This traditional New Zealand ballad has a catchy melody and driving rhythm with passages of counterpoint and homophony.
Recently, the song has been popular on TikTok as a “sea shanty”. #ShantyTok.
Of all the strangeness that has already transpired in 2021, the most pleasant and least expected has been the explosion of sea shanties on TikTok.
This approachable version of the song will be a great addition to every high school or community choir learning and performance.