Printable PDF Version! This page has a bunch of choruses in alphabetical order. The bold lines are sung all together with verses in between sung by one or a few others. There are heaps more verses but they should all follow the pattern set out here. Anderson’s Coast Old Bass Strait roars like a great mill […]Read More Just the Choruses
Another fine voyage was had, with 7 sailors in total, things are sounding good and loud. Come along to a shanty night soon, it’s easy and fun! Next one is on the 2nd of November.Read More SS Brisbane Shanty Crew Sails Again!
Now we are ready to head for the Horn, Way, ay, roll an’ go! Our boots an’ our clothes boys are all in the pawn, Timme rollickin’ randy dandy O! Heave a pawl, oh, heave away, Way, ay, roll an’ go! The anchor’s on board an’ the cable’s all stored, Timme rollickin’ randy dandy O! […]Read More Randy Dandy Oh
The crew were down in numbers but enthusiastic nonetheless, a good night was had especially with some of us learning the ways of the cups for John Kannaka (Too-rai-eh!) This time we didn’t go to the boardwalk but we’ll likely return there as soon as it warms up, keep an eye out on future events. […]Read More Another voyage in the cold weather.
The skipper’s in the wardroom drinkin’ gin, Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! I don’t mind a-knockin’, but I ain’t a-goin’ in! Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! The jimmy’s laughin’ like a drain, Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! He’s lookin’ in me comic cuts again! Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! Hey! Chicken […]Read More Chicken on a Raft
To the tune of “Click Go The Shears” Up on the quarterdeck and walking about There’s the second mate, so steady and so stout What he is a thinkin’ of, he doesn’t know himself We’re wishing he would hurry up and strike, strike the bell Strike the bell, Second Mate, and let us go below […]Read More Strike the Bell
Who’s that knocking at my door? Who’s that knocking at my door? Who’s that knocking at my door? Said the fair young maiden It’s only me from over the sea Said Barnacle Bill the sailor It’s only me from over the sea Said Barnacle Bill the sailor Are you young and handsome sir? Are you […]Read More The Fair Young Maiden