Tag Archives: shanty

The Shantyman Who Has Never Gone To Sea

Just in case you need to have your suspicions confirmed… The song was written by Micca Patterson after an encounter with a shanty singer he didn’t approve of – and set to the tune of Stan Rogers’ Mary Ellen Carter. It’s sung here by Marc Bernier, who has almost inevitably worked out his own interpretation, as singers will…

Leave Her Johnny

The shanty Leave Her Johnny, sung by Five Men In A Boat. And a very mellifluous sound they make! My thanks go to Chas Clark for spotting this one.

The Russian Cruising Club celebrates the barque Sedov’s centenary

My thanks to Hans Christian Riecke for this one!