The U2 frontman has recorded a track for a new album called Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs And Chanteys
A sea chantey
(often spelt shanty) is a work song with a strong rhythm to which the sailors could haul the lines, hoist the sales, man the oars and so on.
Waits' music traverses his polyglot terrain, encompassing warped sea chantey
, carnival theme, cry-in-beer ballad, blues stomp, etc.
Today, the hold still echoes with occasional sea chantey
sing-alongs and even the ringing prose of Eugene O'Neill plays.
With the rickety-rackety rhythms that gives the listener the sense that they are on a ship lost at sea, it's hard to say this bluesy sea chantey
(like a bulk of the album) will quench one's thirst for sin or just fuel one's desire.
But once you're seated on a wooden bench in the low-ceiling shelter deck of the square-rigged Balclutha, lustily belting out a chantey
chorus with your shipmates, it's easy to forget that you're docked safely in a city harbor, rather than on a perilous voyage around Cape Horn.
Likewise, James Newton Howard's score ingeniously blends "Star Wars" orchestral bombast with Celtic-sounding sea chantey
Rain on Me,'' as in ``everywhere I go it rains on me,'' co-written and sung with Tom Waits, sounds like a campfire chantey
the Donner Party sang before they got hungry.
A Coast Guard vessel and commercial fishing boats used for oil spill cleanup will be on display, and entertainment will include presentations by ship model builders, music by sea chantey
singers and activity booths for children.
One of the actors, Gilman Carver, worked as a professional chantey
singer prior to joining the cast.
21, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park presents the Kids' Chantey
Sing, a sing-along and storytelling aboard a historic ship at the Hyde Street Pier from 3 to 4 p.
Traditional American folk songs - like the Appalachian fiddle tune ``Arkansas Traveler,'' the rivermen's chantey
``Shenandoah'' and the African-American ``Follow the Drinking Gourd'' - performed in four-part harmony make up the first half of the concert.