- Original Artists: Various Artists
- Genres: Traditional Hits
- Artists: Pudenski Brothers
The shanty was sung to accompany certain work tasks aboard sailing ships, especially those that required a bright walking pace. It is believed to originate in the early 19th century or before, during a period when ships' crews, especially those of military vessels, were large enough to permit hauling a rope whilst simply marching along the deck. With the advent of merchant packet and clipper ships and their smaller crews, which required different working methods, use of the shanty appears to have declined or shifted to other, minor tasks.
Sailors would see the bay as a welcome sight to conclude many a treacherous journey with good food and plentiful ale in close proximity. Fascinating stories of yesteryear are passed down through generations through the art of the shanty.