Randy Dandy O! [sea shanty] (voice + keyboard)

capstan, windlass or pump shanty (for heavy work such as raising the anchor)

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This is given in Hugill’s Shanties from the Seven Seas as a capstan shanty. The lyrics on record below date back to at least 1913. It’s been said that they are a very cleaned up version of the actual lyrics used by some of the old chantymen. As with many shanties, the verses used at sea in the 18th and 19th century varied with time, location, and the skill of the chantyman. Some were deemed to be just too vulgar for print back then.

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Easy (Grades 1-3)
1 minute
Voice + keyboard
Classical music

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