Hampshire HistBites

How Sea Shanties Kept the Royal Navy Sailing

September 23, 2020 Martin Jakeman Season 1 Episode 8
Hampshire HistBites
How Sea Shanties Kept the Royal Navy Sailing
Chapters
Hampshire HistBites
How Sea Shanties Kept the Royal Navy Sailing
Sep 23, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Martin Jakeman

Today, most people can hum along to the tune of “Drunken Sailor,” but the grim origins behind the lyrics are often overlooked. In this episode Martin Jakeman from Historical Huzzahs reveals the truth. 

You will also discover how the shanties kept morale high at sea, how they changed with the invention of steam ships, and how the tradition is kept alive. You may be surprised by the latter!

For more information, including a transcript of the episode and our show-notes, go to our website: www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/introduction-histbites

Show Notes

Today, most people can hum along to the tune of “Drunken Sailor,” but the grim origins behind the lyrics are often overlooked. In this episode Martin Jakeman from Historical Huzzahs reveals the truth. 

You will also discover how the shanties kept morale high at sea, how they changed with the invention of steam ships, and how the tradition is kept alive. You may be surprised by the latter!

For more information, including a transcript of the episode and our show-notes, go to our website: www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/introduction-histbites