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- 1 Usage
- 2 Types of instruments
- 3 Shanties
- 3.1 Becalmed
- 3.2 Bosun Bill
- 3.3 Grogg Mayles
- 3.4 Ride of the Valkyries
- 3.5 Summon the Megalodon
- 3.6 We Shall Sail Together
- 3.7 Who Shall Not Be Returning
- 3.8 Stitcher's Sorrow
- 3.9 Jolly Good Fellow
- 3.10 Happy Birthday
- 3.11 1812
- 3.12 Seek the Dead
- 3.13 Maiden Voyage
- 3.14 Oh Hail, the Pirate Lord
- 3.15 12 Deeds of Giving
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Videos
Usage[edit | edit source]
After selecting a shanty, the first Pirate to start using their instrument will become the lead instrument, and begin to play the main melody of the chosen shanty. After this, any Pirate that begins to use their instrument will join the lead's shanty as a backing instrument, playing the song with noticeably less notes, no matter which shanty is selected.
Multiple states change how the shanty is heard, including being under the effects of Grog, which will result in the shanties playing out of tune. Other states that alter the shanty include being underwater, or being in the Ferry of the Damned.
Types of instruments[edit | edit source]
Like other equipment items in Sea of Thieves, variants of each instrument can be purchased from Equipment Shops at Outposts for Gold, the Black Market for Bilge Rat Doubloons, or the Pirate Emporium for Ancient Coins. Legendary and Ghost variants of all instruments are available for Pirate Legends at Athena's Fortune Hideout.
A list of currently available instruments is as follows:
Shanties[edit | edit source]
A list of currently playable shanties is as follows:
Becalmed[edit | edit source]
Bosun Bill[edit | edit source]
Grogg Mayles[edit | edit source]
Ride of the Valkyries[edit | edit source]
Summon the Megalodon[edit | edit source]
This shanty was added during the Hungering Deep event was used during the event to "summon the megalodon". It currently doesn't have any known lyrics.
We Shall Sail Together[edit | edit source]
We Shall Sail Together is a shanty that appeared in the Cinematic Trailer from E3 2016. It was composed by Robin Beanland and sung by Anna Hon. The lyrics were written by Chris Allcock. Only Pirate Legends can play it on a certain part of the outpost taverns, in order to open a secret entrance to the Athena's Fortune Hideout. The full version of the shanty was included as a playable shanty in-game in the Haunted Shores update.
Who Shall Not Be Returning[edit | edit source]
Who Shall Not Be Returning was released in The Seabound Soul (Content Update), and it was the main soundtrack of the content update and Tall Tale. This song was sung by Chloe Kwok, audio intern at Rare. This shanty was included as a playable shanty in-game in the Haunted Shores update.
Stitcher's Sorrow[edit | edit source]
Stitcher's Sorrow appeared for the first time in the Forsaken Shores update trailer. Stitcher Jim is the one who sings the shanty in that trailer. It was composed by Robin Beanland. The lyrics were written by John McMurtrie and sung by Francis Magee as Stitcher Jim. This shanty is not yet in the game, even tho it appeared in the Forsaken Shores Content Update trailer, at the minute 2:33. It can also be heard inside the game in a couple places such as the heart of fire tale. It has also been revealed that it will come soon to the game as a playable shanty, and that it will be an important piece in a future tall tale. This shanty was included as a playable shanty in-game in the Haunted Shores update.
Jolly Good Fellow[edit | edit source]
This already known song was included as a playable shanty in-game in the Haunted Shores update.
British version's lyrics
American version's lyrics
Happy Birthday[edit | edit source]
1812[edit | edit source]
1812, better known as the '1812 Overture', was a song composed by Cannons as instruments. It was written in 1880, much later than the era of piracy which Sea of Thieves is set, but nonetheless included as a playable shanty in the Haunted Shores update., and is well known for its use of real
Seek the Dead[edit | edit source]
Seek the dead was first heard in the first Sea of Thieves's short haul video back in 2016, and it was then the main soundtrack of the trailer of Festival of the Damned update. This shanty could also be hear in music boxes around the Sea of Thieves and it was finally included as a playable shanty in-game in the Haunted Shores update.
Maiden Voyage[edit | edit source]
Maiden Voyage is the main theme of the game. It can be heard all around the game, like the intro cinematic of the game, in the Maiden Voyage, and since the Haunted Shores content update, as a playable shanty.
Oh Hail, the Pirate Lord[edit | edit source]
12 Deeds of Giving[edit | edit source]
12 Deeds of Giving was a shanty released alongside the Festival of Giving (2020) update. The song lyrics tell all the 12 challenges that pirates needed to complete during the 12 Deeds of Giving event.