The Curious Sea Shanties of Innsmouth, Mass.

The Curious Sea Shanties of Innsmouth, Mass.

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The men of Innsmouth didn't sing their sea shanties quite like other sailors. Through the scholarship of Miskatonic's own folklorist, Prof. Albert Wilmarth (Ph. D.), and musicologist Carlton J. Connolly (A. Mus. D.), these fascinating variants have come to light.

Ten years after Dr. Connolly's untimely death, the Music Department of Miskatonic University honored his work by recording the Innsmouth shanties for the first time. You'll marvel as the Miskatonic Connolly Memorial Men's Chorus performs the Innsmouth variants of: What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor, Spanish Ladies, Blow the Man Down, and many more performed in the style of New England's proud maritime tradition.

This compact disc is made in faux black vinyl and features fourteen songs, performed by professional singers and salty shantymen with traditional accompaniment. See customer reviews at the bottom of this page.


Click here to enjoy a free sample shanty of "Innsmouth Sailor". Hear other samples in the Track Listing below.

Click here to order the recording with the insightful monograph: The Curious Sea Shanty Variants of Innsmouth Mass.

Want your shanties for immediate download? Select the Digital Download option in the pop-up below for immediate gratification.

TRACK LISTING (click links for previews)
Innsmouth Sailor Old Captain Obed
Leave Her Johnny Undying Ladies
Sails Out of Innsmouth Blow the Man Down
Kanaky Innsmouth Girls
Paddy Lay Back Haul 'em Below
Whup Jamboree Pump Shanty
Innsmouth Town Devil Reef Chanty - 1917


Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews

Great variations of classic sea shanties with a livecraftina twist.

Geoff King

I love this CD, the songs are really cleverly put together, I’ve been into folk music and sea shanties all of my life, this is a great addiction to my CD collection. I’d give it five stars, but the copy I received had a defect on track 10, which rather spoils the whole album.

Patrick Rabon
Just fun

The songs are really fun. The familiar references to Lovecraft's story are well woven into the stories. I didn't really expect the quality of the music/singing to be that high as it seemed more a novelty item, but the singers are good, and the music quality is too.

Barbara Paulson

I absolutely love this CD. Most of the songs are set to traditional sea shanty melodies, and the lyrics are very humorous Lovecraftian lore. Thanks for making this.

Poul Erik Holmelund
Amazing performance and production

I found this and it's accompanying pamphlet in a local game store and had to get it.

Well worth the cost. Rich voices for the singing and superb subtle changes to the lyrics to make them Innsmouth in nature.

My only regret is that I have to buy the mp3 files separately to get it on my pc as well