robert palomo - new old sea songs

Sea Shanties old & new - Free Streaming Music

The Wellerman

Newest single!

Defying all odds, this old New Zealand whaling song launched sea shanties into the public consciousness early in 2021. This is my version, performed with my wretched shanty crew The Stormy Dan'ls. But we didn't do it just to ride the wave.

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Song art image - Ballad of Shillelagh O'Toole

Ballad of Shillelagh O'Toole

Someday, somewhere...

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.

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Bound for the Rio Grande

New take on a classic favorite

This traditional song was often sung as a ship was departing. There are a number of variations on the lyrics... I've created one more to make it not only a sad song about departure, but also a hopeful song of returning home again.

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Cabin Boy

If I only knew then what I know now!

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!

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