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Choral Arrangements of Sea Shanties

A sea shanty, chantey, or chanty is a type of work song that was once commonly sung to accompany labor on board large merchant sailing vessels. The term shanty most accurately refers to a specific style of work song belonging to this historical repertoire. However, in recent, popular usage, the scope of its definition is sometimes expanded to admit a wider range of repertoire and characteristics, or to refer to a maritime work song in general.

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Celius Dougherty : Folksongs and Chanties - Low Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999854992 : 0634073338 : 50485499

Celius Dougherty : Folksongs and Chanties - Low Voice

American composer Celius Dougherty (1902-1986) created lovely arrangements of favorite folksongs and sea chanties. These collections for both High and Low Voice include: Buffalo Boy - Colorado Trail - Red River Valley - Rio Grande - Shenandoah - Wayfaring Stranger - and others. With many selections never before published, these editions offer exciting multicultural literature for voice students and teachers.

Songlist: Barbara Allen (arr. Dougherty), Bring My Lulu Home (arr. Dougherty), Buffalo Boy (arr. Dougherty), Colorado Trail (arr. Dougherty), Come All You Fair and Tender Maidens (arr. Dougherty), I Wish I Were on Yonder Hill (arr. Dougherty), The Lady Who Loved a Pig (arr. Dougherty), O Waly Waly (arr. Dougherty), Red River Valley (arr. Dougherty), Riding to Heaven (arr. Dougherty), Shady Grove (arr. Dougherty), Stewball (arr. Dougherty), The Water Cresses (arr. Dougherty), Wayfaring Stranger (arr. Dougherty), What You Gonna Do When the Meat Gives Out? (arr. Dougherty), Across the Western Ocean (arr. Dougherty), Blow, Ye Winds (arr. Dougherty), Mobile Bay (arr. Dougherty), Rio Grande (arr. Dougherty), Shenandoah (arr. Dougherty)

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Voicing: Solo | 3063b | Songbook | $14.95 | Voice and Piano


Jonathan Wilcocks : Three Sea Shanties : SATB : Sheet Music : X404

Jonathan Wilcocks : Three Sea Shanties

From noted English choral arranger Jonathan Wilcocks a collection of sea songs. A more serious central shanty, Demons, is framed by two light-hearted settings, Enticement and Drunken Sailor. The ending is extrovert and rumbustious and almost guaranteed to bring the house down.

Songlist: Enticement, Demons, Drunken Sailor

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Voicing: SATB | 8043b | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella


Per Skriver : Four Sea Songs : SATB : 01 Songbook : 14042403

Per Skriver : Four Sea Songs

Highly regarded Danish composer and choral conductor Per Skiver composed these delightful songs of the sea based on the lyrics of four famous poets. English text for mixed choir a cappella.

Songlist: Break, Break, Break, There Comes A Mumur, At Dover Cliffs, Dreams of the Sea

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Voicing: SATB | 6894b | Songbook | $12.95 | A Cappella


Sheena Phillips : Six Sea Shanties : SSA : Songbook

Sheena Phillips : Six Sea Shanties

Rarely are women's choirs given such strong and heroic songs to put their mark on. These offer a wonderful opportunity for your women's choirs to show their dynamic and emotional ranges.

Songlist: Santiana, Blood Red Roses, Boney, The Dead Horse, All For Me Grog, Time To Leave Her

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Voicing: SSA | 4278b | Songbook | $6.25 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Sea Shanties : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Sea Shanties

Add a breath of salty sea air to your repertoire with one of these traditional sea chanties. Lots of fun to sing and with performance notes. Originally from England, where "All for Me Grog" was heard in music halls as well as on ships, the shanty was sung while working the capstan and the halyard. Swedish composer and conductor, Robert Sund wrote this playful arrangement of "What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?" leaving ample room for both women and men to excel in this well-known sea chantey. The tongue-twisting text brings this arrangement to an impressive ending!

Songlist: Blue Whale, Slugs, The Drunken Sailor

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Voicing: SATB | 2223b | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Sea Songs : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Sea Songs

The central poem "Sea Song", by Madeleine L'Engle, depicts Neptune as a Sea Bishop who blesses all the creatures of sea and land. Gawthrop's vocally grateful text setting is particularly strong here, with occasional imitative entrances. The legato lullaby "Dream Song" with rocking rhythms imagines dreams coming in on little boats at sunset, then sailing away again at dawn. Three ships full of wheat come into port, and sailors and young women haggle over their wares. Who will be cheated? The rousing concert-closer "Roulez jeunes gens, roulez " features clapping and stomping body percussion. It is high-energy entertainment, written for the Cornell University Glee Club, and now part of their permanent repertoire.

Songlist: Sea Visions, Dream Song, Roulez jeunes gens, roulez (Roll, young folks, roll)

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Voicing: SSAA | 8040b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Sea Songs for Male Voices : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Sea Songs for Male Voices

Sea shanties are an early tradition in a cappella music and are great fun to sing. Here we offer a selection of classics for male voices. The English sea shanty "All For Me Grog", already a success in SATB and 3-Part Mixed voicings, is now available for men's chorus, just the way it would have been heard originally when sung by sailors as they pulled long heavy ropes on early Navy vessels. Noted arranger Vijay Singh brings us three classics that will provide excellent programming materials for male quartets, ensembles and choirs. "Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her" is a playful arrangement in which the ensemble encourages one of its own (Johnny) to bid farewell to his female shore leave companion. Encourage the singers to imagine they are loading the ship for departure and watching with amusement as young Johnny tries to bid his lady farewell. 'Bangidero" is derived from a traditional sea chantey in which a crew sings of admiration for its captain and his tales of shore leave opportunities in South America. "Her Bright Smile", based on the plaintive words of an anonymous sailor poem, details the sailor's loneliness and longing for his ladylove. Marshall Bartholomew, arranger for much of the Yale Glee Club repertoire, does a fine job with the traditional "What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?".

Songlist: Leave Her, Johnny Leave Her, What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?, Leave Her, Johnny Leave Her, Bangidero, Her Bright Smile, All For Me Grog

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Voicing: TTBB | 8046b | Sheet Music | $5.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Asleep in the Deep : TTB : Patti Janell Drennan : Patti Janell Drennan : Sheet Music : CM9531

Patti Janell Drennan : Asleep in the Deepnew

Asleep in the Deep, refers to those who have drowned while at sea. Patti Drennan's adaptation of Arthur Lamb's text is a love story about a sailor, his sweetheart, and the fate they meet while in a tragic storm at sea. Rhythmic and somewhat "stormy" throughout, this is an excellent and appropriate selection for developing tenor-bass choirs of all sizes.

Composer: Patti Janell Drennan

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| CM9531


A Full Sheet and A Flowing Sea : TTB : Gary Parks : Traditional : Sheet Music : BL674

Gary Parks : A Full Sheet and A Flowing Sea

This exciting sea chantey romanticizes sea adventures, as the sailors heave on the sails with a brisk wind at their backs! There is even a legato, cantabile section featuring a homesick sailor. Great solo opportunity! Duration: 2:40

Arranger: Gary Parks | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.65 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL674


A Great Big Sea : Unison : Lori-Anne Dolloff : Sheet Music : 48004662 : 073999739282

Lori-Anne Dolloff : A Great Big Sea

This rollicking Newfoundland folk song in sea shanty style is scored for Unison Treble voices, fiddle, spoons and piano. The text tells the story of the economic effects of an especially high sea which flooded the village. The arrangement proceeds through several keys - rising just as the water did - until the final sense of determination to set off for a better life if the conditions didn't improve.

Arranger: Lori-Anne Dolloff | Country: Canada

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004662


A Sailor's Life : TBB : Gary Parks : Traditional : Sheet Music : CM9204

Gary Parks : A Sailor's Life

Gary and Cathryne Parks work together to bring us a rollicking sea chantey to life for TBB voices. The descriptive text of the elements of a sailor's life paints a full picture of not just the challenges and joys, but of the loneliness as well. A great choice for your concert program. Duration: 1:50

Arranger: Gary Parks | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $1.65 |
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| CM9204


A Seafarer's Life : ttb : Gary Parks : Sheet Music : BL756

Gary Parks : A Seafarer's Life

Young men singing sea chanteys always make for successful programming! This T(B)B accompanied choral by Gary Parks tells a sailor's tale, present too much challenge to learn and is FUN to sing. Duration: 1:49

Arranger: Gary Parks

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Voicing: ttb | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL756


Across the Western Ocean : TTB : Jerry Estes : Sheet Music : 35031304 : 888680647575 : 149507627X

Jerry Estes : Across the Western Ocean

This sea chanty, from the mid-1800s, is inspired by the Irish immigrants escaping the great potato famine of their home country. Driven by a half note pulse, this piece has many ballad-like qualities with an accompaniment that propells the piece forward. It makes a wonderful selection for developing male voices teaching energetic 3-part singing.

Arranger: Jerry Estes

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031304


Across the Western Ocean : SATB : Emily Crocker : Celius Dougherty : Sheet Music : 50485801 : 073999578553 : 0634092332

Emily Crocker : Across the Western Ocean

Originally arranged in 1948, Dougherty's sea chanties have been a staple of the solo repertiore. This choral edition brings this compelling repertoire to a new generation of singers. Well-crafted and expressive. Available for SATB, TTB and SA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Emily Crocker | Composer: Celius Dougherty | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50485801


Across the Western Ocean : TTB : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 50485802 : 073999720129 : 0634092340

Emily Crocker : Across the Western Ocean

Originally arranged in 1948, Dougherty's sea chanties have been a staple of the solo repertiore. This choral edition brings this compelling repertoire to a new generation of singers. Well-crafted and expressive. Available for SATB, TTB and SA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Emily Crocker | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.70 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50485802


Across the Western Ocean : 2-Part : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 50485803 : 073999340334 : 0634092359

Emily Crocker : Across the Western Ocean

Originally arranged in 1948, Dougherty's sea chanties have been a staple of the solo repertiore. This choral edition brings this compelling repertoire to a new generation of singers. Well-crafted and expressive. Available for SATB, TTB and SA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Emily Crocker | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50485803


All For Me Grog : SAB : Stephen Hatfield : Sheet Music : 48005175 : 073999281194

Stephen Hatfield : All For Me Grog

The rough and tumble life of a sailor and his adventures on the high seas is celebrated in this rousing English sea shanty known from Nova Scotia to Australia.

Arranger: Stephen Hatfield

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005175


All For Me Grog : TTBB : Stephen Hatfield : Sheet Music : 48021248 : 884088649821

Stephen Hatfield : All For Me Grog

This English sea shanty, already a success in SATB and 3-Part Mixed voicings, is now available for men's chorus, just the way it would have been heard originally when sung by sailors as they pulled long heavy ropes on early Navy vessels

Arranger: Stephen Hatfield

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48021248


Are You With Me, Men? : TB : Vicki Tucker Courtney : Vicki Tucker Courtney : Sheet Music : BL739

Vicki Tucker Courtney : Are You With Me, Men?

John Parker's sea shanty text, combined with Vicki Tucker Courtney's rhythmic and exciting TB accompanied arrangement will, without a doubt, be a favorite among the young men in your choir. They are sure to sound fantastic learning and performing it. Not to be missed, this wonderful choral is appropriate for concert or festival programming. Duration: 1:53

Composer: Vicki Tucker Courtney

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL739


Blood Red Roses : SSA : Sheena Phillips : Sheet Music : 48023073 : 884088965419

Sheena Phillips : Blood Red Roses

This second set in the two volume collection of Sea Shanties by Sheena Phillips contains Blood Red Roses, All For Me Grog, and Time To Leave Her. These shanties offer your women's choir a wonderful opportunity to show their full range of dynamics and emotions. See also Volume 1 (48023072). Duration Ca. 9 minutes

Arranger: Sheena Phillips

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $3.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023073


Codfish Shanty : TB : Vijay Singh : Vijay Singh : Sheet Music : BL331

Vijay Singh : Codfish Shanty

This sea shanty rollicks with fun for young male singers! Sensible voice leading and vocal ranges make this simple to prepare and full-sounding without being difficult. It's a perfect work for the beginning ensemble.

Composer: Vijay Singh

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL331


Hi-Up for Barbary : TB : Jean Perry, David Perry : Jean Perry, David Perry : Sheet Music : BL627

Jean Perry, David Perry : Hi-Up for Barbary

Dave and Jean Perry bring us an original sea chantey. Make sure you look sharp and sing energetically on the way to Barbary. 2:03

Composer: Jean Perry, David Perry

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.65 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL627


I'd Like To Be A Lighthouse : TB : Glenda Frankllin : Glenda Frankllin : Sheet Music : BL670

Glenda Frankllin : I'd Like To Be A Lighthouse

Glenda Franklin weaves the functions and history of the venerable lighthouse into this full-sounding choral for TB voices. A picture is painted for the audience with words like "mystery," "history," "sentry," "beacon," etc. Great ranges for the guys. Duration: 1:20

Composer: Glenda Frankllin

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.65 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL670


I'm Bound Away : TB : Mark Patterson : Mark Patterson : Sheet Music : BL529

Mark Patterson : I'm Bound Away

Simple, but beautifully constructed, this dreamy, emotional sea shanty is the perfect slower selection for your male voices.

Composer: Mark Patterson

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL529


I'm Bound Away : TTB : 0 : Sheet Music : 00-SV9313 : 029156012637

I'm Bound Away

A lyrical sea chantey set for men's voices. A great addition to the male ensemble repertoire. It's sensitive and warm, and it rises and falls in waves of lush sound. Your men's choir will find this one accessible.

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music


I'se the B'y : SAB : Jill Gallina : Sheet Music : 35028783 : 884088875695 : 1480309028

Jill Gallina : I'se the B'y

Young singers will love this spirited Newfoundland folk song that dances with a sea chanty text. There's energy from start to finish with a moving piano line that supports individual, unison, and part-singing. Great fun for your guys too!

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Country: Canada

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028783


I'se the B'y : TB : Jill Gallina : Sheet Music : 35028784 : 884088875701 : 1480309036

Jill Gallina : I'se the B'y

Young singers will love this spirited Newfoundland folk song that dances with a sea chanty text. There's energy from start to finish with a moving piano line that supports individual, unison, and part-singing. Great fun for your guys too!

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Country: Canada

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028784


I'se the B'y : 2-Part : Jill Gallina : Sheet Music : 35028785 : 884088875718 : 1480309044

Jill Gallina : I'se the B'y

Young singers will love this spirited Newfoundland folk song that dances with a sea chanty text. There's energy from start to finish with a moving piano line that supports individual, unison, and part-singing. Great fun for your guys too!

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Country: Canada

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028785


Jack Was Every Bit a Sailor : SAB : Jill Gallina : Sheet Music : 35029280 : 884088949914

Jill Gallina : Jack Was Every Bit a Sailor

From Newfoundland comes this comical retelling of Jonah and the Whale, but this time the whale gets his comeuppance! This bright and up-beat arrangement is a novel delight for both SAB and 2-part choirs.

Arranger: Jill Gallina

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029280


Jack Was Every Bit a Sailor : 2-Part : Jill Gallina : Sheet Music : 35029281 : 884088949921

Jill Gallina : Jack Was Every Bit a Sailor

From Newfoundland comes this comical retelling of Jonah and the Whale, but this time the whale gets his comeuppance! This bright and up-beat arrangement is a novel delight for both SAB and 2-part choirs.

Arranger: Jill Gallina

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029281


Leave Her, Johnny Leave Her : TTBB : Vijay Singh : Sheet Music : 08741466 : 073999414660

Vijay Singh : Leave Her, Johnny Leave Her

"Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her" is a playful arrangement in which the ensemble encourages one of its own (Johnny) to bid farewell to his female shore leave companion. Encourage the singers to imagine they are loading the ship for departure and watching with amusement as young Johnny tries to bid his lady farewell.

Arranger: Vijay Singh

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08741466


Let the Bullgine Run : TTBB : Alice Parker : Cantus : Sheet Music : 5576

Alice Parker : Let the Bullgine Run

This vigorous, humorous, traditional sea chantey is guaranteed to delight both singers and audiences.

Arranger: Alice Parker Performed By: Cantus

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 5576


Lift The Sails In The Morning : TB : Gary Parks : Sheet Music : BL706

Gary Parks : Lift The Sails In The Morning

This arrangement is adapted from the well-known sea chantey, Blow Ye Winds in the Morning, and you can even hear the howling wind in the piano part. Open or close your concert with energy and excitement with this piece; it is a lot of fun to sing! Duration: 2:16

Arranger: Gary Parks

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL706


No More Sailor Songs! : TB : John Parker : John Parker : Sheet Music : 35015204 : 747510068952

John Parker : No More Sailor Songs!

This one is for all the boys in your choir who are tired of sea chanteys and sailing songs! Hilarious lyrics touching on all the things boys want to sing about and all the things they have to sing about are paired with equally amusing vocal parts that require singing in several different styles. Outstanding! A sure novelty hit with all!

Composer: John Parker

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35015204


O Captain : TB : Mark Patterson : Mark Patterson : Sheet Music : BL629

Mark Patterson : O Captain

In this original sea chantey by Mark Patterson, sailors put their trust into their captain's hands. 2:17

Composer: Mark Patterson

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL629


On the Deep, Blue Sea : TTB : George L.O. Strid : Sheet Music : 08551278 : 073999194104

George L.O. Strid : On the Deep, Blue Sea

Here's an original sea chantey that will be a strong showcase for your male chorus. Equally effective for middle school through high school! Available: TTB. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

Arranger: George L.O. Strid

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551278


Party, Me Heartey : 2-Part : Greg Gilpin : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 35030008 : 888680033910 : 1495004317

Greg Gilpin : Party, Me Heartey

Hoist the sail and join the pirate crew with this fun and novel pirate original song. Shiver me timbers, this will transfer your choir into singing pirates and it's sure to make a swashbucklin' showstopper! Perfect for costumes, movement and staging.

Composer: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030008 | Showtrax CD Available


Pirate Story : TBB : Mark Burrows : Mark Burrows : Sheet Music : BL917

Mark Burrows : Pirate Story

What do a 19th Century British novelist and a composer from rural West Texas, have in common? Not much except Pirate Story. In this classic poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, three young people with a basket and loads of creativity set sail for adventure in their own imagined ocean--a meadow. Male ensembles of all sizes are capable of bringing this imaginative story to life.

Composer: Mark Burrows

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL917


Rio Grande, The : TB : Gary Parks : Gary Parks : Sheet Music : BL625

Gary Parks : Rio Grande, The

This popular sea chantey is cleverly arranged for TB voices. Middle school boys' choirs will find this piece fun to sing! 2:07

Composer: Gary Parks

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL625


Santiana : SSA : Sheena Phillips : Sheet Music : 48023072 : 884088965402

Sheena Phillips : Santiana

This first of a two volume collection contains Santiana, Boney, and The Dead Horse. Rarely are women's choirs given such strong and heroic songs to put their mark on. These offer a wonderful opportunity for your women's choirs to show their dynamic and emotional ranges. See also Volume 2 (48023073). Duration, CA. 9 minutes

Arranger: Sheena Phillips

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023072


Song for A Pirate Child : Unison / 2-Part : Vijay Singh : Sheet Music : BL125

Vijay Singh : Song for A Pirate Child

Vijay has created this delightful pirate song, complete with "yo ho hos" and a rolling sea accompaniment. Sing this work with good diction and swagger. Singers may want to "roll with the sea" while singing. Even a bit of costuming would not be out of place for this one. So, sail that sea so wild and free, and live the life of a pirate child.

Arranger: Vijay Singh

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Voicing: Unison / 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL125


Southern Ships and Settlers : TTBB : Stephen Benet : Stephen Benet : Sheet Music : 08602126 : 073999302509

Stephen Benet : Southern Ships and Settlers

This lively sea chantey by the gifted composer John Leavitt is set with a text by the American poets Stephen and Rosemary Vincent Benet. An outstanding addition to the repertoire for male chorus. Available: TTBB. Performance Time: Approx. 2:50.

Composer: Stephen Benet

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08602126


The Coasts of High Barbary : TTB : Richard Ewer : Richard Ewer : Sheet Music : 15-3201H : 9780787716097

Richard Ewer : The Coasts of High Barbary

Ewer's robust setting of the popular English-American ballad is an adventure on the high seas from the very first note to the final chord! With comfortable ranges and mostly unison and two-part writing throughout, your men are sure to connect instantly with this engaging piece.

Composer: Richard Ewer

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Voicing: TTB | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-3201H


The Drunken Sailor : SATB : Robert Sund : 08500303 : 073999930412

Robert Sund : The Drunken Sailor

Swedish composer and conductor, Robert Sund wrtoe this playful arrangement, leaving ample room for both women and men to excel in this well-known sea chantey. The tongue-twisting text brings this arrangement to an impressive ending!

Arranger: Robert Sund

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella


The Drunken Sailor : 2-Part : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 42304012 : 073999040128

Emily Crocker : The Drunken Sailor

Young voices will have lots of fun with this easy and versatile arrangement. Available: 2-Part.

Arranger: Emily Crocker

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 42304012


The Ghost Ship : 2-Part : Dave and Jean Perry  : Sheet Music : 43509077 : 073999090772

Dave and Jean Perry : The Ghost Ship

An exciting mystery unfolds in this sea chantey by Dave and Jean Perry with original lyrics by their son, Michael. Accessible parts and limited ranges make this a can't fail selection for young men. Available: TBB, 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

Arranger: Dave and Jean Perry

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 43509077


The Holy Ground : TTBB : Mark Sirett : Sheet Music : 48023063 : 884088963460

Mark Sirett : The Holy Ground

This traditional nineteenth-century folksong comes from County Cork, Ireland and is based on a Welsh sea shanty, The Lass of Swansea Town. Written for and dedicated to Diane Loomer, founding director of the male chorus, Chor Leoni, this is a reflective arrangement of what is often a boisterous tavern song, capturing the sad sentiment of the lyrics.

Arranger: Mark Sirett | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023063


The Keel Row : SAB : Philip Lawson : Sheet Music : 00158628 : 888680613525

Philip Lawson : The Keel Row

Originating as a traditional Tyne River Shanty for the transport of coal, this sturdy tune will fit well in a program of folk music, with a steady rowing motion in the accompaniment and a dancelike melody that passes among the voice parts for textural interest. The SAB voicing is adapted from a previous a cappella edition.

Arranger: Philip Lawson | Country: England

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00158628


The Keel Row : SATTBB : Philip Lawson : Sheet Music : 08754408 : 884088639617

Philip Lawson : The Keel Row

Originating as a traditional Tyne River Shanty for the transport of coal, this sturdy tune will fit well in a program of folk music, with a steady rowing motion in the vocal accompaniment and a dancelike melody that passes among the voice parts for textural interest. Duration: ca. 1:50.

Arranger: Philip Lawson

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Voicing: SATTBB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754408


We'll Rant and We'll Roar : TTBB : Mark Sirett : Sheet Music : 48019688 : 884088208783

Mark Sirett : We'll Rant and We'll Roar

A variation of the English sea shanty, Spanish Ladies, We'll Rant and We'll Roar is one of Canada's best-loved folksongs. This shanty should be performed with a bold swagger, full of life and a sense of humor.

Arranger: Mark Sirett

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019688


What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? : SATB : David Eddleman : Sheet Music : CM8958

David Eddleman : What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

Every good high school and college choir should perform this outstanding arrangement. From the mumblings of the sailors on board the ship to the stomps of their boots on the deck, the audience will actually see and hear the dilemma of the song being played out. Vigorous rhythms, clever word articulations, and layered vocal parts serve to create a very special concert feature.

Arranger: David Eddleman

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| CM8958


What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? : TB : Gary Parks : Sheet Music : CM9158

Gary Parks : What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

Gary Parks' treatment of this sea chantey has all of the excitement you would expect. When the crew begins to offer suggestions of how to treat the misbehaving sailor, the music becomes freer, demanding more expressive singing. A great selection for the TB chorus. Duration: 1:47

Arranger: Gary Parks

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| CM9158


What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor? : TTBB : Marshall Bartholomew : Sheet Music : 50297600 : 073999976007

Marshall Bartholomew : What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?

Arranger: Marshall Bartholomew

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50297600


Whup! Jamboree : TB : Gary Parks : Sheet Music : BL596

Gary Parks : Whup! Jamboree

Gary Parks has arranged a sea chantey for tenor and bass voices with optional percussion. Just the title alone is fun to sing and say! Great dynamic contrast and rhythmic setting will wow the audience and make your boys bring the house down! 2:07

Arranger: Gary Parks

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.65 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL596


Wuh-Duh-Yuh Do with a Drunken Sailor? : TBB : Allen Koepke : Allen Koepke : Sheet Music : SBMP782 : 964807007825

Allen Koepke : Wuh-Duh-Yuh Do with a Drunken Sailor?

You can almost feel the rocking of the sea in this clever arrangement. Full of clever mischief, this will be one the guys will love.

Composer: Allen Koepke

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Voicing: TBB | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP782


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