|Posted on December 11, 2019 at 11:35 PM|
This is a stirring sea shanty which is good to play on on guitar, ukulele and banjo: it has a slow, regular pace, and the tune is easy to memorise. There are only 3 chords: D, G and A.
You may need a capo if it’s too low to sing (the Clancy Brothers recording is in Eb, so capo 1), or you could transpose to a different key to suit your vocal range (e.g. Key G: chords G, C, D).
I've written out 2 versions; the second has fewer chord changes, so is easier to play, especially on banjo.
Here are the links to the PDF song sheets:
Here is a link to a recording by the Clancy Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ISTp09n4is
You can find the sheet music here (Key C): http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=www.alfwarnock.info/alfs/abc/accw02/0040