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    Just off the top of my head, :blush: here is a short listing of some more candidates from my collection.  Some are maybe questionable, but most are at least nautical titles.:P

 

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald     Gordon Lightfoot

Wreck of the Hesperus    George Harrison

Wooden Ships    Crosby, Stills and Nash

Yellow Submarine    The Beatles

Sloop John B, Island Girl, Kokomo, and Somewhere Near Japan     The Beach Boys

Orinoco Flow, and The Longships    Enya

If I Had A Boat   Lyle Lovett

Crystal Ship   The Doors

Sailing To Philadelphia    Mark Knopfler

Pirates   Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Margaritaville, A Pirate Looks At 40, The Captain And The Kid, One Particular Harbor, Nautical Wheelers, and Changes In Latitudes Changes in Attitudes   Jimmy Buffett

Island Girl   Elton John

Sail Away    David Gray or The Allman Brothers Band

From Here You Can Almost See The Sea   David Gray

Cliffs Of Dover   Eric Johnson

The Ocean, and Moby Dick   Led Zeppelin

Marching To Mars   Sammy Hagar

Goodnight Saigon   Billy Joel

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On 8/19/2018 at 5:23 AM, uss frolick said:

"The Monitor and Merrimac":

   The two documentary versions of the battle that come up after the song are very entertaining also.

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Already listed most of my favorites but I thought I would supply links:

Sloop John B 

 

 

Edmond Fitzgerald

 

What do we do with a drunken Sailor? 

 

 

The Last Farewell 

 

 

Not really a ship song but still great listening, Kokomo 

I have a few more I like but this is really a Lot.

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On 8/24/2018 at 6:39 AM, JerseyCity Frankie said:

An oddity from the 80’s and longtime favorite. I don’t know any other New Wave sailing songs, nor 80’s song that feature a mandolin solo:  

 

 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead did a lot mandolin work.    Listen to "Uncle John's Band" for an example.

 

 

34 minutes ago, uss frolick said:

Bet ya never heard this one before. (I hadn't.)

 

 

I never saw that outtake.   They did do a couple of songs in the series as I recall...   I think the outtake should be a classic.  On a side note, they did many scenes with the whole crew on the bridge, but no one ever seemed to be driving the boat.   

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On 8/30/2018 at 11:18 AM, mtaylor said:

An oddity from the 80’s and longtime favorite. I don’t know any other New Wave sailing songs, nor 80’s song that feature a mandolin solo:

Also a great favourite of my own. I do love their first big hit - "That Was My Mistake" at the height of their wierdness.

 

 

From Wikipedia: "The song was "discouraged from airplay" in Britain during the Falklands War by the BBC for reasons of morale - it was thought that references to leaky boats were not appropriate during the naval action in the war."

 

Very silly. If you listen to the words it's a celebration of sailing, not the opposite. The other video of this song captures the spirit better, in my opinion:

 

And another song to make ship models by: Down Among the Dead Men

by Flash and the Pan (ex-Easybeats Harry Vanda and George Young, the older brother of Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC)

 

For chanteys, there's"Leave her Johnny" - I've heard that sailors were forbidden to sing it unless the ship was homeward bound - otherwise it was taken as incitement to mutiny or desertion. And of course "Spanish Ladies", of which a short excerpt appears in "Master and Commander"

 

 

 

Steven

 

Edited by Louie da fly

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Here's a happy, toe-tapper from WWII Germany: The U-Boat Song (Das U-Boot Leid.) Nothing political intended, obviously.

 

Just makes ya wanna sign up with the Kriegsmarine, don't it? :(

 

 

This one is more universally, asong of the sea:

 

 

Edited by uss frolick

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Oh, yes. I am eclectic! I too am a fan of Motorhead.

 

Finland's super band, Nightwish, is really great. I am really starting to like the symphonic metal genre. Their new Dutch singer, Floor Jansen, just knocks her vocals out of the park. Here is "Storytime", performed live at the Wacken Festival in 2013.

 

 

Their original vocalist, operatic diva Tarja Turunen, performing "Phantom of the Opera", in 2005. She will give you chills:

 

 

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You guys need to quit doing this to me. I stop and listen to your music and find mysef checking out all of the rest of the stuff available and before I know it I have burned up an hour that I was susposed to be doing something else listening to bands I have never heard before! You are going to get me in trouble!

 

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Haha, don´t worry, guys, that´s the usual first reaction to 2Cellos. If you haven´t already, check out their Sydney Opera live show, simply amazing!

 

By the way, that´s my favourite, their Californication cover (original by Red Hot Chili Pepers):

 

 

Turn the volume up - preferably on a good sound system - and enjoy :)

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2 hours ago, Captain Poison said:

While you are working on mast or rigging..

You don't normally associate, (Or I don't) the banjo with Celtic music but it obviously works.

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And for a bit of kulcha, one of my absolute favourites:

 

 

If the tune seems familiar, think of the opening scene of "Clockwork Orange". But this version is much better.

 

And this one

(oops. Forgot to add the link. Fixed now.)

 

- sublime. When Verdi died an enormous crowd gathered in the city square outside his home and sang this . . . what a tribute to a great composer. 

 

Steven

 

 

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