Most people know "Blow the Man Down." Or "What Would You Do With A Drunken Sailor?" But there's a whole world of sea shanties and naval ballads out there.
Long Island Sound has a strong maritime history. New London, Connecticut was once the third-largest whaling port in the world. Both New London and neighboring Groton were bases for privateers during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. And all of those sailors had their own songs, whether they were sea shanties (music to work to), or naval ballads (heroic stories of great military leaders or famous battles).