I just want to do a quick post today about sailor shanties. They’re great! Catchy folk songs which are a little risqué and, most interestingly, mention places. It’s not surprising that they would fit that description, because they are a reflection of sailor life, but it’s still interesting to listen to songs from the 1800s which, in the course of two minutes, casually mention four continents. They’re very much a unique subset of folk songs, which I would say age better than most.