Warning – I feel like singing this morning.
This morning the sun is shining and it looks like a breeze is lifting from the south-west. Time to hoist your sails. Hoist the topsail, man the capstan – can’t you men pull? Can’t you men sing? Shanty man strike a song. Pull with a will boys and we’ll be outward bound.
There is nothing like singing a good sea shanty to start the day. It be me favorite kind o music – true music of the yer workin’ Jack Tar. There be nothing like a crew pullin’ at the ropes and singin’ with gusto.
I hear the call of the sea. Of journeys to far a way lands. Of treasures. Of adventure. And from deep in my belly a song burst through my lips and shatters the quite of dawn.
Yes – my favorite music is sea shanties from the golden age of sail. Sadly I would have been a sea-sick sailor but you can’t beat the music of the ship.
I’ll be posting more about my love of the working songs of the sailor but here are a couple of links if you want – need to know more now.
This is an okay summary – I’ll do a better description later.
This site has some good stuff:
And here are the lyric to one of my favorite pumping songs – great bass notes to hit on this one: