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courtesy of - Year 1576

All things we have ready and nothing we want

To furnish our ship that rideth hereby

Victuals and weapons they be nothing scant

Like worthy mariners ourselves we will try

Her flags be new trimmed, set slanting aloft

Our ship for swift swimming, oh she doth excel

We fear no enemies, we have escaped them oft

Of all things that swimmeth she beareth the bell

And here is a master excelleth in skill

And our master's mate he is not to seek

And here is a boatswain will do his good will

And here is a ship boy we never had his like

If fortune then fail not, and our next voyage prove

We will return merrily and make good cheer

And hold all together as friends linked in love

The cans shall be filled with wine, ale and beer

The author of this website has put a lot of time and effort into gathering the greatest collection of sea shanties for the world to enjoy - There are songs that have been to sung to a job of work at sea for many, many years and collecting them has been a great endeavour. - Roger Chartier has made the effort out of his own interest and the requests that he has gotten to do this work from fellow musicians who wanted a good source of sea shanties to draw on and learn from. He has been told that for this effort he is a remarkable man.