicely Fox Smith. Music: Alan Fitzsimmonds.
Boney Traditional
Bonnie Ship The Diamond, The Traditional
Bully In the Alley Traditional
Chicken on a Raft Cyril Tawney
Come Out Ye Black and Tans Dominic Behan
Eliza Lee Traditional
Flying Cloud, The Traditional
Get Up Jack, John, Sit Down Words: E. Harrigan / Music: D. Braham
Haul Boys, Haul Traditional
Johnny Dhu Traditional
Last Shanty, The Tom Lewis
Leave Her Johnny Traditional
London Julie Traditional
Marching Inland Tom Lewis
Mary Ellen Carter Stan Rogers
Mingulay Boat Song Hugh S. Roberton
Morning Glory Traditional
Mrs. McGraw Traditional
Nipper, The Ian Geddes
Recall Tom Lewis
Rollin' Down to Ole Maui Traditional
Rowdy Soul Traditional
Sailor's Prayer Rod MacDonald
Sailorman's Port in a Storm Tom Lewis
South Australia Traditional
Spanish Ladies Traditional
Spanish Ladies (A Pirates Tale) R.L. McDorman
Ten Thousand Miles Away Traditional
The Lime Juice Ship Traditional
Traighli Bay Al Parrish
Watches Tom Lewis
Westering Home Traditional
Wop Jamboree Traditional