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 - including Wassail Songs - as well as a few carols. 

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 our full repertoire. You can find background details of many shanties through the links page and also in the notes on each lyrics page.

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

Lyrics Audio Video
Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy    
The Alabama    
Alabama John Cherokee  
All for me Grog   Mike @ Liss Beer Festival
Auction Block    
Auckland to the Bluff    
Bay of Mexico   Mike @ Phoenix Beer Festival
The Beggars Song    
Blow the Man Down    
Bring us a Barrel   Roger @ Phoenix Beer Festival
Bullgine Run  
The Bully Boat    
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   Nick @ Conford
Cod Banging    
Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl    
The Corncrake    
Cornwall My Home    
Derby Ram    
The Diamond  
Don't Forget your Old Shipmate    
Down Among the Dead Men    
A Drop of Nelson's Blood  
Drunken Sailor  
Ellan Vannin   Mike @ Conford
Essequibo River  
The Falcon    
Farewell Shanty    
Farewell To Nova Scotia    
Fathom the Bowl  
Fiddler's Green  
Final Trawl    
Glorious Ale   Matthew @ Conford 150th Anniversary
Go Down, you Blood Red Roses  
Good Ale    
Goodbye Fare Thee Well    
The Good Ship Bess  
Go to Sea no More  
Grey Funnel Line    
Haul Away for Rosie O    
Haul Away Joe  
Heart Of Oak    
High Barbary  
Hogeye Man Steve @ Conford
Home From the Sea    
Home Lads Home    
A Hundred Years on the Eastern Shore    
Jamaica Farewell    
John Kanaka   Tom @ Conford
Johnny Comes Down to Hilo  
Keep Hauling  
Leave Her Johnny    
The Leaving of Liverpool    
Long Drag Shanty  
Lower Lights  
Mad Maudlin's Search    
Maggie May    
Maid of Amsterdam   Tobey @ Conford
Martin Said to His Man    
The Mermaid  
The Mermaid (Landlubbers)    
Mingulay Boat Song  
My Son John    
No Hopers, Jokers and Rogues  
Oh Roll    
Old Maui   Matthew @ Phoenix Beer Festival
One More Day    
Paddy Doyle's Boots   Giles @ Conford
Paddy Lay Back  
Pay Me My Money Down    
A Pint of Old Peculier    
Pique la Baleine    
Rattling Winches  
The Rio Grande  
Roll that Cotton  
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   Giles @ Conford
Sammy's Bar    
Shallow Brown    
Six Feet of Mud    
Sloop John B   Tom @ Conford
The Smugglers Song    
South Australia  
Spanish Ladies    
Stormalong John    
Sugar in the Hold  
Thousands or More    
Tommy's Gone to Hilo    
The Transportsí Shanty  
Waiting for the Day   Mike @ Phoenix Beer Festival
The Wellerman    
Whip Jamboree  
The Wild Goose    
Won't You Go My Way   Steve @ Conford
Yankee Clipper    
The Young Sailor Cut Down in His Prime    
Carols - on 2 pages    
Here we come a'Wassailing    
Wassail the Silver Apple    
Wassail! Wassail! All Over the Town    
Wassail Song    
Mummers' Song