A-Z list Sea Shanty

There is a modern collection of shanties: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1961) with first-hand information, the so-called “shantyman’s bible”! The last of the shantyman Hugill (1906-1992) left some milestones on his path, publishing as many as 5 books on the songs of the sailors (the last two in 1977 “Sea Shanty” and “Songs of the Sea”) spreading them in numerous recordings and live shows together to the folk group of Merseyside, the Stormalong John.
C’è una raccolta moderna delle canzoni marinaresche: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” di Stan Hugill (1961) con informazioni di prima-mano, la cosiddetta “shantyman’s bible“! L’ultimo degli shantyman Hugill (1906-1992) ha lasciato delle pietre miliari sul suo cammino, pubblicando ben 5 libri sui canti dei marinai (gli ultimi due nel 1977 “Sea Shanty” e “Songs of the Sea”) divulgandoli in numerose registrazioni e spettacoli live insieme al gruppo folk del Merseyside, gli Stormalong John.

Another important collection comes from the shantyman John Short (1839-1933) of Watchet (Somerset, England) as transcribed by Cecil Sharp in 1914.
Un’altra raccolta viene dallo shantyman John Short (1839-1933) di Watchet (Somerset, Inghilterra) così come trascritta da Cecil Sharp nel 1914.

STANLEY SLADE – Bristol Shellback Shantyman: Recorded & edited by Peter Kennedy and first published on Folktrax cassettes 1975 [registrato e montato da Peter Kennedy e pubblicato nel 1975 su audiocassetta per la Folktrax]

ASSASSIN CREED

A great re-evaluation of these songs took place more recently with the production of a pirate version of the famous Assassin’s Creed videogame: Black Flag (2013); the plot is an intricate story based on the memories of the pirate Edward Kenway and it is set in the Caribbean Sea in a historical arch that goes from 1715 to 1721. As already underlined by several parties, as the work done by the creators of the video game Assassin Creed has brought maritime songs in vogue among young people, it was a mystification: many songs are of the next century and any reference to African-American culture, which was for the most part their source, it is deliberately ignored. All the sea shanties are articulated in a series of CDs and in particular Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (Sea Shanty Edition, Vol. 1 and 2) and Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Sea Shanty Edition) the sequel of video-game distributed in 2014.
Una grande rivalutazione di questi canti è avvenuta poi più recentemente con la produzione in versione piratesca del famosissimo videogioco Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag (2013); la trama è un’intricata vicenda basata sui ricordi del pirata Edward Kenway  ed è ambientata nel mare dei Caraibi in un arco storico che va dal 1715 al 1721. Come già sottolineato da più parti, per quanto il lavoro svolto dai creatori del videogioco Assassin Creed abbia portato le canzoni marinaresche in auge tra i giovani, si è trattato di una mistificazione: molti dei canti sono del secolo successivo e ogni riferimento alla cultura afro-americana, che ne è stata per buona parte la fonte, è volutamente ignorato. articolata in una serie di Cd e in particolare Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (Sea Shanty Edition, Vol. 1 e 2) e Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Sea Shanty Edition) il sequel del video-gioco distribuito nel 2014

ROGUE’S GALLERY

Also the saga “Pirates of the Caribbean” has revived a great interest on the songs of the pirates and the production involved a large number of folk-rock artists for the release of two compilations: Rogues Gallery, Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys 2006 and Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys 2013 
Anche la saga “Pirates of the Caribbean” (Pirati dei Caraibi)  ha  ridestato un grande interesse sui canti dei pirati e gli ideatori della produzione hanno coinvolto un gran numero di artisti folk-rock  per il rilascio di ben due compilation: Rogues Gallery, Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys 2006 e Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys 2013 

A-Z list of all songs

ASSASSIN’S CREED: BLACK FLAG & ROGUE
ROGUES GALLERY & SON OF ROGUES GALLERY
SHORT SHARP SHANTIES

ALL FOR ME GROG
ABOARD THE KANGAROO
BANKS OF NEWFOUNDLAND
BANKS OF SACRAMENTO
BANKS OF THE SWEET DUNDEE (Heave away, my Jonny)
BILLY RILEY
BLACK BALL LINE
BLOOD RED ROSES
BLOW AWAY THE MORNING DEW
BLOW BOYS BLOW
BLOW BULLIES BLOW
BLOW THE MAN DOWN
BOLD RILEY
BONEY WAS A WARRIOR
BONNY LADDIE
BOSTON COME-ALL-YE
BULGINE RUN
BULLY BOAT (RANZO RAY)
BULLY IN THE ALLEY
CAPE CODE GIRLS
CHEERLY MAN
CONGO RIVER
DAN DAN
DEAD HORSE
DERBY RAM
DONKEY RIDING
DOODLE LET ME GO
DREADNOUGHT
DRUNKEN SAILOR
ELIZA LEE
FIRE DOWN BELOW
FISH IN THE SEA

GET UP, JACK! JOHN, SIT DOWN
GOODBYE FARE THEE WELL
GOOD MORNING, LADIES ALL
GO TO SEA NO MORE
HANDY ME BOYS
HANGING JOHNNY
HAUL AWAY JOE
HAULEY HAULEY HO
HAUL ON THE BOWLINE
HEAVE AWAY MY JOHNNY
HIGH BARBARY
HI HO COME ROLL ME OVER
HILO SOMEBODY
HOG’S EYE MAN
HOLY GROUND
HOLY GROUND ONCE MORE
HOME BOYS HOME
HUNDRED YEARS AGO
JOHNNY BOKER
JOHNNY’S GONE TO HILO

LEAVE HER JOHNNY
LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
LITTLE BILLEE
LITTLE SALLY RACKET (HAUL HER AWAY)
LIVERPOOL JUDIES
LOWLANDS AWAY
LOWLAND LOW
LUCY LONG
MAID OF AMSTERDAM
MR. TAPSCOTT
NELSON’S BLOOD
NEW YORK GIRLS
NOAH’S ARK SHANTY
OLD BILLY RILEY
ONE MORE DAY
PADDY DOYLE’S BOOTS
PADDY LAY BACK
PADDY WEST
PADDY WORKS ON THE RAILWAY

PADSTOW’S FAREWELL
RANDY DANDY-O
RIO GRANDE
ROLL AND GO
ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI
ROLLING HOME
ROSABELLA
ROLLER BOWLER
ROUND THE CORNER SALLY
ROW BULLIES ROW
RUBEN RANZO
RUNNING DOWN TO CUBA

SAILBOAT MALARKAY
SALLY BROWN
SAM’S GONE AWAY
SANTY ANNA
SAUCY SAILOR BOY
SHALLOW BROWN
SHENANDOAH
SING FARE YOU WELL
SO EARLY IN THE MORNING
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
SPANISH LADIES
STORMALONG JOHN
SWEET ROSEANNA

TRIM RIGGED DOXY
WHERE AM I TO GO M’JOHNNIES
WHIP JAMBOREE
WHISK(E)Y JOHNNY
WILD GOOSE SHANTY
WINDY OLD WEATHER

WON’T YOU GO MY WAY?
WORST OLD SHIPYALLOW GALS (IRISH GIRL)