A popular song on our ships for good reason! The memories and friendships made aboard Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain last a lifetime. While we might not be British naval vessels (the ships that this version of the song originated on during the Napoleonic Wars) the sentiment holds strong. Enjoy music and lyrics together in the video below!
Note: The tunes, lyrics and history of a single sea song or shanty are often diverse and debated, given how these songs were passed along and changed (often simultaneously on many ships all over the seas). This is part of what is beautiful and fascinating about them. What we’re representing in this blog post is only one, and certainly not the only, version of a song and its history.