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Bawdy Sea Shanties - MP3 Player



These Sea Shanties are Classic, timeless pieces of Mariners Folklore which are, sadly, never heard in the Hi-Tech Missile age navies of today.


These Albums were recorded by an Amercian by the name of Oscar brand - The First Album - 'Bawdy Sea Shanties' was recorded in 1958 and is accredited to be the first ever Stereophonic Vinyl Record ever produced. This album contains Sea Shanties from mainly the British Royal Navy and some date back hundreds of years.


The second Album, 'Every Inch A Sailor' is predominantly United States Navy Shanties and Ballads and many are about the USN in WW2.


But most of these 'ditties' originated from the Royal Navy and have been handed down over hundreds of years, modified, added to and subtracted from, however these versions are as close to the originals for their time as is possible.


Use the panel below to select the tune that you want. Although I have 'digitally remastered' them and fully restored them from my original vinyls that I purchased in Sembawang, Singapore in 1970 the versions available here are mono, 11000 Mhz internet quality mp3s only. Enjoy!




The songs listed here are from the US Navy, many from the WW2 era.


The songs listed here emanated from the Royal Navy (UK) and date back centuries in some cases.

Destroyer Life

(An Open Letter) To A Wave

Guantanamo Bay

The Reuben James

Steam Torpedo

Barnacle Bill

Home Boys Home


Didn't She Ramble

The Battle Of Ormoc Bay

Laws Of The Navy

Sub Division Nine


We Aint Goin To Sea No More

You're A Liar

Good Ship Venus

We Set Sail

Can't Ya Dance The Polka

Bell Bottom Trousers

A Clean Song

Johnny Come Down The Hilo


Backside Rules The Navy

Blow The Man Down

Jenny Wren Bride

Keyhole In The Door

There's Nothing Else To Do