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Songs by First Line

'Tis of a lusty female, and you must understand - Handsome Cabin Boy

...33

'Twas on the Longstone Lighthouse there dwelt an English maid - Grace Darling

...29

A drop of Nelson's blood wouldn't do us any harm - Roll The Old Chariot Along (Nelson's Blood)

...67

A sailor’s life, it is a merry life - A Sailor's Life is a merry life

...1

Adieu, sweet lovely Nancy, ten thousand times adieu - Adieu, sweet lovely Nancy

...2

Aft on the Poopdeck - Strike The Bell

...80

As I was a-walking one morning in June - Lady Leroy

...41

As I went walkin' down London Road, I come to Paddy West's house - Paddy West

...57

As my mother’s only daughter - Wayward Wife

...97

As we were a fishing off Happisburgh Light - Windy Old Weather

...101

Ben Backstay was a boatswain - Ben Backstay

...6

Cape Cod girls ain't got no combs - Cape Cod Girls

...15

Come all you true lovers attend for a while to a tale I am going to unfold! - Flora and James

...25

Come all you young fellows that follow the sea - Blow The Man Down

...9

Come listen awhile and you soon shall hear - Female Smuggler

...23

Come, all ye good people, and listen to my song - Female Sailor Bold

...22

Dark clouds are on the summer sky - Row on, row on

...70

Did you ever see the wild goose sailing on the ocean - Wild Goose Shanty

...100

Don't mind the rain or the rolling sea - Grey Funnel Line

...32

Essequibo River is the king of rivers all - Essequibo River

...20

Farewell and adieu to you Spanish ladies - Spanish Ladies

...78

Farewell to you my own true love - Leaving of Liverpool

...44

From Boston harbour we set sail - Boston Harbour

...11

From Liverpool to Frisco a-roving I went - Row, bullies, row (Liverpool judies)

...71

General Taylor's dead and gone - General Taylor

...27

Have you heard the news, my Johnny - One More Day

...54

I am a man upon the land - Fragile Water

...26

I dreamed a dream the other night - Lowlands

...46

I grew up as a girl in the fields of Kent - Salt Liberty - The Ballad of Mary Lacy

...73

I once met a lass so fine - Pirate Chantey (Key and Peele)

...62

I thought I heard our captain say - Pay Me My Money Down

...60

I thought I heard the old man say - John the Slacker, Slacker

...39

I thought I heard the Old Man say - Leave her Johnny

...43

I used to be a farmer, and I made a living fine - The Last Bristolian Pirate

...86

I wish I was a cabin boy, aboard a Man O’War - Sam's Gone Away

...74

I'll sing you a song, it's a song of the sea - Row me bully boys row

...69

If I had the wings of a gull my boy - The Weary Whaling Grounds

...91

In Dublin’s fair city - Molly Malone (cockless with muscles)

...50

In eighteen hundred and forty-six - Greenland Whale Fishery

...31

In Frisco Bay there were three ships - Noah's Ark Shanty

...52

In midnight sleep, the sailor boy lay - The Mariner's Dream

...87

In South Australia I was born - South Australia

...77

In the Black Ball line I served my time - Black Ball Line

...7

It was a Friday morn when we set sail - Mermaid

...48

It was early, early all in a spring - Early, early in the spring / The single sailor

...19

It was pleasant and delightful on a midsummer’s morn - Pleasant and Delightful

...63

It's time to go now - Padstow Farewell

...58

It’s a damn tough life full of toil and strife - Old Maui

...53

Keep your land you gentry of England, France and Spain - Broadside

...12

Let me tell you, my friends, of a woman named Jeanne / Ecoutez braves gens les aventures de Jeanne - Jeanne de Clisson (la belle dame sans merci)

...38

Lift him up and carry him along - Fire Marengo

...24

Louis was the king of France - Haul Away Joe

...35

Methinks I see a host of craft - Three Score And Ten

...93

Now in sailor’s clothes Granuaile did go - Grace O'Malley

...30

Now we are ready to head for the horn, - Rollickin' Randy Dandy O

...68

Oh my name is De Clisson, no sailor am I - Paint my sails red (Docks Shanty)

...59

Oh the southern ocean is a lonely place - Mollymauk

...51

Oh the whale is free of the boundless sea - The King of the Southern Sea

...85

Oh wild and furious blew the blast - Wreck of the Dandenong

...102

Oh, the smartest packet you can find, - Let the Bulgine Run

...45

Oh, the year was 1778 - Barrett's Privateers

...5

Once there was a barge lad - Barge Ballad

...4

Our anchor's aweigh and our sails are set - Bold Riley

...10

Our boots and clothes is all in pawn - Blood Red Roses

...8

Our captain cried all hands we sail tomorrow - Our captain cried all hands / Fountains Flowing

...55

Our ship is a-sailing out over the Bar - Rio Grande

...65

Pour retrouver ma douce amie - Pique la Baleine

...61

Safe and sound at home again - Don't forget your old shipmate

...18

Sally is the girl that I love dearly - Bully In the Alley

...13

Some’s loading at 'frisco with cargoes of grain - Towrope Girls

...95

Stormy’s gone that good old man - Stormalong John

...79

Sunset and evening star - Crossing the Bar

...16

Sweet ladies of Plymouth, we’re saying goodbye - Sweet Ladies of Plymouth

...81

That day there was a great demand for sailors - Paddy lay back

...56

The boats are sailing round the bay - Bye-bye my Roseanna

...14

The Diamond is a ship, my lads - The Bonnie Ship the Diamond

...83

The herring is the king of the sea - Herring's Head

...36

There was a fair maid and she lived all alone - Maid on the Shore

...47

There was a ship that put to sea - Soon may the Wellerman come

...76

There were two lofty ships from old England came - High Barbary

...37

They call me hanging Johnny - Hanging Johnny

...34

They came in the night and their ships were as black as the ocean - The Shores of Hispaniola

...89

They say, old man, your horse will die - Poor Old Horse

...64

To Cuba’s coast we’re bound me boys - Running Down To Cuba

...72

Tommy’s gone, and I’ll Go too - Tom's Gone To Hilo

...94

We all got drunk in Dublin city - Fall Down Billy O'Shea

...21

We come on the sloop John B - The Sloop John B

...90

We think she stole Black Caesar's rig - The Ballad of Anne Bonny

...82

Well me father often told me when I was just a lad - Last Shanty

...42

Well met, well met, my own true love, well met, well met," cried he - Demon Lover / The House Carpenter

...17

Westward from the Davis Strait 'tis there 'twas said to lie - The Northwest Passage

...88

What care we though, white the Minch is? - Mingulay Boat Song

...49

What shall we do with the Patriarchy? - What shall we do with the Patriarchy?

...98

When first I landed in Liverpool, I went upon a spree - Go To Sea No More

...28

When I was a fair maid about seventeen - When I was a fair maid / Run the Riggin' Again

...99

When the Alabama's keel was laid - Roll Alabama, Roll

...66

When the boats all get to sailing and the men are off and gone - Twiddles

...96

Where are my boots, my nogging, nogging boots - All For Me Grog

...3

Where are you goin’ my Billy-O? - Jutland

...40

Young Susan was a blooming maid, so valiant, true and bold - Young Susan on Board of a Man-of-War

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