They may be simple, but that's not to say they can't be perfected and North East group The Keelers have spent 25 years researching and refining the song form.
The Keelers first came together when the Tall Ships Races came to Newcastle in 1986, and since then have introduced sea shanties to generations of kids in the North East.
On a particular word all the sailors would pull or push together and that was worth an extra 10 men!" The Keelers have a large repertoire of local sea shanties in addition to shanties from around the world including the Caribbean and Polynesia.
After more than three hours, Baker led the Keelers out of the house to a getaway car he had demanded.
Trapped in the house were Marvin Keeler, his wife and their two children, ages 18 months and 3 years.
He came knocking on the Keelers's Westchester County' door.
Keeler, the original caller, was living right outside Kansas City, until Keeler's wife telephoned for tickets.
Michael Keeler, 55, (right) of Keelers Solicitors, Kenilworth, dressed up in drag and visited pubs and shops in the town to collect cash.
Anyone still wanting to sponsor Michael or donate money should phone his secretary Michelle Keeler on 01926 853555 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE: Michael Keeler in skirt and high heels (second right), with (from left) Keelers associate solicitor Ellen Windsor, Cancer Research UK fundraising manager Jan West and event organiser Yvette Meneaud, of Keelers Solicitors.
Michael Keeler is dressing up in drag to collect cash for Cancer Research UK and Breast Cancer Campaign.
Thanks to the efforts of Richard Notkin, Walter Keeler
was able to do presentations throughout the Northwest corner of the US prior to the NCECA conference in Seattle, which took place in March.