It is heartening to see many people visiting Marine Café Blog for its repository of downloadable sea songs and shanties. I hope to add more musical files to the database. In the meantime, here’s a list of the most downloaded songs to date in ascending order (click on the song titles to play and download)

There is in souls a sympathy with sounds,
And as the mind is pitched the ear is pleased
With melting airs or martial, brisk or grave;
Some chord in unison with what we hear
Is touched within us, and the heart replies.

— William Cowper,  from ‘The Task and Other Poems’ (1899)

No. 10

Great Open Sea

by the Wellington Sea Shanty Society 

No. 9

Whiskey Johnny

by Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, Leighton McKenzie and Leighton Robinson

No. 8

Drunken Sailor

by Albert Octave

No. 7

Away Rio

by Roger McGuinn

No. 6

Spanish Ladies

by Roger McGuinn

No. 5

Rolling Home

by Leighton Robinson, Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur and Leighton McKenzie

No. 4

Don’t Forget Your Old Shipmate

by Roger McGuinn

No. 3

Leave Her, Johnny

by Roger McGuinn

No. 2

Drunken Sailor

by the Irish Rovers

No. 1

Banana Boat (Day-o)

by Harry Belafonte

Let us know what you think of this article

Don't Miss the Brew!

Sign up to be notified of updates to Marine Cafe Blog

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest