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Synonyms for chantey

a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors

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Navy bands, established in the early 1800s, have a rich history from sea chanties on the decks of USS Constitution in 1825 to entertaining the crowds at present-day presidential inaugurations.
All those pirates - including Jack Sparrow, ladies - who have been milling around New Orleans Square singing sea chanties, posing for pictures and insulting tourists as only pirates can will now be permanently stationed on Tom Sawyer's Island.
Roy MacKenzie's works The Quest of the Ballad (1919) and Ballads and Sea Songs from Nova Scotia (1928), and early on he identified the prospects for collecting "sallors' chanties and other songs" in "Newfoundland, Cape Breton and Nova Scotia" (1919: 189).
Or let him into prison on day release to clean out the cons' lavs and chanties.
Inspired by the sailaway success of Johnny Depp's second Caribbean cruise, this set of traditional pirate ballads, sea songs and chanties is a delight, performed not by old folkies but contemporary artists ranging from Nick Cave and Joseph Arthur to Bryan Ferry and Antony of Johnsons fame.
Full repeal, it says, would decrease donations to chanties by 6 percent to 12 percent.
The chanties, however, do not represent a wholesale replacement of the collective system with institutionalised individualism.
As we sailed through our project, we listened to sea chanties, and read excerpts from books about "life at sea.