The 12 Days of Boatmas: Wild Rover

The 12 Days of Boatmas: Wild Rover

During the Age of Sail, boats were at the forefront of cultural ‘cross-pollination’, particularly in terms of music. ‘Wild Rover’ is a folk song that became (and remains) immensely popular with tall ship sailors, who took the tune and lyrics...
The 12 Days of Boatmas: The Mermaid

The 12 Days of Boatmas: The Mermaid

The sighting of a mermaid on the seas was considered a portent of a shipwreck, a topic that gets taken up in this rollicking tune from the mid-1700s. With its upbeat tempo and catchy tune, ‘The Mermaid’s verses are the discussion between men on a ship in...
The 12 Days of Boatmas : Jericho

The 12 Days of Boatmas : Jericho

Photo Credit: Jennifer Long Jericho is a modern sea song that has become popular with our sailors and passengers alike. This song tells of the deep relationship between sailor and ship, and the need to care for each other. The chorus describes sailing through wintry...