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Pirate Songs for Concertina

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Pirate Songs for Concertina by Gary Coover 

Featuring over 70 folk songs, sea shanties, hornpipes and jigs, this tutorial by Gary Coover offers a delightful collection of maritime folk music for aspiring concertina players.

With words, standard music notation and Anglo concertina tablature included for each tune, this is the perfect tutorial for concertina players of any age. 

Sea shanties and pirate songs have seen a huge resurgence in popularity in recent years, so if, like the rest of the world, sea shanties have also stolen your heart, why not fully embrace this fine folk tradition? Gary will have you playing like a real pirate in no time. 

So if "nautical nonsense be something you wish" - this is the book for you!

Features of Pirate Songs for Concertina by Gary Coover:

  • Notated for 30 button Anglo concertina
  • Easy to follow instructions for all ages
  • Step by step guidance 
  • Suitable for those who don't read sheet music
  • Over 70 folk songs, sea shanties, hornpipes and jigs included

Reviews for Pirate Songs for Concertina

" I have thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. More please!" - Alex D (Red Cow Music)

"A great little book! Just started learning the Anglo concertina and I love sea shanties, so this book is perfect! I had already watch Gary’s YouTube videos so when I realised he made this book it was a no-brainer for me." - LC (Amazon) 



  • The Concertina
  • Ye Musical Code
  • Chart & Tablature
  • Ye Basics
  • Chords
  • Recommended Reading


  • A Hundred Years Ago
  • A-Roving
  • A Tip O’ The Hat
  • All ForMe Grog
  • Blow Boys Blow
  • Blow theMan Down
  • Boston Harbor
  • Bottle-O
  • Bully in the Alley
  • Captain Kidd
  • Captain Ward
  • The Coastof Barbary
  • Dead Man’s Chest 
  • Drunken Sailor
  • The Ebenezer
  • Fathom the Bowl
  • Fire Down Below
  • FireMarengo
  • The Fireship
  • Fishin the Sea
  • Fisher’s Hornpipe
  • The Five Gallon Jar
  • Flash Frigate
  • Good Morning Ladies All
  • Hanging Johnny
  • Haul Away for Rosie-O
  • Haulon the Bowline
  • Hauley Hauley Ho
  • Heave Away Me Johnnies
  • Henry Martin
  • Hi-Ho Come RollMe Over
  • Jackie Tar Hornpipe
  • John Kanaka
  • Johnny Boker
  • Jolly Roving Tar
  • Leave Her Johnny
  • Liverpool Judies
  • London Julies
  • The Matelot Jig
  • The Mermaid
  • Money Down
  • My Son John
  • The New Rigged Ship
  • Out on the Ocean
  • Paddy Doyle’s Boots
  • Paddy Lay Back
  • Parson’s Farewell
  • PayMeMyMoney Down
  • Poor Old Horse
  • Randy Dandy O
  • Reuben Ranzo
  • Rickett’s Hornpipe
  • Roll Boys Roll
  • Roll the Old Chariot Along
  • The RollingWave
  • The Rosabella
  • Sailor’s Hornpipe
  • Sally Racket
  • Sam’s Gone Away
  • South Australia
  • Spanish Ladies
  • Strike the Bell
  • The Three Sea Captains
  • The Trim Rig Doxie
  • The Turk Duffing Song
  • Whiskey Johnny
  • Whup Jamboree
  • Worst Old Ship
  • Ye Mariners All


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