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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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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  Caution: Mature Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Pirate Songs
259125 2:48 Medium 124   


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
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259126 3:26 Medium 119   


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  Caution: Mature Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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259127 3:03 Very Slow   


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
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258510 2:11 Med Slow 90   


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
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259121 2:53 Medium 119   


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   


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   


SAILOR'S PRAYER - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 1978
Bounding Main This is a ballad of strength and unity with a marvelous chorus. We really enjoyed this arrangement and we hope you do, too! Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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260579 3:02 Med Slow 81   


OLD MAUI - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main Another manly tune sung by David Yondorf. His amazing voice propels you along on this journey between icy north waters and the bliss of the tropics. Jon's arrangements for the accompaniment are very beautiful. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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260580 2:52 Slow 79   


BLOW THE WIND SOUTHERLY - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 1850
Bounding Main This is an amazingly sweet tune that our girls have down to a science of harmony. Maggie's heartfelt performance speaks for the wives of the men who work at sea. Gina and Christie's beautiful accompaniment makes this song a treasure. It is not to be missed. Female Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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260582 1:56 Med Fast 135   


THE MERMAID - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 1870
Bounding Main This is another favorite around the Renaissance Faire crowd. It has an audience participation piece in the chorus for "Ocean Waves Do Roll" and "Stormy Winds Do Blow." Let the Bounding Mainiacs, our stalwart fans, show you how! Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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260583 4:28 Med Fast 133   


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
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260585 4:13 Very Slow 42   


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
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260841 3:06 Medium 118   


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
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260843 2:50 Medium 119   


BULLY IN THE ALLEY - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main A love song, sort of. Roughly translated it’s a song about a boy and a girl and someone being blind drunk and stumblin’ in an alley. We do that too but without the alcohol. We just like being in blind alleys. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
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260845 2:24 Med Slow 85   


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
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260847 3:13 Fast 168   


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   


THE DREADNAUGHT - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main A ship song. Gina thinks this song is long and insists that it makes her butt look big. She also thinks the held note near the end of the piece is pretentious but we know she could have held it longer. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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260850 2:34 Med Slow 92   


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
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260851 3:18 Medium 128   


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
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260852 1:56 Slow 74   


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   


RANDY DANDY O - (by Bounding Main)  Year: 2007
Bounding Main This is a capstan shanty. You can really hear the crew working and complaining on this song. Dean leads us kicking and screaming into this one but it all works out in the end. Mostly. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
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260854 2:44 Med Fast 145   


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   


OLD DUN COW - (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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282356 2:37 Medium 111   


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   


TOSS & ROLL - (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
282359 3:18 Slow 74   


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   


HARMONIUM - LONG WALK ALONG THE PIER - GAS MIX - (by Blazznet Productions)  Year: 1997
Blazznet Productions A traditional Harmonium player plays a traditional shanty song. The images of a seafront pier a rainy day out at the english seaside with seagulls flying and candy floss on sale. The end is held long on purpose to allow you to edit it for your own fade out requirements. Instrumental, Folk, Pirate Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (long spinning mix) - Folk, Pirate Songs  
375851 1:59 Fast 150   
Bed (short mix) - European, England
375848 0:37 Med Fast 130   


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   


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   


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   


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
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337541 3:15 Very Fast 200   


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   

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