Sea shanties are traditional songs originally created and sung by sailors at sea.

The Rio Grande shanty, which you can learn key signs for here, is a nineteenth century shanty that was sung by British and American sailors.

Follow along with Noel and learn to key word sign this sea shanty at home!

Each video will teach you the chorus or one of the verses. When you are ready, why not try putting them altogether to perform the whole shanty?

Rio Grande chorus

Rio Grande verse one

Rio Grande verse two

Rio Grande verse three

Rio Grande verse four

Well done!

How did you do? Have you learnt some key signs for the Rio Grande shanty?