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Drunken Sailor

This song is called a stomping bull shanty because when you get to the chorus part of Hooray and Up She Rises part you are encouraged to stomp your feet. Arguably the most famous sailor song in history, “Drunken Sailor” is a must at any pirate party, especially late in the evening. It's another traditional song that has been recorded innumerable times The first published description of the shanty is found in an account of an 1839 whaling voyage out of New London, Connecticut to the Pacific Ocean. It was used as an example of a song that was "performed with very good effect when there is a long line of men hauling together". Capt. W. B. Whall claimed that this was one of only two shanties that were sung in the British Royal Navy

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Original Artists: Various Artists
Genres: Traditional Hits
Artists: Pudenski Brothers
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 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.