Sea Shanties for Piano Compilation

A collection of sea shanties for solo piano. Easy to Intermediate Level

1.   Drunken Sailor

"What Shall We do with a Drunken Sailor" is a sea shanty, sung to accompany certain work tasks aboard sailing ships. It is believed to originate in the early 19th century or before, during a period when ships' crews, especially those of military vessels, were sufficiently large to permit hauling a rope whilst simply marching along the deck. There are many variants of verses, each successive verse suggests a method of sobering or punishing the drunken sailor.


Drunken Sailor

2.   Soon May the Wellerman Come (New Zealand Trad.)

Soon May the Wellerman Come (New Zealand Trad.)

3.   Shenandoah


4.   Balakirev  -  The Song of the Volga Boatmen

The Song of the Volga Boatmen

5.   Sloop John B (The John B. Sails)

"Sloop John B" is a 1966 single by the Beach Boys and the seventh track on their album Pet Sounds. It was originally a traditional West Indies folk song, "The John B. Sails", taken from Carl Sandburg's 1927 collection of folk songs, The American Songbag.


Sloop John B (The John B. Sails)

6.   Spanish Ladies

Spanish Ladies

7.   Blow the Man Down

Blow the Man Down

8.   William Boyce  -  Heart of Oak

Heart of Oak

9.   A-Roving (English sea shanty)

A-Roving (English sea shanty)

10.   Leaving of Liverpool

Leaving of Liverpool

11.   Haul Away, Joe

Haul Away, Joe

12.   All for My Grog

All for My Grog

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