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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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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   


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   


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
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260848 2:27 Slow 76   


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
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282358 1:58 Medium 118   


PIRATE ISLAND - (by TJ Kross)  Year: 2011
TJ Kross A pirate tavern at port as the pirates sit down and have a drink and talk of their times on the high seas. A folksy tavern feel, with tin whistle, bass, a few woodwinds and drums. It has a nice good day shanty feel to it. Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
473020 1:15 Medium 120   


CAPTAIN KIDD - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2003
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Rousing bouncy pirate tale of a pirate captain with male vocal and backing chorus, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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258512 3:16 Med Slow 102   


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   


ALL FOR ME GROG - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main A drinkin’ song and a church song. Well ok, it’s only a church song at the end but we do what we can. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs  Caution: Mature Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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260853 3:19 Med Fast 139   


HAUL AWAY JOE - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main A tack and sheet shanty. That’s right, a tack and sheet shanty. Say that fast a few times (Bounding Main is not responsible for the filth that may pour from your lips while saying “a tack and sheet shanty”). A Capella, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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260842 1:59 Medium 111   


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
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282360 3:24 Med Slow 87   


SAILORS AND PIRATES - (by Ben Harris)  Year: 2005
Ben Harris A Guitar, Tambourine, and Flute playing an old melody (public domain) on a pirate or sailing ship. Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Pirate Songs
372766 0:40 Medium 108   


BOWHEAD WHALE - (by Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen)  Year: 2003
Alaskan Pirate And His Salty Seamen Melancholy pirate lament about the evil ocean - calm and tranquil sea ballad with male vocal and folk instruments, Male Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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258511 4:23 Slow 77   


FAREWEEL TAE TARWATHIE - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2008
Bounding Main Music director Jon Krivitzky's fantasia on Fareweel tae Tarwathie. We lovingly dedicate this song to the memory of our good friend Dave Zielinski. Fair winds and following seas, friend. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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282365 4:20 Med Slow 98   


PIRATE LEGENDS - (by Adam DiTroia)  Year: 2007
Adam DiTroia A swashbuckling adventure on the open seas! Marching snare pulsates under grand and heroic brass and strings. Perfect track for a film trailer! Think Pirates of the Caribbean. Epic and sweeping. Would work well in video games, film, tv, promos, advertising, and more! Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Pirate Songs
287416 1:00 Med Slow 102   


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   


SOUTH AUSTRALIA - (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
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282352 1:55 Medium 115   


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
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259116 3:35 Medium 126   


BLOW BOYS BLOW - (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
282361 3:12 Very Slow 42   


PASS THE MUG - (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
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282363 3:03 Medium 120   


PUMP SHANTY - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 1985
Bounding Main Filled with double-entendres the song is fun on all levels, and the rhythm gives you a feeling for the nature of the work aboard a tall ship. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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260576 2:36 Medium 106   


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
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342753 1:44 Med Slow   


IN OLDEN DAYS - (by E.D. Kennaway)  Year: 1994
E.D. Kennaway A lighthearted, lilting theme, for small ensemble, suggesting costume drama, pirates, Elizabethan times, history or ancient folk music. Rollicking kids adventure tale, frolicking in the park, picking flowers, flying kites, a play date for your adorable kid. Joyful happy music, Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Pirate Songs
268921 0:48 Medium 107   


THE COLLEGE HORNPIPE - (by A-P-M Productions)  Year: 2015
A-P-M Productions This famous hornpipe tune was originally written in the 18th century. The accompanying dance imitates the life of a sailor and their duties aboard ship. It has been used regularly in cartoons and comedy films. This arrangement starts with a solo recorder, and gradually builds in speed and intensity. Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
737170 2:21 Medium 116   


LEAVE HER JOHNNIE - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main Leave Her, Johnnie is homeward-bound shanty and is normally sung by the men preparatory to landing. It is an opportunity for the crew to complain about the officers, the food, the ship, the pay and fellow sailors. We arranged Leave Her, Johnnie to be the voice of the women waiting for their men. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260585 4:13 Very Slow 42   


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   


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   


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   


HIGH BARBAREE - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main Rollicking sea battle between a frigate and a pirate ship - includes excellent vocal harmonies with battle and sea sounds, A Capella, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260841 3:06 Medium 118   


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 Slow 74   


MINGULAY BOAT SONG - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 1938
Bounding Main A powerfully emotional sea song. Husbands and wives calling to each other over the waves, the men coming home. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
260575 3:27 Medium 107   


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   


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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