About Us

About Shanty Karaoke

The recent popularity of ‘The Wellerman’ has shone a light on the humble sea shanty. Now, nothing can compare with singing the shanties whilst at sea. But that’s not an option for a lot of people. We wanted to fix this. So we created ShantyKaraoke to make these timeless songs available wherever you are.

Our goal is to make sea shanties fun for everyone. Check out our blog posts for the lyrics, history, and relevant vocabulary. On our YouTube you’ll find acoustic guitar backing tracks with scrolling karaoke-style lyrics. They’re fun whether you’re alone or with friends. Give it a try. Pick a track and turn up the volume.

The singing of sea shanties as working songs at sea is a lost art.

Alan Villiers