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Players are able to use instruments to play shanties together. If a player is already playing a shanty, other players can join in with their instruments and add to the song.
Multiple players on the same team playing instruments in the vicinity will sync their playing automatically.
Players in an intoxicated state from drinking Grog will play out-of-tune until they become sober.
Snakes can be charmed into a trance by playing nearby, preventing them from attacking.
When underwater the music plays muffled.
- 1 Types of instruments
- 2 Shanties
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Videos
Types of instruments[edit | edit source]
Shanties[edit | edit source]
Becalmed[edit | edit source]
Bosun Bill[edit | edit source]
Grogg Mayles[edit | edit source]
Ride of the Valkyries[edit | edit source]
This Shanty is a rendition of Richard Wagner's Musical Piece of the same name from his Opera Der Ring des Nibelungen. The in-game Shanty does not seem to have any known lyrics.
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.
Oh Hail, the Pirate Lord[edit | edit source]
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.
Brittish 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.