Seafarers and their epic adventures have inspired musicians and poets for centuries to compose and propose two basic kinds
of sea music:
- Sea songs for the general public
- Sea shanties (chanteys, chanties), the seamen's work tunes (see Sea shanty on Wikipedia).
Sailors turning a sailing ship's capstan to raise anchor and heaving sail braces
Below is a list with some of their YouTube video versions, along with other well-known ones - with and without lyrics shown.