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Pirates of old valued and appreciated music, so much so they would force musicians to join their crews. It may not have been cultured music, but 'twas usually something they could sing or dance to. There are many accounts by pirate victims describing music and a loud din from the attacking pirate ship which would put a fear into the victims. It was called "vapouring". Fiddlers, bagpipers, drummers, trumpeters, oboists (hautboyists), and many others were aboard pirate ships. And of course, pirates, and sailors in general, loved to sing.

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THE CHALLENGE - (by David Flavin/Roland Rudzitis)  Year: 2008
David Flavin/Roland Rudzitis Orchestral Music from the era of the Roman Empire. Big brass and percussion. Gladiators going to the ring. Chariots going in to battle. Dancers dancing at a feast before the battle. Charioteers marching into war with a maiden farewell. Pirates facing war and a dance to send then off. Building to end, Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
436682 2:43 Medium 112   


LITTLE FISH (VARIATION 1) - (by Annie McGee)  Year: 2009
Annie McGee traditional childrens sea shanty waltz time accordian, Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
342753 1:44 Med Slow   


FRIGGIN' IN THE RIGGIN' - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2006
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Fast rousing and raunchy pirate shanty, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259122 2:12 Med Slow 93   


PIRATES N' RUM - (by Kevin M. Baumgard)  Year: 2011
Kevin M. Baumgard Foot stomping, raucous, rum drenched pirate shanty. Features acoustic guitars, drums, bass, accordion and fiddle. Great for drinking pirate scenes, making trouble. Would also work well in Irish pub scenes. Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
480314 1:40 Medium 120   
30sec - Action, Theme Pirates
475361 0:35 Medium 119   
Variation - Action, Theme Pirates
475211 1:40 Medium 120   


TURTLE'S EYE - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2006
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Playful pirate shanty with traditional folk instruments and mixed vocals. Excellent drinking song. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259126 3:26 Medium 119   


LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2008
Bounding Main Sea shanties and Nautical Ballads, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
282354 2:58 Medium 125   


PIRATES N' RUM - NO MELODY - (by Kevin M. Baumgard)  Year: 2011
Kevin M. Baumgard Foot stomping, raucous, rum drenched pirate shanty. Features acoustic guitars, drums and bass. Great for drinking pirate scenes, making trouble. Would also work well in Irish pub scenes. Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Pirate Songs
480315 1:40 Medium 120   


SPERM WHALE AND THE SQUID - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2003
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Cautionary tale of warning to would-be pirates, male vocal and folk instruments, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
258514 2:49 Medium 120   


LITTLE BOY BILLIE - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main A few of the boys die song. Tragedy? We think not. In fact, they get what’s coming to ‘em. Adventure and cannibalism on the high seas! Male Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260847 3:13 Fast 168   


PAY ME YOU OWE ME - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main Jon goes wild on this piece! We had so much fun recording this song, adding voices and percussion to the background. David HB Drake stepped in and gave us a hand with the background rhythm. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260578 2:17 Slow 72   


PIRATES N' RUM - 30 SEC. A - (by Kevin M. Baumgard)  Year: 2011
Kevin M. Baumgard Foot stomping, raucous, rum drenched pirate shanty. Features acoustic guitars, drums, bass, accordion and fiddle. Great for drinking pirate scenes, making trouble. Would also work well in Irish pub scenes. Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Pirate Songs
480316 0:35 Medium 119   


A CAPITOL SHIP - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 1910
Bounding Main It’s a ship song. But sadly, the ship does not sink. The song does however contain mysterious lyrics that sound like, “on the Gulliby Isles where the pooh-poo smiles and the anagazanders roar.” Spend some time figuring that one out. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260848 2:27 Slow 76   


IRISH LOVE - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2012
Mark S. Crocker Perfect Gaelic style track for flyovers of Irish landmarks & vistas; scenes with Medieval Knights, regality, & pirates; theme music for TV drama; Travel channel flyovers; nature films and docs; spa & easy listening music; Beautiful lead in soundtrack for a film taking place in Ireland or Scotland, Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs  
608425 2:25 Medium 109   


TRUMPET HORNPIPE (MAIN MIX) - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2015
Alec Makinson Jolly, uplifting and rousing traditional sailors sea shanty. Often associated with pirates and the children's TV cartoon 'Captain Pugwash'. This tune is also known as the 'Thunder Hornpipe'. Perfect for TV & radio commercials for swashbuckling pirates and marine related events. Played on accordions, Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main mix) - Folk, Sea Shanties
706592 1:22 Med Fast 144   
30sec (30sec commercial) - Folk, Pirate Songs
706603 0:30 Med Fast 144   


MERMAID - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2006
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Traditional pirate sea shanty with folk instruments and mixed vocals. Mid-tempo, pleasant and rousing. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259116 3:35 Medium 126   


CELTICS VIOLIN - (by Carlos Estella)  Year: 2012
Carlos Estella Vibrant, heroic, like pirate's of the caribbean music. Wild, vivid, sweet and sublim violin in a mellow and dreamy track for films or tv. A beautiful ambient-esque traditional Irish, Gaelic and Schotish celtic melody played on violin with strings, frech horns and male medieval choirs with hard perc, Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Epic Choir) - Folk, Pirate Songs  
560648 2:12 Medium 108   
Full Track - Action, Intense Tribal  
560777 1:29 Medium 110   


JOHNNY COME DOWN TO HILO - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2008
Bounding Main Sea shanties and Nautical Ballads, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
282355 2:18 Med Slow 97   


ALL FOR ME GROG - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2003
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Spirited pirate jaunty celebrating the good times, mixed vocals and folk instruments, perfect drinking song, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
258509 2:55 Medium 129   


NIGHTWATCH - (by Apocalypse Cow)  Year: 2003
Apocalypse Cow Accordian and Piano Dark German waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
304078 1:49 Medium   


MARCHING INLAND - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 1985
Bounding Main When you're done with the sea life, take a lesson from men of high reknown, A Capella, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260843 2:50 Medium 119   


CAPE COD GIRLS - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main A capstan or pump shanty, also known to us as a “shanty-shanty”. This one tells you all you would ever need to know about the girls, kids, cats, and shoes that inhabit Cape Cod. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260851 3:18 Medium 128   


HIGH BARBAREE - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2006
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Jolly pirate sea shanty with folk instruments and hearty pirate vocals, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259121 2:53 Medium 119   


VILLAINY REWARDED - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2006
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Rich and rousing pirate shanty with folk instruments and mixed vocals, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259120 3:24 Med Slow 91   


CADGEWITH ANTHEM - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2004
Bounding Main A “girls blame the guys” song. The ladies are in desperate circumstances, just take a look at with whom they sail, and they are forced to turn to a life of crime. They only steal from the audience though, just like Robin Hood. Kinda. Maybe. Female Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260852 1:56 Mixed 74   


FIDDLER'S GREEN - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 1968
Bounding Main A soulful, end of the voyage, end of days song written by John Conolly. Dean sings to the concertina accompaniment of our friend David HB Drake. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260577 2:49 Med Slow 101   


SEA DANCE - (by David Flavin/Roland Rudzitis)  Year: 2008
David Flavin/Roland Rudzitis Beautiful dance-like track in 6/8 time. Could depict a lite sea dance on the waves by a group of mermaids. Fun, enchanted and possibly for animation. Pirate chanty that is light-hearted. Super news theme song, news energizing. Inspiring light and lively. Flying sailing, road trip, travel, vacation, Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
436670 2:06 Very Fast 176   


OCEAN LINER - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2008
Bounding Main Sea shanties and Nautical Ballads, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
282360 3:24 Med Slow 87   


NELSON'S BLOOD - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2006
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Slow edgy wicked pirate shanty with folk instruments and mixed vocals, starts slow and dark then speeds up to fast and lively intensity, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259127 3:03 Mixed   


IRISH ROVER - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main This traditional Irish Tune is a ship song. And yes, gloriously, it sinks! Not only does it sink, it takes the crew and their mangy, flea-bitten, poop-machine of a dog with them. Boy we miss that dog . . . Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260849 3:24 Medium 126   


ROW ME HEARTIES - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2003
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Mid-tempo sea shanty, with rousing pirate vocals, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
258510 2:11 Med Slow 90   


SPANISH LADIES - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2006
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Melancholy pirate sea shanty with folk instruments and male vocals, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259118 3:36 Medium 112   


DRUNKEN SAILORS - (by Colin Willsher)  Year: 2005
Colin Willsher Drunken Sailors - Squeezebox in one hand, rum in the other - Ha-har, me hearties! This be a tipsy, short theme for piratey animations, attractions or pantomime. Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec - Folk, Pirate Songs
255671 0:19 Very Fast 180   


GOOD SHIP VENUS - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2006
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Spirited and sprightly pirate shanty with folk instruments and rousing pirate vocals, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259124 3:27 Medium 111   


YOHO-HO PIRATE THEME! - (by James Mulvale)  Year: 2011
James Mulvale Yarr! Welcome aboard, me hearties. This little sea shanty screams FUN so would fit perfectly in any nautical setting with or without pirates - but always more fun WITH. Where's the rum gone? Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
504983 1:32 Med Slow 85   


THREE HORNPIPES - (by Really Free Music)  Year: 2003
Really Free Music Heave Ho! A traditional olde English Sea Shanty featuring banjo, acoustic guitar and squeezebox / concertina / accordion. Excellent collection of traditional tunes that really have that olde world feel. The last tune is a version of the old children's TV show - Captain Pugwash! Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
269150 3:16 Slow 78   


WOLF VS VAMPIRE (LIVE ORCHESTRA, LIVE CHOIR) - (by Pierre Langer)  Year: 2008
Pierre Langer A dark and twisted action fantasy or sci-fi film soundtrack cue, featuring a live orchestra and a live choir. Gloomy and majestic at the same time, the piece depicts a deep conflict, pain and determination. Suitable for explosive film trailer, war or battle footage, combat and conflict. Action, Intense Gothic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Live orchestra, Live) - Action, Intense Gothic
287959 1:07 Med Fast 138   
30sec (30-secs version) - Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
287955 0:31 Med Fast 137   
Loop (Loop 01) - Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
287957 0:21 Med Fast 139   
15sec (15-secs version) - Folk, Pirate Songs
287954 0:16 Med Fast 138   
Loop (Loop 02) - Military, Battle Action Orchestral
287958 0:21 Med Fast 140   
60sec (60-secs version) - Action, Intense Gothic
287956 1:01 Slow 70   


BRISTOL GIRLS - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2008
Bounding Main Sea shanties and Nautical Ballads, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
282358 1:58 Medium 118   


ACT LIKE A PIRATE - (by CinE-Music Studios)  Year: 2008
CinE-Music Studios Soft (and slightly drunken) pirate music. You can't resist, mate. You bes' start belivin' in Pirate music.. your listenin' to one! Lighthearted, fun, whimsical. Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
320152 2:00 Med Slow 98   


TAKE UP THE SHEETS - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2006
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Bouncy vibrant pirate shanty with folk instruments and hearty pirate vocals, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259125 2:48 Medium 124   


VINDICATE - (by Timothy Juliano)  Year: 2007
Timothy Juliano Driving Dramatic Piece. With a climatic chorus. Great for a production like Pirates of the Caribbean or Batman Returns, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
255481 2:09 Med Fast 136   


PIRATE SONG - (by Guennadi Malychevski)  Year: 2009
Guennadi Malychevski Light, happy track with guitars, woodwinds, accordion. Fun Celtic Folk Music with Latino vibe & a Gypsy soul. Exciting, rhythmic, exotic, romantic swagger and a salty air. Sea chases, drinking in pubs, telling tall tales, enjoying life. Festive party, families, children, holiday, travel, good times, Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
337541 3:15 Very Fast 200   

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