Kings Pond Shantymen
Kings Pond Shantymen


We sing mainly sea shanties, seafaring songs and drinking songs.  There is in addition a smattering of folky stuff that has crept in as well as a few carols.  You can find background details of many shanties through the links page so we have not provided them here 'cos we is fat and lazy.

As the words of shanties vary according to personal preference, evolution and the original sources from which they were learned we have an 'Official Set of Kings Pond Worms' containing almost our full repertoire.

Below is a list of the songs we most commonly sing;you can also view the words from our Song Book (link opens in new tab/window) and where available play a sound clip.

Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy  
The Alabama  
Alabama John Cherokee
All for me Grog  
A Pint of Old Peculier  
Auction Block  
Auckland to the Bluff  
Bay of Mexico  
The Beggars Song  
Blow the Man Down  
The Bonny Ship the Diamond
Bring us a Barrel  
Bullgine Run
Bully in the Alley  
Canít ye Dance the Polka  
Cape Cod Girls
Le Capitaine de Saint-Malo
The Captain of the Dredger
Chicken on a Raft  
Cod Banging  
Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl  
Down Among the Dead Men  
A Drop of Nelson's Blood  
Drunken Sailor
Ellan Vannin  
Essequibo River
The Falcon  
Far Over the Misty Mountains  
Farewell Shanty  
Fathom the Bowl  
Fiddler's Green  
Final Trawl  
Glorious Ale  
Go Down, you Blood Red Roses
Good Ale  
Good Night Ladies  
Go to Sea no More  
Grey Funnel Line  
Haul Away for Rosie O  
Haul Away Joe
Hearts Of Oak  
High Barbary  
Hogeye Man
Home Lads Home  
Is the Big Fella Gone?  
John Kanaka  
Johnny Comes Down to Hilo
Leave Her Johnny  
The Leaving of Liverpool  
Lower Lights
Long Drag Shanty  
Mad Maudlin's Search  
Maggie May  
Mingulay Boat Song
No Hopers, Jokers and Rogues
Oh Roll  
One More Day  
Paddy Lay Back
Pique la Baleine  
The Rio Grande  
Roll on the Day  
Roll the Cotton Down
Roll the Woodpile Down  
Rollicking Randy  
Rolliní Down the River  
Rolling Home  
Rosa's Lovely Daughters  
The Roseabella  
Row On Row On  
A Sailor ain't a Sailor  
Sally Brown  
Six Feet of Mud  
South Australia  
The Smugglers Song  
Spanish Ladies  
Stormalong John  
Sugar in the Hold  
Thousands or More  
To Portsmouth  
Tommy's Gone to Hilo  
The Transportsí Shanty  
Waiting for the Day  
Whip Jamboree  
Yankee Clipper  
The Young Sailor Cut Down in His Prime