All Sea Shanties in Sea of Thieves

Which one do you like the most?

One action that everyone seems to love in Sea of Thieves is playing a Sea Shanty on the bow of a ship into the open sea. Some of the songs they have added to the game you might recognize, some you might not, but all of them are catchy when you play them in harmony with other players.

Some of them are so catchy that we want to know the name of the song so we can listen to it all the time. In this list, we outline every Sea Shanty in the game and provide videos of the YouTube channel The Kreators playing every version of them!

1812

Becalmed

  • Source: Originally composed by Robin Beanland for the Sea of Thieves soundtrack.

Bosun Bill

  • Source: Originally composed by Robin Beanland for the Sea of Thieves soundtrack.

Grogg Mayles

  • Source: Originally composed by Robin Beanland for the Sea of Thieves soundtrack.

Happy Birthday

  • Source: Originally written by Patty Hill and Mildred Hill in 1893.
  • Note: It could be found in the music boxes in the game until it became a playable shanty in the Haunted Shores update.

Jolly Good Fellow

  • Note: No one knows who wrote this song, but it's believed to have originated in France in the 18th Century. It came to the game in the Haunted Shores update.

Maiden Voyage

  • Source: Originally composed by Robin Beanland for the Sea of Thieves soundtrack.

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Ride of the Valkyries

  • Source: Originally composed by Richard Wagner for his opera Die Walküre.

Seek the Dead

  • Source: Originally composed by Robin Beanland for the Sea of Thieves soundtrack.

Stitcher's Sorrow

  • Source: Originally composed by Robin Beanland for the Sea of Thieves soundtrack.
  • Note: It was made available as a playable sea shanty in the Haunted Shores update.

Summon the Megalodon

  • Source: Originally composed by Robin Beanland for the Sea of Thieves soundtrack.
  • Note: It was made available as a playable sea shanty in the Hungering Deep update.

We Shall Sail Together

  • Source: Originally composed by Robin Beanland for the Sea of Thieves soundtrack.
  • Note: Only some Pirate Legends can play specific parts of the song to gain access to Athena's Hideout.

Who Shall Not Be Returning

  • Source: Originally composed by Robin Beanland for the Sea of Thieves soundtrack.
  • Note: It was introduced to the game in The Seabound Soul update and made a playable shanty in the Haunted Shores update.

Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life)

  • Source: Originally composed by George Bruns in 1967, made popular by The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
  • Note: Added to the game in the Pirate's Life update.

Unplayable

The following sea shanties can be heard in the game, but are unable to be played by players.

  • 12 Deeds of Giving | Link
  • Ballad of Mer | Link
  • Hoist the Colors | Link
  • Oh Hail, the Pirate Lord (Only availabe via a journal in-game)

Those are all the sea shanties available in the game so far!

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