Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys

Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys is a compilation album of sea shanties performed by artists representing a variety of genres, ranging from pop musicians like Sting, Bono, Jarvis Cocker, Lou Reed. and Bryan Ferry, to actors like John C. Reilly, to folk musicians like Richard Thompson and Martin Carthy.[2]

Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys
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Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedAugust 22, 2006 (US)
August 21, 2006 (UK)
Recorded2004 - 2006
Sea shanty
LengthDisc 1: 77:27
Disc 2: 79:53
Total length: 157:20
ProducerHal Willner
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

Disc OneEdit

1."Cape Cod Girls"Baby Gramps7:14
2."Mingulay Boat Song"Richard Thompson4:13
3."My Son John"John C. Reilly1:38
4."Fire Down Below"Nick Cave2:50
5."Turkish Revelry"Loudon Wainwright III4:21
6."Bully in the Alley"Three Pruned Men (The Virgin Prunes)2:30
7."The Cruel Ship's Captain"Bryan Ferry3:35
8."Dead Horse"Robin Holcomb2:54
9."Spanish Ladies"Bill Frisell2:22
10."Coast of High Barbary"Joseph Arthur4:02
11."Haul Away Joe"Mark Anthony Thompson4:10
12."Dan Dan"David Thomas0:50
13."Blood Red Roses"Sting2:44
14."Sally Brown"Teddy Thompson2:54
15."Lowlands Away"Rufus Wainwright & Kate McGarrigle3:25
16."Baltimore Whores"Gavin Friday4:40
17."Rolling Sea"Eliza Carthy4:49
18."The Mermaid"Martin Carthy & The UK Group2:23
19."Haul on the Bowline"Bob Neuwirth1:29
20."A Dying Sailor to His Shipmates"Bono4:44
21."Bonnie Portmore"Lucinda Williams3:36
22."Shenandoah"Richard Greene & Jack Shit2:58
23."The Cry of Man"Mary Margaret O'Hara3:06
Total length:77:27

Disc TwoEdit

1."Boney Was a Warrior"Jack Shit1:55
2."Good Ship Venus"Loudon Wainwright III3:15
3."Long Time Ago"White Magic2:35
4."Pinery Boy"Nick Cave3:15
5."Lowlands Low"Bryan Ferry & Antony2:35
6."One Spring Morning"Akron/Family5:25
7."Hog Eye Man"Martin Carthy & Family2:44
8."The Fiddler"Ricky Jay & Richard Greene1:34
9."Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold"Andrea Corr3:58
10."Fathom the Bowl"John C. Reilly3:44
11."Drunken Sailor"David Thomas3:44
12."Farewell Nancy"Ed Harcourt6:06
13."Hanging Johnny"Stan Ridgway3:28
14."Old Man of the Sea"Baby Gramps5:18
15."Greenland Whale Fisheries"Van Dyke Parks4:41
16."Shallow Brown"Sting2:30
17."The Grey Funnel Line"Jolie Holland4:53
18."A Drop of Nelson's Blood"Jarvis Cocker7:10
19."Leave Her Johnny"Lou Reed5:30
20."Little Boy Billy"Ralph Steadman5:33
Total length:79:53


Son of Rogues GalleryEdit

A follow-up album Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys was released 19 February 2013.[3][4]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ New Yorker: Who Doesn't Love a Good Sea Chantey?
  4. ^ ANTI-Records ANTI-86904-2

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