Sea Shanties Old and New - Free Streaming Music

My original maritime folk songs and shanties are modeled on traditional music. They may sound "old" but they're not. What they are is fun... and you can listen to them right here!


Down Down Down LATEST SINGLE!

Styled musically more like an old time "spiritual" than a shanty, this sailor version of a couple of famous biblical stories nonetheless contains a warning for swollen potentates, which we still have with us after 5000 years during which we have learned so much, yet so little. Learn more... 

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Ballad of Shillelagh O'Toole

Ireland's cruelest pirate wreaks blackthorn havoc upon the high seas until one fateful day when he meets a man whose shillelagh is bigger than his. Herein lies a Karmic life lesson to which certain People in High Places these days would do well to pay heed. Learn more...

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Bound for Jamaica's Shore

A dreamy new sea shanty like memories of old-time sailing adventures and misadventures, and tropical isles with waving palms Learn more about it...

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Cabin Boy

A comical ballad about the sad plight of a young lad who ran away to sea dreaming of a sailor's life of romance and adventure only to discover that reality falls short of youthful dreams - as it so often does! Learn more about it...

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Cloudy and Cold

A special shanty celebrating the city that I've called home for 2 decades and the super people who live there in honor of the innocent lives taken by a terrorist bomb on April 3, 2017. Learn more about it...

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Davy Jones

A halyard shanty in the classic style, and an ode to the King of the Deep his own self, and sinking national currencies. Learn more about it...

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Fridge On the Bridge of Atyla

My first original sea song! Learn more about it...  WATCH VIDEO...

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Haul Up the Main

A rollicking halyard shanty about a rather strange crew. Banned on one U.S. folk music site, so it's got to be a good sea song! Learn more about it...    WATCH VIDEO...

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Heave Me Hearties All

A Christmas Shanty... from a sailor's perspective, of course! Learn more about it...

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Hoist the Jolly Roger

A pirate song, inspired by 21st century American big business and politics, that tries hard not to romanticize pirates, who were truly evil scum. Unfortunately it fails in this, and pirates still come out smelling like a rose. Learn more about it...

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Noah Could Not Navigate

A traditional-sounding capstan shanty, but with some purely modern United-Statesian lunacy woven in: T-Rex sails aboard the Ark, and climate change deniers meet Davy Jones! Learn more about it...

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Port Royal Rum

A salty sea ballad about a young sailor, now grown old, who has fallen prey to Demon Drink in Port Royal, Jamaica.  Learn more about it...

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Widows on the Shore

Sea shanties - all by men, for men, about men? Not any more!  Learn more about it...

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Traditional Sea Songs

I've made these songs freely available to download. The link is somewhere in each of the player widgets below. Enjoy!

Cape Cod Girls

My own arrangement... somewhat different that you may have heard. Centered around clawhammer style banjo. WATCH VIDEO...

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New York Girls

Girls have always been a topic of song for sailors. Compare these girls to those of Cape Cod. And be wary! Again, my own arrangement. Again, clawhammer banjo is emphasized. Very silly pseudo-Irish accent!

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Drunken Sailor

As in, "what do we do with a". The classic song you know and love, arranged and performed by yours truly.

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